Restorative Dentistry: Making Your Oral Health Our Priority
Cracked, chipped, decaying, and missing teeth can affect your oral and your overall health in a number of ways. It is essential to maintain the structure and function of your teeth in order to reduce your risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Dr. Joan Kirschner offers a wide variety of restorative dentistry treatments at our New Hampshire office that are designed to help you keep a healthy smile. To learn about the services we provide or schedule a consultation with Plymouth General Dentistry, contact our practice today.
As soon as you lose a tooth, the basic structure of your mouth begins to change. For those of our patients with an incomplete smile, dental implants can be one of the most effective tooth replacement solutions. When your trusted surgeon places the small titanium screws in your jawbone, they are providing your smile with the support it needs. Dental implants are durable enough to hold up against everyday wear and tear and anchor a natural-looking restoration with the stability and strength of a natural tooth root.
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Are you looking to bridge the gap left by your missing teeth? Whether used in conjunction with dental implants or on their own, a dental bridge can complete your smile, while providing support to your other teeth. A dental bridge is built using a pontic to replace your missing tooth (or teeth) surrounded by two dental crowns that attach to your existing teeth on either side of the gap. Natural looking and sturdy, a dental bridge will keep your remaining teeth in place and provide a functional chewing surface.
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Restoring a decaying or damaged tooth is most commonly done with a dental crown. A shell of porcelain customized to fit over your entire tooth, dental crowns can last a lifetime when cared for correctly. With color-matching technology, Dr. Kirschner can blend the restoration into your smile for an impressively natural look. Having a dental crown placed can reduce the pain caused by an unhealthy tooth as well as boost the confidence in your smile.
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Thanks to the many advances in dental technology, dentures aren’t what they used to be. You can say goodbye to messy adhesives, ill-fitting appliances, and embarrassing slip ups. The dentures we use at Plymouth General Dentistry provide incredible support, life-changing function, and beautiful results. Now, with the option of implant-supported dentures, you can enjoy a full set of teeth that is permanent and strong.
Root Canal Therapy
When the pulp inside of your tooth becomes infected or inflamed, root canal therapy can be performed to relieve pain, stop the infection, and heal the tooth. During the procedure, your dentist will remove the affected pulp from your tooth, thoroughly clean the canal, and fill it with an artificial pulp. Despite its notorious reputation, root canal therapy done correctly can be a straightforward, stress-free, and virtually painless process.
Many of the patients we see at Plymouth General Dentistry come to us with a mouth full of complications. Whether due to a lifetime of neglect, a traumatic injury, or genetic predisposition, the function, structure, and appearance of their smiles is often lacking. The full-mouth reconstruction treatment performed by Dr. Kirschner is designed to target an individual’s unique needs in a single treatment plan. By combining the artistry and science of dentistry, our team can use any number of our restorative, general, and cosmetic dentistry services to provide a well-rounded treatment.
Although having a cavity filled is one of the most routine processes in dentistry, it is still very important to choose experts like Dr. Kirschner to conduct your treatment. Between diagnosing a cavity, organizing your treatment plan, filling the cavity, and helping you improve your hygiene routine your dentist plays an important role in this simple procedure. At Plymouth General Dentistry, we are committed to providing lifelong care to our patients and commit ourselves to your needs.
Inlays and Onlays
Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays provide a conservative alternative to full-coverage crowns. Also used in place of traditional fillings, inlays and onlays can stop decay and treat structural damage. Inlays are characterized by the insertion of bonding material into the center of the tooth; onlays cover the cusp, or biting surfaces of the teeth. The bonding material used in this treatment can be color-matched to your teeth for a natural look.
No matter whether you’re pursuing a cosmetic or restorative dentistry treatment, the essential first step for each of our patients is to ensure the good health of the gum tissue. Building a smile on top of diseased gums is not an option for us at Plymouth General Dentistry. Dr. Kirschner takes a comprehensive approach to your oral health and will work from the gums up to ensure optimal results.