When you get a papercut or a bruise after a bad fall, the body starts working to heal itself right away. However, tooth enamel does not operate in the same way. The fact is once enamel breaks down, decays, chips, or fractures, it won’t be able to restore itself. With tooth-colored dental crowns and fillings from Dr. Tijerina, we can save your teeth and give them a second chance, rather than simply extract them. Give our dental office a call today to get started with restorative dentistry in McAllen, TX!
If you’ve had dental fillings placed in the past, you should know that the fillings of today do not have to be made from silver amalgam in order to be protected. With tooth-colored composite resin, we can not only retain more of your natural tooth enamel when filling cavities, but make sure the filling blends in perfectly with your tooth. Additionally, you won’t have to worry about your filling causing discomfort when you consume hot or cold foods.
Whether you have a tooth damaged by significant decay or from physical injury, you shouldn’t have to extract the tooth outright. Customized dental crowns from our dental office can be used to cover the damaged portions of your teeth and bring back their normal function. Crowns are so versatile that they are even used to replace teeth through dental bridges, dentures and dental implants. When you take proper care of them, they should last 10 to 15 years with relative ease.
For patients who are experiencing severe toothaches or who have drastic dental damage and decay, we offer pain-free root canal therapy. Although this treatment has been widely misconceived as one you should be scared of, many of our patients are happier after they’ve had it because it’s able to cure painful toothaches and help them keep their natural tooth instead of having it extracted. If you’re experiencing any common signs of a tooth infection, such as a pimple-like bump on the gums or a severe and persistent toothache, contact our office immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.