Are you concerned that the dental discomfort you’ve been experiencing recently could be due to an undiagnosed issue like a cavity? Are you scared to see your dentist, because you’re not quite sure what treatment will entail? The great news is that modern dental restorations are made to look natural and feel comfortable. So whether you’re struggling with a cavity, chip, crack or other dental issue, the dentist can likely help to restore your smile nearly seamlessly!
Do You Need Restorative Treatment?
The first thing your dentist will need to do, during a restorative consultation, is determine the extent of your tooth’s damage. This is often done using a dental x-ray. If a cavity is the problem, a dental filling may be recommended. In many cases, though, the dentist will recommend a porcelain crown for protecting a damaged or fragile tooth. Crowns are durable forms of restoration, thanks to the strength and stain resistance of dental-grade porcelain. They are also carefully crafted to look natural within the smile, and thanks to porcelain’s lower conductivity rate than metal, many patients find that they are more comfortable, as well.
Ready for a Beautiful, Stable Dental Prostheses?
Porcelain crowns are so durable, in fact, that they can even be used to help complete smiles after tooth loss, either as part of a dental bridge or a dental implant.
Dental bridges are commonly attached to the smile through the use of two crowns affixed to remaining teeth or anchored by a dental implant. Crowns can also serve as the actual replacement tooth!
In Need of a Dental Restoration?
Restorative dentistry can help improve the smile’s form and function. You can schedule a restorative consultation with Dr. Steven Huffstutler in Ft. Worth, TX, today by calling 817-577-1444.