Restorative Dentistry – Goodlettsville, TN
Making Dental Problems Disappear
Do you have a tooth or two that have seen better days? Are certain parts of your smile dealing with decay or painful cracks/chips? If so, know that you can easily get these kinds of problems taken care of here at Goodlettsville Smiles. Using strong and lifelike materials, Dr. McClain can fully repair any tooth to help it look and function like new again, often in just one or two appointments. You don’t have to deal with a compromised smile anymore, so contact us today to schedule an appointment for restorative dentistry in Goodlettsville, TN.
Why Choose Goodlettsville Smiles for Restorative Dentistry?
- All-porcelain restorations available
- Restorations custom-made for every patient
- Partnered with the best local dental labs
What Happens If I Do Nothing?
A minor dental problem like a small cavity or tiny chip might be easy to initially ignore, but that will inevitably change. The teeth can’t heal themselves, and as a result, any decay or damage will just get worse over time. Cavities grow, chipped teeth weaken, and this can lead to increasing pain and dysfunction all the way until the tooth needs to be removed. Fortunately, pretty much any tooth can be repaired with the right restorative care, saving patients the time and expense of needing to get one replaced.
Think of a dental crown as a helmet for your tooth! It fits over the top of a damaged tooth, and Dr. McClain always designs them to look natural and function seamlessly with the rest of a patient’s teeth. She can use a crown to repair a large cavity, heal a broken tooth, and even replace a missing one when paired with a dental implant. The process of designing, making, and placing a dental crown usually takes about two visits to our dental office with a week spent with a temporary crown in between.
Traditional fillings are made of amalgam, giving them a dark gray color that is very easy to notice. They also contain a small amount of mercury, which makes many of our patients feel nervous. To preserve the appearance of our patient’s smiles and give them peace of mind while repairing small cavities, we only use tooth-colored fillings. Made of a plastic-based composite resin, they can be shaded to match any patient’s enamel color so that a restoration looks just like regular dental structure, making it practically disappear within the smile.