Keep your smile feeling and functioning at its absolute best with restorative dentistry. From simple procedures like dental fillings, to more complex solutions like dental prosthetics and root canal therapy, restorative dentistry aims to revitalize decayed or damaged teeth. With our comprehensive restorative care, you can take back your overall oral health so you can eat, laugh, and smile with confidence.
Cavities are one of the most common oral diseases, so it's imperative we tackle them as soon as they begin to compromise the health and wellness of your teeth. When left untreated, they can cause serious discomfort and may require more invasive procedures to alleviate. Thanks to fillings, your dentist in Franklin can halt the progression of tooth decay in a single visit. At Franklin Dental Arts, we exclusively use tooth-colored composite fillings, for more esthetic, metal-free restorations. By stopping by for your regular 6-month cleaning and checkup, you can prevent new cavities from forming in the first place.
No one likes to deal with a broken, cracked, or severely decayed tooth. It can be painful and stressful, but thanks to same-day crowns, you can restore your tooth in a single visit. This allows you to skip the temporary restoration and long wait for your permanent crown. Same-day crowns are custom-made from high-quality, durable materials and color-matched to blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. With our state-of-the-art digital imaging and CAD/CAM technology, your appointment will be over in 2 hours or less, so you can start smiling again!
While we primarily focus on same-day crowns, there are certain instances in which a lab-made crown may be more appropriate. Lab-made dental crowns can be made from a wider variety of materials, making them a better solution for patients with very specific oral health needs. Your dentist will make recommendations based on your unique needs and smile goals, so whatever type of crown you require, you'll be able smile with confidence.
Root Canal Therapy
Toothaches are often a sign of a serious infection and can cause serious pain. There's no need to wait in discomfort any longer thanks to root canal therapy. This common procedure can provide you with much-needed relief and restore the health of your tooth. Plus, root canals can save your tooth from an extraction so you can smile with comfort and confidence.
Extractions are always our last option — saving your smile is our number one priority. However, a problematic tooth is sometimes more trouble than it's worth. Your doctor may recommend an extraction as the best way to get your oral health back on the right path. With gentle techniques, and local anesthesia or sedation, decaying teeth can be removed to alleviate your discomfort or to make room for dental implants, a bridge, or another type of tooth replacement.
Missing a tooth? Need an extraction? The look of your smile, functionality of your bite, and overall oral health can all be restored by a dental implant. Dental implants are the most secure, long-lasting tooth replacement, and the only one that actually halts the progression of bone loss. They're one of the most secure ways to restore lost teeth, so get in touch with us today to see if implants are right for you!
There's no need to keep covering up your mouth if a missing tooth is leaving a gap in your smile. With a dental bridge, the space left behind by one, or several, missing teeth can be permanently covered. The bridge is attached to your teeth on either side of the gap, so it won't slide around when you eat or speak. Your bridge also won't stand out from the rest of your smile —it can be color-matched to blend with your other teeth. Keep your teeth from shifting and reduce the risk of bone loss and problems with your bite by asking your dentist about a bridge. Schedule a consultation today to see if a dental bridge can help you complete your smile!
Tired of your dentures slipping and sliding around in your mouth? Implant-retained dentures, also called overdentures or snap-on dentures, can replace all of your teeth, just like traditional dentures. However, instead of relying on suction or adhesive, they are secured in place with several dental implants. These removable appliances make it easy to keep up with your oral hygiene, and are made from a combination of acrylic and metal materials for enhanced durability.
After your dental implant has been affixed, your dentist will make the finishing touches by adding an implant crown! Dental crowns act as tooth "caps" that are fitted onto the implant. Your dentist will ensure the size and color of your implant crown matches with the rest of your other teeth, so you can have a seamless new smile.
Dentures are a removable, affordable solution that can complete your smile after missing one or all of your natural teeth. To ensure a natural look and feel, most dentures are made of a combination of acrylic and metal and are custom-crafted for a comfortable fit. Looking to see if dentures are right for you? Schedule a consultation to find out if a set of full or partial dentures can restore your bite. It's about time you got back to living your life with a smile.
Missing just a few teeth? Partial dentures may be the right choice for you. Partial dentures look natural, are removable, and can be a great solution to restoring the function of your teeth and jaw. Make the first step in restoring your smile by booking a consultation.
Want a quick and easy solution to missing teeth? Try All-On-4® dental implants. These can replace a full arch of missing teeth without worrying about uncomfortable temporary solutions like dentures. This procedure can take a single visit for some patients while offering permanent results. If you are seeking a solution to missing teeth, All-on-4® implants are a great option to effectively restore your smile.
Did you know?
Dental issues can worsen and become more severe and costly the longer you leave them untreated.