Restorative Dental Services for Attleboro Families
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 and Dr. William Herr 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.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
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.
Root Canal Therapy
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…
- An aching or sensitive tooth
- Pain upon pressure
- Darker tooth enamel
- A sore on the gums beneath the tooth
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.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
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.
Dentures & Partials
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.
Attleboro Dental Implant Restoration
From a single missing tooth to a full arch in the upper or lower jaw, dental implants are the premier tooth replacement option available today. Capron Park Dental partners with an excellent team to provide our patients with the ultimate in dental implant placement and restoration. Most dental implant replacements are completed over the course of six months to one year.
Capron Park Dental offers the following options in dental implant restorations:
- Single tooth: Replacing a single tooth with a dental implant-retained crown keeps your jawbone healthy and prevents the loss of additional teeth. Single tooth implant replacement provides a long-lasting solution that does not affect the health of your surrounding teeth like a dental bridge.
- Multiple tooth replacement: When more than one tooth has been lost, a fixed or removable prosthetic can be supported on two or more strategically-placed dental implants.
- Full arch replacement: When no healthy natural teeth remain, full arch replacement with dental implants includes fixed or removable prosthetics. Some patients are eligible for same-day dentures supported on four to six strategically-placed implants. Others may prefer to have their teeth replaced with a series of fixed bridges — which do not have a prosthetic base — for the most natural look and feel.
Wondering whether or not you are eligible for dental implants? It depends on the state of your oral and overall health. Many adults are excellent candidates for the comprehensive tooth replacement. However, your eligibility may be affected if you have gone for an extended period of time without teeth, or have severe levels of periodontal disease or health conditions affecting the immune system. People who have diminished jawbone structure can benefit from a preparatory procedures, like a sinus lift or other bone augmentation.
The only way to know for sure whether or not dental implants are right for you is to have an evaluation with your implant dentist here at Capron Park Dental. We want to help you enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful smile — and that starts with high quality, long-lasting tooth replacement. Please get in touch with the team at Capron Park Dental to schedule a dental implant consultation today.