Dental decay is caused from a build-up of plaque and tartar and can lead to oral health issues such as cavities. Our dentists and professional staff will help resolve the issue and relieve you of any discomfort you may be feeling from the suffering caused by dental decay. Solutions include:
Plaque and tartar, in excessive amounts, can dissolve the protective enamel on your tooth. Dr. Gardner will remove any decay, clean the area and fill in the hole with either a metallic or porcelain compound.
If decay is extensive, or if the tooth already has a few fillings, you may require a crown. Crowns encapsulate the tooth and are usually made of gold, porcelain fused to metal or pure white porcelain.
A dental inlay is used when decay puts the tooth structure at risk. The dentist makes an inlay that is custom-fitted to the spaces in-between the cusps of your tooth.
Often referred to as “partial crowns,” onlays are made to fit over one or more cusps on your tooth. Like inlays, onlays are custom-made to your own tooth.
If the tooth is beyond saving, we may recommend removing it and inserting a bridge. A bridge is inserted by preparing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth as crowns that will hold the replacement tooth in place.
If you are suffering from dental decay, Gardner Dental Group will offer the most appropriate kind of dental restoration to fix your smile and have you back to normal in as little as one visit. Call today to book an appointment.