Fillings are used to restore tooth damage caused by tooth decay. After removing the decay and cleaning the area, Dr. Todd Hyder will add filling material.
Crowns are used to restore teeth severely damaged by fracture or decay. After the tooth surface is cleaned and prepared, the crown is placed to cover the remainder of the tooth. The crown strengthens the tooth structure and helps prevent future decay.
Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth in both a cosmetic and functional fashion. A bridge structure is one or more artificial teeth anchored in place by natural teeth, crowns or implants, on each side of the bridge.
Implants may be the best option for replacing missing teeth. An implant is a titanium post that is attached directly to the jawbone. After the bone and surrounding tissue has healed, an artificial tooth is attached to the implant.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Dentures are a "replacement" option for missing teeth. There are two variations of dentures: partial dentures and full dentures. The difference between the two lies in how many natural teeth remain.
A tooth extraction is the procedure done to remove a tooth that is damaged beyond repair from its socket in the jawbone. Extractions are also done to remove wisdom teeth that may be impacted or create future problems.
If you are experiencing jaw pain or discomfort, Dr. Todd Hyder has experience treating issues that affect the alignment of your jaw and temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, get their name by being the last teeth to come in during young adulthood. As part of your regular dental exams, Dr. Todd Hyder will examine you to determine if your wisdom teeth are healthy and properly positioned.