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Restorative Dental Treatments at Loud Family Dental

Preserving Healthy Smiles

Recover your smile.

Healthy teeth are built to last a lifetime, but when challenges like infection or cavities arise, prompt restorative care becomes crucial. At our practice, we offer a comprehensive range of restorative solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Planning Your Treatment

Regular checkups every six months allow early interception of potential dental issues. During your visit, we conduct a thorough examination and X-rays to identify dental anomalies. If issues like cavities or abscesses are detected, we create a personalized care plan to restore your oral health.
We also discuss alternative treatments to meet your unique needs and priorities, helping you make informed decisions about your dental care.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Cavities, those bacterial invaders, can wreak havoc on your teeth. Once enamel is compromised, cavities can escalate and impact neighboring teeth. To halt this progression, we eliminate decayed areas and use white fillings to restore and protect your teeth. Our white fillings match the tooth's color, replacing the need for silver amalgam fillings containing mercury.

Porcelain Dental Crowns

Dental crowns, often referred to as "caps," serve to protect and encase a tooth's surface above the gumline. These crowns are necessary when extensive structural damage occurs, whether from large cavities or fractures. Each crown is crafted from porcelain and blends seamlessly with your natural teeth.

Dental Implants and Implant Restorations

Biocompatible dental implants function as artificial tooth roots, integrating into the jawbone to become a permanent part of your bite. After this fusion, we attach a fixed implant restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture. Remarkably, 98% of dental implants last a lifetime.

Root Canals

A root canal procedure, although akin to a filling, involves a more extensive treatment area. It entails the removal of the tooth's nerve after eliminating the cavity. The cleaned canal is then sealed to prevent reinfection. Modern anesthetics and efficient technology have streamlined root canal treatments, with the duration depending on the tooth's complexity.

Root canals are recommended for various cases, including:

● Abscesses: Indicated by visible drainage or a small pimple on the gums, often accompanied by a bad taste. X-rays reveal potential swelling or cysts around the root.● Past Trauma and Nerve Death: Injuries that occurred years ago can lead to tooth death, noticeable due to darkening.● Deep Cavities or Fractures: Tooth decay reaching the nerve causes infection, while large fractures expose the nerve, necessitating a root canal.● Severe Pain or Hypersensitivity: Unexplained toothaches or hypersensitivity may require endodontic therapy to remove the nerve, alleviating pain.● Cracked Roots: Cracks in the tooth's root allow bacteria to enter, causing inflammation and pain.● Endodontic Re-treatments: Sometimes, a root canal may need to be redone by a specialist if part of the nerve chamber is missed.

Custom Dental Bridges

Missing one or two teeth can significantly impact your bite's function and appearance. Dental bridges utilize two functional crowns anchored to adjacent teeth, suspending an artificial crown (or two) between them to fill the gap. Bridges can also be secured on dental implants for replacing multiple teeth, eliminating the need for a partial denture.

Traditional Removable Dentures

When all teeth need replacement, full upper or lower dentures offer an economical solution. These "plates" span the entire arch, necessitating the extraction of any remaining teeth before wear.

Partial Denture Prosthetics

Partial dentures are a suitable choice when several teeth are missing, preserving healthy, natural teeth. They replace only the missing teeth, attaching securely around stable teeth. Partials can feature an acrylic or metal base with porcelain or high-quality acrylic teeth matching adjacent ones.

Implant Supported Overdentures

Overdentures provide stability by attaching securely to dental implants, preventing shifting or rocking. They offer a choice between permanent or removable designs for convenience and ease of daily care.

Comfortable Tooth Extractions

Tooth extraction, a key step in maintaining overall oral health, can be a straightforward procedure, depending on the tooth. Our gentle approach includes numbing and, if needed, nitrous oxide sedation to ensure comfort.

Extractions are generally recommended for several reasons:

● Irreparable Damage: Teeth that cannot be restored or repaired are candidates for extraction.● Orthodontic Needs: Occasionally, orthodontic treatment necessitates tooth extraction to create more space within the mouth.● Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth may become impacted, leading to infections, damage, or changes in bite alignment.● Advanced Gum Disease: Severe gum disease and bone loss can result in loose, sore teeth, leading to additional dental problems.● Full Mouth Reconstruction: When only a few natural teeth remain, a full denture may be considered. Any remaining teeth must be extracted for the denture to fit properly.

Sedation Dentistry

We offer laughing gas (nitrous oxide) and custom sedation options to help you relax during any treatment, ensuring a comfortable and efficient experience.

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