No matter how well you care for your teeth with regular oral hygiene, there may come a time when you need a little help getting your oral health back on track. Restorative dental care heals decay, injury, and other issues to help you enjoy a complete and completely healthy smile once again. Dr. Brunner, Dr. Taibl, Dr. Tack, and Dr. McGinn are your restorative dentists at Elmbrook Family Dental. Keep reading to learn more about the restorative services offered in our state-of-the-art office!
Tooth-Colored Fillings: An Aesthetic Solution
Silver (amalgam) fillings were for many years the go-to solution for cavities and injury. Unfortunately, dental amalgam is very noticeable against your white tooth enamel, and it is also highly sensitive to changes in temperature. Frequent expansion and contraction of amalgam puts the surrounding tooth enamel at risk of breaking. Tooth-colored fillings made of biocompatible composite resin offer a better alternative.
A tooth-colored filling can restore a cavity, correct broken tooth enamel, and make cosmetic improvements to damaged front teeth. The material comes with a precise color-matching guide to ensure it blends flawlessly with your surrounding tooth enamel. The process for a tooth-colored filling is completed in just one visit to your dentist’s office.
Dental Crowns and Bridges Repair and Replace
When a filling isn’t enough to repair a tooth following decay or injury, a dental crown may be the solution. This popular restorative treatment is a tooth-shaped covering that is bonded securely around a weak, worn, or otherwise damaged tooth. A fixed bridge replaces one or more consecutively missing teeth using the surrounding teeth as anchors for the prosthetics that fill in the space between.
Dental crowns and bridges are usually completed over the course of three visits to Elmbrook Family Dental. These restorations can be made out of porcelain/ceramic, gold, metal alloys, or zirconium. The material that is right for you depends on the location of the restoration, your budget, and your personal preference. Dental crowns and bridges can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
Root Canal Therapy Rescues Ailing Teeth
For severely decayed or damaged teeth that can still be saved, root canal therapy comes to the rescue. It’s a method in which your dentist cleans out the interior of the tooth, removing all infected tissue, and refilling it with a biocompatible material known as gutta percha. In most cases, a crown is placed on top of the tooth in a followup appointment to fully restore the tooth’s strength and appearance. Root canals have a reputation of being uncomfortable or something to dread, but with local anesthesia, sedation options, and our expert approach, there is nothing to fear from a root canal at Elmbrook Family Dental.
Talk to Your Restorative Dentist Today!
If you have an aching or broken tooth, or if you are experiencing anything else that’s just not quite right with your smile, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Elmbrook Family Dental. Request an appointment with your restorative dentist today!