Comprehensive Tooth Repair Services
Don’t let a damaged or missing tooth affect your ability to speak, chew or smile confidently. Dr. Jerry Strauss of Aesthetic Dental Care of New Jersey is committed to restoring health, strength and structure to jeopardized teeth through comprehensive tooth repair services. His goal is to create healthy, attractive smiles for life using top-quality dental restorations.
Addressing Dental Emergencies
Sometimes an accident or trauma can chip, crack or knock out a tooth or cause other injuries to the mouth (i.e., lacerations). This can be a frightening and stressful situation. Dr. Strauss’s immediate goal is to treat the injury and alleviate pain and other uncomfortable symptoms. Then, he focuses on finding the best way to repair the damage. Time is of the essence to avoid more serious problems.
Common Tooth Repair and Replacement Options
Depending on the nature of your tooth damage, Dr. Strauss may recommend any of the following repair or replacement options:
- Placing a tooth-colored filling on a portion of the tooth
- Repairing a damaged tooth with a dental crown
- Replacing a missing tooth with a dental bridge or dental implant
- Repairing minor scratches or chips with dental bonding treatment
Dr. Strauss carefully plans out dental restorations so they will match your surrounding teeth in size, shape and color. The goal is to recreate teeth that look and feel completely natural and comfortable in the mouth.
The number of visits it takes to repair your tooth depends on your specific needs. Dr. Strauss may be able to complete tooth repair in a single appointment, or ask you to come back for several visits.
Why Tooth Repair and Replacement Is Important
If you’ve ever gone without a tooth or had a badly damaged tooth, you understand the effect it can have on your life. Chewing and biting function can be compromised, smiling is difficult and speaking may be cumbersome. You may notice your teeth are more sensitive, or that they appear to be shifting position in your mouth. Other problems can occur that you might not even be aware of; for example, bacteria can accumulate in uneven tooth surfaces; or your bite can become imbalanced (which leads to a host of problems like jaw pain and headaches). If a tooth falls out, the underlying jawbone can deteriorate; in the worst cases, this may cause additional tooth loss.
With this information in mind, you can understand the importance of repairing or replacing damaged or missing teeth. It’s not simply a matter of appearance — although there’s no denying the beauty of a great smile. A complete set of strong, healthy teeth is crucial to oral health and overall well-being.
When a Tooth Can’t Be Saved
There are rare cases when a tooth sustains a severe injury and cannot be saved. Sometimes the best solution is to extract the tooth and replace it with a strong, attractive artificial tooth. Whether it is a simple or surgical extraction, the procedure will not be painful or stressful; sedation dentistry techniques can be used to keep you completely comfortable throughout the entire experience.
If you experience a dental emergency — like a damaged, injured or missing tooth — Dr. Strauss and the team at Aesthetic Dental Care of New Jersey are here to help. Please call or email our practice as soon as possible to schedule an appointment with the dentist.