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Stay Healthy with Restorative Dentistry in Livingston, NJ

Here at The Art of Smile, we understand the importance of healthy teeth goes beyond a beautiful smile. Whereas the value of a smile is undeniable, your teeth are also very important in protecting your systemic health. After all, proper nutrition is one of the most influential factors in how you feel, and the health of your teeth determines what types of food you are able to eat.

The truth of the matter is that most healthy foods, those that are high in protein, dietary fiber, and essential vitamins, come packed in foods that require a good deal of vigorous chewing. Softer foods, which are easy to chew, are often overly processed and contain high levels of sugar and salt. As you can see, if you want to maintain a diet that is nutritious and beneficial to your overall health, you are going to need a healthy set of teeth.

Are You Experiencing Pain and Discomfort When You Chew?

If it hurts when you chew, you may be experiencing some oral health ailments that are going to have a serious effect on your general health if you don’t remedy them soon. Pain and discomfort when you chew is often a sign of tooth decay or gum disease, or both!

If your oral health is affecting your ability to chew, you need some help from the experts at The Art of Smile. We can restore the health of your teeth and your ability to chew effectively. This is not only great news for your smile, but great news for your nutritional health, as well.

Restorative Dentistry at The Art of Smile

Restorative dentistry focuses on turning weak, unhealthy, and unsightly teeth back into a strong, healthy, and beautiful set of teeth with the chewing power to keep your food options open and the aesthetics for a smile to make you happy and confident.

For the early stages of tooth decay, a simple filling may be all you need to restore your oral health and stop disease in its tracks. At The Art of Smile, we use tooth-colored, mercury-free fillings that are both safe and aesthetically pleasing.

If the tooth decay has made it all the way through the layer of enamel protecting the exterior of your tooth, it will likely infect the pulp at the center. When this happens, a root canal may be your only chance to save your tooth and stop the pain and discomfort that comes with advanced tooth decay.

Teeth Replacement

Sometimes a tooth cannot be saved, and extraction is the best course of action to protect the health of your remaining teeth, while also putting a stop to the pain and suffering. But every tooth performs a vital function when it comes to your oral health, so it is important to find a tooth replacement that will restore the form and function compromised by a missing tooth.

The Art of Smile dental office provides a variety of teeth replacement solutions that will be sure to solve your missing tooth problem. An individual tooth can be replaced with a dental bridge or a dental implant and crown. A series of teeth can be replaced by a bridge or implants, as well, or a partial denture can do the trick. For a complete row of missing teeth, you may need a full set of dentures. They can be supported with dental implants for the most secure and stable fit.

Visit The Art of Smile

Come see Dr. Segal to make sure your oral health isn’t causing harm to the rest of your body. Simply call 973.845.9955, or fill out our convenient online form, and one of our associates will contact you to determine the best time for you to come in.