If you’ve ever damaged a tooth or you currently have restorations, you already know that teeth are not indestructible. Tooth enamel is incredibly strong, however, it cannot withstand all forces forever. If a tooth cracks or a cavity finds its way into your mouth, metal-free restorations at BridgeMill Dental Care keep your smile looking its best and functioning well. If you have damaged teeth or need to get a restoration replaced, give Dr. James Candon a call today for restorative dentistry in Indian Land, SC!
In the past, fillings would appear silver due to the amalgam materials used to create them. While they would remain durable, they often required removal of existing tooth enamel and caused sensitivity when left in teeth for too long. With composite resin tooth-colored fillings, you get the best of both worlds. Not only can you protect your teeth for up to 10 years, but you can maintain its appearance and conserve more of your enamel in the process.
One of the most versatile dental restorations available today, dental crowns are designed to restore damaged teeth and prevent them from breaking apart further. Crowns have been made from gold and silver in the past, but now they can be made with porcelain, which is far more lifelike without necessarily compromising durability. Each crown is customized to fit over your damaged tooth exactly, ensuring the most comfortable fit and protection from bacteria. Crowns generally last 10 years or longer, depending on your oral care.