Saint Louis Dentist Explains How Dentists Restore Teeth Using Different Procedures

Written by Dr. Grayem on Jun 7, 2016

If one of your teeth becomes infected or broken, our Saint Louis dental team is here to help you overcome these problems and regain a healthy smile. When we assess the extent of your dental damage, we will be able to give you some personalized recommendations regarding which types of treatments may be right for you. Today, we are giving you some basic information on the various restorative treatments available to you, so that you will feel more confident moving forward if and when you are faced with dental damage.

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No matter what type of dental problem you are dealing with, the first step in our treatment protocol will be to remove the damaged and compromised dental material. Once this is complete, we will restore your tooth so that it is strong, attractive, and functional. To do this way may:

· Place dental resin over your natural enamel, or use resin to fill in holes that we needed to drill to eliminate dental infections. Resin is always custom shaded so that it looks natural. Once the resin is placed, our team cures it so that it hardens and bonds to the tooth.

· Use a dental crown to rebuild more significant portions of your tooth. When our team designs your porcelain crown, we will make sure that it mimics your natural tooth shapes and shades. Once the crown is made, our dentist permanently adheres it to your tooth using a specialized bonding medium.

· Recommend a cosmetic restoration, like a LUMINEER—these thin porcelain restorations are great for people who are suffering from surface dental enamel cracks and chips. LUMINEERS are used to achieve all kinds of aesthetic results—from dental whitening, to closing gaps between teeth.

As you can see, you have all kinds of options when it comes time to treat problematic dental damage. Our Saint Louis dental team is here to provide you with all of the information and support that you need in order to make great decisions for your smile!