Unlike other parts of the human body, damaged or decayed teeth do not get better over time on their own. Without intervention and treatment, your affected teeth will only continue to worsen and break down further, resulting in more extensive and more costly treatment to restore them later on. The sooner you get the problem addressed and your tooth restored via a filling, dental crown, inlay, or onlay, the less you have to worry about your smile being protected for the long term. At Texas Dentistry, we offer all of the solutions detailed below and more, so don’t put off getting your smile repaired with restorative dentistry in Terrell!
Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings do not use any metal materials to restore teeth after decay. While obviously beneficial for aesthetic purposes, the composite resin material is also helpful for patients who experience sensitivity to hot and cold sensations, which is a common complaint against amalgam fillings. Although composite resin consists of fine ceramic particles and dental plastic, you enjoy the same durability as amalgam. After we’ve cleared away the decayed parts of your tooth, we’ll mold the resin into the desired shape inside of your tooth and cure it instantly, fully restoring your smile.
If the decay in your tooth is severe enough or your current fillings occupy more than two-thirds of your tooth, a dental crown may be the more appropriate solution. This restoration is specifically designed to prevent damage to your natural tooth in the future, seal vulnerable parts of the tooth away from oral bacteria, and complete your smile’s appearance. Crowns also keep the neighboring teeth from shifting into the open space left by your damaged tooth.
For any durable, high-quality restoration—crown, filling, inlay, or onlay—we do everything we can to get it ready for you the same day you need it. Our Terrell dental office tries to restore your damaged teeth in a single visit, providing the proper protection for your damaged tooth while your permanent crown is being created. That’s why we work with trusted dental labs that craft your restorations as quickly as possible.