You already learned about the importance of talking to your dentist about dental fillings, crowns, and implants. But now it’s time to take a deeper dive into preventative dental care and how to deal with serious problems with your teeth.
We know that dental problems can hurt your body as much as they can hurt your self-confidence, and that’s why you need to know what to do in the event of a tooth emergency. Here are two additional options you have in the event of a broken tooth or other major dental issues:
Talk to your dentist about quality dental veneers
Having serious problems with your teeth can cause tremendous stress. You’ll feel like you’ll never want to smile again, and no one should have to go through that. It’s not a matter of vanity, either. In fact, according to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, roughly 74% of all adults believe that an unattractive smile actually hinders their professional success.
So what can you do about broken, misshapen, or dead teeth? Dental veneers are great option for fixing those surface teeth issues and improving the way you both look and feel. Among those same American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey respondents, when asked about the importance of having a healthy smile, wholly 99.7% of them said it’s socially important. When you are self-conscious about front teeth with serious problems, dental veneers are a fantastic cosmetic dentistry solution.
Typically made from porcelain, veneers are custom-made shells that perfectly mimic the appearance of healthy, white, and natural teeth. They are designed just for you and will cover the visible front surface of your problem teeth.
Talk to your dentist about strong dentures
What if you have missing teeth or need to have teeth removed? When you visit your dentist, ask him or her about dentures, because they can be great for giving you that smile you’ve been missing and the self-confidence that comes with it. Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to a removable, gum-colored plastic base and can work great if you’re missing a tooth or two. For a conventional full denture, however, you might need to have any remaining teeth removed. If you are experiencing severe dental issues and already have lost many teeth, this cosmetic dentistry solution may be inevitable.
Hopefully, this information can help you during your next dental emergency. Know that no matter how much pain you’re in, or how embarrassed you think your smile looks, you can always get professional dental help. Knowing who to talk to and what to do during these dental emergencies is essential. If you want to learn more about dental veneers, broken teeth, or anything related to emergency dental care, contact a cosmetic dentist near you.
It’s time to take back your smile — good luck!