A build-up of plaque and tartar on your teeth will lead to dental decay, which causes painful problems, such as cavities, and can affect your greater health.
A thorough examination with one of our professional dentists will allow us to assess the problem and determine what solution will help restore your smile quickly and as pain-free as possible.
Cavities are caused by excess plaque on the enamel that surrounding your teeth. The dentist must remove the decay and clean the damaged area before adding a filling. Fillings are usually made of either plastic or metal.
If a tooth already has multiple fillings or if there is an extensive amount of decay, the tooth may require a crown. A crown will completely encapsulate the tooth and protect it from further decay. Crowns are usually made from gold, porcelain fused to metal or pure white porcelain.
An inlay is added to the spaces in between the cusps when the tooth structure is at risk. An inlay is custom made to fit into the specific shape of your tooth and is most often made from porcelain, making it very durable and long-lasting.
Similar to inlays, onlays are custom made but are made to cover one or more specific cusp. These are also known as “partial crowns.”
If the tooth is beyond repair your dentist may recommend inserting a bridge. A bridge involves removing the damaged tooth, preparing the teeth on either side of the gap as crowns so that they can support a replacement tooth.