Damaged teeth can impact your appearance, your ability to eat, and your self-esteem. Furthermore, untreated damage can lead to additional problems. Fortunately, at Designing Smiles in Roseville, MN, Dr. Deborah Fung offers complete restorative care.
Dr. Fung takes great care when crafting dental restorations. Our state-of-the-art technology, such as digital scanners, also helps to ensure a realistic fit and appearance.
Dental crowns completely cover damaged teeth. Shaped like natural teeth, they are crafted from tooth-colored materials, and Dr. Fung will select a shade that matches your smile.
Dr. Fung may recommend a crown for any of the following reasons:
In the past, it always took at least two appointments, spaced several weeks apart, to place a crown. Today, thanks to CEREC technology, Dr. Fung can prep your tooth, design, fabricate, and place your restoration all in one office visit! You will leave the office with a fully restored smile. You may experience some slight sensitivity, but this should subside after a few days, leaving you free to eat and speak normally.
If you have a small to medium-sized cavity, Dr. Fung will likely recommend a filling. We are proud to offer composite, tooth-colored fillings. Unlike the metal fillings of the past, composite will never show through teeth or give them a dark tint. The material also contains far less mercury, reducing the risks of mercury exposure. And, unlike metal, composite does not expand or contract when the temperature changes.
Root canal therapy is most often used for an infected tooth, although Dr. Fung may also perform this treatment if you have a severely cracked tooth. During a root canal, or endodontic treatment, the dentist will excise bacteria and decayed tissue. She will also clean the root canals. Then, after filling your tooth with a rubber-like substance, she will place a custom crown.
Many patients are quite apprehensive about root canal therapy. But thanks to Dr. Fung’s expertise and our technology, our treatment involves minimal discomfort. If you are still experiencing anxiety, however, we can provide nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation to help you relax.
Extraction is always a last resort, recommended only when a tooth is too severely damaged to save. If you do require tooth removal, Dr. Fung will carefully plan the procedure to minimize discomfort and recovery time. She will also suggest an appropriate tooth replacement option, such as a bridge or a dental implant. Because she both places and restores dental implants, you can undergo all steps of your treatment under one roof.
Don’t ignore dental damage. Contact us to enjoy a healthy and renewed smile. You can reach Designing Smiles online, or you can call us at (651) 636-2143.
Though we are located in Roseville, we serve patients from many of the surrounding communities, including Arden Hills, Shoreview, New Brighton, St. Paul, and Minneapolis.