Repairing or replacing your teeth with restorative dentistry is important for both your health and comfort.
The most natural looking and permanent cosmetic procedure, dental implants are not only comfortable, they are virtually indistinguishable from your existing teeth. Implants are natural looking, aesthetically pleasing, and will keep your smile looking beautiful for years.
Bridges are fixed dental restorations used to replace a missing tooth, or teeth, by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth. Not only do dental bridges literally bridge the gaps between teeth, they improve the patient’s ability to speak clearly, chew properly, and bite down without pain.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are removable appliances used to replace missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. Technological advances in dentures allow dentists to create full and partial dentures that are so secure and natural looking, only your dentist will know they’re not your own teeth. Dentures are supported in the mouth by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.
At Earp Dentistry, we offer full and partial dentures to meet the needs of our patients. Full dentures are needed when all of a patient’s teeth are missing. Partial dentures are fabricated to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base on a metal framework. The dentures are held in place by clasping onto remaining natural teeth. Call today to find out if you are a candidate for full or partial dentures.
Root canals are treatments that repair and save teeth that are badly decayed or infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. The procedure itself will be a relief after enduring the discomfort prior to receiving dental care for your decayed tooth!
Fillings enable dentists to cosmetically treat dental cavities without using invasive procedures. Formulated to resemble the color of your natural tooth, composite resin is often used for filling dental cavities or for dental bonding front teeth. This plastic and glass mixture contains no metal and can be shaped to resemble a real tooth, making it difficult to tell you’ve had any work done.
A tooth crown is a type of dental restoration that is cemented by the dentist to an existing tooth or implant. You could be a good candidate for a crown if you are in need of the following:
- Attachment of a bridge
- Covering a tooth that has had a root canal
- Restoration of a broken tooth
- Preventing a fractured tooth from breaking
- Covering a discolored or misshapen tooth
Crowns can restore both the function and beauty of damaged teeth. At Earp Dentistry, we provide custom-fit porcelain crowns.