If you worry about the appearance of your smile following certain dental procedures, such as a root canal, then you can rest assured there are great ways to keep your smile appearing natural. For example, you can choose a ceramic dental crown after a root canal procedure. Read on for more ways to keep your smile looking natural after dental work.
For decades, dentists have used metal amalgam fillings to cover and protect cavities. Often, these types of fillings would have been placed on any tooth regardless of its position or appearance. However, the dentistry community has introduced composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, to help create realistic, sturdy applications to cover cavities. Composite fillings are made of a tooth-colored resin that is applied to the affected area. Your smile will remain the same color whenever you have a cavity treated with composite fillings.
If you have received a root canal procedure, then you will likely need a crown placed over the tooth to keep it protected from infection. You have many material choices available for a dental crown, such as gold and ceramic. Ceramic and porcelain-to-gold dental crowns are the best choices to keep your smile natural and white following a root canal procedure. These options are typically customized to the color of your tooth to maintain the natural appearance of your smile.
Consider professional teeth whitening before receiving a dental procedure such as a crown or tooth-colored filling. Crowns and fillings are customized to your tooth color, but they do not change color during the whitening procedure. Also, while the degree of whitening that occurs cannot be reliably predicted it is generally sufficient to be noticeable and can be repeated in the future.
Keep your smile and dental health fresh and free of complications by choosing the expert staff of Manela Dental. We offer a variety of dental procedures to create the smile of your dreams. Please call our Tucson office at (520) 744-2039 to schedule an appointment.