When you develop tooth decay or other issues with the health and structure of your tooth, you need a restoration. We offer a number of lifelike and durable restorations designed to return a tooth to optimal health and function, such as a crown or a filling. A restoration can help prevent serious complications. Do you need a crown or a filling to restore your smile?
Signs of Trouble
We recommend a restoration whenever a tooth becomes chipped or cracked. In addition, if you begin to experience tooth sensitivity or a persistent toothache, this could be a sign of cavity. Without treatment, a cavity could lead to the onset of an infection or a dental abscess. Whenever you notice damage to your teeth or persistent discomfort, contact your dentist. Addressing a potential problem in the early stages can help safeguard your smile against serious complications.
A crown fits over the visible portion of the tooth. Using CEREC technology, we can actually create and place on in a single visit. This option addresses more serious damage and infections. After preparing the tooth, we take detailed impressions using an intraoral camera. We then using the information gathered to create a 3D computer model, which is uploaded into a computer and used by the CEREC machine to mill the restoration. In the same visit, we can then place the restoration.
For most cases of decay, we can recommend a filling. We can shade the metal-free composite resin and place it onto the tooth. We can then cure the material under a light. The restoration looks natural and protects the tooth from infection. Placing one only takes a single visit. If you have any questions about our fillings or crowns, then contact our office today.