If you have a damaged tooth, then you can visit a dentist for treatment. There are several types of tooth restoration procedures available for decayed or damaged teeth, and some of the methods to fix a tooth will require only minutes of your time. However, some of the tooth restoration procedures are more complicated, and you may need sedation before a dentist works on the tooth.
When you chip the edge of a tooth, our skilled dentist can restore it by mixing a composite resin that matches the color of the dental enamel. This bonding substance will adhere to the tooth’s surface, and after it dries, the dentist will polish it to create an attractive finish. Depending on the location of this dental restoration, it can last for multiple years, but it is easy for a dentist to replace it during a routine office visit. You can continue to brush and floss your teeth with the same type of toothpaste and dental floss that you have used in the past.
Fillings and Dental Crowns
When a tooth has extensive damage or decay, you will need a different type of tooth restoration such as a filling or a dental crown. If you have a tiny cavity, then our dentist can fill it with a durable composite resin. When you have old metallic fillings, our dentist can remove these to replace the restorations with the color-matching resins. This will make your smile more attractive than before, improving your self-esteem. However, for a deep cavity or when you break a tooth, you may need a dental crown that will protect the entire tooth.
If you have major tooth damage from bacteria or breakage, then you will likely need a root canal. This is a dental surgery that requires removing some of the tooth’s interior structures. After the nerves, blood vessels and pulp are removed, the dentist will extract the tooth’s roots from your gum tissue. To prevent infection, the tooth’s shell is rinsed thoroughly before the dentist fills it with a soft substance that dries right away. After the resin inside the tooth’s shell dries, the dentist will place the customized dental crown over it. This dental crown is made to look like a natural tooth, and with the proper care, it will last for many years.
Thin and Lightweight Veneers
It is possible to repair a front tooth with a dental veneer that is glued to the front surface of a tooth. Dental veneers are thin restorations that are made to cover the front of a tooth that is chipped or discolored. These lightweight restorations are made to blend in with the other teeth in the mouth to create an aesthetically pleasing smile.