patient services: Restorative Dentistry
Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of wear and tear during your life. Sometimes injury, disease, or decay will dull or damage your smile, making you self-conscious about the way you look. You may also experience pain or discomfort during your everyday activities, such as eating or speaking. State-of-the-art restorative dentistry can give you the healing you deserve. In the gentle care of Dr. Patrick Fields, you can experience healing today!
Dental Implants Cabot AR
Dental implants are one of the most permanent forms of restorative dentistry and can be used to restore a single tooth or several teeth. Dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium post directly into your jawbone by one of the doctor's trusted specialists. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a dental crown or a prosthetic tooth that is custom created for you. Dental implants are sometimes used instead of bridges to maintain the integrity of the teeth on either side of the gap. For dental implants Cabot Ar contact us today.
Sometimes gum disease, injury, decay, or simply wear results in the loss of a tooth. A large gap in your smile can create significant problems for your dental health if left uncorrected. Over time your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move about, moving into the gap and resulting in discomfort, pain, and more problems down the road. Porcelain bridges "bridge the gap" in your smile. Dr. Fields creates a lifelike, functional bridge to correct your smile, restoring your bite and alleviating your discomfort. A porcelain bridge is created out of porcelain and utilizes the teeth on both sides of the gap as its supportive structure. After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth, crowns are created for them. A replacement is suspended between the crowns to fill the gap. Your porcelain bridge will look and feel completely natural!
Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of stress during your lifetime. Teeth may show this wear in a variety of ways, including discoloration, chipping, and cracking. Crowns restore your teeth and smile to look brilliant once again. Crowns can be made out of porcelain fused to metal or all porcelain and can be shaded to match your teeth. You may also choose to have a gold crown. The gold alloy used in making crowns allows for a precise fit, is durable, and does not cause unnatural wear on the teeth it contacts when you speak or chew. After some tooth preparation, crowns are specifically fitted to restore functionality and to enhance the appearance of your smile. If you have pain when chewing or temperature sensitivity, ask Dr. Fields if crowns are right for you.
Sometimes removing tooth decay effectively requires the removal of a portion of your tooth. The removed portion is replaced with a porcelain inlay or onlay. Dr. Fields customizes an inlay or onlay to fill the space left behind when part of your tooth is removed. Traditionally, inlays and onlays were made out of metal, much like traditional fillings. Now, porcelain-milled inlays and onlays are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain, and tooth degeneration.