What Is Restorative Dentistry in Tampa?
When a tooth is damaged, we need to restore it to save the tooth, improve its appearance, and allow it to function optimally.
Some people think removing a tooth is their best option, especially considering the cost of an extraction versus a more complex restorative procedure. The problem with this is that removing a tooth without restoring it (with a bridge, partial denture, or implant) can increase your risk for:
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Bone loss
- Tooth loss
Restoring a tooth may have a higher up-front cost, but it’s a good investment that can help protect your teeth, gums, and jawbone in the long run.
Additionally, restorative treatments aren’t just done when you’re at risk of losing a tooth. Restorative treatments include procedures like fillings. If we catch decay early, we can restore the damaged tooth with a simple, affordable filling.
And that is why it’s so important to visit your Tampa dentist regularly. With regular diagnostic and preventative appointments, they can monitor your oral health and catch issues when they’re just beginning. When we do that, we help reduce your risk of losing teeth or needing costly restorative treatment.