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How Restorative Dentistry Offers A Beautiful Smile

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When you have injuries to your teeth, or if they ache due to issues like cavities and infection, then you may need to receive restorative dentistry. Treatment not only stops discomfort and preserves your tooth, but we can offer results that blend with the smile. In today’s blog, your Shrewsbury, MA, dentist talks about our approach to restorative dentistry and how we can create and place restorations that look natural and provide years of quality improvement for your smile!

When to Seek Treatment

When should you contact our team for restorative treatment? We suggest treatment when you sustain an injury that cracks or chips a tooth. If you have an injury and no damage is visible, consider an appointment regardless as fractures are often invisible to the naked eye. If you have pain in a tooth, such as a toothache, this could mean the presence of a cavity or even an infection that requires treatment. If your injury happens outside of normal business hours, then contact our team and we will reach out with a time to see you and offer treatment for your dental emergency, preventing complications from arising.

Your Restorative Consultation

Our team will start the process by examining your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, so we can take detailed images of the teeth in question and plan treatment with precision. These images are high-definition and available instantly on chairside monitors. Our team will then diagnose the causes and severity of your restorative concerns, and plan treatment in detail to offer a personalized approach to treatment.

Dental Fillings

If you have a cavity, then we can place a dental filling to bring relief. The filling is made from composite resin, a lifelike and metal-free material that is safe for patients of all ages. The material can also be used to mask common cosmetic imperfections in a dental bonding procedure. We will numb the tooth so you are comfortable as we remove decay and clean the tooth. We then prepare the material, shading it to blend with your tooth, and apply it in several layers. As we cure the composite resin beneath a light, we will sculpt and mold the tooth. The last step is to polish your tooth for a brighter appearance!

Same-Day Crowns

What if you need more than a filling or a bonding agent? If you have severe damage, advanced decay or infection, or issues with the shape of the tooth, we can help with a full restoration known as a dental crown. The restoration covers the entire visible portion of the tooth. Made from ceramic, we can shade it to blend with the smile and offer a lifelike appearance. Placement only takes one day, too! To get started, our team will numb the tooth receiving treatment and then remove outer structure to make room for it. We then gather detailed digital images, using a miniscule camera at the end of a thin wand. We then combine these images to create a 3D impression, which we use to design the crown. We then upload the information into an onsite milling machine, which crafts the crown from a solid block of dental ceramic. We then attach it with a powerful bonding agent, all in only one visit!

Tooth Extraction

When a tooth cannot be treated with a dental crown or a filling, then remaining in place could increase the risk of infection and even tooth loss, allowing infection to spread to other parts of the smile. To safeguard your smile, our team will conduct a tooth extraction to remove the tooth in question. For example, we can take out wisdom teeth before they erupt, address severe damage or decay, and make room for orthodontic treatment. We could also improve brie balance, take out baby teeth that fail to fall out on time, and remove teeth loosened by gum disease. With sedation and anesthesia, we can ensure the procedure is comfortable and the process could take as little as 30 minutes.

If you have any questions about restorative dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more.

Schedule a Restorative Visit with Our Shrewsbury Team!

We want to help you smile with confidence, even if you have damaged, decayed, and missing teeth! To learn more about our full mouth restoration or to schedule your next appointment, give us a call at Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury at (508)842-8838 today! We want to help return your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty, often in only one visit.