Fillings, crowns, inlays, and onlays are the four primary restorations used to remedy decaying or injured teeth. It’s quite possible that you already have one (or several) fillings or crowns in your mouth. Throughout history, material use has transitioned depending on trends and research. Fortunately, in current times, most dental restorations are completed with white or tooth-colored materials making them cosmetic as well as restorative. Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, is here to teach you more about tooth-colored dental restorations.
Restoring Decayed Teeth
Streptococcus mutans are the germs which create acid and cause cavities in your mouth. Having a small cavity or two is quite common, even amongst people who maintain decent preventive dental care and oral hygiene. If you keep up with your six month dental checkups, you stand a much better chance of having the decay caught when it’s still small enough for a filling. Dental fillings are the best solution for tiny, shallow cavities, but if you let tooth decay fester, you may need a stronger restoration. Inlays and onlays fall between fillings and crowns in the area they restore. These restorations are bonded into the dental cavity after Dr. Askari preps the tooth and cleans out all decay. Onlays are placed onto ad over the cusps of your tooth. Inlays remain on the cusp tips.
Reasons for Dental Crowns
When tooth decay is neglected, it can go into the root canals. These canals are small, hollow tunnels in the dentin of your teeth which lead to your tooth’s roots. When this occurs, a root canal procedure is probably necessary. A crown is the final part of fixing decay of this level. Dental crowns are also the solution for cracked, broken, or otherwise injured teeth or failed fillings.
White Dental Crowns from Farmington Hills Dentist
If you would like to consult with Dr. Askari regarding white crowns or any other general dentistry needs, contact our 48335 dentist office at (248)474-6434 for a consultation. We are happy to serve patients of all ages, from Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Novi, Livonia, Detroit, and surrounding neighborhoods.