Fillings are one of restorative dentistry’s most familiar, go-to solutions for fixing teeth that are damaged due to decay. It’s your East Cobb dentist’s way of restoring health and strength to your smile. How do you know if you need a filling? Your best bet is to call our office and schedule a consultation. We have the training and technology to detect dental problems like cavities quickly. We’ll scan your smile tooth by tooth to find anything that looks out of the ordinary. You’ll get a set of digital x-rays that will also help us to find any unwanted decay.
If we find that a filling would work best to fix your smile, there’s no reason to worry. We can quickly and effectively remove your decay before we fill your damaged tooth. Your tooth will be thoroughly cleaned, and then it’s time for either an amalgam or a tooth-colored composite filling. If you have cavities and want to talk, please schedule a visit with us today.
Porcelain Inlays & Onlays
There are times in restorative dentistry when a traditional filling won’t make sense as a viable solution for fixing tooth decay and deterioration. The damage is simply too substantial for a filling but not extensive enough to require a complete dental crown. When your East Cobb dentist is in this situation, they might turn to porcelain inlays and onlays to get the job done.
Sometimes you’ll hear both onlays and inlays referred to as a type of “indirect” filling. They get this name because of how they are made, which is outside of your mouth compared to traditional fillings, which are applied directly to your teeth. What’s the difference between an inlay and an only? It all depends on how it fits your tooth:
Inlays – Custom-fitted to sit within the cusps or points of your premolar and molar teeth
Onlays – Custom-fitted to sit atop your cusps or points of premolar and molar teeth
If you have questions about how inlays and onlays works, please ask!
Dentures & Partials
Are you missing multiple teeth? Has your smile started to deteriorate over time? Have you been considering dentures, and you’re unsure where to start? It’s time to talk to the team at Young & Tanner General Dentistry. There are plenty of options to choose from that are both budget-friendly and comfortable.
Dentures are a restorative solution for replacing a full set of teeth. Today’s dentures differ from what you might have seen or heard about in the past. They’re more comfortable and are carefully constructed to custom fit your mouth. Your denture or partial will look natural, just like your original teeth. If dentures or partials seem like a good fit for your smile and lifestyle, we’ll work with you to find a trusted specialist who can explain your treatment options. With a little help, you’ll look years younger and feel more confident about your smile. Schedule a consultation to discuss your dental health with us today.
Crowns & Bridges
When you have a tooth that is heavily damaged or decayed, it might be time to consider a conservative crown restoration. They’re effective at improving the strength and the appearance of your tooth. There are a few reasons your East Cobb dentist could recommend a crown to:
- Assist and reinforce a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
- Restore function to a tooth that is badly broken or cracked
- Cover a misshapen tooth
- Complete your dental implant treatment
- Hold a bridge or partial denture in place
Bridges and crowns sometimes go hand in hand, so they’re often talked about simultaneously. A bridge is simply a replacement tooth or teeth to fill a space where you’ve lost one or more of your teeth. Bridges and crowns are both effective at bringing balance and function back to your bite. Depending on your individual needs, we might recommend metal-free or porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations. We can also create a full gold crown if it works with your case.
Missing out because of missing teeth? Learn about how dental implants can help. Visit our Implant Dentistry page.
Endodontics leads us to dentistry’s two most dreaded words: root canal. We’re here to assure you that root canals and endodontics don’t deserve the bad rap. Root canals are actually effective “tooth savers” that help to remove harmful infection and decay. When the pulp of your tooth is in bad shape, that’s when we might recommend a root canal to help fix the problem an get you out of pain. We’ll want to get the infected or damaged portion of your tooth removed as soon as possible to help save your natural tooth. Once the damage is removed, you should start to feel better and your pain should subside.
If a root canal seems like the best restorative option for you and your smile, we want to help. All interior, premolar, molars, and retreats are referred to a skilled specialist that we trust and so can you. Don’t suffer with tooth pain or wait until it becomes something worse. Schedule a visit with us and discuss your treatment options.
Everything we do at our East Cobb dental office is designed to preserve and protect your natural teeth. After all, nothing beats them! However, things happen in our lives, and sometimes it’s simply impossible to save your tooth or teeth — no matter how hard we all try. If you have a tooth that’s too severely decayed to save or if a tooth or teeth are negatively impacting your other teeth, it might be better for your oral health if we remove the troublesome tooth.
Every time oral surgery is a treatment option; we make sure to thoroughly review your individual needs and listen to your concerns. We understand that having surgery anywhere on your body is an important decision. If having oral surgery or an extraction is something the team at Young & Tanner General Dentistry decide is best for you, we’ll work with a trusted specialist to complete your treatment with ease. We refer out all minor extractions, major surgeries, wisdom teeth removal, and bony impactions.