Fillings are used to restore areas of your tooth affected by decay. At South Main Dental we use composite (tooth-colored) materials to "fill in" the surface of the tooth after all decay has been removed. Read more about Dental Fillings.
When it comes to keeping your teeth protected, dental crowns are a great option. They work by covering your tooth entirely in order to help protect it from the wear and tear of biting and chewing, as well as offering some additional support to a weakened tooth. We also provide crown lengthening, which provides both aesthetic and dental benefits. Read more about Dental Crowns.
A bridge is a dental device that works to “bridge” empty space and ensure that your smile remains as natural and as healthy as possible. Read more about Dental Bridges.
Dental implants, simply put, are implants that are inserted into an empty socket where a tooth was lost in order to hold a replacement tooth in place and allow the patient to maintain their ability to eat and drink normally. Read more about Dental Implants.
Root Canal Therapy
Often known simply as a "root canal", this kind of therapy is used to help relieve any pain that you are experiencing and ultimately save your tooth. Read more about Root Canal Therapy.
A tooth extraction, also known as having a tooth "pulled", is a procedure wherein we will carefully remove a tooth that has become too hazardous to keep in place. Read more about Tooth Extractions.
Multiple Tooth Extraction
For children, multiple teeth may be extracted before the placement of braces. For young adults, they have multiple, specifically four, teeth removed when having their wisdom teeth removed. For adults, multiple teeth being removed is done when multiple teeth are no longer healthy, often in preparation for the placement of dentures.. Read more about Multiple Tooth Extraction.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and Onlays are a customized shell designed to cover large areas of damage on a tooth when a standard filling would be insufficient. Most patients are aware of dental crowns, which entirely encase a tooth, but many are unaware of these partial crowns and how they can provide many benefits to the tooth. . Read more about Inlays and Onlays.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that allows you to open and close your mouth. Millions of Americans suffer from TMJ disorders, which can lead to quite a few quality of life issues. We can treat TMJ disorders and help to give you the relief that you deserve. Read more about TMJ.
Dentures & Partials
Dentures are a replacement teeth solution that many individuals find themselves using when they have multiple teeth removed. Read more about Dentures & Partials.
Scaling and Root Planing
A routine dental visit usually includes removing plaque buildup and tartar formation along the gum line. Scaling and root planning is considered as a non-invasive surgical procedure to correct severely affected teeth. Read more about Scaling and Root Planing.
Wisdom teeth commonly pop up when a person is in their late teens and early 20s. If you do not get misaligned teeth extracted, it may lead to painful crowding of the teeth and several other dental problems. Read more about Wisdom Teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of oral diseases, as well as the restoration of the function and appearance of the teeth. It includes procedures like fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, and dentures to repair or replace damaged or missing teeth, ultimately aiming to restore oral health and functionality.
What Can Restorative Dentistry Help Me With?
Restorative dentistry can help with a wide range of dental issues. This includes repairing cavities with fillings, restoring broken or worn teeth with crowns, replacing missing teeth with implants or bridges, and providing dentures for extensive tooth loss.