Although we would prefer to keep everyone’s smile pristine and safe from harm, life sometimes can have different plans. Even those who diligently take care of their teeth can suffer from tooth decay and damage, but you don’t have to worry! Dr. Sung-Hee Lee and our team at Sunny Smile Dental can provide treatment solutions that bring back your teeth’s lost structure and appearance. Do you have teeth in need of restorative dentistry in North Dallas, TX? Don’t wait—contact us for an appointment.
If you’ve had a cavity filled in the past, you likely remember the silvery amalgam fillings. Not only were these unappealing to look at, but they often reacted to extreme temperatures and eventually led to cracks in the teeth that they were intended to protect. Fortunately, we don’t use this material. Instead, we use composite resin, a metal-free material that can be shaded to match your teeth’s enamel. With a better seal, tooth-colored fillings prevent future infection and keep the tooth’s natural structure strong.
When a tooth-colored filling isn’t sufficient to bring back a tooth’s strength and function, we can use a dental crown, which covers the remaining structure and keeps bacteria away from the tooth. The porcelain crown is durable, allowing you to bite and chew just as you did before. In addition, these restorations are custom-created to look just like natural teeth. In fact, you may even forget which teeth are prosthetic and which are real!