Despite tooth enamel being the strongest substance in the body, it can erode over time. Of course, no one plans on getting a cavity, losing teeth, or developing an infection, but they still happen. The good news is our Cadillac dentists offer restorative dental services to repair your teeth and oral health.
Made of titanium and resembling a screw, a dental implant is designed to act as an artificial tooth root that provides much needed stimulation in the jaw after tooth loss. Dental implants are surgically embedded by our dentists into the jawbone itself for added stability when you speak, eat, and smile.
Dental bridges are built to literally “bridge” the gap or space that has been left by missing teeth. In addition to improving speech, oral health, and making eating more enjoyable, a dental bridge also looks natural thanks to the tooth-colored porcelain used for the crowns and false teeth, or pontics, situated directly over the gap.
Our dentists will recommend you receive a protective dental crown if your tooth has become cracked, weakened, or worn down. Large cavities that can't be treated with a filling alone may also warrant the placement of a crown. Once placed, a dental crown will cover the entire visible portion of your tooth and will match your natural enamel color.
Full or partial dentures may suit you if you’re looking for a tooth replacement option, but don’t want to commit to the dental implant procedure. Dentures are also removable and made to look like your natural teeth. If missing teeth have caused your face to sag, dentures can fill out and preserve your facial structure.
Contrary to popular belief, the root canal procedure is meant to relieve, not cause, pain for patients. Root canals are generally performed by our dentists when the soft inner part of a tooth called the pulp is injured or infected. This form of restorative treatment is designed to save teeth and avoid extraction when possible.
Have a cavity? Gone are the days where metal amalgam fillings were the only solution. At LifeSmiles Dentistry, our dentists exclusively use composite, or tooth-colored, fillings to treat cavities. These fillings blend in so seamlessly with your smile that no one will know you’ve had a cavity treated but you and our dentists.