Damaged and decayed teeth can cause all kinds of problems that impact your health and overall quality of life.
Tooth pain, jaw pain, trouble eating and temperature sensitivity can all come from having teeth that aren’t as healthy as they could be. And just as there are many different reasons your teeth might be causing you pain and discomfort, there are many ways to treat it as well. At Nashville Restorative Dentistry, we’ll sit down and discuss your best treatment options so that you understand the plan every step of the way.
Restorative Dentistry Services
Repair cavities, fix chipped teeth or replace unsightly old fillings with tooth-colored composite resins that are indistinguishable from the natural tooth. We only use BPA-free composites and never use any metal, so you don’t need to worry about materials like the mercury found in traditional metal fillings.
Ceramic restorations fit over or into natural teeth and are used to strengthen fractured teeth or repair bad cavities and broken teeth. They can be made to look exactly like your natural teeth or dramatically alter and improve their color, shape, or position. We always use metal-free ceramic and zirconia crowns, providing you with the most aesthetically pleasing and safest materials. The majority of our crowns are finished in just one appointment using our in-office CEREC technology. This way, you won’t have to deal with wearing a temporary and returning for a second appointment to get the permanent.
Dentures are natural looking removable replacements for your missing teeth. Dentures are the most economical way to replace all or most of your teeth, but they can still provide a stunning improvement of your smile and function. Implants can also be utilized to help stabilize dentures, increasing your confidence and ability to smile and chew with security.
This procedure can treat infected or painful teeth, allowing you to preserve your natural tooth and avoid an extraction and potential replacement. This is accomplished by removing infected or inflamed nerve tissue from inside the root of the tooth. We utilize ozone gas during our root canal procedures to enhance your treatment outcome. As with all other treatment options, we will discuss the pros and cons of a root canal with you and assist you in deciding if it is in line with your health goals.
Natural-looking fillings are superior to their metal counterparts in virtually every way.
- Tooth-colored fillings have all but replaced the metal ones you may be familiar with.
- Old metal fillings would expand, crack teeth and had an unsightly appearance.
- The white fillings we use do none of that and are colored to match your teeth.
Old gray dental fillings are a thing of the past. The fillings you are most familiar with are made from a substance called amalgam, which was known to contain mercury. As you’re probably aware, that can be an extremely toxic chemical for the body.
At Nashville Restorative Dentistry, we only use tooth-colored white fillings. If you want to avoid a full dental implant, or just don’t need one, a filling can be the perfect alternative. These composite fillings are made from superior high-tech dental materials and applied with the latest in dental techniques. White fillings look like your natural teeth, but that’s not where the benefits end. They also help strengthen the tooth, don’t stain teeth or gums, seal the tooth and unlike the old amalgam fillings they don’t expand or cause your tooth to fracture.
It’s easy to see why our filling of choice is the tooth-colored restoration.
Crowns can be used to fix a variety of oral health issues.
- Crowns not only improve your tooth’s appearance, they can strengthen them too.
- Crowns are made from ceramics, porcelain, metal alloys and composite resin.
- We can provide temporary crown while you wait to have your permanent one.
Crowns are one of the most common dental procedures, and for good reason. A well-placed crown can correct a variety of issues you may have with your teeth. For example, a crown can be used to fill a cavity that is too big for a filling, cover a badly shaped tooth, protect a cracked tooth, or be used to protect a tooth that has had a root canal. The bottom line is, a crown is often the best option to get stronger, better looking teeth.
Brand new teeth that look and feel as natural as the ones you were born with.
- Denture technology has come a long way, some are indistinguishable from your real teeth!
- We give you the option of permanently affixing your dentures with dental implants.
- No more dealing with loose dentures when you’re talking or eating. Fear no food and dig in.
As bad set of dentures can be worse than having none at all. They don’t fit right, are uncomfortable, or come out when you are eating. The quality of our dentures is what sets us above and beyond the “24-hour denture stores” you may have seen.
We use a careful, detailed process to make sure that the dentures you get are custom-made just for you. We offer multiple materials for dentures, such as acrylic and porcelain, and see if dental implants would be a good option for you. From there, we take impressions with a wax model for a perfect fit, shade the teeth to match yours, and send it off to the dental lab. As soon as they are back, it’s just a matter of testing them out and making any final adjustments.
If you want to bring in any photos of a smile you’d like to have, we can do that too!
The fastest and simplest way to fix inner tooth decay isn’t as scary as you think.
- Thanks to advances in anesthesiology, root canals aren’t nearly as painful as most people believe they are.
- Even the effects of post-surgery pain have been significantly reduced.
- If necessary, we can also provide nitrous oxide or conscious sedation to ease any anxiety you may have.
A root canal is generally needed when infected tissue under your tooth has decayed. This can cause you a serious amount of pain and discomfort, depending on how long you’ve been dealing with it. In the worst case, the decaying tissue damages the nerves under your teeth, which can cause long term damage. The reasons for this vary from simple natural tooth decay to a broken tooth allowing bacteria to enter inside of it.
Whatever the reason, a root canal is an extremely effective way to treat tooth decay. We numb the area with a local anesthetic, provide you with sedation, then clean out the rotting tissue and fill it with a natural-looking filler and top it with a crown to make sure no bacteria can get inside. The best part is, root canals often last a patient’s entire lifetime, so you’ll never need to worry about the tooth or experience that extreme pain ever again.