Our teeth do a lot of work on the daily basis. Regular wear and tear can lead to teeth damage as time goes on. If this is your case, you should consider Viscount Dental Associates, where we offer filling and restoration services that will have your teeth looking, feeling and working great.
What Filling Options Are There?
Known as “direct tooth restoration,” fillings restore a decayed tooth. This way, your tooth returns to its original shape and, thus, can function properly. The process of filling a tooth takes a few steps. Firstly, your dentist must remove all the decayed material from within the tooth. Secondly, the dentist cleans the affected area. Finally, the area is filled with special material. Since there are many filling material options available, your dentist will help you decide on which is the best for you.
- Gold Fillings can last over 20 years but are the most expensive option.
- Amalgam Fillings are inexpensive and can resist wear yet very noticeable because of their darker color.
- Composite Resins can match your tooth’s color. This choice is not ideal for large fillings. Coffee or tobacco can stain composite resins. Composite resins can last from 3 to 10 years.
- Porcelain Fillings match teeth’s color and resist stains. Cost similarly to gold fillings.
Other Dental Restoration Options
There are other options available for your if your tooth requires an alternate way of healing. These options are known as indirect tooth restorations. They require personalized tooth replacements. These restorations can come in many varieties.
- Crowns are shaped specifically for your tooth. They go over a damaged tooth to help restore its size and shape.
- Bridges are false teeth that go in place of missing teeth. They usually go over gaps that occur from many missing teeth. Bridges can be cemented permanently in place.
- Dentures commonly replace missing teeth. Dentures are also easily removable.
Get Your Fillings and Restorations at Viscount Dental in El Paso
You don’t have to live with missing, damaged or decaying teeth. No matter what tooth-related ailment you’re suffering from, there are many options available. So, if you think it may be time for fillings and restorations, visit Viscount Dental Associates today. Our services will help restore your mouth and teeth to the highest level of quality and health.