Restorative Dentistry – St Johns, FL
Reclaim Your Fully Functional Smile
Chipped, cracked, broken, and decayed teeth need to be treated and repaired as soon as possible. Otherwise, the damage will only get worse, and over time you might not be able to speak, bite, and chew properly. In the worst-case scenario, ignoring a damaged tooth can result in infection and extraction. Get in touch with Dr. Cohen as soon as possible to learn more about how fillings, dental crowns, and other options for restorative dentistry in our St. Johns, FL dental office can help you regain a strong, healthy smile.
Why Choose Julington Creek Family Dentistry for Restorative Dentistry?
- Tooth-Colored Fillings That Blend Right In
Composite fillings are tooth colored fillings that are very durable and are made to match the color of your natural tooth. Dr. Cohen uses these fillings to stop tooth decay from getting worse. Tooth decay results when plaque bacteria in the mouth use sugar and starch to break down tooth enamel and cause cavities in the teeth. Such cavities can be painful and, if left untreated, can result in a myriad of health problems including infection, abscess, and tooth loss.
A crown is used to cover a tooth and bring it back to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are placed when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings won’t solve the problem. If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks so the damage doesn’t get worse. Crowns are also used to support a large filling when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining.