Cavities and broken teeth can happen to anybody – even those with the best oral health habits. Davis, Roberts, Boeller, & Rife offers a variety of options for restoring a damaged smile, whether you’re suffering from a minor cavity or a severe fracture. If we find evidence of dental damage during your checkup, we’ll get started on planning a restorative treatment right away. Call us today if your teeth are in need of repairs of any kind.
In order to allow a tooth to continue functioning normally once it has become broken or severely weakened, we can place a “cap” called a crown over it. It will fit over the top of the visible surface area so that you can continue biting and chewing as you normally would without risking further damage to your tooth. A crown can be carefully customized so that it matches the other teeth, allowing it to blend in perfectly with the rest of the smile.
Fillings have traditionally been made out of dark, silver-colored metal amalgams. Such restorations are durable and will help keep the tooth safe against further decay, but they won’t look very attractive in your smile. That’s why we recommend using tooth-colored composite resin instead. In addition to the obvious aesthetic advantages, composite resin fillings are generally better for your oral health. They can bond directly with the tooth (meaning less of the structure needs to be removed to place it), and there’s less temperature-based sensitivity to worry about.
Instead of waiting days or even weeks for your restoration to be created at a separate dental lab, we can design and make it right here at our office. Thanks to our advanced sensors and state of the art intraoral cameras, we can carefully design crowns that fit perfectly on your tooth. Making them in-office means you won’t have to schedule a follow-up appointment later, and we can make any necessary adjustments right then and there.