When it comes to tooth decay, it’s essential to explore the most effective and natural-looking restoration options. With advancements in technology, two popular choices include composite resin fillings and same-day crowns. In today’s blog, your Irving, TX, dentist discusses these options and how they can help restore oral health.
Composite Resin Fillings
Composite fillings are a much better alternative to traditional amalgam fillings. Their natural-looking appearance allows them to blend beautifully into your natural tooth color. In fact, you’ll have a hard time remembering where they were placed since they are virtually invisible. These fillings are composed of a mixture of plastic and glass materials. These strong materials are durable and long-lasting. They also bond directly with the tooth enamel which makes them more resistant to temperature changes, unlike metal fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are known to cause less sensitivity compared to metal fillings, helping you resume your normal activities more quickly.
Before CEREC technology, getting a dental crown involved multiple visits and the use of temporary restorations. However, with same-day crown technology, the process is simpler, quicker, and more convenient. Now we can custom-make crowns in the office, that are designed, milled, and placed in a single visit. They are made from high-quality ceramic materials to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth. Now, there is no need for uncomfortable temporary crowns and messy impressions.
Which Option is Best?
During the dental exam, we will determine which treatment is best for your specific situation. If the decay or damage is in a small portion of your tooth, a filling is sufficient to bring it back to health. However, if the tooth is cracked or a large portion of it is damaged, a filling will be too weak to hold it together. In this case, a crown is the best option for long-term health. It will cover the whole tooth like a helmet, supporting the it and preventing more damage.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
When it comes to repairing teeth, we now have options that restore function and preserve aesthetics. Both composite resin fillings and same-day crowns can get your back to optimal health depending on your needs. To determine the best choice, please reach out to Defining Smiles in Irving, TX today at 972-717-0860.