A damaged tooth can be painful, non-functional, and visually unattractive. We understand that you would like to have your damaged tooth fixed, and you can trust us to recommend the restorative procedure that will be most appropriate for your situation. Since your restorative needs can range from a small piece of chipped enamel to a severely cracked tooth, we have ensured that our clinical facilities are equipped to perform a broad variety of dental procedures.
A crown is sometimes called a dental cap, a term that helps to describe the way that this restoration “caps” and fully covers a natural tooth. Crowns are made from porcelain/ceramic or metal, and shaped to represent the normal shape, size, strength and appearance of the original tooth. Crowns are typically recommended to provide complete coverage for teeth with large fillings, weak teeth, teeth that have received root canal therapy, and teeth that will support a dental bridge. Crowns are also used for cosmetic purposes in smile makeovers.
If a natural tooth is missing, a series of crowns (usually 3) can be linked together to stretch across the gap. This restoration, known as a bridge, can be made from the same materials that are used to create a single crown: porcelain/ceramic or metal. A bridge is a strong and permanent restorative option for tooth loss.
Inlays and Onlays
If the degree of damage to a tooth is too great for a simple filling but not extensive enough for a complete crown, we may recommend an inlay or an onlay. These medium to large-sized restorations enable the dentist to properly strengthen and repair the tooth while conserving more of original tooth structure.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is the treatment of choice when a tooth has been badly decayed or infected. When the soft nerve tissue inside of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected because of a cavity or some other form of trauma, the condition is considered to be irreversible. To save the tooth, the infected nerve tissue must be removed from the tooth root so that the interior of the tooth can be sterilized and sealed.
Understanding Your Restorative Options
To learn more about the restorative solutions for your teeth, please contact us today.