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If you are missing one or more teeth, or you have teeth that have been damaged by wear and tear, trauma or decay, there are plenty of options available to restore your smile.

The success of your dental work depends on your commitment to taking care of your teeth and mouth. For example, veneers will protect the fronts of your teeth, however, the backs of your teeth are still vulnerable to cavities. Dental implants need healthy and gums enough jawbone to be successful. A crown protects your tooth, except at the base of the tooth, where it is still susceptible to tooth decay. Tooth decay can also affect a tooth that already has a filling or a dental bond. Gum disease can destabilize your crown, and a bridge if it is supported by crowns, and can cause problems for your implants, especially if it affects your jawbone. Hard or tough foods, chewing on ice or other objects along with bruxism can chip or crack your dental work.

You can make your dental work last by brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and by flossing once a day. Seeing your dentist twice a year for your routine cleanings and exams will help your dentist locate and treat problems in your mouth that can affect your dental work. You can also avoid foods and habits that can damage or stain your dental work. If you smile could use a little tuning up, we’d like to invite you to see our dentist, Dr. Cody Skinner for an exam and consultation to find out which procedure is right for you. If you live in the Tucson, Arizona, area and would like to schedule an appointment at Dentistry on 1st LLC, please call phone today.