What happens when your tooth develops a cavity or becomes chipped or even cracked? In order to return your tooth to its former health and function, you will need a dental restoration. With restorative dentistry, the dentist implements procedures designed to restore lost tissue or address an infection or cavity. You then enjoy a lifelike restoration and an end to the uncomfortable symptoms related to damaged or decayed teeth.
- Fillings: Using composite resin, we can place white fillings that look completely natural. The entire procedure can be completed in a single visit and allow our team to address tooth decay. We can also use the same material to repair damaged teeth in a dental bonding procedure. If you have older metal fillings, we can replace them with our aesthetically pleasing alternatives.
- Crowns: A crown fits over the visit portion of the tooth; preventing further damage and protecting the remaining tooth structure. We use crowns made from gold, porcelain, or acrylic resin. The material used will depend on where the restoration is being placed. Teeth facing the front will typically use porcelain, as this is the most lifelike material. Teeth in the back, which endure more powerful bite forces, may benefit from gold or acrylic resin. We can use them to repair decay, damage, infection, or address cosmetic issues.
- Same-Day Crowns: Traditional restorations take about two weeks to complete, with the patient wearing a temporary while the final restoration is being fabricated. However, CEREC allows our team to implement CAD/CAM technology to create and place a porcelain restoration in a single visit.
- Root Canal: If you have an infected tooth a root canal may be the procedure that saves your tooth from extraction. The procedure involves removing the infected tissue, cleaning and filling the tooth, and placing a crown over the top. A safe and comfortable procedure, root canals can help you maintain a full smile.
- Bridges: A dental bridge allows our team to replace one or more teeth in a row. Replacing missing teeth can protect your smile from misalignment and other difficulties that accompany tooth loss.
Do you want more information on our dental restorations? Then talk to Dr. Nikki Green or Dr. Ryan Knight about our treatments for improving the function and health of your smile. Please contact our Fort Worth dental office today to schedule your consultation.