Restorative Dentistry – Midwest City, OK
Regain the Function & Appearance of Your Smile
When your smile isn’t at its best because of damage or decay, you can count on Dr. Kendrick to offer a variety of restorative dentistry treatments. Leaving a harmed smile untreated can compromise your overall oral health, as well as affect your appearance. If you’d like to rejuvenate your look with help from Midwest City Dental Center, please contact our dental office today! Restorative dentistry from our Midwest City team fully repairs teeth because we know that everybody deserves a healthy mouth.
To replace missing teeth, Dr. Kendrick regularly places and restores dental implants at his Midwest City dental office. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, and it can anchor a natural-looking dental crown. This restorative dentistry procedure serves to fill in the gap left behind by missing teeth.Call our restorative dental office to learn more about dental implants.
When you break a tooth, the area can quickly become a target for oral bacteria and other problems. Midwest City Dental Center can fix your tooth with help from CEREC one-visit crown technology. When you visit our restorative dental office, we can examine, create, and place a quality ceramic crown in a single day. Dr. Kendrick will assist you in your time of need. Get in touch with our restorative dental office as soon as possible.
Sometimes, smile damage can start from within. If our restorative dentistry team notices that you have a cavity, we’ll take swift action. Dr. Kendrick can repair the affected area with a natural-colored filling. We try to take the least invasive course of action as possible for your restorative dentistry treatment.
If decay-causing bacteria have deeply infiltrated your tooth, it may be necessary to perform root canal therapy. This restorative dentistry method is used to retain the healthy tooth root and stop the contaminants from affecting other teeth in your smile. Dr. Kendrick will go into your tooth, cleanse the bacteria out of the area, and then finish the treatment by placing a dental crown or filling that serves as an added layer of protection. Root canal therapy from our restorative dentistry team can enable you to keep your tooth even after severe decay or damage.
Midwest City Dental Center sees restorative dentistry patients from Midwest City, Oklahoma City, Del City, and neighboring Oklahoma communities. Please call our dental office today to schedule your restorative dentistry appointment.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are two popular restorative treatment methods for severe tooth damage or the loss of one, two, or several consecutive teeth. A dental crown fits securely over a damaged tooth. A dental bridge uses the two natural teeth surrounding a gap as anchors for the prosthetic crowns that fill in the space between.
If you have a cavity or minor tooth damage, there is a better, more visually-appealing alternative to silver, or amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are made out of biocompatible composite resin (smooth glass and plastic particles), and they fully repair the health of your tooth while also restoring almost all of its strength — something silver fillings just don’t do.
Tooth-colored fillings are the preferred treatment because they…
- Are customizable to match the shade of the surrounding tooth enamel
- Are less sensitive to heat and cold, making them less likely to expand and contract
- Require less removal of the healthy tooth structure, for more conservative dentistry
- Dry within minutes under a special UV light
Tooth-colored fillings can fill new cavities, replace old gray dental work, and make minor cosmetic improvements to damaged front teeth.
You may associate root canals (endodontic treatment) with being very painful, but Dr. Kendrick’s experienced hand, there is really nothing to fear from undergoing the common restorative treatment in our Midwest City dental office. In fact, a root canal is often the last option for saving a tooth from extraction.
Root canal therapy involves removing all diseased and infected tissue from the interior of the tooth (the area commonly referred to as the “nerve”), refilling the tooth with a biocompatible material, then placing a permanent filling or crown over the tooth to restore its strength. The treatment is often completed over the course of two visits to Midwest City Dental to allow for full healing of the tooth.
Tooth extractions are a last resort for decayed or damaged teeth. We do everything possible to save teeth — but if it can’t be avoided, a tooth extraction is a comfortable, efficient procedure at Midwest City Dental Center.
Teeth removals are either simple or surgical. A simple extraction is possible when the tooth can be removed in one piece with forceps. A surgical extraction requires cutting the gum line, then closing it with stitches. Recovery following a surgical extraction is longer.
The wisdom teeth are the third molars that may erupt in adolescence or early adulthood. Because there is rarely enough room for them to come in without issues, impaction and infection are likely to occur. Wisdom teeth often require extraction for oral and overall health.