Restorative Dentistry Using Advanced Materials and Technology
Dental implants are a restorative dentistry option available at our Tupelo practice that can permanently replace one, several, or all of your missing teeth, providing the ultimate support for dental restorations. If you choose dental implants, our dentists will surgically place small titanium posts in your jawbone to replace lost tooth roots. Once the healing process is complete, we can restore the implants with dental crowns, a bridge, or dentures. We offer traditional implants as well as mini implants, a viable option for patients who experienced decreased jaw bone mass as a result of waiting to address missing teeth.
Dental Bridges and Crowns
A customized dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that can restore a tooth following treatment for damage or decay. In order to prepare your tooth, your dentist will reshape its natural structure to make room for the restoration. Next, he will take impressions to send to a dental lab, where technicians will create your crown. Once it is completed, the dentist will attach the crown using dental cement. Crowns can also be used to support dental bridges, also called partial dentures. In addition to traditionally fabricated restorations, we also offer same-day crowns and bridges using CEREC® technology.
Dentures may be the optimal restorative solution if you are missing all or most of your teeth. At Tupelo Smiles, we are proud to offer several types of dentures, and we will work closely with you to select the right type for your needs. Traditional removable dentures rest on a plastic base, and fit securely yet comfortably against your gums. Partial dentures are a good option if you still have a number of healthy teeth. For unparalleled stability and durability, we also offer implant-supported full and partial dentures.
Inlays and Onlays
Like crowns, inlays and onlays are custom-crafted porcelain restorations that can repair and strengthen your teeth, particularly after decay or structural damage. However, these restorations are a more conservative option than crowns, allowing your dentist to preserve more of your healthy tooth structure. Inlays and onlays are used to strengthen the chewing surfaces of your molars following treatment for trauma or decay. Inlays lie between the sharp cusps, while onlays extend over the cusps and down the sides of your tooth.
Fillings are the most common and conservative treatment for cavities. To place a filling, your dentist will thoroughly remove bacteria and decay, and fill the resulting void with tooth-colored composite resin. Although dental fillings can be made of silver amalgam, our dentists prefer tooth-colored fillings. This material expands and contracts at a rate more similar to your tooth, and will not compromise the appearance of your smile.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you have extensive dental damage, a single restorative treatment may not be enough to completely repair your smile. With a comprehensive full mouth reconstruction, you and your dentist can select two or more procedures to rejuvenate and completely restore your smile. Dr. Caron and Dr. Kenney provide completely personalized care, and will help you select the best services to match your budget, oral health concerns, and aesthetic goals.