One of the most important aspects of modern dentistry is restoring and maintaining a patient’s dental health because of the role it plays in both overall physical well being and daily quality of life.
Chesapeake dentist Dr. John Cranham emphasizes the importance of routine preventive care in keeping the smile healthy and reducing the risks if decay and gum disease, but also provides restorative dental treatment when needed. Teeth can become damaged or lost for a variety of reasons, even when a patient is diligent with their oral hygiene routine.
Addressing a damaged or missing tooth is necessary for a functional and comfortable smile- and to prevent the development of more complex dental problems down the road.
Treating Damaged Teeth
Dr. Cranham will thoroughly examine a patient before recommending a plan of treatment for a tooth that has become damaged or diseased. Treatment options can include:
- dental crowns
- tooth bonding
- root canal therapy
Teeth that are chipped, cracked or broken can become further damaged or lost without treatment and may make it difficult to eat and speak normally. Dr. Cranham can discuss the best option(s) for restoring your smile and ensuring lasting dental health.
Replacing Missing Teeth
For patient who have lost a tooth, or several teeth, for any reason, Dr. Cranham stresses the benefits of prompt replacement to avoid additional dental problems and limited treatment options.
Whenever possible, Dr. Cranham recommends the use of dental implants to replace teeth or secure a denture. Dental implants provide a permanent, life-like solution that will reduce bone loss in the jaw and enable patients to eat and speak normally- without daily maintenance!
Dr. Cranham understand the cost concerns that many patients have when it comes to their dental care and works with them to restore their smile within their budget. In many cases, treatment can be phased to achieve results that will provide a lifetime of comfortable smiles.