Do You Have a Tooth that is Bothering You?
Even if you take care of your teeth relatively well, no one is perfect! Teeth often become chipped, cracked, broken, and decayed, and this can do a lot of damage to how your smile looks and how you feel about it. Fortunately, Dr. Thomas Redfern and our team can provide a wide array of restorative services that can repair your teeth and have them looking like new in as little as one or two visits. We’ll take the extra time to make sure that your newly restored teeth aren’t just strong and durable, but that they make you feel great about your smile as well.
Traditional Crown & Bridge
If you’re dealing with a broken or decayed tooth, one of the best ways we can fix it is with a dental crown. This tooth-shaped restoration simply fits over the top of a damaged tooth, and it can be used to replace a tooth’s lost structure and improve its appearance at the same time. They typically take only 2 visits to get, and they can make your tooth look like nothing ever happened to it.
Dental crowns are so useful, in fact, that they can actually be used to replace missing teeth as well. If you have one missing tooth or a few in a row, we can place dental crowns on either side of the gap in your smile and attach them to prosthetic teeth that fill the space. This is called a dental bridge, and it’s one of the simplest ways we can complete your smile.
Fillings have been the go-to treatment for repairing small cavities and slightly damaged teeth for years, but traditional metal fillings always leave a large gray mark on the teeth that stick out in a person’s smile. This is why our practice only uses tooth-colored fillings. They are made of a malleable and strong composite resin material that can perfectly replace the missing structure of your tooth. Also, as the name suggests, the material can be specially shaded to match the color of your teeth, making them practically invisible in your smile.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Do you have a large amount of missing teeth? If so, dentures are a great, cost-effective way to replace them. Modern-day dentures are much smaller, sleeker, and natural-looking than dentures from the past, making them very different from anything your grandparents might have had.
If you have teeth missing throughout your mouth, we can restore them using a partial denture, which will fill in the gaps like a missing puzzle piece. If you have an entire row of missing teeth, however, we can provide you with a comfortable-fitting full denture.
Before you skip past this, we just want you to know that NO, a root canal is not an excruciatingly painful procedure! Thanks to modern-dental techniques like sedation and anesthetic, the experience is much more similar to getting a simple filling. They are actually one of the best tools we have to RELIEVE severe dental pain and save teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. We typically use them to treat teeth that have suffered damage to the dental pulp, which is the innermost chamber of the tooth where the sensitive nerve resides.
Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Everything our practice does is intended to help preserve your natural smile, but sometimes, the best course of treatment may involve removing a tooth. This may be the case if:
- A tooth is too damaged to be restored
- Advanced gum disease has damaged the bone supporting a tooth
- Room needs to be created for a denture
- A weakened tooth needs to be replaced with a dental implant
- Room needs to be created for orthodontic treatment
- To remove impacted (stuck) or infected wisdom teeth
Whatever the case may be, Dr. Redfern will be sure to handle your extraction with a gentle touch so that you’ll be comfortable during the entire procedure.
Damaged teeth can weigh on your confidence, your smile, and even your oral health, so the best thing to do is simply get the care you need to fix them. Dr. Redfern can offer you an array of options when it comes to repairing your smile so that you can be sure you’re getting the exact treatment that is right for you. To start getting your complete smile back, simply contact our office today.