and Kevin G. Murphy & Associates
Even if you’re diligent about taking care of your teeth and gums at home, dental decay and accidents that cause oral damage can sneak up on you. In those situations our team of highly trained dentists is here to help. We offer custom-crafted cavity fillings and crowns that are built to last and flawlessly blend in with the rest of your smile. Thanks to custom restorative dentistry from our Baltimore, MD dentist, you don’t have to choose between having great oral health and maintaining a beautiful smile.
In the past, treating a cavity meant getting an amalgam filling that was crafted from a variety of metals. Not only did it stick out like a sore thumb, but these fillings were also known to cause dental sensitivity, tooth discoloration, and even gum discoloration. Today, we utilize a natural-looking composite resin that’s biocompatible, meaning it’s able to fuse with your tooth enamel to provide a strong protective seal.
Accidents can happen that leave your tooth broken, damaged, or decayed. In those cases, we may suggest a custom dental crown to help protect and restore the strength of your tooth so you can continue using it as you normally would. We can craft our crowns out of a variety of different materials, but our patients typically prefer having them made from ceramic or porcelain because they flawlessly incorporate with your surrounding healthy teeth.
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If you have a moderate to severely decayed or damaged tooth, you might be able to save it with root canal therapy. This procedure involves making a small hole in your tooth enamel so that we can access the inner layers. Our team can remove any harmful particles and clean the inside of the tooth before sealing it with biocompatible dental material. The process is also pain-free, similar to getting a regular tooth-colored filling! You’ll be able to enjoy your completely repaired and comfortable smile again.