You can break a tooth playing a game, watching from the sidelines, or just walking down the street. You can crack a tooth biting into a popcorn kernel, an unexpected olive pit, or even a piece of ice.
And you could develop tooth decay any day … like more than 90s percent of people will at some point during their lives.
The good news is that you can fix all of these problems with restorative dentistry at the office of Dr. Jerry Farrell in Johnson City, NY. Today we want to take a little time to discuss three restorative services and how they could help you repair your smile.
To make an appointment with us, just call 607-304-3993.
Veneers may be the most versatile service in dentistry. Many times, patients get veneers to correct cosmetic issues, but they can be just as effective at repairing damaged teeth.
If you have a chipped or broken tooth, that can affect how you eat and speak. It also can affect your confidence in your smile.
You can get a veneer to store your tooth to its original shape and size. With a veneer bonded in place, you can eat and speak naturally.
With proper care, your veneer can last for decades. Veneers also can be used to fix one or more teeth at the same time.
You may have heard crown referred to as caps. When a crown is made, it covers the tooth to restore is form and function.
So why might you get a crown? Dental crowns are great for fixing broken, cracked, decayed, and worn-down teeth. If you have any of these issues, we can reshape your tooth to remove the flaws and leave only healthy parts of your tooth to support the crown.
You will also be happy to know that we have an in-house porcelain lab. This means we don’t have to order your crown from somewhere else. We can make your crown right here so you can get your smile back in shape in less time.
For many years, your only option if you had a cavity was a metal filling. From a functional standpoint, gold and amalgam (mercury combined with other metals) fillings did what they were supposed to do. They restored the function of your tooth, and they protected your tooth against further decay.
Today, however, you have an even better option. You can get a tooth-colored filling made from a composite resin instead. This resin also restores the function of your and protects it against more decay. The difference is that when it’s polished and shaded, it blends in with the rest of your smile.
Get Your Smile Back Where It Belongs
When life happens and something hurts your smile, don’t live with those flaws. Fix them by visiting Dr. Jerry Farrell and our team in Johnson City, NY.