Long-lasting restorations for a healthy smile
Tooth-colored/bonded restorations are natural-looking fillings that prevent further tooth decay while replacing lost tooth structure. Composite tooth-colored dental fillings come in a variety of shades to match the color of the actual and surrounding tooth structures, and can generally be placed during one office visit. This bonding procedure can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. We are proudly a mercury-free office.
A dental crown may be required as part of your dental care and treatment in order to repair the damage done to your teeth over the years. Crowns are constructed from such materials as high-grade glass-ceramic, zirconia ceramic, or gold.
Frequently, a crown can be completed in one visit. Dr. Barrett will remove any decay, shape the tooth as needed, and then take a digital impression of the tooth. Your crown will then be designed using our in-office software, milled, and finished. Once any necessary adjustments are completed, the custom crown will be cemented into place to provide you with a new, beautiful-looking tooth the same day!
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is essential to treat an infected tooth. There are three primary reasons why you may need to get a root canal:
- To stop a toothache.
- To prevent bacteria (and pain) from spreading into the jaw.
- To keep your real tooth instead of getting a bridge or a denture.
Avoiding treatment for this condition can lead to more serious oral health problems. When the tissue inside a tooth gets infected with bacteria, it causes the tissue to die and an infection begins.
It is very important to catch this problem before it deteriorates too far. The first step of the procedure is to anesthetize the affected area. The next step is to open the surface of the tooth and determine the length of each canal. Each canal is then cleaned and shaped in preparation for the filling material.
Once each canal is prepared, it is filled with an inert material called gutta percha. The canals are then sealed. The tooth is now ready for a restoration, which is usually a crown. This entire procedure is often completed in two visits.
When you need dental fillings, crowns, root canals, or any dental care in Beaverton, Oregon, please call us today!