Bad, damaged or decayed teeth are often caused by trauma, disease, tooth wear and poor oral hygiene. Anything from a tiny cavity to missing teeth can affect your oral and general health. It can be difficult to chew or eat, much less to smile.
Whatever the problem, your dentist in Jacksonville, AR can help! Dr. Pinney is an experienced restorative dentist who provides tooth-colored fillings, bonding, crowns, bridges, dentures, partials, and dental implants to bring back what was lost and help you smile confidently again.
Fillings are materials used to treat small to medium-sized cavities. Tooth-colored composite resin fillings are recommended for best aesthetics and function. Bonding resin can also be used to correct small surface flaws like chips or stains. For larger cavities, a special type of filling called inlay/onlay may be used.
If there is deep infection or the tooth has lost much of its structure, your dentist may recommend endodontic therapy (root canal) and crown placement. A root canal is a procedure that removes the diseased dental pulp in the center of the tooth. Next, the dentist cleans the area, fills the space with special material to prevent re-infection, and caps the remaining tooth with a dental crown.
Bridges and Partials
Bridges are fixed or removable appliances that “bridge” the space left by a missing tooth. A typical fixed bridge is anchored by dental crowns capped over natural teeth on either side of gap. A third crown sits in the middle and serves as the replacement tooth. A removable bridge or partial denture is composed of porcelain or plastic replacement teeth that rest on a gum-colored acrylic base.
Dentures and Dental Implants
Complete dentures are used if all of your teeth are missing. For a stable and secure restoration, Dr. Pinney recommends dentures supported by dental implants. Four or more dental implants are used to anchor a complete upper or lower denture.
No matter what type of restorative dentistry you need, our office is equipped to handle it! For a consultation or an appointment, call us today at 501-982-4447 or request an appointment using our online form.