Dental Fillings and Crowns

Dental Fillings and Crowns

Dental Fillings

tooth-colored-fillingsWhen a filling is required, the team at Louisville Dental Associates can provide aesthetic tooth colored/bonded restorations. Closely matched to the color and shape of your surrounding teeth, this procedure protects your teeth while providing a beautiful smile.

After years of use, fillings can start to break down at the edges, which can lead to new decay or weakening of the surrounding tooth structure. If you have received fillings over the years, Dr. Chuck Skinner and Dr. Brian Chudleigh will closely monitor them for any signs of failure.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
Disadvantages of Silver Fillings

Dental Crowns

crown-placement-200x300Our goal at Louisville Dental Associates is to provide dental work that is indiscernible from your natural smile, providing a smile that looks and feels healthy.

Dental crowns are essentially tooth-shaped “caps” that restores the appearance, shape, and strength of a tooth. They are constructed from materials such as high-grade porcelain, ceramic, or porcelain bonded to gold.

Fitting a crown requires two visits to Louisville Dental Associates. Initially, our doctors will get rid of any decay, shape the tooth as needed, and then fit the tooth with a temporary crown.

On the subsequent visit, our doctors will remove the temporary crown, replacing it with a permanent crown. Once adjusted, if necessary, the permanent crown will be cemented into place and you have a new, beautiful-looking tooth.