Did you know your enamel doesn’t contain any living cells? Because of that, your teeth have no way to heal themselves once they’ve suffered from major structural damage. Unfortunately, cavities and broken teeth are more common than you’d like to believe – but the good news is that it’s completely possible to fix them! Dr. Hegazi can go over your options for tooth repair during a consultation so that you can rebuild a healthy smile that will continue to serve you well.
Tooth-colored fillings have changed the way we approach treatment for cavities. With metal fillings, our only goal was to protect the tooth and help it function normally again; there was no way to restore the natural appearance of the enamel. But with tooth-colored materials that can blend right in with their surroundings, we can now repair cavities with quality restorations that are as beautiful and lifelike as they are strong and durable.
Has a cavity already destroyed more than half of your tooth? Or has the enamel been physically broken in an accident? Crowns are typically the restoration of choice in such situations where the tooth has been badly damaged but is still worth salvaging. It normally takes at least a couple of visits to design and place a dental crown. Like fillings, they can be made out of metal, but tooth-colored materials tend to be preferred in this day and age.