Restorative Dental Care
Getting rid of cavities, tooth decay, and injuries is often just the beginning of treating oral health problems. Many of these issues call for more permanent solutions after they are eradicated. If you need Fillings, Crowns, Root Canals, and Bridges, we can do them! Shelby Family Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, PC offers a full range of restorative dental treatments so your teeth can get back to where they need to be in function and feel.
The most common repair for minor cavities or damage is a filling. During treatment, the decay is removed, and the resulting pit is filled with new material. Depending on your dental needs, we provide both metal and porcelain fillings.
A bridge is made of multiple crowns fused together and can replace one or more consecutively missing teeth. These restorations can fill gaps in your smile and restore full dental function.
Because a dental crown is one of the most effective restorative options available, it may be required when a tooth is severely damaged or has needed a root canal. The original tooth will be reshaped to provide a stable base, and then a crown is placed over the existing structure to protect it from damage. Crowns can also be used to top dental implants to replace a single missing tooth.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays are used to repair moderate tooth decay, a middle step between the treatment power of fillings and crowns. We can repair teeth by attaching the inlay or onlay over the damaged area—both preventing further damage and restoring normal function to the tooth. Because these repairs do not extend as far as a crown, they are often a more affordable option for patients.