Restorative Dentistry – Merrillville, IN
Keeping Damaged Teeth Safe
When a tooth is broken in an accident or has become decayed due to the buildup of harmful bacteria, you will need a professional’s help to rebuild it. With a high-quality dental restoration, you’ll be able to keep using the injured tooth for years to come – even a lifetime in many cases! Our dental restorations are made out of natural-looking materials, meaning the affected tooth won’t draw unwanted attention. Please contact United Dental Centers of Merrillville today if you’d like more information about our treatment options for restorative dentistry in Merrillville.
Why Choose United Dental Centers of Merrillville for Restorative Dentistry?
- Realistic, Long-Lasting Dental Materials
- Dentists with Decades of Experience
- Diagnoses Made with the Latest Dental Technology
We can repair teeth that are too damaged for fillings with a personalized cap-like restoration called a dental crown. We can make dental crowns out of many different kinds of materials, including gold, porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, and zirconia. Depending on the kind of crown you get, we may be able to shade it so that it matches the color of your other teeth, making it much harder to tell that you’ve had dental work done.
Older dental fillings were made out of silver, tin, and other metals. However, modern dentistry has replaced this type of restoration with safer, more attractive composite resin fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings. We can personalize your filling so that it’s the same shade as your enamel, meaning it can be made to look like a natural part of the dental structure. Repairing small cavities with fillings can help protect your tooth from further decay and infection.
Not every tooth is salvageable; some are so badly damaged that they could put your other teeth at risk unless they’re removed. We can extract your problematic teeth while helping you stay calm and comfortable. Then, we can restore your smile by filling in the gap with a personalized tooth replacement solution. Bear in mind that we will only recommend removing and replacing the tooth when there are no other options.