Restorative Dentistry – Salt Lake City, UT
Saving Your Teeth for the Future
Teeth that are decayed or badly broken can’t heal themselves. They can, however, be repaired with a dental restoration, so you can continue using them to bite and chew without having to worry about the damage getting worse. Call Sugar House Smiles immediately if you have a damaged tooth that’s in need of repair; the sooner you have it examined by our team, the sooner we can create a treatment plan that will bring your smile back to its full strength with restorative dentistry in Salt Lake City, UT.
Why Choose Sugar House Smiles for Restorative Dentistry?
- Conservative Tooth-Colored Restorations
- In-House Root Canal Therapy Available
- Skilled Father/Daughter Dental Team
Fillings have long been the restoration of choice for fixing small cavities and slightly damaged teeth. While fillings have traditionally been made from metal amalgam, the drawbacks of using such materials (such as leaving a dark spot in your smile or making the tooth sensitive to hot or cold temperatures) have led to dentists embracing tooth-colored fillings instead. A tooth-colored filling is made from a composite resin that can be made to look just like the rest of the tooth. It causes no sensitivity, and it bonds directly with the tooth itself to give it extra strength and support.
Crowns are used when the damage is too a tree large for a filling, such as when a cavity has affected more than 50% of the tooth, or if the enamel has been broken. A crown completely covers the natural tooth to keep it safe from further damage as well as bacteria attacks. It’s shaped like your natural teeth, and it can even be made out of materials such as porcelain and zirconia so that it matches the rest of the smile.
The root canal is the area inside the tooth where the pulp is housed. When the pulp becomes infected, it can threaten the life of the tooth as a whole, and at some point, an extraction is required. But with root canal therapy, we can take out the infected tissue and prevent the tooth from coming to any further harm. This also stops the chronic pain that usually occurs when the tooth’s pulp becomes infected. Fortunately, Dr. Walker has advanced trainign in this are and can perform root canals with precision and ease.