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Nowadays, tooth decay is much less common than it used to be thanks to the wide usage of fluoride and a general increase in patient awareness. But, your teeth are still vulnerable to cavities as well as breakage, meaning that they may sometimes require repair. With Dr. Kandov’s help, not only can you restore a damaged tooth, but you can also renew its appearance so that you can continue to smile with confidence. If part of your grin has been damaged, contact Olga Kandov, DMD – Brite Smiles right away so that we can help you fix it!
Whenever a tooth has been broken or fractured, we can place a covering known as a crown that encases the entire tooth’s surface. This holds the structure together and strengthens it in a way that a filling can’t. Porcelain crowns are among the most popular since they can be made to look just like natural teeth.
If a tooth is missing altogether, we can literally “bridge” the gap using a restoration called a fixed bridge. It is made of two crowns placed over anchoring teeth (also known as abutment teeth) that hold one to three artificial teeth between them to fill the empty space.
There are many kinds of materials that can be used to fill a cavity. Dentists have traditionally used metal amalgam, but since it tends to stick out when you smile, nowadays, we offer a much more attractive option. Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin that can be shaded to match the color of teeth, resulting in a virtually invisible restoration. They also help us preserve more of the natural tooth structure, since unlike metal fillings, they don’t require “undercuts” to hold them in place.
Without teeth, you’ll miss out on many delicious and healthy meals, and speaking clearly will also become a challenge. But with dentures, you’ll be able to function normally day-to-day again. We can offer full dentures if all your teeth along a single row are missing, but if you still have some remaining, the empty spaces can be filled with a partial denture. In both cases, the artificial teeth will be designed so that they look natural and can be trusted to always stay in place.
Why deal with temporary restorations and weeks of waiting when you can enjoy the benefits of a restoration now? When possible, we can provide you with a restoration over the course of a single visit. For example, if you’re having your teeth extracted before receiving new dentures, you’d normally have to wait 4 to 6 weeks. However, if you’re eligible for immediate dentures, they can be made in advance and immediately placed after the procedure. Feel free about other options that can let you enjoy new or repaired teeth right away.
When most or all of your teeth need to be rebuilt or replaced, the process is called a full mouth reconstruction. No matter how many issues your smile is suffering from – such as multiple missing teeth, failed fillings, extensive decay, cracks, and worn-down teeth – we can bring it back to a fully functional and beautiful state by combining several restorative treatments. Schedule a FREE consultation with us today to start the process.
When a tooth experiences decay in various areas, you might assume you need a dental filling or crown. But if the space doesn’t warrant either of these restorative treatments, you may wonder how it can be fixed. With inlays and onlays, Dr. Kandov can repair your tooth without the reshaping and intrusive nature of placing a dental crown.