At Value Dental Centers Mesa, we care about your smile and overall oral health. Thanks to the latest materials and advanced technology, we offer custom-made dental crowns and fillings at our Mesa, AZ practice. Typically, treatment takes an hour or less. Conveniently located inside the Walmart, we are pleased to provide “Crowns While You Shop.” When you arrive for your appointment, your dentist will first assess your overall oral health and dental damage. Then, they will inform you of about all of your treatment options, helping you choose the one that is most in keeping with your needs. Because we are concerned about your appearance, as well as your dental health, we will make sure that your filling or crown is a near-perfect match to your smile.
Dental Fillings to Repair Tooth Decay
Fillings are one of our more common restorative treatments. This type of restoration can be a great option if you have a mild to moderate toothache brought about by a cavity.
To evaluate the extent of your dental damage, your dentist will first take x-rays. If your practitioner finds a cavity, he or she will numb your tooth. Then your dentist will remove all bacteria and decayed tissue. Finally, he or she will apply your filling in layers, hardening each layer with a curing light. Thanks to this meticulous process, your filling will be firm and long-lasting to prevent any additional decay. As a final step, your dentist will trim off any excess composite and polish your tooth.
At Value Dental Centers Mesa, we avoid using metal fillings. If you have an old gold or amalgam restoration, it may have started to show through your tooth, altering the look of your smile. Our team of professionals uses the latest natural-looking composite. Therefore, we can match your filling to your smile, providing a strong restoration and, at the same time, protecting your overall appearance.
Tooth-Colored Dental Crowns
In more severe cases of dental damage, your dentist will often recommend dental crowns. This type of restoration may be appropriate if:
- Your tooth is cracked or worn
- You have a cavity affecting your entire tooth
- You have dental damage requiring cosmetic restoration
- You require root canal therapy
To prepare your tooth for a crown, your dentist will clean out the bacteria and unhealthy tissue, just as he or she would to place a filling. This process will create a strong bonding service. It will also make more room for the restoration so that it will rest right against your tooth. Next, he or she will take impressions to ensure an accurate and comfortable fit. Thanks to our state-of-the-art chairside milling units, we can create your custom crown here in the office. Your wait time will be approximately one hour, and you can relax in our comfortably furnished treatment rooms. Alternatively, you can browse the store as we create your “Crown While You Shop.” When the restoration is finished, your dentist will attach it with tooth-colored composite resin. Thanks to our state-of-the-art porcelain, your crown will blend beautifully with your smile.
You may notice slight discomfort and sensitivity for a few days after your treatment. Non-prescription pain medication is usually enough to reduce this mild inflammation.
Take the first step to restoring your tooth and the natural sparkle of your smile. Contact Value Dental Centers Mesa for an appointment.