THE IMPORTANCE OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
Dr. Nouri offers a wide range of restorative dentistry - all with an aesthetic result. If you have cavities decay, chipped teeth, staining, or misshapen teeth restorative dentistry may be the answer for your dental needs. Also, for the majority of cases there is no need for anesthesia which makes the treatment very quick and non-invasive.
Restorative dentistry allows for Dr. Nouri to restore, rebuild, and improve your smile by utilizing the following procedures;
• Fillings/ Dental Bonding
• Dental Crown
• Root Canal Therapy
Dr. Nouri believes that your smile should be aesthetically pleasing even if you have the need for significant dental restorations, and treatment.
Restorative dentistry is used for many different reasons and in many different ways.
FILLINGS & DENTAL BONDING
Dr. Nouri offers his talents as a sculptor with dental bonding and fillings. Bonding is a simple, conservative way to improve the appearance of your smile. During the bonding process, our skilled prosthodontist applies composite resin material directly onto the tooth structure. Because the resin is malleable and putty-like when first applied, we can sculpt it to fit your tooth and correct flaws in the tooth’s appearance. The composite resin is the hardened, trimmed, and polished for long lasting, aesthetic restoration of your smile. Dental bonding typically requires just one visit to our office, and bonding treatment usually necessitates little to no tooth preparation, you can rest assured that your visit will be comfortable and painless. For the majority of cases there is no need for anesthesia.
A prosthodontist may recommend dental bonding in order to close gaps and spaces between teeth, improve misshapen teeth, lighten discolored teeth, or restore chipped or cracked teeth. Dr. Nouri will use a shade of composite resin that matches the original color of your teeth for a natural looking effect. It is also possible to select a lighter shade to brighten the appearance of your smile!
Composite resin fillings are used to restore surfaces that may be affected by decay. Tooth colored composite fillings are not only durable and long lasting, but also attractive. The resin material is selected to match your natural tooth shade. Composite resin bonds directly to the tooth surface after only removing the decayed portion of the tooth structure allowing most of its original strength and function to be restored.
This means that the healthy tooth structure remains intact.
For more information, and a free consultation please reach out to our office at 972-733-0106.
Aesthetically pleasing crown restorations
A crown is a cap-like restoration that is designed to fit over the entire surface of the tooth. Minor damage or decay often only requires a small restoration, but larger dental issues require a crown to restore the compromised tooth structure. Crowns are often used for a tooth that has been damaged or has a large decay. Crowns are also required after root canal therapy as well to strengthen the tooth and protect it from infection for long term results.
Crowns are made from several different materials ranging from metal colored, to the more aesthetically pleasing tooth colored zirconia crowns. Dr. Nouri often elects to restore using porcelain tooth colored crowns instead of the other less appealing options such as metal crowns. The porcelain and zirconia crowns are made with materials that are long lasting and durable. In fact, these porcelain and zirconia dental crowns are custom shaded to match surrounding teeth, so they blend seamlessly with your smile. When using the tooth colored porcelain crowns Dr. Nouri is able to restore the health and function of a damaged tooth while also restoring the aesthetic appearance of your smile to its original condition.
Typically, the extraction of teeth other than the wisdom teeth is the last visited option. If at any way possible the tooth in question can be restored and saved that is typically Dr. Nouri’s recommendation. However, there are certain cases and circumstances that do require dental extractions. Tooth extraction can in some cases be the best treatment choice to prevent future dental problems, and infections. Extractions may be required and recommended if the tooth in question is severely decayed, infected, abscessed, or fractured at or below the gum line. This will assure that your overall oral health, and the remaining teeth are not affected. Also, it is quite normal to require extractions of the wisdom teeth. In some cases, extractions are required to complete orthodontic treatment and to resolve severe teeth crowing issues! Due to modern dental techniques even tooth extractions can be a safe, effective, and comfortable experience.
TOOTH EXTRACTION CAN BE Required FOR:
Broken/fractured teeth at or below the gum line
Overcrowding/ Spacing Issues
Please call today if you are experiencing and pain or discomfort. We offer same day emergency visits, and treatment!
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
When is root canal needed?
A ‘root canal’, or endodontic therapy is a procedure that is used to save a tooth that is infected or would require extraction due to decay or injury. Not all teeth that require extraction are candidates for root canal treatment; however, it is a wonderful alternative for those that have good prognosis with root canal therapy. Extraction is an invasive option that often comes with additional concerns, and long term may lead to other complications such as bone loss, occlusion issues, and even TMJ. Root canal therapy is able to preserve the natural tooth, and relieve any pain that the infected root can cause. This is considered a conservative approach when there is infection and pain present. If a tooth is left untreated that has infection the infection can cause severe pain and infection can spread to the surrounding areas causing severe complications. Root canal therapy is the most conservative choice for removing infection, restoring your natural tooth, and maintaining your healthy smile.
Delaying root canal therapy treatment allows the infection to spread throughout your tooth and surrounding areas. The infection may eventually spread into your jawbone, and can also enter your bloodstream causing serious health concerns. Infection can also cause severe pain that cannot be controlled with medications, and can even lead to abscess in the area.
Please call today if you are experiencing any dental pain, let us help you keep your smile healthy!