You might be impressed with yourself when you experience damaged dental work and then somehow manage to carry on, ignoring it as best you can. We understand that you want to feel like you’re a go-with-the-flow individual who doesn’t panic over a bit of a problem. However, we would also like to point out that when this type of damage occurs, the long-term effects (when you don’t come in for a repair) can be something you’ll wish you’d avoided. Find out more and come see us soon!
It Can Encourage Functional Disorders
Not sure what a functional disorder? It has to do with the way your smile functions (or works), not to do with your hygiene. This may refer to bruxism (a problem that includes unintentionally yet habitually grinding or clenching your teeth). It may refer to TMJ disorder (when your jaw joints incur too much pressure or strain or become damaged and, as a result, don’t work as well as they should). You see, if your crown, bridge, denture, etc. is damaged, it can throw off the usual bite balance you enjoy, which makes these issues more likely to develop!
It Can Hurt
It can become very uncomfortable if you have damaged dental work. You might find that a damaged crown, for instance, has a sharp edge. A missing filling will expose your nerves. A damaged denture or bridge can make eating uncomfortable. Your teeth may tap together where they should not, leading to pain.
It Can Make Speaking, Eating, Etc. Difficult
A good reason to take care of your damaged dental work? So you can eat and speak without dealing with difficulty. You speak and eat every day! Allowing these functions to become interrupted for long can greatly diminish your quality of life.
Address Damaged Dental Work ASAP
Don’t overlook the importance of sound dental work that’s in good shape. If you experience damage, come in for a repair soon! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.