Even patients who take great care of their teeth with healthy oral hygiene habits can develop cavities. When a cavity has damaged a tooth, a dental filling is often the best way to treat minor-to-moderate cases of tooth decay.
By removing the damaged enamel and filling the cavity with an inert material, the progression of tooth decay can be halted completely. At Smile Culture Dental, we use composite (tooth-colored) fillings to restore your damaged tooth while ensuring that it still looks its best after treatment.
Inlays and onlays are commonly used as an alternative to dental fillings when teeth are damaged, but not damaged to an extent where a dental crown is necessary. They are used to replace part or all of the chewing surface, and are usually only used on molars and premolars.
Inlays and onlays are designed in a third-party dental lab and they are custom-made to fit into the cavity perfectly. During treatment, your inlay or onlay will be perfectly placed to restore the form and function of your tooth.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped dental prostheses used to cover up all of the remaining enamel if your tooth has been damaged by decay or an injury. Crowns require the underlying tooth to be prepared in order to create a surface that can support a prosthetic, so this treatment is typically only recommended for teeth that have been extensively damaged.
Dental bridges are a related treatment, and they are used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of two crowns that are attached to healthy teeth next to the socket where a missing tooth used to be. Then, bridgework is used to attach a false tooth (also called a pontic) to these crowns, “bridging” the gap and replacing the missing tooth.
Root canal therapy is the best way to restore a tooth that has become infected due to extensive tooth decay or an oral injury. At Smile Culture Dental, we offer anterior root canals (performed on your front teeth) as well as molar root canal therapy. We use powerful numbing agents and we offer sedation to keep you comfortable and pain-free throughout the entire procedure.
During treatment, a small hole will be made in your tooth through which the infected material will be removed. Then, your tooth is cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. To finish the procedure, your tooth will be permanently capped with a dental crown to protect the structure and restore its function.
We offer both partial and full dentures at Smile Culture Dental. Partial dentures are an ideal, affordable way to replace one or more missing teeth and restore the aesthetics and function of your smile.
Full-arch dentures are only recommended for patients who have extensive damage to their teeth and gums. This is because full-arch dentures are designed to fit over your gums, which means that they require all remaining teeth to be extracted. Dentures are a cost-effective, simple way to restore the upper, lower, or both arches of teeth.