If your teeth are damaged or decayed, it can cause pain or even make you feel self-conscious. At Lacombe Dental Clinic, we want to help restore your smile with the care you deserve. We can customize your treatment options to help you.
With most basic white composite fillings or dental amalgam fillings, the tooth is used as a frame for the filling to replace the part that is damaged or decayed. But by removing the damaged part of the tooth, you are also making the tooth weaker. So over time, fillings can break down around the tooth, or the tooth can even break down around the filling.
Inlays & Onlays
If damage or decay to the tooth is too large for a natural filling, then inlays or onlays can be used. Dental inlays and onlays can be made from gold, composite or porcelain. These materials are more durable and last longer than normal dental fillings.
Also called a cap, a crown is like an artificial piece of tooth that covers the original one. Crowns can also cover teeth that are misshapen or discoloured. Sometimes a crown is the best option to repair a tooth, especially if it is broken, has a large filling, or you have undergone a root canal.
If the damage or decay is extensive, then the only option is to rebuild the foundation of the tooth and then replace the crown. However, removing the tooth and a dental implant is sometimes the only option if the decay or damage goes too far below the gum line, then removing the tooth and a dental implant is sometimes the only option.
So, if you have a damaged or decayed tooth, you can talk to the team at Lacombe Dental Clinic about the best restoration option for you.
All dentistry performed by a General Dentist.