Teeth can be replaced, but nothing quite matches the strength and beauty of a completely natural smile. Restoring teeth is now simpler and more cost-effective than ever thanks to all the progress that dentistry has made in the last several decades. Our dentists highly recommend having your teeth restored whenever they’re damaged so that you can avoid the costs and inconveniences of tooth replacement. Call our dental office today to schedule an appointment and get your smile back in the air with restorative dentistry in Dallas, TX.
Dental crowns are placed on top of enamel that has been damaged, decayed, or weakened. Typically, crowns are recommended when a filling wouldn’t be enough to make the desired repairs. While metal crowns are still used today, we prefer tooth-colored ceramics that can last for years and can be made to resemble enamel so perfectly that there’s no worry about whether or not your smile will look natural.
If you still have silver-colored fillings, there’s a good chance that they’re becoming problematic today. For example, the way the metal changes size whenever it’s exposed to hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on the tooth. Today, composite resin is used to make durable fillings that don’t do any damage to the surrounding tooth structure. The material is also much more attractive and can be shaded so that it’s indistinguishable from the rest of the enamel.
Keeping up with the latest techniques and technology means we’re able to complete treatments faster than ever before. In many cases, we’re able to prepare a tooth and place a restoration in just one appointment. For example, if we find a cavity that needs to be filled, we can remove the decay and apply the composite resin in order to repair the damage right away.