Cavities and cracks can affect the whole structure of the tooth, and in that case, a dental restoration is necessary. The restoration might be an easy procedure like a filling or comprehensive like a crown or a surgical procedure like an implant, which requires restoration with an abutment and crown. If you are missing teeth, at Cantrell Dental, we can replace them with the help of an implant restoration, a fixed bridge, or a removable prosthesis. Restorative dentistry can reinstate the structural integrity of a tooth or teeth damaged by an injury or oral disease.
In case if you are missing any teeth, these options can help you out:
Dentures: Denture is placed in the mouth to replace the natural teeth with a removable prosthetic device that supports the cheeks and lips. It helps in entirely substituting the old set of teeth and thus, regaining the function of your mouth.
Dental Bridges: Dental bridges or false teeth are customized to look and fit, just like the natural ones. A metal bar or a retainer is used in holding the tooth in place with the support of the adjacent teeth.
Dental Crowns: A crown is usually suggested if the tooth has decayed or damaged poorly. It is a cap that acts like a protective cover that helps in strengthening the tooth, also reinforcing the jaw.
Composite/White Fillings: Composite fillings are used in "filling" tooth decay by removing all the decayed material in it. They are also used in repairing broken or cracked teeth, especially the teeth that have worn over time by tooth grinding or nail-biting.
Inlays and Onlays: They are just like fillings. An inlay fills in cavities and hollows present between the cusps of the tooth. An onlay, on the other hand, works on a larger area, along with the cusps.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction: This treatment is suggested only when the case is too severe. Its main aim is to fix any functional and cosmetic issues.
TMJ Treatment: Temporomandibular joint is present on both sides of the lower jaw. They cause severe pain in the head, neck, and ears.
Please schedule an online appointment or call us at (501) 500-2019 to have a consultation with our dentists at Cantrell Dental in 14923 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223. We will be glad to help.