An experienced dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar from your teeth and polishes each tooth during a professional cleaning.
Patients with missing teeth can restore their appearance and oral function through bridges or dentures. Dr. Bridges creates natural-looking restorations that produce the same level of functionality as natural teeth.
Dr. Bridges performs tooth extractions and root canal therapy. In some cases, root canal therapy prevents the need for an extraction. During this procedure, Dr. Bridges creates a small hole in the damaged tooth. He removes the inflamed pulp and sterilizes the inside of the tooth to restore its function. He completes the procedure by capping the tooth with a crown, which provides strength and protection.
If you have a tooth that stands out from the rest, Dr. Bridges corrects the unattractive tooth through bonding or tooth contouring. When Dr. Bridges bonds a tooth, he uses a tooth-colored composite resin. Essentially, he paints on layers of the resin and shapes the material to resemble a natural tooth. The resin is hardened with a special light and produces long lasting results.
Tooth contouring reshapes an unappealing tooth by removing small amounts of enamel. This procedure is comfortable, so patients won’t notice that enamel is being removed to redesign the shape of the tooth. Dr. Bridges will administer a local anesthetic before beginning this procedure.
Attending a consultation with Dr. Bridges is the best way to determine which dental procedure is right for you. After a thorough examination, he provides you with a list of options that will produce the results you desire.
For more information about the services we offer at Chisholm Trail Smile Center, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bridges.