Teeth are incredibly strong because there is no other material in the body that is more durable than tooth enamel. While teeth can withstand the regular chewing, biting, and grinding you perform on a regular basis, they still need to be taken care of daily. Failing to do so only puts them at risk of chipping, cracking, and even breaking while still in your jaw. In the event that your teeth are damaged, you’re going to want a dentist who keeps esthetics in mind just as much as he does function. That’s where Dr. Eric Tolliver comes in. To get your smile restored, give our dental office a call for skilled services for restorative dentistry in Springfield, MO!
The moment a tooth is damaged is the same moment when your neighboring teeth begin to respond. Even if a tooth isn’t completely removed, teeth will begin to shift into the open space left behind as a result of your damaged tooth. Furthermore, damaged teeth do not get better on their own, which means they will only break down further as time goes on. Chewing food will become more difficult as your affected teeth experience more sensitivity and discomfort.
When a tooth becomes structurally unsound due to cracking or too many fillings, crowns can make a tooth functional again. Each crown is customized to fit over your damaged tooth, assuring optimal protection from oral bacteria. They also prevent the tooth from breaking apart further, which is inevitable without a proper restoration. We make sure to use ceramics that actually match your existing tooth enamel, so the crown looks natural in our smile.
Do you have silver fillings that you wish were not visible in your smile? Do you need to have teeth restored with fillings but want to avoid placing metal in your mouth? At Galleria Dental of Springfield, our goal is to help you achieve esthetics and function that you can feel confident about. With tooth-colored fillings, which are made from composite resin, you don’t have to choose between long-term protection and your smile’s appearance.
While they are uncommon, there are cases where many teeth require extensive repair and restoration. If you have multiple damaged teeth, either as a result of longstanding decay or dental injury, a full-mouth reconstruction can restore your smile from top to bottom. Dr. Tolliver will create a comprehensive treatment plan that meets all of your individual needs. His expertise in cosmetics are sure to give you the confidence you need to undergo treatment and smile once again.