Do you have one or more teeth that could use a little help? Are they chipped, cracked, broken, decayed, or missing altogether? These are all common oral health problems people face every day, but if left untreated, they can lead to serious consequences for both your oral health and appearance. Fortunately, Dr. Rana can help your smile look and feel like new again thanks to restorative dentistry. Using his artistic eye and the most lifelike materials available today, he can rebuild and replace damaged teeth to make any smile strong and beautiful for years to come.
With a dental crown, Dr. Rana can repair large cavities, rebuild broken teeth, hold a weakened tooth together, and even improve the appearance of misshapen teeth, all using a restoration that simply fits over the top of a natural tooth. He personally designs all of our crowns so they not only restore strength to a tooth but its original shape and appearance as well, creating a result that blends seamlessly into the smile.
And, if a patient is missing one or more teeth in a row, Dr. Rana can use crowns to form a bridge to replace them. Two crowns are positioned on either side of the gap in a patient’s smile, and these are used to support prosthetic teeth to fill it. They enable our team to dramatically improve both the look and function of the smile while also preventing the remaining teeth from shifting into the open space.
In the past, if a patient had a small cavity or slightly damaged tooth, their dentist would use an amalgam filling to repair it. This material is extremely durable, but it has always had a few drawbacks. Namely, the dark grey color makes it instantly stick out in the smile, plus its metallic nature can increase dental sensitivity. Thankfully, we are no longer living in the past, and Dr. Rana now only uses tooth-colored fillings to provide a quick and comfortable cavity solution.
These fillings are made of a composite resin material that comes in a variety of natural shades, helping it blend seamlessly with any color of enamel. And, because they are plastic-based as opposed to metal, they don’t make a tooth more sensitive to hot and/or cold temperatures. Better yet, this material enables Dr. Rana to use smaller and more conservative fillings, helping him better preserve the natural strength and structure of a tooth.