Restorative treatments from your dentist can fix crucial issues with your oral health. If you need to treat an ongoing issue with a tooth, you should know that your dentist can provide a remedy that will not significantly affect your appearance. A tooth-colored resin filling can provide a discreet dental restoration. There are also materials available to construct a durable dental crown that has the appearance of a natural tooth. You can work with your dentist to ensure that your appearance is not compromised after receiving treatment on an afflicted tooth.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Can Restore A Tooth After A Cavity
If you need treatment for a mild to moderate cavity, your dentist can replace lost enamel with a composite resin filling. Unlike with a metal filling, a composite resin filling can match the color of your tooth, and offer a more natural-looking restoration. While a metal filling can cause problems for your tooth by constricting and expanding in response to especially low and high temperatures, the resin material is less affected by temperature extremes.
Realistic Dental Crowns
If your tooth is injured, or has lost too much of its structure after a cavity treatment, you may need a dental crown. A dental crown made from porcelain can be crafted to look like a regular tooth. Like with resin fillings, a porcelain crown can be tinted, so that it matches the color of surrounding teeth. While a porcelain crown may not be ideal for your back teeth, which are generally placed under more stress, it can be an esthetically pleasing option for a more visible tooth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns and zirconia crowns offer realistic appearances, and also offer more durability than a porcelain crown.