Even with excellent oral hygiene, many of us will end up needing restorative dental work at some point. At PureSmilesCT, we offer dental restorations that will bring your smile back to full health. Our dental restorations are designed to solve oral health problems while giving your teeth a look, feel, and function that mimics your natural teeth.
When you visit our Branford, CT dental office, you can trust that you’re in capable hands. No matter your needs, we will develop the best restorative dentistry plan for you.
Patients who have tooth decay, also known as a cavity, may benefit from a composite filling. With this procedure, we numb the immediate area using a local anesthetic, and then we remove the damaged areas of the tooth to prevent further decay. Once the tooth is prepared, we place the filling material into the space. Finally, we harden the filling material and smooth out the surface of the tooth to make sure your bite is even. The composite material is tooth-colored, so it will blend in nicely with the rest of the tooth.
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may need a filling.
- General toothache that is new and/or sudden
- Increased sensitivity to temperature or pressure
- Difficulty flossing
- A visible spot on your tooth
Same-Visit BruxZir® Crowns
A dental crown is a cap we put on top of a tooth to restore its look and function. The crown fits snugly and looks natural among the surrounding teeth. This restoration is strong and secure, so you don’t have to change your oral health habits.
Reasons you may need a crown include:
- Large cracks or chips
- Large fillings
- Post-root canal care
- Severe discoloration due to damage
At PureSmilesCT, we offer BruxZir crowns to our patients. This type of crown is a solid zirconia crown that looks good and provides even more strength than traditional all-ceramic crowns. These are ideal for back teeth like molars because they hold up well against bruxism, or teeth grinding. However, we can use them on any tooth that needs a crown.
Our BruxZir crowns offer a number of benefits when compared to ceramic crowns, but one thing our patients love most is that they can be placed in only a single appointment. Regular crowns require an appointment for prep and impressions followed by the placement appointment, all while wearing a temporary crown in between. But we can create your BruxZir crown in our office during your appointment, so you’re in and out with your new smile ready to go!
Bring Back Your Smile
If your smile needs a little extra care, contact the team at PureSmilesCT. We not only provide a variety of restorative dental services, but we do so while keeping your comfort top of mind. Our goal is always to be as conservative as possible with the care we provide, which is why we do our best to spot potential problems early and work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for you. Call today to schedule your appointment.