Restorative Dentistry in Greenwood
Restorative Dentistry is the diagnosis, treatment, and management of periodontal diseases. It also includes the rehabilitation of the mouth back to good health following a diagnosis. Teeth may be “restored” purely for overall health purposes, but also to reach an aesthetically-improved final product.
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If a tooth is damaged by decay, amalgam and composite fillings can be used to restore the tooth and bring it back to its natural function and structure. Fillings help prevent further decay by literally “filling” the spaces of the tooth where bacteria can gather.
Dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth and with today’s dental technology they are more comfortable than ever. Our team can discuss the options with you and you can decide which kind of dentures will best meet your needs.
A bridge is a method of replacing one or more missing teeth, and can be secured by natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of the two. A bridge is traditionally made by creating a crown for the existing teeth on either side of the gap.
Dental implants are replacement teeth that are secured into the jaw permanently. We will refer you to a reputable specialist to place the implant post and then you will return to Greenwood Dental Smiles to place the dental crown.
Crowns are covers for teeth that are cracked or damaged due to more intense level of decay. If a tooth is too severely damaged to be fixed by a filling, a crown can be used to repair the tooth and protect it from future damage.
Tooth extraction refers to pulling a tooth. One of the most common reasons for extraction is when a tooth is beyond repair due to trauma or decay. We will do everything to try to preserve a natural tooth before extracting.