While teeth are strong, they are certainly not indestructible. Even worse, they can’t repair themselves like damaged skin can after a cut or how your central nervous system provides relief when you experience a cold. That means teeth damaged by decay or injury will only break down further. Thankfully, protecting and restoring damaged teeth is one of our top priorities at Healthy Smiles Dental Care! Here, our highly trained specialists can quickly and effectively restore your smile, even in just one visit. To consider your options or schedule an appointment, give our office a call today.
Also known as “caps,” dental crowns are designed to attach to teeth damaged by decay or injury. This ensures that they do not break down further and so their normal function becomes restored. While there are many materials that can be used for making dental crowns, we regularly opt for porcelain since it can be color-matched to mimic your natural teeth exactly. In fact, porcelain is one of the best materials for blending in with your smile and holding together weakened and/or cracked teeth. Plus, if you’d prefer to hide permanently discolored or misshapen teeth, crowns are an excellent way to do it.
When teeth have cavities or suffer from minor forms of damage, dental fillings can be placed to restore lost structure and keep them strong for many years to come. If you’re older, you may remember receiving a filling made from metal material, such as amalgam, silver, or nickel. At our office, we use composite resin, which can be shaded to match the same color as your existing tooth. It’s a great way to provide durable protection from cavity-causing bacteria that could eventually reach the vulnerable inner area of your tooth and maintain the most natural-looking esthetics possible.
It’s typical for other dental practices to ask patients to wait several days (and even weeks) before they can provide a restoration (such as a dental crown) when you need one. This is because they are waiting on an offsite dental lab to fabricate them so they can be placed at a second appointment. However, Healthy Smiles Dental Care doesn’t have to make you wait! With the help of advanced technology at our office, it’s easy to design and produce a dental crown soon after we gather digital impressions of your smile. We should be able to place it right away, meaning you can skip the waiting period and temporary restoration often associated with dental crown treatment.