Restorative Dentistry in Cookeville, TN

Get Your Smile Back

The Importance of Restorative Treatments

Restorative dentistry is the practice of restoring damaged teeth and replacing missing teeth. Dr. Taylor is an experienced restorative dentist in Cookeville, and can help you restore your smile. Restorative dentistry doesn’t just restore the natural function of your bite, but it also helps eliminate pain and allows you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence, knowing that your mouth is healthy.

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Dental Fillings

Composite & Amalgam

We offer both composite and amalgam dental fillings at Dogwood Family Dental. Composite fillings are tooth-colored and are made from a blend of glass powder and dental resin. They are durable and look just like your natural tooth, so they’re ideal for filling front teeth.

Amalgam fillings are made of a blend of silver, tin, copper, and mercury. They are silver in color, so they don’t look as natural. However, they are extremely strong and long-lasting, particularly when used to fill rear molars that experience a lot of pressure while you chew. Dr. Taylor can help you learn more about each type of filling and choose the one that’s right for you.

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Root Canal Therapy

Treating Infected Teeth

Root canal therapy is used to treat infected teeth. Teeth can become infected due to dental injuries or chronic tooth decay. In a root canal, Dr. Taylor will create a small opening in the surface of the tooth. Then, she will use dental tools to remove all of the infected and damaged material, and fill the tooth up with an inert material. Finally, the tooth will be sealed with a filling or temporary crown. A root canal is the best way to save an infected tooth and avoid an extraction in Cookeville, TN.

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Dental Crown

Restore Damaged or Missing Teeth

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns are, essentially, false teeth. They are made of durable porcelain, and are shaped to cover up your natural tooth completely, all the way down to the gum line. They’re ideal for restoring severely damaged or broken teeth.

Bridges are related to crowns. They use two crowns to attach to two healthy teeth, located next to one or more missing teeth. Between these crowns, one or more false teeth can be suspended, “bridging” the gap. This is what gives dental bridges their name. They are long-lasting, natural-looking, and a great option for replacing your missing teeth.

Full & Partial Dentures

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Full Dentures

Full dentures are a good choice if you have lost most or all of your teeth due to chronic oral health issues or serious dental trauma. This is because all of your teeth must be removed to get these dentures. They fit tightly around your gums, and the acrylic base will support a full arch of natural-looking teeth. With dentures, you can eat, speak, chew, and feel confident about how you look once again, even after you’ve lost all of your teeth.

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Partial Dentures

Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of one or more false teeth in a plastic and metal framework. They use metal clips to attach to your remaining healthy teeth and stay securely in place. Partial dentures are a great option if you’ve lost a few teeth but your smile is still healthy.

Denture fitting

Expert Denture Fitting

Dr. Taylor is an expert at denture fitting in Cookeville. If you need a new set of dentures or need to get dentures for the first time, contact us now to schedule an appointment and get the help you need.