Teeth that are in poor condition can affect how a person eats, speaks, and even smiles. It is unfortunate when individuals must go to the dentist with badly damaged, decayed, or even missing teeth due to poor oral hygiene, however, we perform restorative dentistry procedures at the Decatur, Huntsville, and Madison, Alabama dental offices to restore strength and functionality to the smile.
Our dentists have compassion for patients who are suffering from oral health problems, and are skilled in administering treatments to make the smile look and feel like new again. Our offices were all designed with patient comfort in mind as well, so patients can feel at ease and relaxed while receiving necessary care. To learn more about restorative dentistry, contact our Decatur, Huntsville, or Madison offices today..
Our dentists often recommend dental implants for patients with one or more missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw to function as the root of the tooth. Once placed, over the next four to six months the implant fuses with the jawbone, becoming a permanent fixture in the mouth. Then, a natural-looking prosthetic tooth is affixed to the connecter piece at the top of the implant. The result is a complete smile that looks and feels completely natural. Patients can confidently eat, speak, and smile again. There are a number of oral health and aesthetic benefits of replacing missing teeth. Learn more about dental implants.
In addition to traditional dental implants, we also now offer All-on-4 dental implants, a revolutionary treatment option that is potentially ideal for patients missing most or all of their natural teeth. Watch our Dental Crowns Video here.
If a tooth has been badly damaged or decayed, a porcelain dental crown is an excellent solution to bring it back to life again. A crown, also known as a "cap", is custom-crafted to mimic the look and feel of the patient's natural tooth. Once any decay is removed from the tooth using our advanced laser system, the tooth is reduced to make room for the crown, and then the cap is placed snuggly over the tooth. Crowns can last as long as 10 to 15 years, and restore strength and functionality back to the tooth. Though crowns can be made from various materials, porcelain provides the most natural-looking results.
Another option for patients with some or all missing teeth is dentures, or artificial teeth. Our dentists can provide patients with either full or partial dentures that look and feel just like natural teeth. With advances in dental technology and materials, dentures are more comfortable than ever for patients. Due to the expertise of our dentists, dentures are carefully crafted so they won't slide or move, which was previously a common complaint. Additionally, dentures are strong and durable, and customized to fit a patient's smile for a beautiful and natural result. Some patients like having the option of removing the dentures for easier maintenance and comfort. Patients with very little supporting bone can benefit by having the denture anchored by implants. Our doctors are skilled at this procedure and would love to discuss securing your denture with implants
Some of our Decatur, Huntsville, and Madison area patients come to us needing more extensive restorative dentistry treatments. Fortunately, our dentists are experienced performing full-mouth reconstruction, which entails a combination of procedures to achieve optimal oral health. After a thorough evaluation, our dentists will map out a treatment plan that is customized for each individual patient's needs. Full-mouth reconstruction may require some time and dedication on the patient's part. However, in the end patients will be able to speak, eat, and smile with confidence again. The goal with full-mouth reconstruction is to repair multiple dental issues and give patients a new smile and improved quality of life.