Whether we find a small cavity during a routine exam or you rush to our office because you have a painful toothache, our restorative options will get you back to optimal health. At Smileplicity Dentistry, Dr. Atari provides judgment-free care for patients with dental health issues, and you’ll always leave our office with a smile after a restorative treatment. If you suspect that you have a cavity, or if you’re suffering from a toothache, call us today to schedule an appointment in Raleigh.
Root canal therapy can save an infected tooth from further damage, and is often the best procedure to treat severe decay in order to avoid an extraction. If an infected tooth goes untreated, the damage can become more severe and can result in tooth loss. Signs that your tooth may be infected include extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, pain when chewing or applying pressure, or a tooth that is turning gray in color. Notice any of these symptoms? Contact our Raleigh team right away for an evaluation to see if a root canal is necessary.
During a root canal, Dr. Atari cleans the damaged area and removes infected pulp, then fills the empty space with a substance that keeps your tooth’s structure intact. The procedure is fairly routine, and a local anesthetic is used to make it as comfortable as possible for you.
Dental crowns are an incredibly versatile dental treatment, but are most commonly used to protect weak teeth. For instance, you may need a crown after a root canal, or to cover a broken tooth to keep it from getting damaged further. Crowns can also cover teeth with large fillings. They’re used in bridge work and even for cosmetic purposes. When you come to Smileplicity, Dr. Atari will allow you to discuss your needs and go over your restorative options with you. So if you suspect you may need a crown, give the team a call to set up an appointment today.
Dentures are a tried and true way to replace missing teeth. Compared to other dental prosthetics like dental implants, dentures are relatively simple in production and placement. Full and partial dentures are designed to mimic the appearance and shape of your natural teeth. Though you may need to have some teeth extracted to make room for a full arch of dentures, extensive surgery is not involved when the devices are placed. They can be removed for cleaning, eating and sleeping and will last several years with proper care.
If you are missing one or more teeth, and are not a good candidate for oral surgery, dentures may be the right restorative option for you. Contact us today to set up a consultation with Dr. Atari and go over your options.
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