Restorative Dentistry to Repair Damaged or Missing Teeth
Your teeth take on a lot of roles. They help you speak normally. They let you look happy and excited when you smile. And they chew up your food so you can eat it. When some of your teeth are damaged, all of those roles are impacted. You can have problems eating, talking, and even looking good. That's why your trusted Jeffersonville, IN dentists at Kirchner Dental offer several restorative dentistry treatments. These treatments can effectively restore both form and function to your smile.
Repair Cavities With Fillings
At our Jeffersonville, IN dentist office, you have several options for repairing tooth decay. The most common method is with metal-free fillings. These do not contain mercury. Instead, you'll get a filling made from a composite resin colored to look natural in your mouth. It repairs damage but looks great. You can also get inlays and onlays, which cover and seal up damaged areas. Inlays go on the biting surface of a tooth. Onlays can flow over the edge onto the side.
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Same-Day Dental Crowns Are Here
A crown is a tooth-colored cap placed over a damaged tooth. Crowns are great for repairing large cavities. They also help when a tooth is so damaged it might fracture open. We have a state-of-the-art CEREC® machine at our Jeffersonville, IN dentist office that makes CEREC® dental crowns while you wait. Instead of waiting weeks, you'll get your crown in one visit.
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Root Canal Treatment Can Save Your Tooth
Tooth decay and gingivitis are caused by bacteria. If a tooth gets cracked, or if a cavity exposes the pulp inside, the tooth can easily become infected. Such infections cause toothaches and can destroy the tooth from within. Root canal treatment allows top-notch Jeffersonville, IN, Drs. Michael Kirchner and Kimberly Sherry to remove the infected pulp, saving the tooth and ending the toothache.
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Replace Your Missing Tooth
Unfortunately, not every tooth can be saved with a crown or root canal. In these rare cases, top-rated Drs. Michael Kirchner and Kimberly Sherry of Kirchner Dental in Jeffersonville, IN can extract the tooth and replace it with a dental bridge or work with a surgeon for an implant. Bridges are replacement teeth held in place by a pair of crowns. Implants use titanium roots implanted in your jawbone to hold the replacement teeth. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so be sure to discuss with trusted Jeffersonville, IN dentist Dr. Kirchner which would be better for you.
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All-on-4® Treatment Concept
All-on-4® treatment concept is a patented implant method for missing teeth. The procedure starts with a full arch of replacement teeth. They are made to look and feel like natural, healthy teeth, so you'll be able to smile, eat, and talk normally again as soon as they are placed.
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If you've lost many teeth or even all of them on the top or bottom of your mouth, then you probably need dentures. These feature beautiful, natural-looking replacement teeth set in a gum-colored base.
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Reconstructive dentures are designed to restore people’s ability to eat. A lower conventional denture has become essentially a disability. When the teeth are removed, the jaw shrinks in a way that can cause a lower denture to become unwearable. Most times, a conventional denture can float in the patient’s mouth and cause sore spots to occur. Patients with reconstructive dentures can get unmatched stability.
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Teeth in a Day
While there are several tooth replacement options, most people usually have to wait weeks or even months for their new teeth, depending on their situation. What do you do in the meantime? That's where Teeth in a Day comes in handy. You can get implants placed by our partner surgeon and replacement teeth from Dr. Kirchner, all in one day.
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Dental Veneers Can Repair Your Smile
Veneers are ultra-thin "shells" that cover just the front of your teeth. They are often called "instant orthodontics" because they can immediately turn crooked teeth and gaps into straight, even teeth. They can even cover stains with a healthy, white color. Because they seal up the front of your teeth, they can also restore them. Specifically, veneers can cover chips and cracks, making sure they don't get any worse.
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Don't let your damaged or missing teeth hurt your speech, appearance, and eating ability. Call Kirchner Dental in Jeffersonville, IN today at (812) 913-6093 for your next restorative dentistry appointment.