Restorative Dentistry – Spring Hill, TN
Restorative Dentistry in Spring Hill Can Fix Up Your Smile
You used to be the kind of person who was always quick to smile, but now that one of your teeth has become decayed or damaged, you tend to stay tight-lipped. If one of your teeth needs a little help, Dr. Emily Allen can give you exactly what you need. We offer a variety of restorative services that can repair and replace any number of teeth to make sure you’ll be able to smile with ease for years to come. If you’re ready to get your smile back, be sure to contact our office today for an appointment. We’re also happy to serve patients from Columbia and Williamson County.
Why Choose Family Dental Associates of Spring Hill for Restorative Dentistry?
- Dentists with Advanced Training in General Dentistry
- Image-Friendly Metal-Free Fillings and Crowns
- Team That Takes Time to Provide Personalized Care
Metal fillings were once the standard for dental care, but times have changed. Advanced technology has given us tooth-colored fillings, which are bonded to the teeth and are virtually undetectable. The same material we use for tooth-colored fillings, composite resin, can also be used to repair breaks or close gaps. Metal-free, tooth-colored fillings can usually be completed in a single day – that’s something to smile about!
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings Over Metal Fillings
Compared to traditional metal fillings, composite resin fillings offer a multitude of benefits, including:
- Being free of mercury and all metals
- Having a natural-looking appearance
- Bonding directly to the tooth, sealing out bacteria that cause infection
- Decreasing the risk of tooth sensitivity
- Preventing your tooth from darkening over the years
- Requiring no additional maintenance beyond what you would give to your other natural teeth
Modern dental porcelain is more durable and aesthetically-pleasing than ever before. Using precise color-matching techniques, these crowns can perfectly mimic your natural tooth color, and the porcelain is even semi-translucent for a lifelike glow. In addition, porcelain crowns are strong and will last for over a decade with proper care and maintenance.
A tooth can become so decayed or damaged that the innermost layer, the dental pulp, can become infected or even die. Often, this can lead to extreme swelling and pain in the gums and teeth. In these situations, the only way to save the tooth is with root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is one of the best tools we have to relieve severe dental pain and save teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted.
The term “endodontics” comes from the Greek words "endo," inside, and "odons," teeth. Endodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the insides of teeth. The inside of a tooth can become damaged for several reasons, such as a crack, fracture, or extensive decay. To remove bacteria and infection from the inside of a tooth.
At Family Dental Associates of Spring Hill, we use modern tools and anesthesia to complete root canal therapy in a single visit. The procedure is comfortable, and most patients find relief from their toothaches shortly following root canal therapy. Once your tooth has been treated and topped with a custom crown, it has the potential to last you a lifetime.
While our number one priority is always to preserve your natural teeth, sometimes the best course of treatment involves an extraction. This may be the case if:
- A tooth is too damaged to be restored
- To make room for dentures
- To replace the tooth with a dental implant
In any case, we will handle your extraction with the utmost care. Thanks to modern dental techniques and sedation dentistry, we can make it so you’ll barely feel anything at all during your extraction.