Restorative Dentistry – Edmond, OK
Rebuild Your Smile, Recover Your Confidence
Dental damage, whether it comes in the form of cavities or broken teeth, happens to everyone at some point in their life. Left alone, this can lead to pain and diminished self-confidence, but Dr. M. Kent Smith can help even the most compromised smile get back to its original state with restorative dentistry. From small cavities to large fractures, thanks to his experience and attention to detail, you won’t be able to tell that anything was wrong with your teeth afterward. To learn more and schedule an appointment, contact us today for restorative dentistry in Edmond, OK.
Why Choose M. Kent Smith DDS for Restorative Dentistry?
- All Restorations Are Custom-Made for Each Patient
- Natural-Looking, Metal-Free Fillings & Crowns
- Friendly Dentist Who Always Listens to Patients
The standard process to repair a minor cavity is to first remove the decayed enamel, and then replace it with a filling material. For a long time, this material was a silver amalgam, but Dr. Smith instead uses composite resin. That’s because it bonds directly to the enamel, unlike metal, which provides a stronger repair, plus the resin can be shaded to match the rest of the tooth. The end result is a reliable restoration that no one will notice whenever a patient speaks, eats, or laughs.
Every tooth has two main parts: the crown, or portion you can see when you smile, and the root below it. In the past, if a crown was extensively damaged or decayed, the tooth was removed entirely, even if the root was perfectly healthy. Thankfully, Dr. Smith can now cover a compromised tooth with a porcelain dental crown, which protects and renews it at the same time. This helps the tooth look and function like normal while also preserving the root structure, saving a patient from the time and expense required to get a replacement.
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