Sometimes, despite your best brushing efforts, cavities can still occur. When this happens, you will likely need dental fillings. While it may seem like an intimidating procedure, it is one we perform often and we can provide it in a comfortable setting. When you come in for a filling, your dentist will numb the affected tooth with local anesthesia. Next, they will carefully drill into the enamel to remove the decay and prep the tooth. Then they set the filling and polish it so it is smooth and indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth. This will all be achieved in one visit, so it can easily fit into your schedule.
Dental crowns are typically placed on teeth that are substantially damaged — through either internal decay or external trauma. Regardless of the cause, a crown can help you regain full strength in your bite. A crown is a piece of shaped material that is custom-designed to fit over a damaged tooth. It can be made with metal, porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or zirconia. Metal caps typically go on the molars since they are less visible and need to withstand more bite pressure. If your dentist determines that a crown is the best option for you, they will take detailed images of your mouth and teeth to create a custom cap designed for your specific needs.
Dental implants provide a permanent solution for a missing tooth. Whether you’ve lost a tooth to damage, or your dentist has recommended an extraction for oral health reasons, an implant provides support that can accommodate a prosthetic. Implants are placed underneath your gum line and are supported by the bone in your jaw. Implants are typically made from titanium and can accommodate almost any sort of prosthetic your dentist recommends. They are a great option because they are permanent, and they provide the same support of natural teeth. When you come in for an appointment, your dentist will thoroughly inspect your mouth and determine the best course of action for your unique needs.
Schedule An Appointment To Learn More About Restorative Dentistry
If you suffer from damaged teeth, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment. Acting quickly is crucial to minimize damage. Please call Share Dentistry in Grapevine, TX, today at 817-329-6000. We also welcome patients from Colleyville, Euless, Bedford, Flower Mound, and all nearby areas.