Tooth decay must be cleaned and the tooth repaired to maintain a healthy mouth. Unrestored tooth decay results in broken down teeth that will eventually cause pain and need root canal treatment or even extraction. Ask us about the minimally invasive techniques we use to save as much natural tooth structure as possible.
At some point, almost everyone will experience tooth decay. Let’s take a look at the different ways to protect and repair decayed teeth:
Restorations made of composite are tooth-colored and virtually undetectable.
Amalgam fillings are basic, time-tested, and all-purpose.
Sometimes a tooth needs a little more protection. Inlays and onlays provide the next level of strength.
A crown is the go-to restoration when a tooth is broken, or when a significant portion of the tooth will need to be removed in order to clean all the decay.
The decay has spread into the tooth’s nerve. Now what?
For the closest match to natural teeth, consider implants to fill in any gaps in your smile.
When you have missing teeth, bridges provide a cosmetic solution that also restores chewing ability.
Dentures are the most economic solution for missing teeth, and they restore chewing and esthetics when several teeth are missing.