No matter how well you take care of your oral health, your teeth could still be at risk for cracks, decay, infection, and wear. Here at Downtown Family Dental of Leesburg, Dr. Pham can provide a wide range of options for restoring broken teeth and filling the gaps in your smile – and with the natural-looking restorations available, you won’t have to worry about metal crowns or fillings detracting from your appearance. Call our office today if you’re in need of dental repair; we’ll discuss your options with you and guide you towards the treatment that’s right for you.
If your dentist has found tooth decay, but you don’t feel any pain, you may not think that the problem is serious enough for treatment. However, it’s important to address it as soon as possible because oral problems never get better on their own. Over time, they only progress and get worse! Waiting to correct the issue means that more extensive treatment will be needed. For example, decay that called for a filling now could require a dental crown. If your teeth are damaged from decay or an injury, don’t wait to get treatment!
A crown is often placed whenever a tooth has been severely broken or weakened. It can also be used to cover a discolored tooth, or it might be the restoration that tops a dental implant. Crowns are traditionally made of metal, but nowadays we also offer porcelain since it can be shaded and shaped to resemble a natural tooth as closely as possible.
For minor decay, our team can simply remove the infected structure and use tooth-colored fillings. Unlike traditional amalgam filling materials made of metal alloys, this kind of filling consists of composite resin, a substance that combines dental plastic and ceramic particles. As a result, we can shade the resin to match your enamel, making the filling disappear and blend in with your smile. We also can preserve more of your natural tooth structure and avoid sensitivity to hot and cold sensations.
In the past, getting a crown meant that you had to wear a temporary one, wait a couple of weeks for the permanent crown to be crafted, and then return to the dental office to have it placed. At Downtown Family Dental of Leesburg, we can create and place high-quality, custom crowns all in one appointment, saving you time and headaches. We can make these ceramic restorations look just like a natural tooth, so no one will know that you ever needed dental work in the first place.
If all your teeth have been damaged or lost, you’re in need of a full mouth reconstruction. This is where all your teeth (in both the upper and lower arches) are restored and replaced at once. A reconstruction consists of several cosmetic or restorative treatments – crowns, dental implants, porcelain veneers, bridges, and so on – applied as needed depending on the nature and extent of the damage. Once this procedure is complete, you’ll have a smile that’s as healthy as it is beautiful.