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Teeth do not heal on their own. The enamel protecting them contains no living cells; once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. But a tooth that has been weakened or exposed by decay or an injury doesn’t have to stay that way; Dr. Marable can help you bring it back to its full size and strength with a filling or crown that also restores your smile’s brilliant appearance. As soon as you think you might be in need of restorative dentistry, get in touch with Fantastic Smiles today.
After all harmful bacteria have been removed from a cavity, a filling can be used to restore the tooth. While metal amalgam has been used in the past, composite resin is preferred today as the more image-friendly and conservative solution. The material forms a direct bond with the tooth itself, meaning there’s no need for “undercuts” to hold it in place, and we can sculpt and shade it to the point where most people won’t even be able to tell you have a restoration.
If you want a crown that resembles your real tooth as closely as possible, we can give you one made out of ceramic material, which mimics both the color and light-reflecting properties of natural enamel. You might need a dental crown for any number of reasons, such as a tooth that has been severely weaken by decay or trauma. Some crowns are placed cosmetically while others are used to hold dental bridges in place in order to replace teeth.
There’s no reason you should have to wait to get a permanent crown – not when Fantastic smiles has a state-of-the-art CEREC system that can complete the process in just one visit. Digital images of your prepared tooth are taken in order to design the restoration. The actual crown will be created right here in our office thanks to a milling machine. Once it’s done, we simply make any necessary last-minute adjustments before attaching it to your teeth.