Restorative Dentistry – Avon, CT
Healthy, Beautiful Restorations for Rebuilding Your Smile
Even though teeth look like bones, they aren’t the same. For one thing, the enamel protecting your teeth is much stronger than bone tissue. Unfortunately, it also lacks the ability to fix itself if it becomes damaged. At Avon Village Family Dentistry, we fix cracked, worn down, and decayed teeth with durable restorations that repair the appearance and function of your smile. Call us today to learn more about our solutions for dental damage.
For years, dentists used metal amalgam fillings to restore teeth with small cavities. But now, there’s no need to live with an unnatural-looking piece of metal in your smile. You can get a tooth-colored, composite resin filling that has been shaded to match your surrounding teeth. The material is much easier for us to mold into the tooth without having to make any undercuts, so you’ll be able to keep more of your natural structure.
Dental crowns are used to correct more severe damage than fillings. Each crown needs to be carefully customized to fit perfectly over your natural teeth. Crowns can be made out of many different materials, and while we do have traditional gold crowns, we also have porcelain, EMAX, zirconia, and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. They can be designed to resemble your natural teeth, to the point that many people may not even realize that you have a crown.
Normally, it will take you at least two visits to get a crown. However, CEREC allows us to place restorations in just one visit so that you never have to deal with temporaries or have to stress about making time for a follow-up visit. All we need to do is prepare and scan your teeth, and our in-office milling machine will create a ceramic crown that we can attach to your smile right away.
One traditional way to replace a tooth is with a dental bridge. It consists of two crowns that are placed on your abutment teeth so that the prosthetics between them can complete your smile. The bridge will be made out of tooth-colored materials that have been shaded to look like a natural part of your mouth. A dental bridge that receives proper care can last well over 10 years without any problem.
Do you have multiple teeth you need to replace but aren’t sure you can afford them all? Dentures can fill in the space in your smile no matter how large it is, and they come at a reasonable price. Partial dentures are the restoration of choice when you still have plenty of healthy, natural teeth left; full dentures are only recommended when all of your teeth are missing or beyond saving.