Restorative Dentistry Repairing OKC Smiles
When your smile isn't functioning properly, your overall health and well-being can suffer as a result. You may have a cavity that needs to be treated, or you may need to replace one or more teeth. At Dr. Mitchell's Oklahoma City dental office, you'll find the oral care you need to repair your smile and help you reclaim your good dental health.
By far the most common restorative treatment that Dr. Mitchell and his team perform is a filling. Tooth decay destroys your tooth’s enamel. The bacteria in plaque—the sticky film that constantly forms on teeth—produces acids that attack tooth enamel. Because plaque is sticky, the acids remain in contact with your teeth and with time the enamel breaks down. Then a cavity forms. To repair the cavity and restore your tooth’s form and function, we use tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin materials. Dr. Mitchell, the Oklahoma City dentist, can blend these materials to match the color of your tooth, so when the filling is complete your smile isn’t marred by the noticeable dark spot of a metal filling.
Root Canal Therapy
Left untreated, tooth decay can progress to attack more of a tooth’s structure. If the decay reaches your tooth’s pulp chamber—the inner core of a tooth that houses nerve and lymph tissue, as well as blood vessels—then infection can begin, causing a severe toothache. To eliminate the pain and infection and preserve the tooth, there is root canal therapy. For pain-free root canals, Oklahoma City comes to Mitchell Smile Design.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
For patients who are contending with the difficulties of one or more missing teeth, Mitchell Smile Design offers dental crowns and bridges. A crown and bridge will not only fill in the gap left by a missing tooth, but also improve your ability to chew and speak. A crown and bridge consists of a prosthetic tooth that is held in place by two abutment crowns that are attached to nearby healthy teeth. Your crown and bridge will be custom designed to fit perfectly alongside your other teeth and with your bite.
Another tooth replacement option is a dental implant. Unlike a prosthetic device that only replaces the crown of a tooth, a dental implant restores a tooth’s root structure with a small titanium post that is surgically embedded in your jaw bone beneath the open socket of a missing tooth. For patients with several missing teeth, dental implants can be used to secure a full denture.
Schedule Your Consultation with Us Today!
Dr. Mitchell will help you determine your exact needs during a special consultation exam and will talk to you about the service that's most right for you. If you have any questions about the treatment plan we recommend, don't hesitate to let us know. We never want to move forward with any plan until we know our patients are confident about what we recommend.
Call our Oklahoma City restorative dentistry practice today to schedule your consultation visit with Dr. Mitchell. We're happy to offer restorative dental care to patients from Northwest Oklahoma City and beyond.