Southfield Restorative Dentistry

Southfield Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry procedures used by our Southfield dentists help patients reduce or eliminate issues of dental pain and discomfort.

Using today’s advanced dental techniques, the Southfield restorative dentists will work with you to restore one tooth, several teeth or provide you with a full set of custom-fitted dentures. 

From dental bridges to extractions, our Hamilton restorative dentist David Kirkpatrick DDS and his experienced staff remain committed to helping your mouth look, feel and function better.

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Dental Bridges

The Southfield MI dentists at our Southfield dental practice may suggest that you need a bridge to restore and enhance damaged teeth or to replace missing teeth. Dental bridges literally bridge the gap caused by one or more missing teeth, where one or more artificial teeth are cemented into place using the teeth on either side for support. Bridges are very durable and can last a lifetime with extra care and by practicing good oral hygiene. Learn more about dental bridges here.

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Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that your Southfield restorative dentist may place over a tooth, helping to restore its shape, size, strength or to improve its appearance. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but also can dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment. When a crown is adhered into place, it will fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Your Southfield dentist may use a crown to replace a large filling when only minimal tooth structure remains, to protect a weak tooth from fracturing, to attach a bridge or to restore a fractured tooth. In addition to this, a crown may be used to cover a dental implant, a discolored or poorly shaped tooth or a tooth that has had root canal treatment. Learn more about dental crowns here.

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Dentures & Partial Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and their surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available, including partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain, while complete dentures are used to completely replace all teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve your smile!

If you have lost some or all of your teeth due to gum disease, decay or accidental impact, dentures can dramatically improve your smile. Our Southfield denture dentists may suggest full dentures or partial dentures, depending on how many natural teeth you have lost and the condition of your existing teeth. Learn more about dentures here.

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Implant Restorations

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement used in restorative dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. While there are several types of dental implants available, the most widely accepted and used option is the osseointegrated implant, based on the fact that titanium can be successfully fused into bone. This forms a structural and functional connection between the living bone and the implant. A variation on the implant procedure is the implant-supported bridge or implant supported denture.

Individuals missing one or more teeth looking for a permanent replacement solution may opt to use an implant crown.  An implant crown is a composite reproduction of the lost tooth that is placed over a dental implant or post. The implant crown replicates the original tooth in shape, size, strength and appearance. When the crown adheres in place, it will fully encase the entire visible portion of the dental implant. If you are considering a dental implant, our Southfield implant dentist can help you decide whether or not you need an implant crown. Learn more about dental implants here.

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Oral Surgery

Oral surgery can apply to any treatment or procedure performed in the mouth that involves our Southfield dentist repairing, extracting, re-aligning, removing, implanting, restoring or reducing pain resulting from issues with the teeth, gums, mouth or jaw. Learn more about oral surgery here.

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Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is a natural cavity within the center of the tooth that has a soft pulp chamber housing your tooth’s nerve. Our Southfield root canal dentists perform root canal or endodontic procedures to save teeth that are badly decayed by removing the pulp and nerves and then sealing the cleaned area.

Without treatment, infection and abscesses can form on the tissues surrounding your teeth. If you have an infected tooth it can be very painful and you should seek immediate medical attention from an experienced Southfield root canal dentist. Learn more about root canal therapy here.

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Extractions

Good oral hygiene should always be practiced, since the loss of a single tooth can have major impact upon your oral health and appearance. Although our Southfield dentists will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, it is still sometimes necessary to extract a tooth.

After careful examination, our Southfield extraction dentist may advise you to have a tooth extracted. Before a tooth is removed, your Southfield dentist will take an x-ray in order to understand the shape and position of the tooth. Based on the degree of difficulty, we may refer you to an oral surgeon. Learn more about dental extractions here.

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To learn more about Southfield restorative dentist Wendell Lawrence DDS or to request an appointment, please contact us here or call our office directly at 248.356.6464.