No matter how well you care for your smile through regular preventive care and hygiene at home, everyone is vulnerable to tooth decay and damage. Fortunately, we are prepared to repair your smile with services in restorative dental care. Dr. Andrew Luccio, Dr. William Herr, and Dr. Trinh Vo can remove large spots of decay and place a dental crown, save ailing teeth with root canal therapy, or replace missing teeth using one of our quality tooth replacement options. Learn more about how we rescue smiles with restorative dentistry, then contact us to schedule your own Attleboro appointment.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that can cover a severely damaged or decayed tooth, or replace one or more missing teeth as part of a dental bridge. Dental Crowns and bridges have a number of applications that allow your dentist to restore your smile and renew your oral health.
When tooth decay reaches the inside of your tooth — the area commonly referred to as the nerve — a root canal is the only treatment for rescuing your tooth from extraction. It is difficult to ignore the pain associated with this deep infection; seek prompt treatment to avoid the risk of abscess or loss of the tooth.
Signs you may require root canal therapy include…
Also called endodontic treatment, root canal therapy is a procedure in which your dentist thoroughly removes the damaged pulp, refills the tooth with a biocompatible material, and restores the strength and structure of the tooth with a sturdy dental crown.
The wisdom teeth or third molars may emerge between ages 15 to 24. Not everyone has wisdom teeth — but people who do often need to have them extracted. There is rarely enough room for these third molars to emerge properly, and infection or impaction (when the tooth only partially comes through) often occur as a result. We recommend young patients undergo an evaluation around age 11 to determine whether or not wisdom teeth are present and possibly need to have extractions done.
For patients who have lost several teeth, or for those who are missing an entire row of teeth in the upper or lower jaw, full or partial dentures provide a natural-looking replacement that restores full smile confidence.
A partial denture replaces missing teeth when at least one natural tooth is present in the gum line. It fits in securely with the surrounding teeth like a missing puzzle piece. The complete denture replaces a full arch in the top or bottom of the mouth and is secured using natural suction or with a small bit of denture adhesive.
For eligible patients, dental implants provide a superior tooth replacement that closely mimics the natural tooth structure. Dental implant procedures boast a success rate of up to 95 percent. Performed in two phases — implantation and restoration — dental implants may take up to a year to complete, but provide unsurpassed stability that can last for a lifetime with proper care. Capron Park Dental performs quality dental implant restorations for patients following tooth loss. Dental implants can support a quality crown, bridge, or full or partial denture.
Dentures that do not fit the way they should are not only annoying and stressful — they can also cause serious oral injuries. Bone density and gum tissue gradually break down without the support of tooth roots, meaning a non-implant supported denture will require frequent refitting to keep up with the diminishing jawbone structure.
Fortunately, dental implants promote oral health and provide patients with the ultimate in stability. Retaining dentures with dental implants can help you speak, smile, and eat with complete confidence once again. In fact, implant-retained dentures restore more than 70% of the natural chewing ability — even biting into a fresh ear of corn is possible with dental implants.