When you have pain in your tooth, or if a cavity develops or one becomes skipped or cracked, then you likely need a restoration to avoid worsening complications. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, general dentists look at how we use lifelike treatments to restore the function, health, and beauty of your smile, sometimes in as little as one visit!
Lifelike Dental Fillings
When we see someone with a cavity, we want to offer treatment to prevent a cavity from becoming an infection. We begin by removing decay from the tooth and then cleaning it thoroughly. We etch the surfaces and prepare the filling material. Instead of metal, we opt for a more lifelike version created using a composite resin. This material blends glass and acrylic, and can be shaded to match the color of surrounding tooth structure. After we apply the material, we reshape the tooth as we cure it under a light. The final step involves polishing it thoroughly to ensure a brighter and more attractive appearance. The entire process only takes one visit to complete!
What if you have a cavity too severe for a filling, or a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or broken? You may need a more substantial restoration, which is why we have crowns available. A dental crown covers everything above the gum line, and we create them using lifelike materials, such as ceramic. A crown is custom-made to ensure proper fit, and we tint them to blend with your smile. The material we craft them from can absorb daily bite forces too, preventing damage and providing a dependable chewing surface too. We also address missing teeth with them, securing dental bridges and even completing the visible portions of an individual dental implant.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is what we use to treat infected to abscessed teeth. Unless treated, an infection could cause a tooth to become lost, or require extraction to prevent infection from reaching other teeth or moving into the jawbone. The process is safe and comfortable, and involves administering a local anesthetic to ensure you’re comfortable through the process. We then open the tooth and remove the infected tissues from within. We clean the interior and fill the tooth with a restorative material. Finally, we place a crown to complete it! If you have any questions about our general and restorative treatments, then contact our team today.
Do You Need a General Dental Appointment?
Our team is ready to address the causes of your discomfort, and return your smile to optimal health and beauty. For more information on general and restorative dentistry, or to schedule a dental consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.