Restorative Dentistry – Cincinnati, OH
Remedying Damaged or Hurting Smiles
Even if you’re adamant about brushing and flossing every day and attending regular dental checkups, you’re still likely to deal with a broken or decayed tooth from time to time. Fortunately, Dr. Ejaz Lakhani has many options for remedying damaged or hurting smiles with restorative dentistry. Our team at Fresh Dental will make sure that your smile looks and feels brand-new. Schedule your appointment by giving us a call today!
Why Choose Fresh Dental for Restorative Dentistry?
- Completely Metal-Free Dental Crowns & Fillings
- Digital Scans for Putty-Free Impressions
- Same-Day Emergency Visits for Patients in Pain
Metal amalgam fillings used to be the standard for replacing enamel that had been damaged by tooth decay, but luckily, that’s no longer the case thanks to tooth-colored fillings. They’re made from composite resin, a strong yet malleable material that bonds directly to the enamel, allowing Dr. Lakhani to place it without altering nearly as much of your tooth’s natural structure. And, as the name suggests, the resin is color-matched to blend in with the overall tooth for seamless results.
Sometimes, a tooth may be broken or decayed to such an extent that fillings can’t repair it. In these cases, we may place a “cap” called a dental crown. The crown encases the entire visible section of a tooth, essentially becoming the tooth’s new outer surface. As a result, the tooth is strengthened and protected from future damage. Since we use porcelain or zirconia for our crowns, your tooth will look like it was never broken to begin with.
In the center of every tooth is a bundle of nerve-filled tissue known as the dental pulp. When decay or injury causes an infection in the pulp, a truly monstrous toothache can occur. To relieve this pain and save the tooth from needing extraction, Dr. Lakhani can perform root canal therapy, which involves removing and replacing the diseased pulp. Don’t worry about pain; modern anesthetic techniques make root canals about as comfortable as simple fillings.
Naturally, Dr. Lakhani will do everything in his power to preserve the pearly whites you were born with, but in certain circumstances, the best course of treatment for your oral health is to remove a tooth. A severely injured, decayed, or infected tooth may put the rest of your smile at risk. Our team will be gentle every step of the way, and with local anesthesia, you should barely feel anything during your tooth extraction.
If you’ve suffered from a major oral injury or you haven’t seen a dentist in years, you might have multiple teeth that need serious repair or even replacement. Dr. Lakhani is here to help you rebuild your smile in a judgment-free environment, and he does so by combining various restorative and/or cosmetic procedures. Known as full-mouth reconstruction, this customized treatment plan can help you regain a functional, confident grin no matter the current condition of your teeth.