PATIENT CENTERED SMILE REPAIR
If you’ve run into oral health issues, Dr. Brandon offers honest advice and masterful treatment to get you smiling again. From the smallest cavity to infected or missing teeth, we can repair the damage that is keeping you from optimal health and a carefree smile. We’ll only suggest necessary treatment and our compassionate, communicative approach will ensure that you feel comfortable with our care every step of the way.
Even patients who take great care of their teeth with healthy oral hygiene habits can develop cavities. When a cavity has damaged a tooth, a dental filling is often the best way to treat minor-to-moderate cases of tooth decay. By removing the damaged enamel and filling the cavity with an inert material, the progression of tooth decay can be halted completely. At Shore Lake Dental, we use composite (tooth-colored) fillings to restore your damaged tooth while ensuring that it still looks its best after treatment.
CROWN & BRIDGE
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped dental prostheses used to cover up all of the remaining enamel if your tooth has been damaged by decay or an injury. Crowns require the underlying tooth to be prepared in order to create a surface that can support a prosthetic, so this treatment is typically only recommended for teeth that have been extensively damaged.
Dental bridges are a related treatment, and they are used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of two crowns that are attached to healthy teeth next to the socket where a missing tooth used to be. Then, bridgework is used to attach a false tooth (also called a pontic) to these crowns, “bridging” the gap and replacing the missing tooth.
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
Root canal therapy is the best way to restore a tooth that has become infected due to extensive tooth decay or an oral injury. At Shore Lake Dental, we offer anterior root canals (performed on your front teeth) as well as molar root canal therapy. We use powerful numbing agents and we offer sedation to keep you comfortable and pain-free throughout the entire procedure.
During treatment, a small hole will be made in your tooth through which the infected material will be removed. Then, your tooth is cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. To finish the procedure, your tooth will be permanently capped with a dental crown to protect the structure and restore its function.