Fillings, Sealants, and Crowns
If your tooth becomes damaged from trauma or decay, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need it extracted. We feature three treatments at our practice to strengthen your tooth and protect it from further damage: fillings, sealants, and crowns. Each of these treatments, or a combination of the three, will enhance the health and beauty of your smile.
A filling is a special type of dental resin that we apply to the surface or inner structure of your damaged tooth. The resin is tooth-colored so your filling looks natural and blends in perfectly with your smile.
We use fillings in situations where your enamel has been damaged, such as cracks or deep pits. The flexible resin effectively fills in the space to restore strength and appearance to your tooth.
The enamel layer is your tooth’s primary protection from acids and bacteria. Dental sealants act as an extra coating that encases your tooth and prevents the enamel from wearing away. While regular brushing and flossing are always your best defense against tooth decay, a dental sealant provides an additional safeguard that adds to your security.
Keep in mind that sealants can’t be applied to a tooth that’s already decayed or has a filling.
A dental crown, or cap, is an artificial tooth that we can place over your damaged tooth to restore its appearance. Our crowns are customized to match the exact shape and color of your natural teeth for a stunning appearance. They’re also made from durable porcelain to ensure long-lasting results.
We can use crowns after you undergo root canal therapy or receive a filling to protect your tooth from further damage. They’re also the most common prosthesis used for dental implant restorations.
Visit Dr. Kovacevic Today
If you have any damaged teeth, it’s essential that you seek treatment before the problem grows more severe. Whether you need a filling, sealant, or crown, Dr. Kovacevic will provide the comfortable and effective care you’re looking for.
Contact our practice in Greensburg today and schedule your no-obligation consultation — we look forward to meeting you.