Smile Restoration for Marysville Residents
While we pride ourselves on helping patients maintain beautiful smiles, we know that decay, trauma, and accidents happen. Our team of experts at Darby Creek Dental offers advanced restorative dentistry that repairs damage and renews the naturally beautiful appearance of smiles. Dr. Cleveland, Dr. Budendorf, and Dr. Wylde all have training and experience repairing dental damage. We invite patients from Ostrander and the greater Cleveland area to contact our Marysville dental practice and schedule an appointment today.
Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are a commonly used restoration for those patients who have decay too severe for treatment with a simple filling, those who experience damage following facial trauma, those in need of additional strength following a root canal, and those in need of tooth replacement with a fixed bridge or single tooth implant. These versatile dental restorations are made from a number of materials, including silver, gold, porcelain bonded to metal, and all-ceramic. Regardless of what material we determine is the right solution to repair your smile, the process is the same. During an initial visit, the damaged tooth is prepared and impressions of the tooth are taken. These impressions are used by our trusted lab to craft a custom dental crown. In the meantime, a temporary crown is placed to protect the prepared tooth. Once the personalized restoration is complete, patients return to our office to have it placed.
Crown and bridge tooth replacement, sometimes referred to simply as a fixed bridge, combines one to three replacement teeth with a dental crown on either side. The prosthetic is connected to two healthy teeth in order to bridge the gap left by consecutive missing teeth. It may seem like this procedure should take more time, but placing a fixed bridge requires just two visits.
Root Canal Therapy
If you experience a severe, constant toothache or extreme sensitivity to changes in temperature that does not abate within a few seconds, you may have be experiencing decay or infection that has reached the interior, pulp layer of your tooth. Commonly referred to as a root canal, the treatment for this advanced decay typically requires the removal of the entire pulp layer of the tooth. Once the infected pulp is removed, a biocompatible filling is inserted to restore lost structure, and the access hole used to remove the infected pulp is sealed. Finally, a dental crown is typically placed to protect the treated tooth from further damage. While root canals have a bad reputation for being painful, the discomfort is actually a result of bacteria directly affecting the tooth’s nerve which is housed within the dental pulp. Root canal therapy actually significantly reduces most patients’ discomfort.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Our dentists try to preserve natural teeth whenever possible, but there are some situation where removing teeth is the right thing to do to preserve overall oral health. The last teeth to erupt in patients’ smiles, wisdom teeth, often lead to a number of oral health concerns, including crowding, impaction (inability of a tooth to erupt from the gums), and the undoing of past orthodontic correction. If an evaluation of patients’ wisdom teeth reveals that they are at risk for any of these concerns, we may recommend extraction as the best option.
Dentures & Partials
For patients who are missing several teeth on a single arch or a full row of teeth, traditional partial and full dentures restore the form and function of smiles following tooth loss. Partial dentures are comprised of a number of replacement teeth set into a gum colored base. Metal clasps attach the partial to remaining healthy teeth for support, and the dental prosthetic snaps into place like a puzzle piece filling in gaps. A full denture looks very similar to a partial except it includes a full row of teeth, and the gum colored base is more malleable because these prosthetics are held in place by natural suction between the gums and the denture base.