Dental damage and decay are common oral health problems that we treat often, here at Hyland Dental. We use the highest quality of dental materials and advanced technology to craft natural-looking, durable restorations like crowns and fillings that not only allow you to preserve your natural tooth’s function and structure, but also to continue enjoying your complete set of pearly whites. You can learn more about some of the available options for restorative dentistry in Mankato, MN below.
Dental crowns are cap-like structures that are specially designed to fit over the biting surface of teeth to protect and restore them. They can be made from a variety of materials, but some of the most common ones that we offer are Emax and zirconia, due to their durability and ability to be customized to look completely natural when placed. Once secured to the tooth, dental implants can last for up to 15 years with the proper maintenance.
In the past, dentists would use amalgam fillings to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay. These were made of a compound of silver, mercury, and other metals that could cause tooth and gum discoloration as well as dental sensitivity. Fortunately, there’s a safer, aesthetically pleasing option, called composite resin (or tooth-colored) fillings. These are made from a biocompatible resin that fuses with your tooth’s enamel to seal it off from harmful oral bacteria. It can also be customized to match the same color of your enamel.
Traditionally, getting a dental crown takes place over the course of two visits to the dentist—the first involves preparing the tooth and capturing an impression, and the second doesn’t take place until the crown has been made by a dental laboratory. With our advanced CEREC technology, we’re able to complete the entire process under one roof. Using our digital impression system and in-house milling machine, we’re able to create a perfectly-fitted, durable, and pristine dental crown to restore the function and appearance of a tooth.