Restorative Dentistry In Greenville
If you have one or more missing or damaged teeth in Greenville, Dr. Preston Hamrick is here to help. As an experienced restorative dentist, Dr. Hamrick can provide you with the care you need to restore your bite and your smile, get relief from pain, and prevent further dental health complications.
Fillings are the best way to restore decayed teeth. During this treatment, Dr. Hamrick will remove any damaged enamel and trim your tooth, then restore its shape and appearance with a tooth-colored, composite dental filling. Composite fillings are the best option for fillings since they match the surrounding teeth, require minimal enamel preparation, and provide a strong hold that strengthens the treated tooth.
If you have a major cavity or a tooth that’s been damaged due to oral trauma, teeth grinding, or an infection, a dental crown may be right for you. Crowns are shaped to look just like a natural tooth, and are built to cover up and protect your entire tooth after it’s been trimmed. They are strong, durable, and do not require any special treatment beyond regular brushing and flossing, and six-month visits to Heritage Dentistry for a teeth cleaning.
Dental implants consist of two parts. The implant itself is a screw-shaped piece of metal that is implanted directly into your jaw bone, where it heals and bonds with the surrounding tissue. Then, an implant-supported restoration such as a crown or an implant-supported denture can be attached to replace your missing teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
If you have an infected tooth, root canal therapy is the best way to save your tooth. Tooth infections occur when the outer layers of enamel and dentin are destroyed by decay or a dental injury. This exposes the vulnerable pulp inside your tooth to oral bacteria.
This pulp is full of the nerves and blood vessels that keep your tooth alive. As the infection worsens, the pulp will die. Eventually, this results in tooth loss. A root canal is the best treatment option when your tooth is infected. During treatment, Dr. Hamrick will remove the infected material and disinfect your tooth. Then, he will seal the area and restore it with a filling or crown to prevent further decay.
Full & Partial Dentures
We offer both full and partial dentures in Greenville. Full dentures are a good option if you are missing most or all of your natural teeth, but they do require the removal of any remaining healthy teeth, since they fit directly over your gums.
If you are only missing a few teeth, partial dentures are a better treatment option. These dentures consist of several false teeth that are set into a metal and plastic framework. This framework clips onto your healthy teeth to keep it in place and restore your smile.
Get The Restorative Treatment You Need In Greenville
Ready to restore your smile in Greenville? Contact Heritage Dentistry now for a consultation with Dr. Hamrick. At your appointment, Dr. Hamrick will examine your mouth and help you understand which restorative treatments may be right for you based on your oral health, your budget, and your personal preferences.