Crowns and Fillings in San Mateo, CA
It can really hurt your self-esteem if your teeth are cracked, broken, damaged, or discolored. This can leave you feeling self-conscious and reluctant to smile. At Powers DDS, we feature a number of solutions to restore damaged and unattractive teeth, including natural-looking crowns, fillings, onlays, and inlays.
Natural-looking Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are prosthetic caps that restore the look, shape, color, and function of a tooth that’s been damaged by trauma or decay.
A crown can also be used to protect and restore a tooth following root canal surgery.
The first step to restoring a tooth with a dental crown is to treat the condition that’s damaging the tooth. Dr. Powers will then use special dental adhesive to attach the crown. We apply our advanced technology to ensure that the crown looks natural, blending in seamlessly with your smile.
If you have one or more dark pits or pockets on your teeth, it could be a sign that you have a cavity that requires treatment. Of course, there are other factors that can cause your teeth to become damaged or discolored, and only a qualified dentist like Dr. Powers can determine the precise cause of your issue.
If your tooth is damaged by decay, a filling is often the best remedy. As the name suggests, fillings are used to fill in damaged areas and prevent further deterioration. This restores the function of the tooth and prevents the decay from spreading to your other teeth.
At our San Mateo Dental Office, we feature durable and attractive tooth-colored fillings made from composite dental resin. They provide a number of advantages over metal fillings.
First of all, composite resin fillings perfectly match the color of your smile, making them virtually invisible. This means you won’t have to feel self-conscious about your smile anymore. Composite fillings are also stronger than metal fillings and they do a better job of protecting you against recurrent decay. Another noticeable advantage is that composite fillings won’t irritate you by conducting heat and cold the way metal fillings do.
Two More Treatment Options: Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are used to repair a tooth when the damage is too extensive to use a dental filling but not severe enough to require a crown. Both inlays and onlays are custom-made to match your smile.
The difference between an inlay and an onlay is that an inlay restores damage that occurs between the cusps of the tooth, while onlays can be used to restore one or more cusps in addition to the area between the cusps. As with a dental crown, an inlay or an onlay is placed after the damage to the tooth has been treated.
Get the Treatment That’s Right for You
If you’re feeling any type of dental pain or discomfort, give us a call right away at 650-666-8380 and we’ll make sure you get the immediate care you need. You can also schedule a personal consultation with one of our dentists, Dr. Jeff Powers or Dr. Diana Powers, if you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of the way your smile looks. We’ll examine your teeth and provide the right treatment to help you achieve your dream smile.