Tooth Repair

Tooth Repair 2016-11-01T20:07:13+00:00

Broken, Chipped, or Cracked Teeth

tooth-restoration

Has a broken, chipped, or cracked tooth stopped you from smiling?

Dental emergency patients most often need repair work right away. We will repair that tooth in no time so you can make it to that important meeting with confidence! No one will ever know it was damaged in the first place.

 

 

 

White Fillings Bonded to Last

bonded-white-fillingNot too many years ago, cavities had only one remedy which was metal/amalgam fillings. Move ahead years later to present time and advances in dentistry have produced resin compounds that can be strongly bonded to your teeth to produce a durable filling that is the same color as your teeth.

Restorations using composites can be achieved within one appointment, and are superior to amalgam fillings. The the weak decayed area  is removed by the dentist and then filled with resin composite.  An ultraviolet light treatment hardens it. Then it is polished to smooth it out.

Composite materials used for fillings can be colored to match surrounding teeth, giving them a natural look. Fillings can wear down over the years so it is prudent to get them checked regularly.

Sometimes a tooth can be too damaged to  be repaired using fillings. One solution is an inlay or onlay restoration, which can replace larger portions of the tooth. This procedure is done using a mould of the shape of the tooth and re-creating the missing areas in a dental lab. On the next visit the inlay or onlay is fixed into place.

Crowns

In reality, a crown is a cover over the tooth that protects it by preventing more damage to it. Crowns are sometimes used to adjust teeth cosmetically a better brighter smile. Crowns are usually made of porcelain or gold. And sometimes by combining both metal and porcelain. Crown installation is usually completed in three or less appointments.

Crowns used when:

  1. Large amounts of tooth have been lost by decay or breakage.
  2. A crown loses its fit over time.
  3. After a Root Canal.
  4. Cosmetic realignment is necessary.
  5. Bites are misaligned.
  6. Screwed over top an implant.

Procedure for preparation of a dental crown:

  1. Tooth is locally numbed.
  2. Decay is taken out and filled.
  3. A mold is taken.
  4. A temporary crown is placed.
  5. A custom mold is made by a lab.
  6. The temporary crown is replaced with a permanent crown and adjusted.