Dental restoration keeps you smiling pretty by saving your natural teeth. Sometimes, signs of wear can be an aesthetic concern but there are other dental problems that can compromise the function of the tooth. Let your super dentist know if you have pain or sensitivity. The Super Dentists will examine your teeth to ensure they are healthy and working properly. If you do have a compromised tooth, the good news is that nowadays most cavities, cracks, spaces or chips can be fixed. In addition to being as gentle with parents as they are with kids, The Super Dentists use sedation to make treatment as comfortable as possible.
Based on the specific problem with your tooth, The Super Dentists may recommend a filling, crown or teeth bonding. While these aren’t the only treatments for tooth restoration, they are the most common.
Fillings are used to repair a fracture or cavity. Kids aren’t the only ones who get cavities. Adults can consume sugary beverages and foods, forget to brush and floss or experience a trauma. An old filling may also need to be replaced for a variety of reasons. If you need a filling, The Super Dentists will give you a choice between white resin composite or an amalgam filling. This routine procedure can shore up your tooth so that you’ll likely forget you ever had a problem.
When a tooth is too damaged for a filling, a crown may be the perfect solution. A crown will protect the remaining tooth as well as the root and reduce the risk of pain and infection. The Super Dentists use crowns with or without metal (the metal cannot be seen and is simply there to reenforce the esthetic crown) based on your needs. The benefit of steel is that it’s strong and long lasting. A composite crown looks more natural because it’s metal free; however, you’ll want to be careful because it’s not as strong as your natural teeth. Crowns are a great way to keep your tooth when there isn’t a lot of tooth left.
Bonding is like modern magic for fixing chipped, cracked, oddly spaced or mismatched teeth. The Super Dentists use a composite plastic or resin material that is bonded to the problem tooth to give it a natural appearance. The bonding composite comes in many shades to closely match your natural tooth color. Bonding usually takes less than an hour to apply. You’ll walk into the office with an unsightly tooth and walk out with a beautiful smile.