Restorative Dentistry – Olympia, WA
Restore and Enhance Your Smile
Teeth are very strong, but they are not immune to damage. Decay, accidents, and even just the passage of time can leave their mark after a while, leading to cracked or otherwise damaged teeth that need to be fixed with a filling or crown. At Capital City Smiles, our restorations are made to be both beautiful and functional; if your smile is in need of repair, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chong today.
Have you ever had silver fillings? Then you know how distracting it can be to have a dark piece of metal in the middle of your smile. Tooth-colored fillings, as you might expect, are much more attractive since they can be made to resemble your natural enamel. At the same time, the materials used to make them are still durable enough to withstand repeated biting and chewing, and they help support the natural structure of the tooth.
Not all damage can be fixed with a filling. Badly decayed or broken teeth should be repaired with a crown, which is a cap that’s designed to perfectly fit over a natural tooth. Doing so strengthens and protects the overall dental structure, and it also seals out the bacteria that could cause an infection. If you want a crown that blends in with your natural teeth, call our office to ask Dr. Chong about getting a dazzling, lifelike zirconia crown.
Root canal therapy is used to treat infected teeth that are in a lot of pain. The procedure revolves around the removal of the pulp inside of the tooth; once it has been taken out along with any harmful bacteria, we will fill the tooth with a biocompatible material and restore it with a crown to protect it. Contrary to what many people believe, root canal therapy is actually used to stop pain, not cause it. At the end of the procedure, you’ll find relief from the tooth pain that has been plaguing you for so long.
There are many ways to salvage a damaged tooth, but some injuries are beyond the point where they can be repaired. Furthermore, a severe tooth infection can reach the point where it could spread beyond the roots into the rest of the body. In situations like this where keeping the tooth will only lead to bigger problems, we can perform an extraction. Once the tooth has been removed as comfortably as possible, you can have it replaced with a custom restoration.