Our Novato Emergency Dentist Discusses Treatments That Deliver Fast Results

Written by Dr. McConnell on May 4, 2021

Unexpected dental problems can be difficult for patients to deal with, and understandably so. Having a plan in place for what you’ll do in a dental emergency can help alleviate stress and confusion in an emergency. Today our Novato emergency dentists are talking about effective treatment options in a dental emergency.

Composite Resin Options

Composite resin bonding is an amalgam and mercury-free restorative material that is used to repair and resurface dental structure. Crafted from a combination of plastic and ceramic compounds, composite resin starts off as a moldable putty. However, once our dentists shape and cure it, the resin hardens and immediately bonds with your natural tooth structure.

Composite resin bonding or fillings may be right for you if you…

  • Need to repair damaged or cracked enamel
  • Need to fill in missing tooth structure after a tooth infection
  • Want to lengthen short teeth
  • Want to close gaps between your teeth
  • Want to cover unsightly or irregular dental enamel
  • Have a slightly misaligned smile

In all of these instances, composite resin treatment offers the fastest, most convenient way to achieve your dental goals. 

Perfecting Gum Tissue 

When gum tissue becomes damaged, or develops in uneven or poorly balanced way, gum tissue refinement can help improve your smile. This type of tissue shaping is usually done in one appointment, and it doesn’t necessitate a lengthy post-treatment healing stage.  


Porcelain is a popular, useful, and tried-and-true material in the world of dentistry. Porcelain is not only exceptionally strong; it also looks just like real dental enamel.

Our team uses porcelain is used to make individual dental restorations as well as thin porcelain veneers. If you choose to improve your smile with porcelain, you should anticipate coming in for two or three appointments. This gives our dental team time to prep your teeth, craft your restorations, fit them, and finally bond them to your smile.

When you are faced with unexpected dental issues, our Novato emergency dentists are here to help you get back on track. As always, you can reach our team by calling our office or by using the Contact Us page on our website!