It’s a fact of life that oral bacteria find a way into the deepest cracks and crevices of our teeth and mouth and cause havoc. Additionally, dental injuries happen, leaving teeth badly damaged and at risk of developing an infection. When a tooth develops a cavity, or a tooth is so cracked it exposes the pulp, you need restorative dentistry in Gainesville, GA that you can rely on. The services we provide at Lifetime Dental are more than capable of restoring your tooth to the fullest, so don’t hesitate to give us a call if you need to have your smile repaired!
Unlike the traditional amalgam fillings of the past, tooth-colored fillings make use of composite resin to restore teeth damaged by cavities, without resorting to the use of metal materials. Silver amalgam, which has been the standard for many years, gives off an unsightly color and even causes more damage to teeth over time as the metal expands and contracts in response to temperature. In just one appointment, we can replace your silver fillings and provide a more natural-looking solution for damaged teeth.
In the event that your tooth is too damaged for a single filling, we can design and create a permanent dental crown that covers and strengthens the tooth. Dental crowns are designed to restore damaged teeth, whether due to tooth decay or as a result of physical trauma. Our dental crowns are made with all-ceramic materials, ensuring that your custom-made restoration look no different than your natural teeth.
In the past, you would have to wait at least two weeks before you could get your permanent crown placed. This meant you had to wear a temporary crown, which could fall off if you didn’t take the necessary precautions. With our same-day crown technology from CEREC, you don’t need a temporary crown, and you can receive your permanent crown the same day of your appointment! In just one hour, our in-house digital impression scanner and milling machine can capture a 3D image of your prepped tooth and produce a durable restoration that fits over your damaged tooth exactly!
When multiple teeth are missing, it’s best to replace them as soon as possible to prevent neighboring teeth from shifting out of place. Through dental bridges, which are more complex restorations made up of multiple crowns, you can do precisely that and more. Whether you recently had teeth extracted or you’ve been living with tooth loss for many years, it’s never too late to make your smile complete and improve your quality of life in the process.