Restorative Dentistry

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restorative-dentistry

We provide comprehensive restorative procedures for patients who suffer from common oral health problems such as gum disease and tooth less. These procedures, along with prescribed preventive and any necessary cosmetic care, can restore or improve your smile and overall oral health.

One of the most common restorative procedures is to receive dental implants, dentures, fillings, and crowns. The purpose of restorative dentistry is to ensure that your moth stays as healthy as possible and functioning at its best.

Procedures

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are used to fill the space created by one or missing teeth. A bridge is usually comprised of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap (called abutment teeth) and features false teeth in between.

A traditional bridge creates a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, and with a pontic in-between. Care for the bridge post-treatment is essential to maintaining the health of your teeth and the success of the bridge.

dental bridgeEndodontics

The most common type of endodontic treatments involved root canals. A root canal is performed when the pulp inside a tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned, filled, and sealed.

When you begin to experience severe tooth pain in your mouth, it is crucial to find the source of the pain and resolve the issue as soon as possible. One of the most common signs that you need endodontic assistance is sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures when you eat and drink.

Implants

Dental implants act as replacement roots for damaged or lost teeth. Implants provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth (dentures or bridges) that are custom-mad to match your existing teeth.

The advantages of having dental implants is improved appearance, speech, comfort, oral health, durability, and easier eating. Once your dentist has determined that it is safe for you to receive treatment, you can start your individualized treatment plan.

The procedure itself shouldn’t be painful for patients because a local anesthesia will be used, and the post-procedure care includes regularly cleaning and routine checkups.

Crowns

A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crown, when cemented, fully encases the visible portion of a tooth. When done correctly, no one should notice that you have a crown at all.

Full and Partial Dentures

Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth and other tissues that help restore your smile. Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

Make an Appointment

If you live in the Birmingham area, and think you may benefit from any of the above-mentioned procedures, please make an appointment to speak with Dr. Curry today! We’re happy to assist you and make all your dental dreams come true.

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