Discover How to Repair Your Smile
One of the more interesting things I found about going into dentistry was that silver fillings have been around for 160 years, I believe. They’ve worked well, but over time we’ve gotten to the point where technology has helped us in this field where now we’re able to place white fillings, porcelain, and utilizing things called cements to actually help us to keep things in place.
Right now, in dentistry, we’re able to bond teeth. We’re actually able to place porcelain covers over top called veneers. We don’t have to use the silver fillings. I don’t use the silver fillings in my office. I know that the white fillings are much better and hold up. Patients like the appearance and such, too. But, at times, we can’t just place simple or large fillings, we have to upgrade to a cap or a crown. We do have the same-day visit where we can actually place a crown through our CAD/CAM system.
Patients come in, we trim the tooth, we take care of it, put the crown on. No temporary needed. There are times, too, that we actually come in and somebody’s out playing basketball or something happens and an elbow hits a tooth and it’s out, it’s no way to actually salvage it. We do have an option of maybe placing an implant in that area that same day. That immediate implant could then have a temporary crown placed on top of it and to allow it to heal for the next couple of months until it could be restored properly. We really have a slew of different options in restorative that we can work with and hopefully take care of your needs.