Restorative Dentistry in Odessa
At Boyles General Dentistry, our goal is always to help patients keep their smiles whole and healthy, but sometimes tooth decay or other damage is unavoidable. When smile repair is necessary, we offer a wide range of treatment options from partial and full dentures to replace missing teeth to painless tooth extractions when teeth cannot be saved. We work in partnership with our patients to determine the most conservative treatment solution that will deliver the results they need while preserving the maximum amount of healthy dental structure. Contact our team to find out more or schedule an appointment.
Traditional Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are crafted from a number of materials including gold, porcelain bonded to metal, and ceramic. These restorations fit over the top of a damaged tooth restoring the shape and structure lost and protecting teeth from further damage. We may recommend dental crowns in a number of cases including severe damage, cosmetic flaws or irregularities, to protect a root canal treated tooth, to replace a single tooth connected to a dental implant, and to support a fixed bridge.
Amalgam fillings have been the standard of care for over a 100 years. These durable restorations are perfect for posterior teeth in non esthetic zones. The properties of amalgam allow it to self seal overtime preventing bacteria from further damaging the tooth, if good oral hygiene is maintained.
Amalgam fillings have been the standard in care for treating dental decay and damage, but their silver color may not suit every patient’s esthetic needs. The composite resin is placed directly onto the affected tooth, shaped in position, and hardened with a curing light. By directly bonding the filling material that is shaded to match the smile into position, we’re able to achieve a strong bond between tooth and filling material preventing bacteria from accessing the tooth leading to additional decay in the future.
Many patients believe that root canals are extremely painful. However, the pain associated with root canal therapy actually stems from the infection leading up to the procedure. Root canals are necessary when dental damage or decay reaches the inner pulp layer of teeth where the tooth’s nerve is housed. When infection directly accesses this nerve, the result is severe pain. A root canal simply removes this damaged structure significantly reducing discomfort for patients almost immediately.