Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Family Dental is proud to offer tooth-colored fillings and dental crowns in a range of aesthetic materials to treat tooth decay and damage and restore healthy, functional smiles. Our team is committed to utilizing the latest technology and techniques to deliver restorations that look and function just like your natural teeth. Visit our Cottage Grove office to experience restorative dentistry at its best!
What Are Dental Fillings?
Nearly everyone will experience tooth decay at some point. Dental fillings are restorations we typically use to treat teeth with small to mid-sized cavities, restoring their health, form, and function. Signs you have a cavity include a visible dark hole in a tooth, a toothache, or sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures.
Silver amalgam was the only material available to repair cavities in the past. While these metal fillings are incredibly durable, they do not offer a cosmetic option to restore decayed teeth because of their silver color. Moreover, the material is notorious for causing tooth cracks and fractures over time, and many people aren’t comfortable with the mercury content.
At Wisconsin Family Dental, we maintain mercury and amalgam-free environment. We’re pleased to offer tooth-colored composite fillings, a highly aesthetic and durable option to repair cavities. Once in place, your new filling will look and feel just like your natural tooth enamel!
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns or caps are tooth-shaped restorations that cover the entire visible surfaces of damaged teeth, restoring their strength and natural appearance. They offer an excellent solution for repairing teeth with extensive damage and not enough healthy tooth structure remaining to support large fillings.
Aside from restoring severely decayed or damaged teeth, dental crowns are used for many purposes. Dr. Behling may recommend a crown to protect a tooth after root canal therapy, repair a tooth worn due to nighttime grinding (bruxism), alleviate discomfort due to cracked tooth syndrome, and restore one or more missing teeth by supporting dental bridges or covering dental implants. Dental crowns also offer a cosmetic dentistry solution that effectively improves the size, color, shape, or appearance of teeth.
At Wisconsin Family Dental, we’re pleased to offer crowns in the best materials available, including the following:
- Same-Day CEREC Crowns: Our same-day crowns utilize CAD/CAM technology to create virtual models of your teeth. Our onsite milling machine will carve out your restoration from a single ceramic block, all in one appointment!
- All-Porcelain Crowns: All-porcelain dental crowns, sometimes referred to as all-ceramic crowns, provide an incredibly natural color and texture match to your natural teeth. These metal-free restorations are ideal for repairing teeth that are visible when you smile.
- Zirconia Crowns: Zirconia crowns, made of zirconium oxide, are highly durable and practically indestructible. The translucent material is closely color and texture-matched to your natural teeth, delivering exceptional results.
- E-Max Crowns: These highly aesthetic crowns are made of lithium disilicate ceramic, a material known for its durability and translucent properties. E-Max crowns provide a superior color and texture match to the surrounding teeth, with unmatched results.
Which Type of Restoration Is Right for You?
Dr. Behling will evaluate your smile’s unique concerns and recommend the type of restoration that is best for you. The goal is to use the most conservative treatment option to restore your smile’s function and aesthetics while lowering the risk of future tooth damage.
Dental Restorations Near Me in Cottage Grove, WI
At Wisconsin Family Dental, restoring a damaged tooth and maintaining your healthy smile are always our top priorities. We are committed to creating quality, durable restorations utilizing cutting-edge technology and the best-in-line materials. Our gentle approach to dentistry and Theo, our snuggle-ready dog, will ensure your time with us is comfortable, positive, and free of stress.