What if I Do Nothing?
When a tooth is damaged, it does not get better on its own. In fact, the condition of your tooth will likely only become worse over time if it’s left untreated. A tooth that may have only needed a tooth-colored filling will likely require a full-blown dental crown if ignored. If your tooth breaks down too much, it can easily develop an oral infection, forcing you to undergo root canal therapy.
Dental crowns are a crucial cornerstone of restorative care. They allow our team to replenish much-needed structure and strength for a tooth. They're custom-designed to fit over individual teeth and recreate their shape as seamlessly as possible. There are several reasons why Dr. Blankenship or Dr. Patel may recommend having a crown placed, such as repairing a significantly decayed or broken tooth. This can often save the most damaged teeth from being extracted.
Our tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin and offer patients several advantages over traditional amalgam. Dr. Blankenship or Dr. Patel can contour and shade the filling to perfectly match your natural enamel, creating an aesthetically pleasing appearance. We can also conserve more of your healthy tooth structure during the treatment. And, the lack of metallic material means that you won’t experience discomfort when eating particularly hot or cold foods.
CEREC Same-Day Dental Restorations
CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction. We use this advanced technology to design and fabricate custom restorations right here in our dental office so the entire treatment can be completed in one visit. CEREC has quickly revolutionized the way crowns are created.
The CEREC system consists of a computer with special software to design your restoration and a milling machine that creates your crown. Made from biocompatible and decay resistant ceramic, CEREC restorations blend seamlessly with existing teeth.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
At Dental Renaissance, we understand that one treatment may not be enough to solve all of your dental woes. In fact, many people come to our dental office because they need several decayed and missing teeth repaired. In the event that your smile is badly damaged due to decay or physical trauma, we can perform a full mouth reconstruction to fully restore your oral health. During a consultation, we’ll go over your exact needs and work with you to create a comprehensive treatment plan.
Oral Surgery Services
In some cases, we may refer a patient to a specialist for oral surgery. However, our dentists are trained to perform some minor oral surgeries and have taken dedicated postgraduate courses for various procedures. These include:
- Root Canal Therapy
- Extractions to Eliminate Crowding
- Extractions of Wisdom Teeth (Third Molars)
- Extractions of Dead Teeth
- Crown Lengthening
- Gingivectomies or Gum Lifts
- Biopsies for Oral Cancer