Your teeth are protected by enamel, which is even harder than your bones. The downside is that unlike your bones, enamel can’t heal itself after being injured, so if a tooth has been damaged, it will stay that way until you receive help from a professional. At Temple Choice Dental, our team can offer restorations that are as beautiful as they are reliable. If you need help due to a cavity or chipped or broken tooth, call today for restorative dentistry in Temple, TX.
You may already be familiar with the concept of fillings: once a cavity has been cleaned out, the missing enamel needs to be replaced. Nowadays, tooth-colored fillings made out of composite resin are typically used in place of restorations made out of amalgam or gold. There are obvious aesthetic advantages to using this material, of course, but it’s also better for the tooth overall since less enamel has to be removed to place the restoration. Also, unlike metal fillings, composite resin won’t expand or contract upon exposure to hot or cold temperatures, meaning there’s little risk of them accidentally cracking the tooth.
Some damage is simply too extensive for a filling to repair. That’s where a dental crown comes in. Just like with fillings, we prefer to use tooth-colored materials to make crowns; these restorations are just as durable as metal ones, yet they are far more attractive. We recommend getting a dental crown in a variety of situations; in addition to protecting cracked or decayed teeth, crowns can hold weakened teeth together or hide a wide variety of cosmetic imperfections.
Some dental offices still rely on a separate dental lab to create their restorations. Unfortunately, this often means there’s a significant delay between having your tooth prepared and actually receiving a much-needed restoration. At Temple Choice Dental, however, there’s no need to wait; we can design and place your crown ourselves over the course of a single day, meaning you won’t have to worry about fitting a follow-up visit into your schedule.