Learn More About How Our Saint Louis Dental Team Restores Teeth After Damage and Infection

Written by Dr. Grayem on Jun 28, 2016

When you are dealing with a dental infection or damaged tooth, eliminating the health problem is only half of the battle. Once the tooth is healthy again, you want to make sure that it looks healthy and attractive as well!

Our Saint Louis dentists know that dental patients need restorative treatments that also deliver attractive results. Today we are providing an overview of some of the restorative treatments we provide in our office:

First of all, let’s talk about the simple dental filling. Let’s say that our team removes a small cavity from one of your teeth. Once the infected material is gone, you are left with a small hole in your tooth. Our dentist uses dental resin to “fill in” this hole—hence the name “filling.” Once the resin is in place and cured, it blends seamlessly with the patient’s natural enamel.

In some cases, our dentist has to remove a considerable amount of dental material when treating infection or damage. Once the compromised material gone, therefore, you will have a large hole in your tooth, or you may even be missing a whole side of your tooth. In order to restore teeth in these cases our team may recommend customized crowns. Crowns are designed to look like natural teeth, so once the crown is fitted and secured in place, your tooth will look whole and be fully functional.

If you are dealing with minor dental damage, our team may restore your teeth using dental bonding or porcelain veneers. Using these treatments we can correct dental cracks and chips, close gaps between teeth, whiten dark and unsightly enamel, and even make smiles look better aligned.

The best way to find out what kinds of treatments suit your smile is to schedule a consultation with our Saint Louis dentist. You can always call our team to get started, or you can use the Contact Us page on our website to submit your inquiry. We look forward to speaking with you!