It’s very easy for the teeth to become damaged over time due to natural wear and tear, decay, and even unfortunate accidents, all of which can leave a smile looking and feeling far from its best. To help patients dealing with a problem tooth (or two, or three…), Dr. Shahdad is ready to offer a range of restorative treatments that can replenish a tooth’s appearance and get rid of lingering dental pain at the same time. If you’re ready to have your full and confident smile back, give us a call today to learn more about your options.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that literally sits on top of a natural tooth, and with one, Dr. Shahdad can repair a large cavity, broken tooth, and even improve the appearance of a misshapen tooth. They can be made from a variety of materials, but in our dental office, we prefer to use 100% porcelain crowns because they provide strength, durability, and excellent aesthetics. We can use one to fully repair a tooth in just two easy visits.
In the past, dental restorations were primarily made of gold and silver. While this made them extremely strong, they inevitably stuck out in a patient’s smile, making them less than ideal (particularly for the front teeth). That’s why our dental office is happy to provide crowns and bridges made from white dental porcelain. This material comes in a wide variety of natural shades, and it can be designed to perfectly mimic the appearance of real teeth, having the same slightly translucent appearance. In the end, it’s the kind of dental work that doesn’t actually look like dental work!
When a cavity is left untreated for a long time, it can reach the sensitive inner layer of a tooth, called the dental pulp, which is where the delicate nerve is located. This can lead to the mother of all toothaches, and to save the tooth from extraction and relieve the pain, Dr. Shahdad can perform a root canal. For this procedure, she simply removes the damaged pulp, cleans the tooth, replaces the pulp with filling material, and then rebuilds the enamel using a restoration. Thanks to modern-dental techniques, our patients report that this often feared treatment is now no more painful than getting a small filling.
While our number one goal is to help our patients preserve their natural teeth for as long as possible, in some situations, the best solution is simply to remove a problem tooth. We may recommend an extraction if:
To ensure that our extraction patients always stay comfortable, we use a light touch as well as plenty of local anesthetic. Plus, sedation is available at a patient’s request as well.