You can’t heal a broken tooth, but you can restore its shape and ability to function with a well-placed crown or filling. Here at Dent-are Dental, in our on-site lab, we can create our own high-quality restorations out of the finest materials that have been carefully chosen and adjusted to match the rest of your smile. Have you recently suffered some dental damage that needs to be repaired? Call us today to learn more about the dazzling options Dr. Volker can offer to bring your grin back to full strength with restorative dentistry in Sunnyside, NY.
Leaving a cavity alone only invites further decay. As long as there’s still plenty of tooth structure left, we can correct the damage with a filling. Metal amalgam is often used for this procedure, but if you desire a more natural look, you’ll likely want a composite resin filling instead. When shaded appropriately, it blends in perfectly so that most casual observers won’t even realize that it’s there. It’s also somewhat easier to place since it bonds directly with a tooth.
For teeth that have been badly broken, weakened, or worn down, we can place a customized dental crown to bring them back to life. Like fillings, they can be made from metal as well as a more aesthetically pleasing alternative – in this case, ceramic. Your average crown lasts about 5 to 15 years, but with good habits and the right kind of care, you can draw out its lifespan even longer. Bear in mind that crowns can cover and protect vulnerable teeth, but you still need to practice good oral hygiene to prevent tooth decay from developing underneath.
Unlike other dental offices, we have our own in-house lab where we can create restorations that have been customized just for you in a single day. Our milling machines can produce precisely fitted and beautiful ceramic crowns that can then be placed right away following any necessary adjustments. Our crowns have the same quality as those made by an outside lab, but because they take so little time, they enable a great number of patients to finally get the care they need.