Solutions for Damaged Smiles

Tooth damage, gum disease, and other common dental problems can become more complex over time. Restoring your smile in a timely manner offers the best chances for a conservative solution to be effective and often means you have choices when it comes to treatment. If you have a dental problem that needs to be addressed, Dr. Hoard offers personalized dental solutions to meet your needs in a warm, caring environment.

Restorative Dental Concerns: how can we help?

Chipped or cracked teeth: if you have damaged or cracked teeth, Dr. Hoard will take the time to evaluate the condition and function of your bite. In the absence of trauma, teeth that have become damaged can indicate teeth grinding or a TMJ disorder. Treatment will focus on realigning the bite and repairing the damage. Dr. Hoard has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ and occlusal disorders and can offer a comprehensive approach for a more stable outcome.

Worn teeth: teeth that have become worn or flat looking are often showing the signs of teeth grinding and an occlusal problem. Treating the underlying TMJ disorder is important for dentistry that will stand the test of time. If tooth enamel has been damaged, Dr. Hoard may recommend tooth bonding or dental crowns to restore healthy and stable teeth.

Bleeding gums: periodontal disease can compromise not only the gums but the stability of the teeth. If you are noticing that your gums bleed when brushing or that they appear red or swollen in places, schedule a dental visit so that we can evaluate your oral health. Gum disease is progressive and early treatment will serve to prevent more extensive and permanent damage. Gum disease is still a leading cause of tooth loss in adults and in many cases, it could have been easily avoided with regular dental care.

Missing teeth: losing a tooth to trauma or advanced gum disease will lead to other dental problems if it is not replaced in a timely manner. IF you have lost teeth and have avoided the dentist due to anxiety and fear, we welcome you to schedule a visit with Dr. Hoard. We can offer a compassionate and comprehensive approach to your dental health needs. Dr. Hoard can use dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges to give you back a functional smile.

Are you ready to explore your options? Don’t let minor dental problems develop into more complex problems. Schedule a visit with Dr. Hoard and discuss your needs. We take a patient-centered approach and will educate you on all possible solutions.