If you are dealing with a smile that has been diminished by infection or injury, our Troy restorative dentists are here to help you get back on track. Dental damage is always a bummer, but the good news is that there are effective, patient-friendly treatments available to correct existing problems. Keep reading to learn more about them…
The bonding process involves using composite resin, which starts off as a malleable material, to correct dental damage, resurface unsightly teeth, and even rebuild diminished dental enamel. Once the composite resin is cured it hardens and bonds to the tooth surface.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment becomes necessary when a tooth is damaged all the way down into the dental core. At this point, our dentist will go into the tooth, remove all of the diseased and vulnerable tissues, and then fill and restore the remaining tooth structure.
Dental crowns are designed to rebuild missing dental material, so that a damaged tooth looks whole again, and is structurally sound. Our office uses only metal-free restorations, which are more attractive than amalgam, as well as being mercury-free.
A veneer is essentially a thin shell of porcelain which, once applied to a natural tooth, completely resurfaces the enamel surface. You can use veneers to do everything from close gaps between your teeth to whiten dark enamel to achieve a straighter looking smile.
For patients who are missing teeth our team offers both dental implant treatment as well as dentures and bridges. The essential difference between these options is that dental implants are permanently held in place with titanium posts, while dentures and bridges are designed to sit on top of the gum tissue.
As you can see, there are a number of different restorative treatments available to you—you really can reclaim a healthy smile that you’re proud to show off. The easiest way to get started is to contact our Troy dentists for additional information, and to schedule a personal consultation!