Nothing wrecks a smile like damaged teeth. Teeth damaged by decay or infection are painful. If dental damage is extensive, you can lose teeth. Missing teeth can make it tough to chew your food. And they can cause bone loss over time, weakening your jaw. Fortunately, Dores Dental offers restorative dentistry services at our Longmeadow, MA dentist office that can relieve your pain and restore your teeth to health. Call 413-241-3995 to come in for a restorative dentistry treatment.
Restorative Dentistry Services at Dores Dental
To repair your damaged teeth, Longmeadow, MA dentist Dr. James Dores can perform these restorative dentistry procedures:
Tooth Filling Is the First Repair Option
To keep your teeth healthy, it is best to find and remove decay in its earliest stages. If Dr. Dores discovers decay during a dental exam, he’ll carefully remove all the decay and place a filling in the cavity in your tooth.
Dores Dental uses two different types of materials for tooth fillings: composite fillings and porcelain fillings. Both are known for their natural appearance. No more dark spots in your mouth when you smile!
To decide which kind of filling to use, Dr. Dores will consider several factors, including:
- Where the cavity is located
- Size of the cavity
For More Advanced Damage, a Dental Crown or Root Canal
If decay damages your tooth badly enough that a simple tooth filling cannot repair it, trusted Longmeadow, MA dentist Dr. Dores may recommend a same-day dental crown. Unlike a tooth filling, a dental crown entirely covers a tooth badly damaged by decay. In addition, a dental crown can be used to:
- Fix a broken or cracked tooth
- Attach a dental bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or misshapen tooth
Top-notch Longmeadow, MA dentist Dr. Dores uses the high-tech CEREC system to produce a porcelain crown for you in a single visit. No more waiting weeks for your crown or wearing a temporary crown.
If decay gets into the center of your tooth and becomes infected, a root canal can save your tooth.
If you need local anesthesia for any of your restorative dentistry procedures, you’ll be glad that Dores Dental uses a tool called the DentalVibe in our Longmeadow, MA dentist office. It uses gentle vibration at an injection site so your brain will not register any discomfort. In addition, the vibration helps the anesthesia work faster.