If you need a tooth restored to return optimal function and health to your smile, metal is no longer your only option. We have a host of restorative procedures to repair smiles and provide a natural looking appearance in the process. When should you see us for treatment? How do we ensure lifelike restorations for Garland, TX, residents?
For a variety of restorative and cosmetic concerns, we may place a dental crown. There are a number of different options, including metal, but we have a few other choices that offer a lifelike appearance. For the front facing teeth, we place one made from all-porcelain, a strong material that also reflects the translucent appearance of natural tooth enamel. For the side and rear teeth, which must absorb greater bite forces, we may opt for zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal, which both offer a visually pleasing appearance and increased strength and durability. The crown covers the entire visible portion of the smile, so we can use them to fix cracked, chipped, or worn-down teeth. We also reshape malformed teeth and correct esthetic concerns.
Inlay and Onlays
Also known as partial crowns, these don’t cover the entirety of the tooth’s visible portion like a regular crown. Instead, the inlays fit in between the cusps on top of the tooth, while the onlays fit over the cusps. Both are made from ceramic, a strong and lifelike material. We custom-make them to blend with the smile and may use them to address advanced decay or minor damage.
What if you have a cavity? For most cases of tooth decay, we place a filling in one visit, which restores the tooth and prevents the onset of an infection. Instead of metal, we create them using composite resin, a mixture of glass and plastic compounds that can be shaded to match your smile. The filling will look completely natural and blend seamlessly with your smile.
Bridges and More
If you have a missing tooth, then we can use lifelike materials to create a bridge, addressing between one and three lost teeth in a row. If you’re receiving a dental implant, then we can create a restoration that looks natural and acts as the new tooth’s visible portion. If you have any questions about our metal-free treatment options, or if you think you need restorative or cosmetic care, then please contact our team today.
Do You Need a Restoration?
If you have an aching or damaged tooth, the please see us right away. For more information on our approach to restorative dental care, schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.