At Green Hills Dental Center, we offer patients advanced restorative dentistry services to repair damaged smiles, replace missing teeth, and renew patients’ confidence with state-of-the-art dental implant tooth replacement, and more. Whether you’re in need of a simple filling following tooth decay or more advanced root canal therapy, our doctors and team can put a smile back on your face quickly and comfortably.
We welcome patients from Berry Hill, Crieve Hall, and other surrounding areas to contact Green Hills Dental Center with questions or to schedule an appointment.
Dental crowns are used to restore even severely damaged teeth returning full strength and stability to natural dental structure even following root canal therapy. They are also an excellent tooth replacement solution. Connected to one or more replacement teeth, dental crowns attached to surrounding healthy dental structure offer adequate support for a natural looking and feeling fixed bridge restoration. Crown and bridge tooth replacement can be completed in as few as two visits.
Patients suffering from root canal infection experience a number of painful side effects including:
Luckily, our team has the skills to eliminate pain and restore their smiles with root canal therapy. The simple procedure removes the infected interior pulp and nerve tissue and replaces them with a biocompatible material to restore dental strength. Finally, a dental crown is placed over the top in order to protect the treated tooth from further damage.
In most cases, our team works hard to preserve natural dental structures. Extraction is always a last recourse, but there are some situations in which removing a tooth is the best option for the patient’s overall health. Third molars, sometimes called wisdom teeth, are the most commonly extracted teeth. The last teeth to erupt in patients’ smiles, wisdom teeth present a number of oral health concerns like crowding that shifts teeth altering straight smiles, impaction when teeth are unable to erupt, and other potentially detrimental issues. In many situations, extracting these teeth is a patient’s best option, and we offer wisdom tooth removal from the comfort of either of our practices.
If you’re in need of a protective solution for your decayed or damaged tooth but want to avoid traditional amalgam fillings, Dr. Kirby is happy to offer a better, longer-lasting solution to his patients – tooth-colored fillings. Using a composite resin that is matched to your tooth color, he can help you keep your natural tooth longer by giving it the protection it needs to grow stronger without drawing attention to your restoration. Not only will he make sure it blends in with the color of your smile, but he will also shape it in a way that makes it virtually impossible for anyone to notice anything but your beautiful pearly whites.
For patients who are missing up to three consecutive teeth, we can string several dental crowns together to create a restoration called a dental bridge. The two crowns at the end sit atop the remaining teeth at either end of the gap in your grin, with artificial teeth literally bridging the space between. Alternatively, we could place a dental implant at the ends of your gap and anchor a bridge onto them for added security and longevity.