Not only are broken and decayed teeth unattractive, but they can disrupt the overall function of your mouth, preventing you from chewing your favorite foods and pronouncing certain words. The long-term consequences can be even worse, and you could end up losing your teeth altogether. But with Dr. Nguyen’s help, you’ll be able to keep your smile intact thanks to dazzling metal-free restorations. Call Legacy Dentistry today to learn how we can help you fix your pearly whites.
By placing a tooth-shaped crown over a badly damaged or weakened tooth, we can protect the structure and prevent it from falling apart in the future. While metal has been used to create crowns for over 100 years, nowadays, we can offer restorations made entirely out of tooth-colored porcelain, which can be customized to match the rest of your teeth. This way, those around you will only see a completely natural-looking smile!
Older amalgam fillings contain mercury, which can be toxic if you’re exposed to too much of it. We offer holistic dentistry to patients who prefer such an approach, so if you want to replace an amalgam filling with a mercury-free one, we’re more than happy to help with its removal and apply composite resin in its place. We’ll make sure the procedure is performed safely so that you won’t have to worry about any toxins.
Instead of an unsightly, mercury-based amalgam filling, we can repair cavities with a material called composite resin. Like porcelain, it resembles enamel closely enough that it can be colored to blend in with natural teeth so that it doesn’t stand out in your mouth. Another advantage of this type of filling is that it bonds directly with the enamel, giving it additional support to avoid breakage in the future. And, unlike a metal filling, a composite filling won’t expand and contract due to temperature changes, so you won’t have to worry about it damaging your tooth over time.
At some practices, getting a crown requires multiple visits; you would normally need to wait a couple of weeks or more between appointments for a dental lab to create your restoration. Naturally, many patients find this delay inconvenient, which is why we offer a faster alternative. With advanced tools and techniques at our disposal, we can have your restoration created and placed on the same day. Call our office today to learn more about our restoration process.
If your entire smile needs to be rebuilt due to some kind of severe trauma or damage that has accumulated over the years, the team at Legacy Dentistry is more than ready to help. In these situations, we’ll perform what’s known as a full-mouth reconstruction. We’ll use dental crowns, fillings, implants, and any other procedure we see fit to completely restore the shape, size, and strength of all your teeth.
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