When a tooth develops decay due to bacteria, the affected tooth structure must be removed. We replace the lost tooth structure with a white filling material that is hard like the tooth and can be shaped to fit with your natural bite.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns, sometimes referred to as caps, are used when a large amount of tooth structure has been lost. In order to prevent the tooth from breaking and requiring extraction, we place a crown over the tooth to provide protection from further deterioration.