Restore your smile conservatively
Are you suffering from a broken, chipped, cracked, or decayed tooth or teeth? At the office of Dr. Muse and Dr. Moss, we can restore your damaged tooth with composite build outs.
What are Composite Build Outs?
A composite build out is a more conservative solution compared to a crown for teeth that are broken, chipped, cracked, or decayed. In order to prepare a tooth for a crown placement, a significant amount of healthy tooth structure must be removed to make room for the crown. With composite build outs, this alternative bonding technique requires less of the healthy tooth structure to be removed.
What are the benefits of Composite Build Outs?
The great thing about composite build outs as an alternative to a crown is, as mentioned above, that they require less of the healthy tooth structure to be removed. Keeping your healthy tooth structure in tact is always ideal. In the case that your oral health goes south in the future – i.e. further decay – we will have more healthy tooth structure to work with, and hopefully can avoid a potential extraction that might be necessary with a crown. Other benefits of composite build outs include:
- Less removal of healthy tooth structure
- Placed in a single appointment
- More conservative in nature
Old Leaking Silver Filling
After Removal with Decay
Restored with Composite
If you are interested in a composite build out as an alternative to a porcelain crown, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (337) 446-2397, or request a consultation online.