Restore, Repair, and Protect A Damaged Smile [BLOG]
- May 26, 2017
At 7 O’Clock Dental in New Orleans, LA, we offer a variety of procedures that can fix your dental problems so you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Our dental restorations help repair and protect your teeth from damage and get you smiling again.
Whether you have decayed, broken, cracked, chipped, or missing teeth, our skilled team have the experience and technology needed to help you. Give us a call today at 504-266-0664 to schedule an exam with Dr. Tripp so you can get the treatment you need.
Dental Restorations Can Solve Your Dental Problems
You’ve probably had some type of restorative dental procedure at least once in your life. Life is unpredictable and accidents happen. Even if you’ve been fortunate enough to not experience any sort of oral injury like a broken tooth, maybe you’ve had a cavity. Treatments for these problems all fall under the restorative dentistry umbrella.
Since restorations can take many forms and serve many purposes, we’re sharing some of the options you’ll find in our New Orleans dental office:
Dental Fillings – Probably the most common procedure in restorative dentistry, dental fillings are applied to teeth that’ve been damaged by cavities and tooth decay once the tooth has been properly treated. One of the great things about getting your restorations at 7 O’Clock Dental is that we use a composite resin that perfectly matches the look and color of your natural teeth so your dental work won’t stand out like silver fillings do.
Root Canals – If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know how debilitating it can be, especially when the source of that pain involves the root that lies underneath your tooth. When your tooth root or the soft tissue that surrounds it (the pulp) become infected, a root canal is an effective way to save that tooth.
Dr. Tripp, like most dentists, will always try to save your natural teeth whenever possible. A root canal helps us do that. Yes, this treatment has a terrible reputation in the field of dentistry for being a painful, dreadful process. But not at 7 O’Clock Dental.
During root canal therapy, we clean out the infected area of the tooth and cover it so it’s protected from further damage. Afterwards, you’re no longer at risk for the infection spreading any further, and you’re out of pain.
Dental Crowns and Bridges – Any time you have a crack in your tooth, you’re more likely to experience a broken tooth because of its weakened state. That’s why it’s so important to seek treatment right away. At 7 O’Clock Dental, we go out of our way to treat your dental emergency as quickly as possible so we can try to save your tooth and get you out of pain.
But if you’re able to address the cracked tooth before something like that happens, we can treat the tooth with dental crowns and bridges. Crowns and bridges are natural-looking caps that cover a damaged tooth to protect it and restore its function and appearance.
Restorative dentistry shouldn’t just be about helping you regain function. We also need to consider how it looks. With our dental restorations, you can eat and smile with confidence once again because your dental work blends in with the rest of your teeth so no one will even notice.
Dental Veneers – Despite what you may think, porcelain veneers don’t just serve a cosmetic function. Along with whitening your teeth or filling gaps in your smile, these wafer-thin coverings can also help protect or reshape any teeth that have been chipped or cracked. It’s a multifaceted solution to many different dental problems and can often be completed in just a couple of visits to our New Orleans dental office! This effective treatment can restore and beautify your smile.
Your New And Improved Smile Is A Phone Call Away!
Our team is ready to help you regain function and restore the attractive appearance of your smile. Trust your dental restorations to Dr. Tripp and our highly skilled team at 7 O’Clock Dental in New Orleans, LA!
Your new and improved smile is just a phone call away! Call us at 504-266-0664 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.
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