When your smile is damaged, restorative dentistry can renew your health and preserve the look of your smile. When dental problems go unaddressed, they worsen over time. Dr. Chiles will create a personalized treatment plan to restore and maintain your healthy oral function so you can regain your beautiful smile!
Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of stress during your lifetime. Teeth may show this wear in a variety of ways, including discoloration, chipping, and cracking. Crowns restore your teeth and smile to look brilliant once again. Porcelain crowns can be made out of porcelain fused to metal or out of all porcelain and can be shaded to match your existing teeth. After some tooth preparation, crowns are specifically fitted to restore functionality and to enhance the appearance of your smile. If you have pain when chewing or temperature sensitivity, ask Dr. Chiles if crowns are right for you.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants natural-looking and feeling and under proper conditions, such as placement by a diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.
Bonding refers to the placement of a special, durable resin that is expertly shaped and shaded by Dr. Chiles to match your natural tooth. Bonding allows Dr. Chiles to reshape your teeth to correct chips or gaps with very little tooth preparation. If you need some minor reshaping, ask Dr. Chiles if bonding is a good option for you.
When the decay has been taken out of the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth. With advancements in dentistry Dr. Chiles gives you tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings resulting in a brighter, whiter smile.
Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
Periodontal disease (also called gum disease or gingivitis) refers to the infection of the supportive tissues of the mouth due to toxic bacteria found in plaque. Many individuals suffer from some degree of gum disease, and if left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss, break down of the soft tissue in the mouth and jaw, and other significant health problems. Your periodontal therapy may include gentle removal of plaque and bacteria from beneath the gum line or a more advanced treatment designed to restore and maintain your optimum gum health. Since diseases like diabetes and heart-related illnesses have been linked to gum disease, it is important that you let Dr. Chiles and his team protect your health through periodontal treatment.
Every effort is made to keep all your teeth, as this is always the best and preferred solution. In the instance where a tooth cannot be saved, it may be recommended to extract the tooth. In most cases, Dr. Chiles can comfortably perform the procedure right here in the office.
It is important to address missing teeth for several reasons. Your ability to speak correctly and to chew the foods you love goes a long way in ensuring your self-confidence. Keeping your natural tooth function helps prevent the breakdown of the bone and other supportive structures of your jaw. Dentures from Dr. Chiles are designed to look natural and to fit perfectly, helping you to look and feel your best.