Restorative Dentistry – High Point, NC
How We Can Fix Damaged and Worn-Down Teeth
Enamel is the strongest substance in your body. This, unfortunately, does not make it indestructible. Cavities, chips, cracks, and other injuries can still leave your teeth broken and worn down. As long as enough of a tooth’s natural structure is intact, though, it can be salvaged with a dental restoration. The options for restorative dentistry in High Point, NC that Dr. Bhadani offers are extremely strong and designed to match your natural teeth to create a beautiful, confident smile.
When a tooth is physically broken, or we find that more than half of it has been affected by a cavity, a filling probably won’t be enough to repair it or prevent further damage. It will instead need a dental crown, which is simply a tooth-shaped cap that completely covers the natural enamel. It takes at least a couple of visits to place, but it lasts for several years, and it restores both the appearance and the function of the tooth.
Fillings do exactly what their name suggests: fill in an empty space that was caused by tooth decay. Today, patients are no longer limited to metal fillings that require extensive drilling and stand out in the mouth. Our dental office has tooth-colored fillings that support a tooth’s natural structure, actually strengthening it; they can also be shaded so that they match the color of the smile. Most people won’t be able to tell the difference between a tooth that has a filling and one that’s fully intact!