You’ve seen it, but you aren’t sure what to do about it. There’s a spot on one of your teeth. It can feel a little sensitive at times.
You know you should go to the dentist. Once you know what the issue is, you can take steps to fix it. The question is which restorative dental service is right for you. You should know that waiting longer to get help is more likely to lead to a more complex solution.
Taking care of a problem early at Oakmont Advanced Dentistry is your best solution for restoring your smile. Call 412-828-3311 today to make an appointment as soon as you are able.
Fill It In
That dark spot on your tooth may be a cavity in the early stages. In that case, we would recommend coming to our Oakmont, PA dental office for a tooth filling .
In the past, metal fillings (gold and amalgam) were the standard treatment for this problem. They are still effective at doing two things — restoring the function of your tooth and protecting against more decay.
At the same time, many people would prefer a filling that matches the color of their natural smiles. This way, you can get the benefits mentioned above and regain your smile as well.
Repairing your tooth probably isn’t going to make you feel like royalty. However, a dental crown can give you back a natural smile and the ability to eat the foods that you love. Modern dental crowns are made with ceramics that mimic the appearance of real teeth.
At one time, getting a crown was an extensive process. It required multiple visits to the dentist, wearing a temporary crown, and waiting for a dental lab to create your permanent crown.
Thanks to our CEREC technology, you can get a crown in a matter of a few hours at our office. After taking a digital scan of your teeth, computer-aided design software guides our in-office milling machine. This turns a ceramic cube into a replacement for your damaged tooth while protecting it from more harm.
Root Out The Problem
If the infection has gotten too deep into your tooth, you may already be feeling the pain of a toothache. This happens when bacteria causes pulp (the soft tissue at the center of a tooth) to become inflamed.
To end this problem, you are likely to need a root canal treatment. This is done to remove the infected tissue. Then we fill the tooth and cap it. When all is said and done, you can bite and chew without pain, and you can smile naturally again, too.
Act Now To Save Your Smile
In our experience, it’s much better for you to take care of tooth decay sooner rather than later. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to need more extensive care.