Do you have a hard time enjoying dessert, lately, because of discomfort in one or several of your teeth? When was the last time you were able to enjoy a cup of coffee without wincing in pain? Many people feel tempted to overlook symptoms of dental decay, thinking sensitivity or even discomfort is normal when eating and drinking. Sadly, this can lead to progressed erosion of the teeth’s enamel that could lead to infection and eventually the need for extraction. Fortunately, modern dentistry allows for beautiful ways to restore most dental issues, including erosion. That way patients can stop worrying about their teeth, or suffering in silence, and instead enjoy beautifully restored and far more comfortable smiles!
Consider Tooth-colored Dental Fillings
Cavities are the most common dental issue; dentists are often able to address them with dental fillings. While these fillings were once made primarily from metal amalgam, modern fillings can generally be crafted using a composite resin material that is far more natural looking, and often more comfortable, as well. That is because resin conducts less heat than metal. Another benefit of these modern fillings is that the resin requires less space than metal, often allowing more of a healthy tooth to be saved.
Porcelain Crowns Make Attractive Restorations
For cavities that have already created extensive damage, in the case of chips and cracks, or after root canal treatment, dentists are likely to recommend a dental crown. That is because crowns are made to withstand the pressure of chewing and can last for many years, often with great esthetic appeal.
Porcelain dental crowns, for instance, are a natural-looking form of restoration that also offers great protection against bacteria that could otherwise cause an infection.