Restorative Dentistry Renews Your Complete, Confident Smile
Many patients will experience concerns like dental decay and oral injuries over the years even with the help of valuable preventive services. If you or a family member is struggling with a smile that is not at its best, please visit Dupont Family Dentistry and allow us to provide you with the kind, supportive atmosphere and high-quality restorative services you need. Above all else, our doctors strive to protect your natural teeth and only recommend treatment that will genuinely benefit your oral health and overall wellbeing. Contact our Dupont practice today for a comprehensive exam.
For cases of damaged or lost teeth, a custom-made restoration can rebuild your smile’s natural appearance and function in long-lasting ways. For instance, dental crowns can effectively cover the visible surface of a single tooth, recreating its natural shape while protecting the original structure that remains. There are several situations where our doctors are likely to recommend one or more dental crowns as a worthwhile solution, such as:
- Advanced tooth decay that cannot be treated with a filling
- Dental fractures
- Worn-down tooth structure that needs additional support
- Significant cosmetic flaws
- Restoring lost teeth that have been replaced with dental implants
Alternatively, if you have lost one or more teeth in a row, a dental bridge can replace the missing teeth. Bridges are either traditional in nature (which means that they are held in place by attaching dental crowns to adjacent teeth) or retained by dental implants. Our doctors recommend the latter when possible because of its valuable oral health benefits and permanent quality.
Instead of traditional amalgam (silver) fillings, Dupont Family Dentistry offers a tooth-colored and mercury-free option that can be shaded to blend in with your natural enamel. Tooth-colored fillings also allow our doctors to preserve more of the healthy tooth for stronger, longer-lasting results and their lack of metals means that they are less sensitive to changes in temperature.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy may become necessary when a tooth is heavily infected or traumatically injured. During this service, one of our doctors will remove pulp and bacteria from within the tooth and replace it with a safe, biocompatible substance. After cleaning the area, the tooth is sealed and restored with a dental crown in order to rebuild its full strength and ability to function.
There are several reasons why a tooth may need to be removed over time including advanced decay, periodontal disease, a serious injury or the need for orthodontic treatment. While our doctors will do everything to help you maintain your natural smile for life, patients can rest assured that we will prioritize your comfort throughout the extraction process. Amenities like oral conscious sedation and convenient anesthetic delivery through The Wand can be used to make the procedure smoother when needed.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
While most adult teeth are in place by the time the patient has completed middle school, the third molars (“wisdom teeth”) are not likely to emerge from the gum line until ages 16-22. Unfortunately, most mouths have little space left for these teeth and as a result, it is common for them to become partially or fully trapped within the jawbone. Higher risks of overcrowding and infection are also prominent. As your child grows, our doctors will keep a close eye on the development of their wisdom teeth with the help of digital X-rays, as we may recommend extraction as a worthwhile preventive measure that will protect their overall oral health.