A white filling is used to repair a tooth that has become compromised because of tooth decay, fractures or cracks. White fillings (or composite fillings) are matched closely to the color of your natural teeth in order to provide the most aesthetically-pleasing result possible.
Our dentists can place white fillings in just a single appointment at our Meriden, CT dental practice. During your visit, our dentist will remove the compromised portion of the tooth, clean the remaining healthy tooth, and place the composite filling. When in place, your white filling will look and feel like a part of your natural tooth. If you would like to learn more about white fillings or other treatments we offer, we invite you to give us a call soon.
Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown (or cap) is a restoration that our dentists use to restore teeth that have significant damage including fractures or decay, or teeth that have recently undergone a root canal treatment. A crown will completely encase the tooth, effectively strengthening and protecting the tooth and restoring it to an ideal size and shape. Crowns can also be made out of tooth-colored material such as porcelain or porcelain-covering metal to give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
A fixed bridge is a permanent appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are an effective option for those who are missing teeth because they restore the function of the bite and improve the aesthetic appeal of the smile.
A bridge or a crown could be just what you need to improve the health, function, and beauty of your smile. If you would like to learn more about crowns, bridges, or restorative dentistry, please call Hergott Dental Associates in Meriden, CT soon.
Another treatment option for those who are missing teeth is the denture. Dentures are removable appliances and come in several styles, including complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when a person is missing all of their natural teeth while partial dentures are used for those who still have some of their natural teeth remaining.
Both complete dentures and partials are important in helping to keep the mouth and any remaining teeth in good form. If you are missing teeth, we invite you to call Hergott Dental Associates in Meriden, CT and schedule your consultation with our dentist. We can help you discover how best to restore function and beauty to your smile.
Root Canal Treatment
When a tooth’s inner nerve becomes affected by infection or decay, our dentist may recommend root canal treatment to restore health and function to the tooth. Root canals usually require two appointments at our Meriden, CT dental practice. Following the procedure, the dentist may place a crown to protect the weakened tooth against further damage or decay.
Root canals are an effective treatment that can bring health and function back to your mouth. If you are interested in learning more about restorative dentistry and how it can improve your oral health, we invite you to give our office a call soon.
TMD (temporomandibular disorder) is actually a group of disorders that affect the TMJ – the joint that connects the skull and the lower jaw. TMD can be caused by a variety of factors, including clenching the jaw, grinding the teeth, arthritis, stress, poor posture, and illness. Signs of TMD disorders include jaw pain, bite problems, migraines, earaches, toothaches, and “locked” jaw.
Because TMJ disorders can be caused by many different factors, treatment is individualized. During your consultation with our Meriden, CT dentist, you will discuss which treatment options are right for you. We invite you to contact our office today to schedule your next appointment so we can begin relieving your TMJ pain.