Restorative Dentistry – Newburgh, IN
For Smiles in Need of Repair
Teeth can’t heal themselves because the enamel protecting them doesn’t contain any living cells. This does not mean, however, that you’re stuck with any dental damage that occurs for the rest of your life. Dr. Basal Hassan has plenty of ways to treat a tooth that’s decayed or injured while also protecting your entire smile from further harm. Call Newburgh General & Implant Dentistry today to learn more about how we can revitalize your grin.
Why Choose Newburgh General & Implant Dentistry for Restorative Dentistry?
- In-House Dental Laboratory for Same-Day Restorations
- Fully Customized, Highly Durable Dental Crowns
- Practice That Accepts Various Dental Insurance Plans
To determine what kind of restoration you’ll need, we’ll take a look at the damaged tooth and figure out how severe the issue is. A smaller cavity can typically be repaired with a tooth-colored filling, which is made of a resin material that can be used to replace the missing parts of your tooth’s structure. We can shade a tooth-colored filling to blend in with your tooth seamlessly so that your new restoration doesn’t detract from your dazzling smile.
Damage that’s too extensive for a filling can often be corrected with a dental crown, which is a cap for the tooth that completely covers it. Crowns help seal away your teeth from harmful bacteria, preventing further damage and infection. They also hold weakened teeth together and give them additional strength so that you can keep using them to chew and smile. Crowns can be made out of different materials, such as gold and porcelain, depending on what your needs are.
Root canal therapy is typically your last, best option for saving an infected tooth from needing to be removed. The tooth is opened so that diseased pulp tissue can be removed, and the inner canals are thoroughly disinfected to prevent bacteria from spreading beyond the roots to the rest of the mouth. Because your mouth is numbed for the procedure, you’ll find that root canals are nowhere near as painful as their reputation makes them out to be; if anything, you’ll be able to enjoy relief from the tooth pain you were already experiencing.
We do not always have the luxury of repairing one tooth at a time. When your entire smile needs to be restored, we will put together a plan for a full-mouth reconstruction that takes your unique circumstances into consideration. Fillings, crowns, and root canal therapy can all be part of the reconstruction process, and we may recommend any number of other treatments as well (such as bridges or implants to replace missing teeth) based on your circumstances.