RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

Restorative Dentistry 
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Restorative Dentistry in Mooresville, NC

Similar to cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry is focused on the appearance of your smile, but also more so your health. It is the study, diagnosis, and integrated management of diseases of the mouth and teeth and aims to rehabilitate every tissue or structure involved or affected.

Composite Filling

Composite fillings are an alternative to metal, mercury-laden fillings of the past. These white fillings are made of a composite material. Composite is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. These fillings are also used for cosmetic smile enhancements because they are effective in changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.

Crowns & Bridges

Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.

Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. They are used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. They are also used to attach bridges cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated.

Root Canal Therapy

If a tooth infection spreads through the pulp and then into the roots, there are serious consequences. Pain and sensitivity are the first signs, and if left untreated, it could lead to an abscess.

Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root. Root canal therapy involves removing the diseased tissue, aiming to stop the infection and restore the healthy portion of the tooth. In fact, root canal therapy is designed to save a problem tooth.

Toothaches

Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. 

While toothaches are very uncomfortable and annoying, they are usually not cause for alarm. Most of the time, a quick fix is all it takes you relieve the pain. Our team is skilled at handling toothaches – from emergency situations to routine aches and pains.

Dental Emergencies

A knocked out tooth or bitten tongue can cause panic in any parent, but quick thinking and staying calm are the best ways to approach such common dental emergencies and prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly dental restoration. This includes taking measures such as application of cold compresses to reduce swelling, and of course, contacting our office as soon as possible.
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