If you have a tooth that is discoloured, has been broken, is damaged due to decay, or contains a large filling, then a crown could be a good option to improve the appearance of this. A crown is simply something that we place over the top of your existing tooth to help it blend in better. Your crown will be custom-made to your tooth and will match your other teeth as best as possible. An impression of the tooth is taken that needs restoring, and that will be sent to the dental lab so that your crown can be created. Your dentist Coorparoo will then prep the tooth, and fit it securely on top.
This treatment can be beneficial if you are looking for cosmetic treatments to cover imperfections on your tooth/teeth. It can sometimes be embarrassing having a tooth that is decayed or discoloured, and getting a crown is a good way of helping to cover this.
If you need a filling for your tooth, we can choose a more cosmetic option, where instead of using metal material, a white filling material is used. This allows the shade to be adjusted to match your tooth, so it blends in nicely. The filling is made out of a hardy material meaning that it can withstand the forces in your mouth when you chew.
Another general dentistry treatment that can be offered is root canal treatment, which helps with clearing out any infections or bacteria that are harming your tooth. Your Coorparoo dentist will start off by giving you a local anaesthetic to ensure that there is minimal discomfort throughout the procedure. They will then prepare the tooth with a laser or drill to allow access to the root canal system. It is important that this treatment is carried out as soon as an infection is noticed as if left it can lead to it spreading and damaging the surrounding teeth.
Sometimes, damage to your teeth can be unrepairable, and this is when you need an extraction to protect the surrounding teeth and gums. This could be due to gum disease, tooth decay, infection, a broken tooth and more. This is a routine procedure that is done regularly and doesn’t take long to do. Your dentist in Coorparoo may have to take an x-ray before they do the procedure depending on the severity of your case. Once you have been given the right level of anaesthetic/have been sedated, they will proceed with the extraction. They have the right equipment and a professional environment to extract teeth very quickly, so there is nothing to worry about.
Another common thing that is dealt with regularly is chipped teeth, as even with the best care, your teeth can become chipped from accidents. When your teeth are weakened by decay, the risk is a lot higher of you chipping your teeth from doing things such as eating hard foods. There are a number of ways that this can be helped, and sometimes if it is a small chip, it can be repaired in one visit. Sometimes, you may require more extensive treatment as having a chipped tooth not only puts that tooth at risk of weakening but puts the surrounding teeth at risk too.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.