White Fillings & Crowns
At Mission Laser Dentistry in San Juan Capistrano, Dr. Faber treats most smaller cavities composite
resin. Because composite resin is tooth colored they can be closely matched to the color of the existing
teeth. They are more esthetic than silver filling material, and does not cause teeth to fracture-as silver
fillings have been observed to do. Furthermore, composite white fillings are bonded to tooth structure
helping to seal out tooth decay.
Whether the Waterlase is used to remove the tooth decay or a conventional technique is used, composite resin is the material of choice in most cases.
Reasons for composite fillings:
- Chipped teeth
- Closing space between two teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Worn teeth
Composite filling procedure:
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, the decay is removed;
the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and prepared before a new filling is placed. If the decay is near the nerve
of the tooth, a special medication is applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be
precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape, color and function.
It is often normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed. This
will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling. You will be given home care
instructions at the conclusion of your treatment at Mission Laser Dentistry. Good oral hygiene practices,
eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.
When a tooth is broken, extensively decayed or previously treated, a crown may be the only
way to restore it adequately. A crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface
restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that
cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
At Mission Laser Dentistry in San Juan Capistrano, Dr. Faber uses a variety of porcelain and
ceramic technologies to ensure that your crown is lifelike in appearance and function. Some of
our patients crowns are made using CAD/CAM technologies in a milling dental laboratory. The
resultant crown may be the strongest, most biocompatible and natural looking dental
restorations known to mankind.
No matter what technique is used to make your crown, be assured that Dr. Faber and Mission Laser Dentistry places a premium on the natural appearance of your dental work.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken or Fractured Teeth
- Cosmetic Enhancement
- Decayed Teeth
- Fractured Fillings
- Large Fillings
- Tooth has a Root Canal
Porcelain crown procedure:
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment includes taking several highly accurate molds or impressions used to create your custom crown. A mold is also used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.