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Restorative Dentistry Puts Porter Smiles Back Together

Chipped, cracked, broken, decayed, and missing teeth are all very common problems around the country, but in Porter, they aren’t a big deal thanks to Dr. Price and Dr. Inas. Whether you have one tooth that needs repair or an entire row that needs replacing, they can provide a restoration that is practically indiscernible from nature. If you’re ready to enjoy your complete smile again, they are ready to help, so contact us today for an appointment.

Traditional Crown & Bridge

Model smile with fixed bridge restoration

A dental crown is one of the best ways our team can repair fractured, decayed, or weakened teeth and make them look like new again. It is actually a tooth-shaped “cap” that fits directly over a natural tooth, and with it, we can restore a tooth’s strength and appearance all at the same time. They can be made of a variety of strong and natural-looking materials, and most of the time, you can get a completely custom-made one in just two visits.

We can even use crowns to support a bridge to replace a missing tooth or a few in a row. Two crowns will be placed on the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile, and these will be bonded to prosthetic teeth to close it. This won’t only make your smile look better, but it will also even out your bite as well as prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of place.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Closeup of patient receiving dental exam

Our practice only uses composite-resin based tooth-colored fillings to repair small cavities and slightly damaged teeth. This material is just as strong as traditional silver/amalgam fillings, and as the name indicates, it can also be color-matched to a patient’s enamel, making it practically invisible in the mouth. These fillings also offer a more conservative solution, as they allow us to repair a tooth while preserving more of its natural strength and structure, which will help it last for many years to come.

Full & Partial Dentures

Full dentures in glass of water

Whether you are missing a few teeth or an entire arch, dentures can provide the quick and affordable solution that you need. Thanks to the most recent advancements in dental prosthetics, modern-day dentures are now smaller, sleeker, and more natural-looking than ever. Partial dentures can replace multiple missing teeth around the mouth while fitting in seamlessly with remaining teeth, while a full denture can instantly bring back an entire row. We offer both removable and implant-retained dentures so you can have the most secure fit possible.

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Root Canals

Dental x-ray with red highlighted tooth

Every tooth actually has a small amount of soft tissue inside it called the dental pulp, and this is where each tooth’s sensitive nerve is located. When this pulp becomes damaged or infected, it can lead to the mother of all toothaches, the kind that makes it hard to focus on just about anything else. Fortunately, our dentists can relieve this kind of pain using a root canal. They’ll simply remove the tissue, clean the tooth, fill it, and then fully rebuild it using a dental crown. Local anesthesia will ensure that you remain comfortable from start to finish.

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Extractions

Metal clasp holding extracted tooth

We typically only extract a tooth as a last resort after going through all of our other options. In most cases, removing a tooth is necessary if:

Should you ever need an extraction, your dentist will use local anesthesia to make sure you are comfortable the entire time.

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

X-ray and model of wisdom tooth prior to extraction

The wisdom teeth are actually just a third set of molars, but unfortunately, most people simply don’t have enough room in their mouth to fit these teeth, leading them to cause a litany of problems when they start to come in. These can include jaw pain, teeth crowding, and even an infection that can impact the surrounding healthy teeth. Fortunately, our practice has the training and tools to perform safe and effective wisdom teeth extractions right in our Porter office.

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