Your teeth do a lot of things, like helping you talk and giving you a smile to show. But their biggest job is eating. You have different kinds of teeth so you can tear, shred, and mash different kinds of food. So when one or more of your teeth are damaged or even missing, you could be having a tough time chewing and eating. That’s where restorative dentistry from our Tulsa, OK dental office can help. We can fix your teeth to help make eating easy again.
Q: What Can I Do About Missing Teeth?
Q: Are Fillings Still Used To Fix Cavities?
Q: What If I Really Damaged My Tooth?
Your teeth are supposed to stay where they are for life, but things happen. You could lose a tooth to gum disease, accidents and similar emergencies, or a planned tooth extraction to keep your mouth healthy. No matter how it happened, you need a replacement. Our office offers two options. A dental bridge uses a pair of crowns to keep a replacement tooth in that space. For a more durable and permanent solution, a dental implant uses an implanted artificial tooth root to hold the replacement tooth. Both bridges and implants can help you get back to eating all of the foods you love.
At Neil R. Cornell, DDS, we are proud of having some of the latest dental technologies available. But we know the whole point is to do what’s necessary for your dental health, which means we’ll use tried-and-true treatments when they still work. Composite fillings are a great example. If you have a cavity, we will fill it with a composite material to repair the damage and let you eat again. All of our fillings are free of metal and will be colored to look natural in your mouth.
There are times when you need a dental treatment that’s bigger than filling a cavity but not as severe as replacing a missing tooth. For example, you could have a cavity that’s too big for a filling, or a tooth that’s cracked or even broken. For these, Dr. Cornell can use a dental crown. These caps are made to look just like one of your healthy, natural teeth. The crown fits tightly over your tooth, making sure any damage is protected and the tooth itself is held together so you can still eat with it. And if the tooth really is damaged beyond repair, we can extract it and put in a dental implant that looks and feels great.
If you’re ready to restore your teeth so you can eat normally again, call us today at or use our convenient online form.