Damaged teeth can impact every aspect of your daily life. From eating your favorite foods to speaking with your loved ones, strong and healthy teeth are a necessity.
Whether you’re suffering from tooth decay or injury, restorative dentistry can repair your teeth and renew the look and function of your smile. Cavities, infections, chipped or broken teeth, and any other ailment that compromises your dental health can be a thing of the past.
At 23Smiles, Dr. Michael Young is a compassionate dentist with experience in preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Our advanced technology makes restorative procedures durable and long-lasting. Dr. Young will repair your teeth while still keeping the aesthetic appearance of your smile in mind. Visit our practice to bring back your beautiful smile.
If you’re not sure what procedures you need, here are a few common restorative dental treatments explained.
1. Dental Fillings
Cavities are a common dental problem. 90% of adults 20 years or older have had at least one cavity in their lifetime. Cavities are the result of tooth decay which, if left untreated, can lead to infection and the complete destruction of your tooth.
Dental fillings halt the destructive process of tooth decay and restore the structural integrity of your tooth. Our team at 23Smiles uses a biocompatible composite resin that maintains the natural look of your teeth while also restoring their health.
2. Dental Crowns
Sometimes, your teeth need a little extra help to stay strong. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that sit on top of your natural tooth. They protect the brittle structure from further damage while still allowing you to eat, speak, and smile normally.
You may require a crown after a large filling, a root canal, or to hold together a broken tooth. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes for misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
3. Root Canal Therapy
If tooth decay has progressed beyond the ability of a dental filling, root canal treatment may still be able to save your original tooth. Dr. Young will clean out the infected tissue from inside your tooth and around your root, and then fill and seal the area. We will then place a crown on top of your tooth to protect the original structure from further problems.
Root canal procedures may sound scary but with the help of modern technology, they are not a procedure to fear. 97% of root canal treatments are successful in healing and preserving your original tooth.
4. Tooth Extraction
Severely decayed or damaged teeth may need to be removed to protect your overall oral health. We may recommend extraction in cases like
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Extensive internal decay
- A cracked or fractured root
- A severe abscess
In the event of a tooth extraction, prosthetic dentistry can replace your missing tooth and complete your smile once again. Dental bridges, dentures, and implants are all reliable options for tooth replacement.
Restorative Dentistry in Louisiana
With many years of experience in restorative, cosmetic, and prosthetic dental care, Dr. Young can provide you with the caring, high-quality service you need to repair your smile. Our team works to build relationships so our patients feel comfortable and cared for.
The sooner you come in for restorative dental treatment, the easier it will be to repair your teeth. If you’re suffering from tooth decay or damage, contact us online or call 337-237-6453 to make an appointment right away!