Restorative Dentistry – Jackson, MS
Repairing Broken or Decayed Teeth
From small cavities to severe cracks, it’s important to have dental damage repaired as soon as possible. Here at Lakeland Dental Care, we offer a full menu of restorative dentistry services so that you can keep your natural smile healthy and whole. Do you have a tooth that needs to be fixed? Call our dental office immediately to set up a visit with Dr. Malley; he can put together a personalized treatment plan to help you restore your smile and keep it safe for the long term with restorative dentistry in Jackson.
Why Choose Lakeland Dental Care for Restorative Dentistry?
- Same-Day CEREC Dental Crowns
- Comfortable Digital Dental Impressions
- Locally Owned and Operated Practice
A badly damaged or weakened tooth usually calls for a personalized dental crown, which is effectively a tooth-shaped cap. The crown completely covers the tooth in question, keeping it safe from further damage while also strengthening it so that you can continue to bite and chew normally. At our dental practice, you can get EMAX and zirconia crowns that match the rest of your smile; to many people, it will look as though you never needed dental work at all.
Metal amalgam fillings used to be the standard for treating cavities, but nowadays we prefer using tooth-colored composite resin instead. The material is made from a mixture of glass and plastic, and it closely matches the color of your natural teeth, helping it blend in with the surrounding enamel. And unlike metal amalgam, composite resin can bond directly with the tooth, strengthening it from within. It also requires less undercutting, letting us place it while preserving more of your natural dental structure.
CEREC One-Visit Dental Crowns
Some practices have crowns made by a separate dental lab, which means you usually need to have at least two appointments before you can get your final restoration. But thanks to CEREC, we have the means to create our own dazzling personalized crowns right here in our office! After we prepare your teeth and take the necessary impressions, we can use the CEREC system to create your dental crown in less than an hour. This way, you won’t be left waiting to restore your smile.
Root Canal Treatment
If the pulp at the center of your tooth has become infected, it needs to be removed as soon as possible; otherwise, you’re likely to experience intense pain, and harmful bacteria could eventually spread to other parts of your mouth. With root canal treatment, we can remove your infected pulp to stop your pain and save the tooth from extraction. Thanks to modern techniques and technology, many patients say that the procedure is no more uncomfortable than getting a filling.
If a permanent tooth is so badly damaged that it can’t be saved or puts your neighboring teeth at risk, extraction may be your best option. Rest assured that we will never recommend having a tooth removed unless we are confident that it’s the best choice for your smile. Our team will use the latest technology to make the tooth extraction process as comfortable as possible. Afterward, we can help you find a suitable tooth replacement option, such as a bridge or a dental implant.