FOR DAMAGED TEETH
THAT NEED PROTECTION
Tooth enamel is different from bone; it’s more rigid and durable, but it has no living tissue and can’t regrow once lost. A natural process called remineralization can make up for little bits of enamel lost during the day. Still, you’ll need a dental restoration such as a filling or a crown for extensive damage due to decay or trauma. If you’ve been looking to fix your smile, schedule a consultation to discuss restorative dentistry in North Dallas, TX, with Dr. Le today.
WHY CHOOSE WHITEWOOD DENTAL FOR RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY?
Dentist with a Keen Eye for Detail
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Did you know? A dental crown restores the strength of a decayed tooth.
If you’re missing 1-4 consecutive teeth on the same side or front of your mouth, then you may qualify as a candidate. Patients who can’t use implants for missing space will also get great results from this procedure. You’ll also need to have healthy gums because inflammation and recession can affect the fit and appearance of the bridge. All periodontal issues would have to be treated before starting a dental bridge treatment.
Yes. Tooth-colored fillings are made up of custom mixed resin composite. The composite mixture is personalized to blend in as your tooth’s color. This results in a bonded filling that looks natural.
Most patients schedule more than one visit to get proper care instructions, and their treatment plan starts.
- The First Visit
We examine and prep the tooth getting the crown. To identify tooth decay, infections, or pulp injury, we take an x-ray of your tooth. If a root canal treatment is necessary, we begin the procedure before the dental crown treatment. Patients with healthy teeth and gums continue getting the crown, and then the dentist files the tooth on the top and sides. If you have severe damage or decay, we use a filling solution to enhance the tooth’s structure. After reshaping, a paste is used to mold the tooth. The mold includes the teeth above and below the tooth od treatment because it ensures the crown is customized to your bite’s measurements. The mold is provided to a dental laboratory and is ready within two to three weeks. While the permanent crown is being produced, you’ll wear a temporary crown.
- The Second Visit
You’ll get a fitting of the crown and get it examined to ensure it properly fits your tooth. A numbing ointment is put on the tooth of treatment to maximize your comfort, and the crown is cemented. The procedure only takes 15 minutes or less to complete.
With proper care, dental crowns can last five to fifteen years. The resilient material prevents wear and tear on the crown. Since crowns aren’t indestructible, we can provide you with a replacement if it chips.