Don’t Let the Holidays Derail Your Dental Health – Do This Instead!
October 10, 2019
It’s that time of the year again, where the leaves begin to change, the air obtains a certain crispness to it and attentions turn to preparation for the holiday season. In the midst of making any plans, a local dentist says don’t overlook any unfinished dental work or the need for restorative care like the placement of dental crowns in Sunnyvale. As you continue reading, learn about some of the available treatment options and why now is the time to act!
The Time is Now
If there’s one ingredient that the holiday season is known for, it’s sugar. It can be found in desserts, entrees, beverages and other treats. The problem is that it is the food of choice for oral bacteria. That means the latter will flock in the direction of any leftovers to feed and release acids that can bore into the enamel (the hard-outer part of the teeth).
Not only can this lead to new problems, but it can also exacerbate an existing one. Therefore, at this time of the year, it’s best to be proactive and visit a dentist for restorative care.
Restorative Care Options
The purpose of restorative care is to do exactly what its name suggests: to restore patients to a normal and functioning state. Here are some of the usual treatment methods made available:
There are situations where multiple treatment methods are needed to completely fix a smile. The full-mouth restoration process is designed to coordinate any number of procedures so they can be done in a cohesive, less invasive and time-conserving manner.
Made from high-quality porcelain, dental crowns are custom-designed prosthetics that can be used to cover a dental implant, teeth treated with root canals or to support a dental bridge.
If there are one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge can be used as a restoration option. It is comprised of a dental crown attached to the surrounding healthy teeth.
To put an end to tooth decay before it advances farther, a dentist will place a filling using tooth-colored composite material. The final result will be a tooth that looks and functions normally.
Dentures & Partials
In the case of several or a full set of teeth missing, a dentist can custom-design either a partial or complete set of dentures. They can be placed either by the traditional ‘above-gum’ method or with the use of a dental implant.
You Still Have Time
If you’re a little behind on maintaining your dental health, don’t fret. There is still time left to get in for a visit with a dentist in Sunnyvale. Not only will it help fortify your teeth and gums, but it will also aid in maximizing your dental insurance before the year ends!
About the Author
Dr. George T. Philip is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. For nearly 20 years, he’s been in private practice, helping countless patients restore their oral health along the way. Dr. Philip provides end-of-the-year restorative care at his Sunnyvale office, and he can be reached for more information through his website.
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