Did you know that your Independence, MO, dentist can offer repair for tooth decay, infection and even common esthetic issues in just one sitting? From single visit crowns to root canals and more, we can provide quality treatment in just one appointment. Find out more about our lifelike treatments and long-lasting restorations, and when you should contact our team for treatment.
Tooth Decay and Dental Infection
A cavity develops when harmful bacteria makes contact with your dentin, the sensitive inner tooth structure usually protected by the outer enamel. However, should the enamel become weakened as a result of poor oral hygiene habits and plaque buildup, or if an injury chips or cracks a tooth, then a cavity could form. As the issue grows worse, toothaches may develop and eventually, the decay could reach the pulp and lead to a painful infection. Treating your infection is crucial, as lack of treatment could mean the tooth requires extraction to prevent infection from reaching surrounding teeth or the jawbone itself!
Fillings and Root Canal Treatments
Fortunately, we have two options to address these issues in a single sitting. For people with a cavity, a filling may be placed. Instead of using metal, we can create the filling material from a special mixture of glass and acrylic, which can be shaded to match the color of your tooth. We administer anesthetic, remove the decay, and then clean the tooth before applying the material. We will sculpt and mold the tooth as we cure the composite resin under light. Finally, we polish the tooth, halting decay in one visit.
If a tooth is infected, then again we administer an anesthetic. Now, we open the tooth and remove the infected tissue from within. We fill the tooth with a restorative material and then cap it with a crown. Using advanced CAD/CAM technology, our team can create and place a custom crown in one visit, so you leave with a repaired and lifelike tooth!
Other Single Visit Treatment Options
If you have stained teeth, we can offer whitening in one visit. Dental bonding and contouring can be used to repair minor damage and mask other esthetic issue in one visit, such as misshapen teeth, gaps in the smile, worn down teeth, or severe discoloration. If you have any questions, then please contact our team today schedule your next appointment!
Does Your Smile Need Restorative Care?
We want to help you obtain a healthy smile and avoid serious complications with single-visit treatment options. For more information on our cosmetic and restorative treatments, then schedule a consultation by contacting Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808. We also proudly serve patients who live in Grain Valley, Liberty, and all surrounding communities.