If your smile faces dental damage – cavities, broken teeth, missing teeth, tooth infections – you’ll need restorative dentistry care to get it back to its original health and luster. We want your smile to be healthy and strong throughout your entire life; so much of overall health depends on a functional smile. Some dental health problems, such as tooth root infections, can spread and cause bigger health problems if not treated in a timely manner. That’s why Dr. Edward Carter offers restorative dentistry procedures such as root canal therapy in Topton. Your smile depends on our care. Contact our office today to get started.
Dental crowns and bridges are common cornerstones of restorative dentistry, as well as ideal treatment options for patients who are struggling with damaged teeth, infected teeth, or teeth that have been lost altogether. These high-quality, custom restorations are designed to rebuild your complete smile in a durable and functional fashion. Dr. Carter offers both traditional and tooth-colored materials for those in need to choose from.
Over 90% of the US population will experience a cavity at one point or another in their lives. Thankfully, Dr. Carter has chosen to invest in a much-improved method for helping teeth recover from dental decay: tooth-colored fillings. Instead of traditional amalgam, tooth-colored fillings are crafted from lifelike composite resin, which comes in a variety of different shades that can be closely matched to your existing enamel.
Because tooth-colored fillings don’t contain any metals that are sensitive to temperature changes, they’re actually much more comfortable in the mouth than their traditional counterparts over time. Composite resin is also a flexible substance and can be used to create smaller fillings that preserve more healthy tooth structure. With regular brushing, flossing, and checkups here with Dr. Carter, patients can expect to enjoy their fillings for 10-15 years or even longer.
For patients who’ve lost a significant amount (or even all) of their natural teeth, a denture may be their best option for regaining a confident smile quickly and affordably. Dr. Carter offers both traditional prosthetics, which can be removed from the mouth for cleaning and storage, and implant-retained models that provide additional permanency. No matter what option you choose, you can expect that your denture will be personalized to match your unique mouth and personal preferences.
You may not know this, but your natural teeth are composed of several distinct layers that lead down to a vulnerable inner pulp. When an infection or injury is severe enough to allow harmful bacteria into this area, it can cause severe pain and sensitivity and result in the tooth needing to be removed entirely. Thankfully, root canals can serve as a last line of defense. This procedure removes diseased pulp and bacteria from within the tooth, restoring its health and strength.
When it comes to removing decay from a tooth in a safe, minimally invasive fashion, our state-of-the-art LightWalker hard tissue laser is more than up to the task here in Topton. Dr. Carter can preserve more of your remaining healthy dental structure than ever before, resulting in better long-term results for the overall health of the treated tooth.