Fillings and crowns
When a tooth has a cavity (area of decay) or is fractured, a restoration is needed. Dr. Dern will explain what is needed and why. Whenever possible, he will show you the problem on the dental x-ray or on the monitor utilizing the intraoral camera. If the need is small, then a filling is all that is required. If more than half the tooth is involved, then a crown may be needed. Dr. Dern will explain those options, and if a crown is needed, what are the advantages of the different materials we use today. With over 35 years of experience, Dr. Dern will recommend which type of restoration he believes is the best for you, but will follow your desires whenever possible.