There are a lot of worries about dental health and plenty of things that can go wrong. As you get older, you need to consider tooth decay, gum disease, and the natural aging of your teeth. The best way to keep your teeth and smile healthy and beautiful is to practice good oral hygiene. This includes brushing at least twice a day, flossing every day, and visiting Balota Family Dentistry every six months for a dental cleaning or exam. However, no matter how well you care for your teeth, there are still things that can go wrong.
Dental trauma can’t be avoided by good oral hygiene. Dental trauma is what happens when a tooth becomes broken, chipped, or falls out. If not treated quickly and properly, dental trauma can cause long-lasting damage to the look and function of your teeth. Luckily, dental trauma can be treated, so it’s important to make an appointment at our office as quickly as possible.
Below are a few instances of dental trauma and how we can treat them in our office.
If your tooth becomes damaged, it still may be functional. Unfortunately, they won’t work as well as they did before and the aesthetics of your smile will be compromised. Having a tooth damaged will weaken the teeth and may eventually cause them to fail completely. A damaged tooth can be treated by:
Without all of your adult teeth, you will lose full function in your mouth. The structure of the jawbone and the other teeth rely on all of your natural teeth being intact. If you lose an adult tooth, the teeth will shift to fill the gap and your jawbone may begin to deteriorate. Lost teeth can be treated with:
At the end of the day, the best thing you can do to keep your teeth healthy and intact is to practice good oral hygiene and visit our dental office at the first sign of trouble. To make an appointment at our Colorado Springs, Colorado family dental office, please contact Balota Family Dentistry today.