Dental damage and decay can happen for a variety of reasons over the course of one’s life, and you’ll never be made to feel ashamed or judged when you come to us for help. Instead, the doctors at Charlottesville Blue Ridge Dental and Crozet Blue Ridge Dental will revitalize your smile’s strength and function through quality restorative services. We can also provide professional support and advice for how to minimize your chances of experiencing these concerns well into the future. Don’t wait – contact us today to schedule a visit!
Custom-made restorations like dental crowns and bridges can be a big help if you’re struggling with natural teeth that are weakened, injured, or lost altogether. Dental crowns are designed to cover a single tooth so that the remaining shape is well-protected and its original appearance and strength are renewed. Alternatively, our doctors may recommend a bridge if you’ve fully lost one tooth or multiple teeth that appear in a row. The restoration “bridges” this gap by anchoring a lifelike replacement tooth sturdily into place.
It’s overwhelmingly likely that you will experience a cavity at some point in your life. Thankfully, dark amalgam fillings aren’t the only option to correct the problem any longer! As an picture-friendly alternative, our Charlottesville and Crozet, VA offices now offer tooth-colored fillings that are crafted from composite resin.
Composite resin comes in a wide variety of natural shades, and our team will compare them with your smile in order to discover the closest match possible. The properties of this material lends itself well to smaller fillings, which will preserve more of your healthy tooth. The lack of sensitive metal also means that your tooth will feel much more comfortable when eating something hot or cold.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are an age-old solution to tooth loss, and one that many patients still enjoy using because of its convenience. Our doctors can design a new prosthetic that is precisely customized, highly lifelike, and very comfortable for daily use. Traditional full and partial dentures are available depending on the extent of your tooth loss; both options can be removed from the mouth whenever the patient wishes. If you’re looking for more permanence and stability, implant-supported dentures are an excellent alternative that we would love to explore with you.
When a dental infection becomes serious enough to penetrate the inner layers of your tooth all the way down to the pulp and nerves, root canals becomes a necessity. This procedure is probably the most notorious in all of dentistry, but today’s modern procedures and technologies have helped make it very simple and comfortable! Our doctors will create an opening into the canal of the tooth, removing diseased tissue and replacing with a safe, biocompatible sealant. A dental crown is typically the finishing touch, improving the tooth’s appearance and function – no extraction required.
Having a tooth extracted is never fun, but it may be a necessary procedure in certain cases in order to protect our patients’ well-being and help them enjoy healthier, happier smiles. For instance, we may recommend this path if:
- The patient is suffering from advanced periodontal disease.
- A tooth has been traumatically injured and cannot be rehabilitated.
- A tooth is highly decayed and cannot be improved through restorative services.
- The patient is in need of orthodontic treatment and one or more teeth need to be removed to make way.
- A young patient’s “baby” tooth isn’t falling out on its own and needs to be removed to make way for the adult version.
You can rest assured that our staff will make this process as comfortable and stress-free as it can possibly be. If the tooth needs to be replaced, we can also recommend available options in order to give you back your complete smile as soon as possible.