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Know The Basics Of Restorative Dentistry

restorative_dentistry_3 | Dr. Jennifer Perkins, DDS

You’ve got a cavity. Your son has a broken tooth, and your daughter may have cracked a tooth biting down on an unpopped kernel of popcorn.

The good news is that all of you can be treated with restorative dentistry at our office in Huntsville, AL. You can be eating naturally and normally again in little time, and your smile can look as good as it ever has.

Tooth fillings and dental crowns are effective ways to fix the problems mentioned above. You can get both at the office of Jennifer Perkins, DDS. Call 256-801-0002 if you have questions or want to make an appointment.

Get Your Fill

Restorative dentistry is a staple of our practice, and tooth fillings have been a staple of restorative care for centuries. Thankfully, modern fillings are a big improvement over the fillings of old.

Historically, people have used metal fillings for a long time. From a functional standpoint, gold and amalgam fillings will restore your ability to bite and chew without pain. While this is still an option, many people would prefer something that looks more natural.

Composite fillings offer the same functional benefits as metal fillings with the added advantage of restoring your smile as well. The resin used to make these fillings can be hardened, polished, and shaded to match the color of your natural teeth. Unlike metal fillings, composite fillings blend in with the rest of your smile.

These kinds of fillings typically involve fewer alterations to your tooth, too. The composite material also bonds to your tooth, providing better support for your tooth structure. With proper care, you can enjoy your filling for many years before it needs to be replaced.

Get Crowned

Some problems require more than a filling to fix, however. This is why dental crowns have been an integral part of restorative care for centuries.

Like fillings, crowns were made of metal for a long time. As a modern dental office, our crowns are made of durable yet natural-looking materials. With proper care, your crown can last for decades.

Crowns also are one of the most versatile services that we provide. Crowns can and have been used to repair worn-down, decayed, cracked, and broken teeth. They also can be used cosmetically for undersized teeth, misshapen teeth, and discolored teeth.

Getting a crown is relatively easy as well. We reshape your tooth to remove the damaged part. This leaves an abutment made up the healthy parts of your tooth to support your crown when it’s ready.

Smile Again

Through restorative dentistry like crowns and fillings, you can give yourself a reason to smile again. We can do these procedures with little or no pain at our office in Huntsville. Our patient-first approach makes your comfort a high priority for everyone at Dr. Perkins’s office. Through a combination of comfort options and dental sedation, we can put your mind at ease and keep you as pain-free as possible during your procedure.

To request an appointment with us, call 256-801-0002 or contact us online.

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