Extractions are sometimes needed if a tooth is highly damaged, but they're more commonly needed when your wisdom teeth erupt. At Sevier Dental, your comfort is always the top priority during extractions. We use the most advanced technology and extraction techniques to help you have a comfortable extraction and fast healing.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss. Every implant is custom-made as an exact replica of the natural tooth it's replacing, giving you the most natural possible look. Because dental implants are secured in your jaw, you'll never have to worry about instability. A dental implant is just as strong (or stronger) than the tooth it replaces.
Root Canal Treatment
If your tooth has serious decay, you may need a root canal to save it. During a root canal, your dentist drills a small hole so they can extract the damaged pulp within your tooth. Additionally, the canals of the tooth are disinfected to eliminate all traces of bacteria. Once the canals are filled with a sterile material, your dentist can do a core build-up if needed. In most cases, you'll need a crown after root canal therapy, as it protects your tooth from further damage.
Bridges are prosthetic teeth that fill in the gaps where you're missing teeth. Because your natural teeth provide support for the prosthetic ones, you'll have a natural looking tooth replacement that also fits right into place.
When you suffer from a TMJ disorder, you may have near-constant jaw pain, soreness, headaches, jaw clicking, and other problems. Fortunately, you don't have to resort to surgery to solve the problem. Your dentist can prescribe a customized mouthpiece that helps reposition your jaw to alleviate symptoms very effectively. Botox is also an alternative treatment for muscle-related joint pain associated with TMJ.
When you've got a cavity, your dentist removes the decay and replaces it with a filling. We place tooth-colored fillings. These are the most popular option for two reasons: they blend in with your tooth perfectly and they also help strengthen your tooth.
Partial dentures clip into place, attaching to your natural teeth for support. Since partial dentures are removable, they're less stable and they're generally less popular than bridges. We offer several varieties of materials to use for this. At your appointment, the doctors will help you decide which is the correct one for you.
With all of the options out there like implants, dentures, partial dentures, bridges, and more for tooth replacement, it can seem like an overwhelming decision to make. Our doctors here at Sevier Dental will go over all of your tooth replacement options and help you make the best choice for your needs.