Same-day support. Quick pain relief. Cosmetic benefits. That’s something to smile about. Learn more about our tooth repair options below.
Custom crowns are necessary when the tooth has become damaged beyond repair, decayed, or broken. We offer CEREC® same-day crowns, which cuts the patient’s time commitment from several appointments down to a matter of hours with no temporary crown needed. Patients will leave with a new, permanent crown of the highest quality that same day. Not only can crowns protect your teeth, they can also enhance the appearance of your smile as well.
Unlike past root canal procedures, the procedures we conduct today are relatively pain-free and a straightforward option to heal teeth and eliminate tooth pain. When your tooth pain is caused by damaged, decaying teeth or a severe infection, you may need a root canal to feel relief. If you have an infection that has been left untreated, a root canal procedure can allow you to reclaim and heal that tooth rather than having to lose it.
- What to expect. A root canal procedure can take several appointments to complete, however, our staff is here to walk you through every step of the process. During your appointment, our dentist will take x-rays of your tooth and the area surrounding it and will use local anesthesia to numb the root canal area. The anesthesia will keep you comfortable during the root canal process, and it will take about 90 minutes.
Our dentists will then remove the damaged nerve through an opening on the biting surface of the tooth, and then clean inside the tooth and root canal. Medicine designed to kill germs may be administered, and then the root canals will be filled with a material that seals and protects them from future infection. A temporary filling will be placed on the tooth until you and your dentist have decided on the most appropriate permanent option. Should the tooth be ready for its final restoration, we will prepare your tooth and make you a CEREC® crown.
After the root canal procedure, you will likely experience some sensitivity, but your doctor will discuss pain relief options with you before you leave. You may be prescribed antibiotics to help heal any present infection, if needed.
Tooth-colored fillings – also known as composite fillings – are designed to be more natural in appearance. When compared with amalgam fillings, which are darker in appearance and more easily noticed by other people, tooth-colored fillings are meant to blend well with the rest of your teeth. These composite fillings are made of ceramic and plastic compounds that bond to your teeth chemically. This process allows your dentist to preserve more of your natural tooth structure.
How can these fillings be used?
- Fill in decayed areas.
- Help repair chipped or broken teeth.
- Minor cosmetic adjustments to your teeth.