Did you suffer from a dental issue like a cavity several years ago, and have a metal restoration placed as a result? Metal fillings and crowns were once the most common ways to address a variety of dental problem, since these provided durable forms of restoration. Unfortunately, they were also easily spotted, and often uncomfortable, since metal has a high level of conductivity. Fortunately, modern dental restorations can be made to look more natural and feel more comfortable, while still providing excellent protection against exposure to bacteria. To learn more about these more seamless smile solutions, and whether one could be right for your smile, talk to your restorative dentist.
Symptoms of Dental Problems Can Be Address with Restorative Treatment
Most dental issues can be effectively addressed with restorative treatment, such as a dental filling to address a cavity, or a crown to help stop further damage after a tooth has been chipped, cracked or even treated for an infection.
Though metal fillings and crowns were once the most common solution, now many dentists offer more natural-looking options, such as composite resin fillings or porcelain crowns.
Enjoy Smiling Confidently, Knowing Your Restoration Is Nearly Seamless
Tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin are carefully sculpted to look natural and to sit flush within the smile. But the cosmetic benefits of composite resin fillings aren’t the only advantage they offer, when compared to their metal counterparts. Tooth-colored fillings also conduct less heat, making them more comfortable during meals and when enjoying hot or cold drinks. The resin also takes up space, allowing dentists to preserve more of a patient’s natural tooth.
Porcelain crowns are also durable forms of smile protection, and ones that conduct less heat. They are natural-looking and also long-lasting.
In Need of Restorative Treatment?
Dr. Janet Goguen, DMD, can help protect your damaged and fragile teeth. Call our office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591 to schedule a restorative consultation. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities, including, Grafton, Hopedale, Whitinsville, and more.