7 Ways To Fix A Tooth

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In a perfect world, each of your teeth would stay healthy, strong, and brilliantly white throughout your life. The truth is, however, that most people will need to restore a tooth at some point. At Mason Dental in Grapevine, we’re here for you.

A tooth can be compromised by decay, enamel erosion, a chip or crack, gum disease, or injury. Sometimes old restorations break and need to be replaced or root canals performed decades ago develop an abscess.

Here are 7 different options for repairing a damaged tooth:

Dental Bonding
Bonding, also known as direct composite veneers, is used to fix minor cosmetic issues – small chips, cracks, discoloration, and spaces between teeth. A moldable tooth-colored composite resin is applied and shaped. The resin is cured with a special light to harden and adhere tightly to the tooth.

Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth. They are used when the underlying tooth is structurally sound and free of tooth decay. A veneer can cover a chip or crack or mist-aligned teeth.

Fillings
Modern white fillings are strong and inconspicuous. A minimally invasive filling leaves you with more of nature’s prime dental material — your own enamel and dentin.

Inlays and Onlays
A traditional filling is shaped and molded after it is applied to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab, they are usually called indirect fillings. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are usually smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth.

Crowns
A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, durability, and function. A crown is generally necessary for a tooth that has had a root canal, a tooth with extreme decay, or as the replacement tooth in a dental bridge.

Soft Tissue Grafts
Gum recession puts teeth and underlying bone at risk. Soft tissue grafting can cover the exposed root of a tooth to prevent further damage. Gum surgery is also performed for cosmetic reasons such as reshaping a gumline to eliminate a “gummy” smile.

Dental Implants
A dental implant consists of a strong metal post (artificial root), abutment (connecting piece), and crown. Implants have many advantages over a dental bridge. They are stronger, provide virtually natural function, prevent bone recession, and do not impact the surrounding teeth.

For more specifics about any of these procedures, call Mason Dental in Grapevine. We offer general and restorative dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Mason Dental – Cosmetic – Implant – Family:

817-481-4717

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801 W Wall St
Grapevine, Texas
76051

 

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