To ensure overall oral health, missing or damaged teeth need to be replaced or restored by a licensed dentist. At Jillian Prather Family Dentistry, you will be provided with a personalized treatment plan that is right for you to get your smile back to its best. Read below about some of the restorative services we offer.
Fillings are used to restore areas of your tooth affected by decay. At Jillian Prather Family Dentistry we use composite (tooth-colored) materials to "fill in" the surface of the tooth after all decay has been removed.
Read more about Composite Fillings.
Air abrasion is a drill-less dental technique that involves the use of a tool akin to a tiny sandblaster. The tool blasts a fine stream of tiny particles of a substance called aluminum oxide. Air abrasion operates with kinetic energy rather than mechanical. Because of this, less friction is generated, which means you do not usually need a local anesthetic.
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A crown is a covering that will wrap and protect the entire surface of a tooth, allowing it to look and function just like the original tooth. Crowns work to strengthen the tooth while protecting the existing structure, extending the life of the tooth longer that it would be with a filling or another restoration.
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A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is one of the traditional dental methods for replacing missing teeth. The type of bridge used most often is called a fixed bridge, and consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached on either side of the artificial teeth (pontics), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
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Dentures are a "replacement" option for missing teeth. There are two variations of dentures: partial dentures and full dentures.
Read more about Dentures & Partials.
A "root canal," or endodontic therapy, is a procedure available to save a tooth that is infected and would otherwise require extraction. There are many reasons that teeth can become infected, including: cavities, previous large fillings, crowns, cracks, trauma, and extreme wear.
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Dental implant restorations are a fantastic solution for replacing missing teeth. They are durable, permanent, and aesthetically pleasing. They so closely mimic natural teeth, you and your friends won’t be able to tell the difference.
Read more about Implant Restoration.
A tooth extraction is the procedure done to remove a tooth that is damaged beyond repair from its socket in the jawbone. Extractions are also done to remove wisdom teeth that may be impacted or create future problems.
Read more about Extractions.