At a young age, you might feel like your teeth are indestructible, but physical injuries, decay, and the simple process of aging can wear them down over the years. A dental restoration is often essential for keeping a damaged tooth intact, but at Havasu Dentistry, we also want the end results to enhance your smile instead of distracting from it, which is why we use natural-looking tooth-colored materials. Call us today to learn more about options for restorative dentistry in Lake Havasu City, AZ.
You might receive a dental crown for any number of reasons, whether it’s to restore the strength and shape of an injured tooth or to hide a particularly severe stain. Crowns are typically placed once all signs of decay have been removed and the tooth has been appropriately prepared. Porcelain crowns protect and support teeth for a very long time, and the results look completely natural. Getting a crown can also help you find relief from tooth pain related to fillings that were in your mouth for a long time.
Silver amalgam has been used for a long time to restore cavities, but it’s not your only option nowadays. Composite resin is used to make more image-friendly fillings that provide the same kind of protection from further decay while also helping the tooth maintain its natural appearance. This type of filling bonds directly with the tooth itself, meaning it helps support and strengthen the overall dental structure. It normally takes just one visit to place a filling.