It’s great news that the incidence of tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to the use of fluorides and an increase in patient awareness. However, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health. Through improved techniques and modern technology, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance, and function.
Should your teeth ever require a restorative treatment, you can rest assured knowing we will always discuss with you the available options, and recommend what we believe to be the most comfortable and least invasive treatment. Providing you with excellent care is our number one priority when creating your beautiful smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are my options if I have missing teeth?
There are several treatment options available for mising teeth. At our practice, we feature dental implants, fixed bridges, and both full and partial dentures. Dr. Milsap generally recommends implants because they’re the only tooth replacement that stimulates healthy jawbone growth and protects your long-term oral health. However, any of these options will provide you with a natural-looking smile.
Can I get dental implants for more than one tooth?
Yes — if you’re missing multiple teeth or even a full arch, we can anchor a dental bridge or customized dentures with implants. By supporting these restorations with implants, you can enjoy greater stability and maximum convenience.
Is root canal therapy painful?
Root canal therapy has developed a reputation for being very uncomfortable and painful. This isn’t really true, as Dr. Milsap will apply a local anesthetic to numb your tooth before the procedure. In fact, avoiding root canal therapy and living with an infected tooth will result in far greater pain than anything you’ll experience from treatment.