The sad truth is that even diligent brushers and flossers can fall victim to dental damage over the years for a variety of reasons. You don’t have to hide your smile in photographs or settle for a life of uncomfortable chewing, though – restorative dentistry at South Ridge Dental can replenish the strength and appearance of your teeth in ways that exceed all of your expectations! Contact our Lincoln, NE practice today to schedule a consultation or if you have any questions. We look forward to helping your oral health get back on the right track.
Unlike many other parts of the body, your teeth don’t have the ability to heal themselves and bounce back from damage or infection over time. Instead, the problems they face are likely to only worsen. Dental fractures can lead to uncomfortable sensitivity and then outright pain, while untreated cavities can advance until they’re serious enough to threaten the livelihood of the tooth. The best way to protect both your smile and your wallet is to undergo conservative restorative care as soon as possible with a trusted team.
If you’re struggling with a tooth that’s decayed, cracked, badly discolored, or otherwise imperfect, a custom-made crown may be the right service for replenishing its health and shape. These dental restorations have a two-pronged effect – they fit entirely over the visible structure of the tooth, both preserving what remains while also rebuilding it so that patients can enjoy the same level of function and confidence they did before. Better yet, we offer metal-free restorative materials so that the new addition blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
While dark amalgam fillings used to be the norm for repairing the damage caused by cavities, there’s a much better alternative available today: tooth-colored composite resin. Composite resin can be precisely shaded to match your smile’s existing color, and its conservative nature means that we can preserve even more of your natural tooth while placing it to provide a stronger, longer-lasting result. And, because there are no metals present, patients also don’t experience as much sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.