When a tooth begins to hurt, or if one becomes damaged, then repair is needed to protect your smile from worsening decay or even infection! Our team can offer this with a dental restoration. Your Richardson, TX, family dentist discusses how we create and place lifelike dental restorations, like crowns and fillings!
When Kids and Grownups Alike Need Restoration
Our teeth need repair when they become damaged. Even minor chips could lead to cavities and infection without care. Likewise, if you or your children experience a toothache that lasts for more than a day, this is often due to the presence of a cavity, and treatment is necessary to avoid infection or the risk of losing the tooth altogether. With a dental restoration, our team can restore teeth and prevent complications, while offering results that look natural and blend with your smile.
For tooth decay in the early stages, we may be able to halt the onset with Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), which stops the decay from growing in severity. We typically use this for the side and rear teeth, and can prevent the need for a filling. But if the decay is more advanced, then our team may instead place a filling. Instead of metal, we opt for composite resin, which is metal-free and safe for patients of all ages. The materials can be shaded to blend with the tooth, and it is also biocompatible, so it bonds with the structure and ensures the restoration can last for years to come. We also use the same composite resin in cosmetic bonding procedures to repair damage and address minor esthetic concerns, like teeth stains or misshapen teeth.
If you have a more serious injury to the teeth or severe decay or infection, we may recommend a crown. The crown covers the entire tooth, and we also have inlays and onlays, partial crowns to address cases too severe for a filling, but not advanced enough for a full crown. The partial option is again custom-made and color matched to blend with your smile. We can repair damage in smiles of all ages, and crowns even aid in tooth replacement by restoring single tooth dental implants or securing a bridge in place.
If you have any questions about our restorations, or if you or a member of your family need dental repair, then contact our team today to learn more.
Your Richardson, TX, Dentist Can Keep Your Smile Strong
Our team wants to help you and your family enjoy your best smiles. For more information on our approach to family dentistry, then please schedule a consultation by calling the Viva Dental Family Dentistry office nearest you at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).