Advanced Dental Services
Our dental practice in Gainesville understands that sometimes your smile requires some more advanced dental services to help maintain its beauty. We offer only the most modern and innovative dental techniques and technologies being used in the industry. Doing so helps us to ensure you that your family is receiving the best dental care available.
Our family dentist offers the following advanced dental services in Gainesville:
Dental crowns are typically placed over severely damaged or broken teeth. Dental crowns, sometimes referred to as caps, can be made out of various materials. Your Gainesville family dentist will evaluate your damaged tooth to determine what would work best. During the dental crown procedure, your damaged tooth will be trimmed down. A mold will be made of the tooth so that the dental crown can be made. Once the crown has been made, your dental experts at Tebo Family Dentistry will apply it over your damaged tooth using a special cement to keep it in place.
Once the tooth has been placed, it will assist you with chewing and talking. Dental crowns can last for many years, depending on the material that is used and its location in your mouth. Generally, a dental crown procedure is completed in just a few visits to our dental office in Gainesville or in Lilburn.
Root canals are essentially the cleaning of a tooth's root by a dentist. Once a tooth has become fully grown in your mouth, the nerve and pulp don't perform as many functions as they did when the tooth was still growing. The nerve only helps to act as a sensor for determining hot and cold. If the nerve becomes diseased and isn't able to repair itself, it will begin filling the pulp, root, and root canal areas underneath your tooth.
A root canal procedure will be done with local anesthesia even though the nerve is dead. Our family dentists in Gainesville and in Lilburn don't want to risk having a patient feeling any sort of pain during the procedure. To enter the root area, the dentist will drill a hole into the tooth. The pulp and root will then be extracted and the pulp chamber will be filled with special medicines to kill any leftover bacteria and germs.
After the root canal procedure is completed, you will need to have a dental crown placed over the drilled tooth. Many people seem to have a belief that root canals are painful, but modern dental procedures have made the process virtually pain-free.
Dental bridges in Gainesville are used to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth in your mouth. Missing teeth can effect your confidence in your smile. You may feel embarrassed to let others see your smile with missing teeth, especially if they are front teeth. Dental bridges are fixed replacement options, meaning that they are permanently attached to your gums and not removable like dentures.
If missing teeth are not replaced, your other teeth will begin to drift in your mouth. They will start to change their position and effect your chewing, talking, and jaw structure. The dental bridge procedure begins with our family dentist evaluating your missing tooth or teeth area. Nearby teeth will be shaped to match the spacing requirements needed by a bridge. A mold will be made of your mouth and a bridge will be created with materials based on your dentist's recommendation.
In your second visit, the dental bridge will be placed into your mouth and sealed using special cements or resin. Dental bridges in Gainesville and in Lilburn help to improve the beauty of your smile, your oral health, and your confidence.
TMJ stands for temporo mandibular joint syndrome and corresponds to the joint located in front of your ear where your upper and lower jaws connect, and we offer TMJ treatments to alleviate the symptoms. You use this joint every time you eat, talk, laugh, or yawn. TMJ problems can arise any time an issue occurs in this area. TMJ problems can be a result of grinding your teeth, repetitive chewing (such as with gum), stress, a bad bite, or rheumatoid arthritis. To diagnose TMJ problems, our family dentist will gently press on the area where the joints and tendons are in front of your ear and where your jaw bones meet. If you have TMJ problems, this will cause discomfort for you.
TMJ treatments provided by Tebo Family Dentistry vary depending on the cause for the joint problems. If you grind your teeth at night, a mouth guard will be recommended. The mouth guard will relieve the pressure placed on your TMJ as well as your teeth from the grinding force. Other alternatives may be recommended by our family dentist as well based on your particular situation.
Dental implants are basically substitute teeth. If you have a decayed and damaged tooth that needs to be pulled, you will be left with an opening in your mouth. It will effect the way you chew and even how you are able to talk. It's important to have any areas with missing teeth filled in before your other teeth begin to drift. Many patients say that they prefer the natural looking dental implants to replacement dentures because there is no friction between the tooth and gum. A dental implant is permanent and is secured directly to your jaw bone.
The dental implant procedure will typically take a few sessions. Our family dentists in Gainesville and in Lilburn will evaluate your situation and consult you on what will be done during the implant procedure. To begin, your gum will be opened so that the dentist will be able to inspect your jawbone. You need an abundant amount of healthy jawbone to make the procedure successful. If there is not sufficient bone, bone grafting may be needed before the dental implant procedure continues.
Once there is sufficient bone mass in the dental implant area, a hole will be drilled into the jawbone and the implant will be put in. It will take several months for your jaw and gum to heal completely. Once it is healed, a replacement tooth will be placed onto the implant post. This may sound like a painful process, but it really isn't. Modern dental procedures and anesthesia make it virtually painless. You will be placed under local anesthesia during each step of the process to ensure comfort.Click Here For Our Dental Services Video!