Restorative Dentistry: Repair and Restore Your Smile
Are you missing one or all of your teeth? Restorative dentistry can repair and restore the natural look of your smile. With restorative dentistry treatments, you can smile with confidence again!
Dr. Kelso particularly enjoys restorative dental work because of the freedom it can restore to our patients to eat and speak without self-consciousness or pain, like they used to. We complete a high volume of restorative services for Knoxville residents.
Tooth-Colored Tooth Fillings
For small cavities, tooth colored fillings are an excellent choice. To protect your overall health, Dr. Kelso only uses mercury-free fillings to treat cavities. Not only are they safer, but they’re also more attractive.
Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical deep dental cleaning procedure Dr. Kelso performs to treat patients with current or developing gum disease. Not all patients need this level of cleaning, but it is key for patients concerned with gingivitis.
Our Knoxville dentist office offers a full-coverage dental crown, made from luminous porcelain and Zirconia materials. These restorations extend beautiful aesthetic results that protect your natural tooth from further damage or decay. They’re also perfect for topping off your dental implants.
You don’t have to live with a gap in your smile! Our Knoxville dental practice offers dental bridges, oral prostheses made up of two or more crowns that fill a gap in missing teeth. The crown on either end is called an "abutment," and is bonded onto existing teeth to support the bridge.
Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are used to repair teeth in the back of your mouth which suffer from mild to moderate decay. They can also be used to treat fractured teeth that aren’t damaged severely enough to need a crown.
Are you missing one or all of your teeth? A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed in the jaw to take the place of your missing tooth root. Due to its biocompatible properties, the titanium fuses with your natural bone to create a strong base for your restoration. You can replace a single tooth, or your entire set of teeth, with dental implants. There are many options that dental implants provide, and they are a predictable solution to missing teeth. Your replacement tooth will be carefully crafted to look natural and fit into your smile seamlessly.
Implant Supported Dentures
Are your existing dentures loose and causing you discomfort? Dental implants can eliminate the problem of slippery dentures. Dr. Kelso will plan your case and refer you to a highly-trained oral surgeon who he works closely with for the surgical phase of implant placement.
Dr. Kelso will then fabricate your custom denture once your implants are placed. This is a highly predictable and life-changing experience that will allow you to eat and smile naturally without the worry of your dentures slipping or coming out.
Not sure which restorative dentistry procedure is right for you? Call Robert M. Kelso Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kelso.
Preventive dental care with a comprehensive menu of general dentistry services is critical in keeping not only your mouth healthy, but your entire body as well!