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Restorative Dentistry

Makes Etna Smile Again

When something breaks down, the right tools and know-how is all that’s needed to build it back up, and that’s exactly what Old School Dental has when it comes to the teeth. For patients dealing with chipped, cracked, broken, or missing members of their smile, Dr. Staten can use custom-crafted restorations to make any problem seemingly disappear. If your smile is in need of a little TLC, you’ll find it in our office, so contact us today.

Traditional Crown & Bridge

Dental crown and bridge restorations before treatment

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that simply fits over the top of a damaged tooth in order to protect it as well as bring back its original structure and appearance. Using one, Dr. Staten can fix a large cavity, repair a fractured tooth, and even cosmetically enhance an oddly shaped one. And, for those missing a tooth, a crown can even be attached to another prosthetic tooth to form a bridge, closing the gap in the smile.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Closeup of teeth with fillings

For patients dealing with a small cavity or slightly damaged tooth, Dr. Staten no longer has to use a traditional amalgam filling to restore it. Instead, he’ll utilize a composite resin-based filling, which in addition to being very strong and malleable, can also be specially colored to blend in with a patient’s smile. They also offer a more conservative treatment as well, as less enamel is needed to be removed to place a composite filling, ensuring a repaired tooth’s longevity.

One Visit Restorations

Older woman smiling in dental chair

Just because we have “old school” in our name doesn’t mean we avoid the latest technology! Now, instead of taking two appointments and a messy impression to repair a tooth with a dental crown, we’re able to complete the entire process in just one appointment. Using sophisticated CAD/CAM technology, we can design, manufacture, and place a completely custom-made dental crown in about an hour. With this method, you can spend less time in our office and more time simply enjoying your smile!

Dentures & Partial Dentures

Hand holding full dentures

Missing teeth got you down? Do they make it harder to eat, speak, or even smile? If so, our specially designed dentures can restore your smile and quality of life all at the same time. Partial dentures can fill in the gaps between any remaining teeth like the piece of a puzzle, while full dentures can instantly bring an entire row back to life. We can even offer our patients implant-retained dentures so they can enjoy the most secure and comfortable fit available today.

Root Canals

Animation of the inside of the tooth

If you have a toothache that just won’t go away (or is getting worse), then the nerve of your tooth, or the dental pulp, may have developed an infection. Every tooth has a bit of dental pulp inside it, and when it becomes damaged, it can cause quite the toothache! To relieve patients of this type of pain and save their tooth, Dr. Staten can perform a root canal right here in Old School Dental. Thanks to modern dental techniques, this often feared procedure is now only a solution to pain and never the cause.

Extractions

Model smile and x-rays of tooth to be removed

It’s never our team’s first choice to remove a tooth, but sometimes, it’s simply the best thing we can do to protect a patient’s oral and overall health. We will only extract a tooth if:

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

X-ray with impacted wisdom tooth highlighted red

“Wisdom teeth” is another name for the third set of molars that start to come in around the ages of 16-21, and for most people, they simply don’t have enough room in their mouth to fit these teeth. This, in turn, can lead to pain, crowding, and even an infection as they try to erupt. If you or your child experience any issues with your wisdom teeth, Old School Dental will be happy to take a look and remove them if necessary.

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