When damage occurs to your tooth enamel, normally in the form of cavities, our dentist may suggest a dental filling. Dental fillings are designed to restore the strength and vitality of a tooth after all decay has been removed. In the past, a variety of materials were used for dental fillings, including amalgam and gold. Today, Dr. Blake Lawlor is pleased to offer white fillings, also known as composite or tooth-colored fillings.
Made from composite resin, a durable plastic, white fillings offer multiple advantages when compared to other types of dental fillings in Wichita, Kansas. White fillings bond naturally with your tooth structure, providing extra strength and durability for a long-lasting solution. We are also able to match the color of composite resin used to your original tooth enamel. This allows you to keep a beautiful and natural aesthetic.
If you are interested in learning more about white fillings and how they can benefit your smile, we encourage you to contact our dental office today and schedule a time to come and meet with us. We would be happy to answer all of your questions and help you start the process to strengthen your smile. We hope to hear from you soon.
Crowns & Bridges
A crown or cap is a restoration that is placed over a tooth that has lost a lot of its structure. There are several types of crowns, ranging from full-porcelain to full-metal crowns. Dr. Blake Lawlor will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each type so that you can determine which type is best for you.
Crowns can also be used to anchor a dental bridge in place. A dental bridge is an appliance that is used to close the gaps caused by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are designed to be cosmetically appealing and to restore the proper occlusion, or bite. Like crowns, bridges are made of various materials, including porcelain and metals. Bridges are bonded to the surrounding teeth and they can only be removed by a dentist.
These restorations are created to match the color, height, texture, and overall appearance of your teeth. Most crowns and bridges will last for life. They only need to be replaced if they become loose or fall out. Practicing proper oral hygiene and visiting our dentist regularly will prolong the durability of your crown or bridge.
To schedule a visit and to learn more about crowns and bridges in Wichita, Kansas, contact our dental office today.