Restorative Dental Care
Tooth Colored Fillings/Bonding
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function. The modern techniques that we practice here at Southard Dental have made this tooth saving procedure much more effortless and painless.
A crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.