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Restorative Dentistry

We provide comprehensive restorative procedures for patients who suffer from common oral health problems such as gum disease and tooth less. These procedures, along with prescribed preventive and any necessary cosmetic care, can restore or improve your smile and overall oral health.

One of the most common restorative procedures is to receive dental implants, dentures, fillings, and crowns. The purpose of restorative dentistry is to ensure that your moth stays as healthy as possible and functioning at its best.

Procedures

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are used to fill the space created by one or missing teeth. A bridge is usually comprised of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap (called abutment teeth) and features false teeth in between.

A traditional bridge creates a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, and with a pontic in-between. Care for the bridge post-treatment is essential to maintaining the health of your teeth and the success of the bridge.

dental bridgeEndodontics

The most common type of endodontic treatments involved root canals. A root canal is performed when the pulp inside a tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned, filled, and sealed.

When you begin to experience severe tooth pain in your mouth, it is crucial to find the source of the pain and resolve the issue as soon as possible. One of the most common signs that you need endodontic assistance is sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures when you eat and drink.

Implants

Dental implants act as replacement roots for damaged or lost teeth. Implants provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth (dentures or bridges) that are custom-mad to match your existing teeth.

The advantages of having dental implants is improved appearance, speech, comfort, oral health, durability, and easier eating. Once your dentist has determined that it is safe for you to receive treatment, you can start your individualized treatment plan.

The procedure itself shouldn’t be painful for patients because a local anesthesia will be used, and the post-procedure care includes regularly cleaning and routine checkups.

Crowns

A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crown, when cemented, fully encases the visible portion of a tooth. When done correctly, no one should notice that you have a crown at all.

Full and Partial Dentures

Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth and other tissues that help restore your smile. Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

Make an Appointment

If you live in the Birmingham area, and think you may benefit from any of the above-mentioned procedures, please make an appointment to speak with Dr. Curry today! We’re happy to assist you and make all your dental dreams come true.

Cosmetic Dentistry

We develop a smile enhancement plan that will boost your confidence while complementing your overall oral health. Even if you have always practiced good preventive dental hygiene, there are some conditions that require a dentist’s skill to correct.

Cosmetic dentistry treatments help you have a more natural-looking smile and attractive teeth. Once you’ve ensured that you have a healthy mouth, you can start getting cosmetic dentistry treatments right away.

Procedures

Crowns

The positive aspect to receiving a crown is that it provides a more dramatic change than a veneer or other shaping. The outer part of your tooth is removed and a crown is put in place of it. It’s a new beginning for you tooth and can be made to mold to the rest of your teeth to look seamless.

A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth to restore it shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crown, when cemented, fully encases the visible portion of a tooth. When done correctly, no one should notice that you have a crown at all.

Veneers

Veneers are very thin, custom-sized shells designed to cover the front surface of your teeth to improve your smile. These shells are matched to the color of the rest of your teeth and bonded to keep them in place long-term.

These custom-made coverings are cemented to the front side of the tooth. They are usually used in cases to treat dental conditions like a crooked tooth, discoloration, chipped teeth, and to fill in the space between teeth. They are made of porcelain or composite material and greatly mend your smile.

cosmetic dentistryFull and Partial Dentures

Dentures can replace broken or missing teeth and help restore your smile. There are many types of dentures that go beyond full and partial, including conventional dentures, over-dentures, and implants.

Dentures help fill the appearance of your face and profile and because they can be made to resemble the rest of your teeth, your smile won’t suffer. Once you have the dentures in place, your mouth may feel sore and it’s going to take a couple weeks for the surrounding areas to adjust.

Invisalign Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatments lead to better oral health, a more pleasing appearance, and a smile that is more likely to last a lifetime. The most common form of orthodontic treatment involves using devices such as braces to move teeth, retrain muscles, and affect the growth of the jaw.

If you suffer from crowded or crooked teeth, or an uneven bite, you may need braces or invisalign to straighten everything out. With invisible aligners, you can correct your teeth without anything noticeable. More and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatments, including alignment corrections.

Teeth Whitening

Even if you brush and floss daily, you may need more help to whiten and brighten your teeth. When you drink heavy amounts of coffee, tea, wine, etc., they can stain your teeth and cause discoloring.

The bleaching in-office is much stronger than the at-home kits you can find in stores. Not everyone’s teeth will be completely white, but you can definitely brighten them at the recommendation of your dentist.

There are many ways to whiten your teeth at home, but some discoloration resists household products. In certain cases, you need to contact your dentist to learn about professionally applied bleaching products and procedures.

Make an Appointment

If you live in the Birmingham area, and think you may benefit from any of the above-mentioned procedures, please make an appointment to speak with Dr. Curry today! We’re happy to assist you and make all your dental dreams come true.

Interested in veneers? We can help.

Interested in veneers? We can help.

Veneers are thin, porcelain shells designed to cover the front side of your teeth. They are a great option for correcting stained, chipped, and crooked teeth. This is a less intrusive option than dental crowns and a more affordable option than braces. You can have as few or as many teeth veneered as you wish.

Take a look at the rejuvenation veneers brought to this patient’s smile.

Contact us today to talk about how our hand-crafted porcelain veneers can improve your smile. The consultation is free.