Restorative Care

Restorative Care

Root Canals

When everything feels okay with the inner portion of your tooth, you probably don’t think about it at all, but when it’s infected, you probably can’t think about anything else! The inside of your tooth contains a soft tissue called pulp that can become infected and cause extreme discomfort.

The most effective way to treat the infection is through root canal therapy. At Town Dental Group, we provide this valuable treatment to help save your tooth from extraction. If you think you might have an abscessed tooth or tooth infection, call us now.

More About Endodontics

Endodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the pulp and tissue in the tooth near the root. When the pulp becomes infected and inflamed, it can be removed to save your tooth and to provide relief from discomfort. Once the pulp is gone, your tooth is still able to thrive because it is still nourished by the other tissue around it.

We offer treatment to provide the care you need when you have an abscessed tooth. You don’t have to deal with a severe tooth infection or other issues that can arise.

Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy

If you have any of these symptoms, it may be time to look into root canal treatment:

  • Extreme tooth infection
  • Discolored tooth
  • Tooth pain that is heightened while eating
  • Swollen gums near tooth pain
  • Recurring pimples on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks

The Benefits Of Receiving Root Canal Therapy

Getting root canal therapy can provide a number of benefits, including these:

  • Protect the Tooth from Extraction – Getting rid of the infected pulp can save your tooth from being extracted, which protects the neighboring teeth as well as the jaw.
  • Relief from Tooth Pain – After the infected pulp is removed, you can feel comfortable again.
  • Better Appearance – Some teeth become discolored when the pulp is infected. A dental crown can provide a natural, improved appearance.
  • Fairly Simple – Root canal therapy is actually a fairly simple treatment despite what you may have heard. Dental technology advances have greatly improved the treatment. We also provide anesthesia so you can feel at ease during therapy.

Learn more about root canal therapy and how we can help! Call Town Dental Group today to learn more.

Fillings

Maybe your cavities cause discomfort when you eat something with a lot of sugar. You know you need to see the dentist to get them taken care of, but you don’t like the idea of having fillings that can be seen whenever you open your mouth or laugh. Or maybe you even have a cavity on one of your front teeth and have avoided getting a filling because you don’t want to draw attention to your dental work.

White fillings, also known as composite fillings, match your teeth so that it won’t be obvious when you get a cavity treated. At Town Dental Group, we use white fillings to bring your teeth back to good health while still appearing natural.

What Are Composite Fillings?

Dental composite fillings are used to restore teeth that have suffered damage from decay. In addition, they keep further decay from occurring.

You may need a cavity filling even if you take great care of your teeth because decay can form in your mouth simply because of the way your teeth are shaped. Teeth with deep grooves and pits are more susceptible to cavities.

White fillings are created with a resin composite that is the same color and consistency of a natural tooth. These fillings are strong enough to withstand the stresses that will be put on them every day.

The Benefits Of White Fillings

Here are some of the reasons white fillings are a great option:

  • They are metal-free and safe for your mouth
  • They look natural
  • They require less of your natural tooth to be removed
  • They are good for both small and large cavities
  • Look and feel great

Keep your mouth feeling and looking great with white fillings. Our team at Town Dental Group will help you get started. Call us to make an appointment or to learn more.

Bridges

A dental bridge is created by placing dental crowns on either side of a missing tooth. A false tooth is placed in the space, while the dental crowns provide an anchor for the new tooth. A dental bridge always requires dental crowns to hold it in place.

The Advantages Of Using Dental Bridges And Crowns

Bridges and crowns can give you a new, healthier smile. Here are some of the advantages they offer:

  • They look natural
  • They can improve your appearance
  • They can repair a damaged smile
  • They protect teeth from further damage
  • They can last up to 15 years, in some cases up to 30 years

Come see our team at Town Dental Group to get your smile back. We have the latest tools and technology to provide quality dental restorations. Call today to make an appointment!

Implants

Dental implants are the most secure and advanced tooth replacement method. Not only do dental implants function like natural teeth, they also fill in for natural tooth roots. Dental implants are small titanium rods that are placed into the jawbone, and then restored with replacement teeth. These teeth will stay in your mouth at all times, just like natural teeth, so that you can enjoy eating and socializing without worrying about shifting or sliding. Dental implants will also preserve your jawbone, strengthening it against future deterioration and collapse.

Abundant OptionsL Implant Dentistry

Do you have many teeth that you need to replace, or just one? Would you rather have a few strategically placed dental implants to hold in your replacement teeth, or a tooth implant for every tooth? There are plenty of tooth implant options here at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill. We don’t limit our patients to basic dental implants–we provide all kinds of restorations.

Implant dentistry can be combined with restorations including:

  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • And more!

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant-support dentures, sometimes referred to as the “snap in” denture is a special denture that is retained with implants. The “snaps” are internal to the denture creating an enhanced ability to hold/retain the denture. A patient with an implant-retained denture has the freedom to take the denture in or out at anytime. Learn more about implant supported dentures with our sister office - Carolina Dentures.

Tooth Extractions

Our team at Town Dental Group knows how to help our patients have a comfortable and pleasant experience. Sometimes a tooth extraction is unavoidable, and we can help your procedure run smoothly.

Do I Need An Extraction?

You might need a tooth removed if:

  • Decay has spread deep into the tooth, affecting the root system.
  • An infection has eaten away too much of the tooth or the surrounding bone.
  • Your mouth doesn’t have room for all your teeth.
  • You have an impacted tooth that will cause future dental problems.

Our dentist will take care of the oral health of you and your family. We also have a pediatric dentist for young children who need to visit us!

We will use a localized anesthesia to ensure as much comfort as possible. After your tooth is removed, the dentist will advise you on some follow-up care, including the following:

  • Don’t drink through a straw for 24 hours.
  • Don’t smoke or use tobacco for 48 hours.
  • When you feel up to eating again, eat soft foods.
  • When you brush your teeth, clean everything except the teeth right around the affected area.
  • If you rinse with warm water, make sure you are gentle.

Taking care of yourself is important if you want to avoid complications like dry socket. Sometimes eating foods that are hard to chew or participating in rigorous activity too soon may disturb the still-healing tissue. Dry socket exposes your bone to the air and causes a lot of discomfort.

If you have any concerns after your procedure, don’t hesitate to call. Our compassionate staff is ready to help.

Are you concerned about having a gap where your tooth was pulled? Our team is experienced in smile restoration, and we provide options like dental bridges and dental crowns.

Call us at Town Dental Group today! Whether you are concerned about a tooth extraction or another dental problem, we want you to feel better as soon as possible!


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