At Schneider Family Dental we want to see your teeth at their best. To do this we offer a number of procedures that will enhance not only the health but the look of your smile.
One of the most common dental restorations is fillings. When a cavity is minor, a filling can maintain the strength of the tooth and prevent the decay from growing. The process involves using a tooth-colored composite resin filling to seal any cracks or holes in the tooth.
Dr. Matt will begin this procedure by delicately removing decay from your damaged tooth. Then he’ll fill in cleaned area with the composite resin. For both cosmetic and health reasons, our office uses composite fillings over traditional metal amalgam fillings.
The composite resin fillings create a strong physical bond with the prepared tooth. They not only look natural but respond naturally too, allowing bite stress to pass through the tooth while receiving biting force.
A crown is a cap that is placed on and surrounds a damaged tooth. When a tooth is decayed or cracked, the decay is removed and a filling is placed directly inside the tooth. However, when the tooth is broken, too worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay a crown is used to restore its function and health.
Crowns are necessary when a tooth is too weak to support a filling, or if a tooth is missing altogether. In some cases, a crown can be placed on an already existing tooth. In others, a dental implant may be needed for the crown to attach to. After an examination, Dr. Matt will be able to recommend the best option and carefully walk you through the process.
Rather than capping a single tooth, a bridge is often used to replace missing teeth and maintain the shape of your face. They also help ease the stress on your bite. Gaps left by missing teeth will eventually cause the remaining teeth to shift into the empty spaces.
Missing teeth can negatively impact the health of your overall mouth by altering your bite. A misaligned bite can cause further damage with each chew. The imbalance caused by these gaps can also lead to gum disease and joint disorders. A bridge literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been and resolves this problem.
To find out what else our team can do to restore your smile, schedule an appointment today by calling (614)889-2211!