As we bid adieu to 2020 and focus on the future, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions for next year. The top New Year’s Resolutions for 2020 included exercising more, saving money, losing weight, improving finances, getting a new job, eating healthier, managing stress better, and more. If your health and wellness are on your radar for next year, there’s one resolution you’re probably not even considering一reconstructive dentistry. Reconstructive dentistry from James B. Polley, D.D.S. in Las Vegas might be just what you need to jumpstart your year on a better note. Discover the different reasons why reconstructive dentistry should be on your New Year’s Resolution List for 2021.

Get Rid of Tooth Decay

mature woman in pretty sweater showing off her smile Tooth decay has no place in your mouth. If it remains in your mouth, it can lead to infected teeth and even gum disease. As part of your reconstructive dentistry New Year’s Resolution, all tooth decay will get removed from your mouth. During your consultation for reconstructive dentistry, Dr. Polley will look for any signs of tooth decay. If the tooth decay is only minor, you will likely only require a simple dental filling.

However, if your tooth decay is more advanced, you might require inlays, onlays, or a dental crown to replace the missing tooth structure. It’s essential to replace the missing tooth structure in order to restore strength, functionality, and appearance to the tooth. Without extra help, your tooth might not be strong enough to function properly.

Some advanced tooth decay cases might also show signs of an infection in the tooth. In this case, a root canal becomes necessary to save the tooth. Without a root canal, your tooth will eventually need an extraction. After the root canal, we will place a dental crown over your tooth to protect it.

Getting rid of tooth decay is just one of the first steps of reconstructive dentistry to make your smile healthier.

Restore Your Damaged Teeth

Our next stage in your reconstructive dentistry journey is repairing any damaged teeth. This includes broken, cracked, chipped, or worn-down teeth. You might experience these types of damage from clenching and grinding your teeth, from using your teeth as tools, or from physical trauma. Dr. Polley will assess the damage and determine if it’s fixable and let you know what types of treatments can restore your teeth back to their healthy and beautiful tooth structure again.

Some of the treatments we might use to restore your damaged teeth include dental bonding, dental crowns, inlays, onlays, or porcelain veneers. If your damaged teeth are due to habits like clenching or grinding, we will also recommend a nightguard or other treatment to prevent further damage from occurring.

Replace Your Missing Teeth

The last stage of your reconstructive dentistry journey with us is replacing your missing teeth if you have any. Depending on the number of missing teeth will determine which treatment we recommend. For single missing teeth, we will recommend either a dental bridge or a dental implant with a dental crown. If you’re missing more than one tooth though, you will require dental implants with dentures or a dental bridge, partial dentures, or full dentures.

If you’re searching for the best treatment possible, we recommend dental implants. Dental implants replace the tooth structure that once resided inside your gums. The implant acts as a tooth root and serves as a stable and secure foundation for your replacement teeth. After we attach the replacement tooth, you will realize how similar to your natural tooth it feels to eat, speak, and even smile. Dental implants also help retain jaw bone which prevents premature aging from happening.

Enjoy a Better Looking and Healthier Smile with Reconstructive Dentistry in Las Vegas

Have we convinced you to add reconstructive dentistry to your New Year’s Resolution yet? When you visit us for reconstructive dentistry, we aren’t just repairing your damaged teeth, we’re giving you a healthier smile. As a bonus, it will also look more attractive.

Healthier teeth can benefit your overall health. For example, if you had a lot of tooth decay, it could have resulted in an infection. Untreated dental infections can have a huge impact on your overall health and even spread to the rest of your body.

Repairing severely damaged teeth or replacing missing teeth also benefits your health because you’re regaining fully functional teeth. If it was hard to chew, you were probably eating a limited diet which might also impact your overall health. Reconstructive dentistry is great for both your oral and overall health.

Lastly, when we provide you with restorative treatments like dental crowns, we also ensure it will help your smile look its best. We custom shape and color each restoration so it blends seamlessly with your natural teeth. Reconstructive dentistry will also give you a better-looking smile.

If you want to add reconstructive dentistry to your New Year’s Resolution list, make it official. Schedule a consultation with our Las Vegas cosmetic dentist today. Please call (702) 873-0324 to book an appointment with Dr. Polley.