Helping You Get Your Smile Back
Dental restoration can have a major impact, not only on a patient’s appearance, but on their life. A healthy and aesthetically beautiful smile can help a person have increased confidence and self-esteem. Gone are the days of shying away from the camera, or trying hard to avoid showing your teeth when you smile. Call us today to schedule a comprehensive examination with Dr. Smith. He will evaluate your unique dental needs and work with you to determine a treatment plan that will leave you with a functional, gorgeous smile.
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We’ve go the technology and technique to help make your teeth healthy for a look of confidence.
Crowns & Bridges
If you have a tooth that is weak, severely decayed, broken – or even discolored – a crown may be the ideal solution. The crown will completely cover your existing tooth, providing protection and support while maintaining a natural-looking smile.
In the case of missing teeth, bridges are another excellent treatment. A bridge consists of a false tooth, supported on either side by crowns capping existing adjacent teeth. The result is a full, gap-free smile that you will feel completely comfortable showing off.
For both crowns and bridges, we are happy to provide metal-free options, as well as more traditional porcelain-fused-to-metal materials.
Partials & Dentures
When you have experienced a substantial amount of trauma in your mouth, including broken teeth, severe tooth decay, or gum disease, you may require either partial dentures or a full set. People lose teeth for a variety of reasons, but that doesn’t mean their smiles need to suffer for the rest of their lives. We can help to restore the biting and chewing functions of your teeth with a natural-looking full or partial denture. Dr. Smith is even able to create custom dentures for you in-office, so you won’t need to make multiple visits to other specialists.
When you lose or need to have a tooth extracted, the resulting gap in your smile can be a source of stress. Many people report feeling self-conscious – and worse, the lack of tooth structure can result in deterioration of the jaw bone over time. Dental implants are a wonderful surgical solution, which allows a natural-looking replacement tooth to attach to an appliance embedded directly into the bone below. The implant stimulates the gums and jaw during chewing to mimic the effect of real teeth, helping to avoid bone loss for a strong smile. Dr. Smith works with trusted local surgeons to have implants placed, and from there, we are able to restore implants whenever necessary from the comfort of our own office.
Cavities are very common, so it’s important to maintain routine oral care and examinations in the dentist’s office. We want to catch tooth decay while the affected area is relatively small. Cavity fillings prevent the problem from growing, and protect your teeth from being further damaged or infected. Whenever possible, Dr. Smith opts for white fillings, a strong composite material that matches the color of your tooth.
Porcelain Inlays & Onlays
Sometimes, tooth decay grows beyond the reparative ability of a basic filling. When a larger area of your tooth’s surface has been damaged, inlays and onlays can be used to provide protection, without completely covering the remaining tooth with a crown. Dental inlays and onlays are custom-fitted to your tooth – with “inlay” referring to the material covering just the inner portion of the tooth’s surface and “onlay” meaning a material that covers one or more cusps.
Root Canal Treatment
Infections or trauma can cause nerve tissue within your teeth to become diseased or die. When that happens, it’s important that a dentist is able to remove the damaged tissue and fill the canals where nerves used to live. This procedure helps to preserve patients’ natural teeth, prevent infection from spreading, and restore normal mouth functions.
Sometimes, the best way to keep your mouth healthy is to remove problematic teeth or tissues. Dr. Smith does biopsies and minor extractions in our office, and we work closely with local specialists to refer patients in need of more major oral surgery like wisdom tooth removal or bony impactions.
It’s important to us that you have a strong understanding of your own oral health. To help us achieve that goal, we use intraoral cameras and digital photography to offer clear visuals as we explain your dental condition. With images of your own mouth to look at rather than just generic drawings and models, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about when we discuss your treatment plan.