Knoxville Dentist Explains Restorative Dentistry

Did you know that about 99 out of every 100 people will need restorations on their teeth at least once in their lifetimes? For most people, tooth decay is inevitable. Fortunately, your Knoxville dentist can restore and protect your teeth from further damage with biocompatible restorations such as white crowns and fillings. Dr. Jim Erpenbach and…

Did you know that about 99 out of every 100 people will need restorations on their teeth at least once in their lifetimes? For most people, tooth decay is inevitable. Fortunately, your Knoxville dentist can restore and protect your teeth from further damage with biocompatible restorations such as white crowns and fillings. Dr. Jim Erpenbach and our team explain the different types of dental restorations and their benefits.

Metal-Free Fillings in Knoxville

To avoid any potential complications with amalgam fillings that contain metals such as mercury, Dr. Erpenbach opts for biocompatible, white fillings that inconspicuously address small amounts of tooth decay. These types of fillings are made from composite resin and are strong enough to endure chewing, biting, and crushing food.

Knoxville White Crowns

Dr. Erpenbach places white crowns made from durable and natural-looking ceramics. Crowns, sometimes called caps, are placed over the visible portion of the tooth above the gum line. Dr. Erpenbach uses crowns to restore damaged, cracked, and extensively decayed teeth. Your ceramic crowns will be custom-made in a dental laboratory and will seamlessly match the natural color of your teeth.

White Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are restorations that restore more tooth structure than a filling but less than that of a crown. Like crowns, onlays and inlays are custom made restorations and are commonly fabricated from ceramics. Inlays are bonded to the biting surfaces of teeth in between the cusps. Onlays may cover one or more cusps and extend down the side of a tooth.

When Dr. Erpenbach performs restorative dental procedures, he tries to keep as much of his patients’ natural teeth as possible. Because your oral health is important to our team, we strive to restore tooth function without compromising your tooth structure and the appearance of your smile. To schedule an appointment, contact our Knoxville dentist office at (865) 240-2035. We serve patients from West Knoxville and the Bearden area of Knoxville.

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