When you are faced with an oral health emergency, time is of the essence. The faster you are able to begin treatment, the better your long-term dental prognosis will be.
With that in mind, our Tinley Park emergency dentists have compiled this information on dental trauma and treatment. Keep reading to get a better idea of what’s possible with restorative treatment.
Composite Resin Treatments
Composite resin is a completely metal and mercury free dental material that is used to repair, rebuild, and resurface tooth structure. Crafted from a combination of ceramic and plastic compounds, this resin starts off as a soft moldable putty. However, once our dental team cures it, the resin hardens creates a permanent bond with your underlying tooth structure.
Consider composite resin if you want to correct:
- Damaged dental enamel
- Disproportionately short teeth
- Unsightly dental enamel
- Uneven dental alignment
Composite resin bonding is one of the quickest ways to achieve a smile transformation—you’ll see full results after just one appointment.
When it comes to premier dental materials, porcelain is really in a class by itself. Not only does porcelain mimic the appearance of real dental enamel, but it is also strong enough to stand up to the wear and tear of daily life.
You may benefit from receiving restorative porcelain crowns (which rebuild and repair missing tooth structure), porcelain veneers, or a combination of the two treatments. Veneers improve dental aesthetics by covering unattractive enamel with a fresh and clean layer of porcelain.
Generally speaking, patients only need to come in for two or three appointments in order to have their porcelain restorations designed, fitted, and placed.
Perfecting Gum Tissue
If you gum tissue has been damaged, or if you’re smile has simply developed with uneven or poorly balanced tissue, gum tissue refinement can help you improve your smile. Oral tissue shaping doesn’t take long to complete, and it doesn’t require a lengthy post-treatment healing period.
As you can see, there are a number of emergency dental treatments available to you, and many of these treatments are used in combination to deliver optimal results. You can always contact our Orland Park dentists to learn more!