If you suspect that one of your teeth is injured, we can examine it to determine if it requires repair. You should never ignore a chip, scrape, or break, because even if the damage appears superficial, any injury that breaks the protective seal of your tooth’s enamel can expose it to decay or infection. That is why we offer emergency appointment services to repair your smile after any sporting injury or other unexpected harm. We often find that dental damage can be repaired with the help of a composite resin compound. This versatile smile aid is found in fillings, crowns, and other restorative treatments. The ability to color resin to your specific liking means we can blend the material in seamlessly with your smile, helping it appear natural. Unlike amalgam filling material of old, composite resin sets instantly, allowing you to resume eating and drinking after leaving your appointment.
At your Ankeny, IA dental office, we offer restorative services for circumstances where general checkups do not prevent injuries. By routinely examining your smile for signs of wear and tear, we can provide more conservative solutions than waiting for damage to progress to a more painful state. This could mean placing a dental filling rather than having decay advance to the state of a dangerous infection. But whatever state you find your smile in, we will provide a prompt evaluation and treatment schedule to have you feeling healthy as soon as possible.
Removing Decay And Placing A Dental Filling
After your hygienist cleans your smile at your checkups, we inspect the smile for signs of decay that require treatment. We suggest removing and repairing cavities at this same meeting to prevent decay from progressing to a more advanced state. Depending on the scope of your cavities size, we could place a filling to reseal the injured tooth from future decay. By shading your composite filling to match the surrounding teeth’s shade, your smile looks as good as new immediately after removing your decay. Your tooth may feel a bit sensitive in the day or two following treatment, but call our office if any pain lasts longer.
Building Up Your Smile With Composite Resin
We also provide dental bonding procedures to build up lost material on a tooth. This cosmetic procedure can treat problems with discoloration in addition to helping teeth appear more uniform. Our patients enjoy bonding when they have minor chips or lose height in their smile due to consistent grinding.
Talk To Your Ankeny, IA, Dentist About Treating Your Problem Tooth
If you would like to learn more about how we can repair your tooth using composite resin, please contact your Ankeny, IA, dentist’s office at (515) 207-6182 to schedule a visit. After examining your dental injury, we will form a plan for returning your smile’s beauty and function!