Because of their exposure to food or trauma, your teeth can incur damage over time. At First Street Dental, we recommend that you come to us if you need restorative treatment. Many of the treatments that we offer are straightforward and non-invasive, often being completed in a single session.
Our restorative services will improve and restore your teeth's health and visual quality. Those techniques include:
Cavities are small holes that form in the enamel of your tooth. This can be fixed by removing the decay and filling that section with a new material - such as metal or porcelain.
If a tooth has already had a number of fillings or is highly decayed, a crown may be necessary. A crown is a cover that is placed on the tooth to protect it from more damage.
If the biting surface of your tooth has been damaged, we can fix it by neatly cementing something called an “inlay” over the damaged area - it is a lab created restoration that allows for a superior line of contact.
This is similar to an inlay, but is used when damage is more extensive. It covers more of the tooth, but is often preferred to a crown for its ability to maintain existing tooth structure.
When a tooth is extracted, your dentist can often have it replaced with an artificial tooth. This tooth is cemented in place to the adjacent teeth on either side of the space left by the extraction. That tooth forms the bridge and is a viable option when dental implants are not optimal.