Restorative Dentistry in Prescott, WI
While not all dental care is preventive and routine, it doesn’t have to be dreadful. We offer gentle restorative treatments to get your smile back to its former glory. Whether you need a small filling or we’re fitting you for a full set of dentures, you’re in good hands with us. Contact our Prescott dentist to see what restorative dentistry can do for your smile imperfections!
It’s likely you will need at least one filling in your lifetime and we understand your desire to make it look natural. We offer composite fillings to both alleviate your discomfort and maintain the appearance of the tooth. The process of placing composite fillings entails carefully removing the decay and cleaning the tooth. A local anesthetic may be applied to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the process. The filling itself is placed in layers and cured with a special light after each step.
If you need to fill the gap left behind by missing teeth, dental bridges can help. A bridge consists of two or more dental crowns with false teeth in between. These crowns will be permanently cemented to the natural teeth or dental implants surrounding your gap and your false teeth will fit perfectly within the empty space. Bridges can be made of several different materials, including porcelain fused to metal, all-porcelain, and zirconia. Porcelain bridges typically resemble a natural tooth the most as the shade can be mimicked precisely.
Dental crowns are used to completely cover a damaged natural tooth or fit over your dental implant. This restorative piece is shaped exactly like a tooth and can be carefully designed to blend in seamlessly with your remaining teeth. Before placing a dental crown, any decay will be removed and your tooth will be shaped to accommodate the crown. Impressions will be taken and sent to an off-site lab, where your custom crown will be created. Once we receive your permanent crown, we will inspect the shape and fit and permanently attach it.
Thanks to advancements in dental technology, implants can serve as the foundation for one or several replacement teeth. These small, titanium posts are surgically placed into your jawbone and connected to either a dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures. The number of teeth needing to be replaced will help determine what restorative method is best for you. Implants are a permanent solution and can last up to fifteen years or longer with proper care.
When thinking of dentures, many people envision a full arch of teeth that require dental adhesives for attachment. In today’s age, that’s not always the case. While we do offer traditional dentures, we also offer a partial and implant-supported option. Partial dentures are used when you still have a few teeth remaining in your arch. This prosthesis uses metal clips to attach to your natural teeth. Dentures can also be stabilized with dental implants to eliminate the need for a dental adhesive.
Root Canal Therapy
While this might surprise some, root canal treatment is actually extremely common and has a very high success rate. Oftentimes, root canal therapy can save you from needing an extraction altogether. First, we’ll create a small hole in the crown of your tooth to give us access to the infected portion. Then, we’ll thoroughly clean the canal and seal it to prevent future infection. If the structure of your tooth has been compromised, capping it with a dental crown may be necessary.
Our team exhausts every method of treatment before recommending an extraction, but sometimes they are necessary. If this is the case for you, we use extreme caution when removing a tooth and go the extra mile to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the process. Once the tooth has been pulled, we will send you home with detailed aftercare instructions to help you have a speedy recovery and move forward with tooth replacement options.