Cavities are caused by excess sugars or acids in the mouth. Lifestyle choices largely determine the frequency or likelihood of suffering from cavities or tooth decay. A dental filling is used to prevent further decay to damaged teeth.
Composite resin fillings are durable acrylic similar in color to natural teeth. Because the composite fillings are tooth-colored, they look more natural and are less noticeable compared to other types of fillings. These fillings are compatible with sealants, allowing your South Tampa dentist to perform both procedures in a single sitting and thus preventing further decay. Another advantage to composite is its ability to bond to tooth structures. In many cases, these fillings can be repaired by the addition of more composite material.
Dental Crowns in South Tampa
If you have a tooth that is damaged and causing a disruption to the appearance and function of your smile, a porcelain crown may be the best option. It only requires two visits to our South Tampa Dental Studio for our dentist to design and place your porcelain crown and beautifully renew your smile. Since porcelain crowns are made to match the color of your natural enamel, this makes them ideal for discreet, natural looking dental repairs.
Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.
When Do I Need a Crown?
Dental crowns are custom-crafted restorations that are designed to cover a single tooth, restoring its natural shape and function while preserving the original structure. This is a very common restorative solution that can effectively treat a wide variety of dental concerns, including the following:
When a tooth is structurally injured.
When a tooth is badly decayed and can no longer be treated by a filling.
When a tooth is badly weakened and in need of structural support to prevent splitting or fracturing.
When a tooth has been treated with root canal therapy and needs additional structural support.