When you are dealing with dental damage or infection, our Saint Louis dentists are here to help you get back on track. We truly believe that no smile is beyond help. Here are just a few of the treatments that we use to rebuild and repair damaged smiles…
- Root canal therapy: this treatment is designed to save teeth that would otherwise be lost because they are too damaged. Whether you are dealing with an infection or a dental fracture, if it severe enough to reach the dental pulp you will likely need root canal therapy. Our dental team will go into the tooth, remove the infected tissue and dental pulp/nerves, and then repair the tooth with a restoration. When root canal is not completed in a timely manner the dental damage is likely to spread to other tissues and teeth.
- CEREC crowns: the restorations that our dentists create and place are completely mercury-free and customized to fit the patient’s smile. CEREC technology allows our team to craft your crown right here in our office. This helps to streamline the treatment process and ensure a good fit.
- Dental implants: patients who have already lost teeth can replace missing teeth with individual dental implants or implant-stabilized prostheses. Dental implant technology is unique in that it replaces the tooth root as well as the visible crown. Our team will place a titanium screw or post into your jaw and gum tissue—this fills the space where the tooth root used to sit. Then, we are able to build upon this foundation—either with an individual restoration or denture. Depending on how many teeth you are missing, you may benefit from individual implants, or you may decide to use a few titanium implant roots to hold a larger prosthesis in place.
When you are dealing with an oral infection or injury, the absolute best thing that you can do is to seek timely treatment. Dental damage tends to spread to other oral tissues and teeth if left untreated, so give our Saint Louis dentists a call to start repairing your smile before secondary issues develop!