Have a Damaged Smile? Improve Your Health and Repair Your Smile
Accidental damage and daily wear can leave a lasting impact on the strength of your teeth and smile as a whole. In Florence, SC, Dr. Joe Griffin and his staff use some of the latest technologies and techniques to help patients with damaged teeth regain healthy, beautiful looking smiles. Explore our restorative dental services then call (843) 629-8000 to schedule your consultation. Our team will walk you through your treatment options and help you find a solution that meets your smile’s unique needs!
Dental implants are an excellent treatment option for replacing missing teeth or those teeth are too damaged to repair. Implants are secured using a titanium post, which is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. Once the surrounding bone and tissue has healed around the implant’s post, it provides an extremely durable base for a customized restoration, like a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Implant-supported restorations feel very natural, and are nearly indistinguishable from real teeth. For patients who have compromised jaw bone structure, we offer mini implants, as well as bone augmentation and sinus lifts. For more details about dental implants, we strongly encourage visiting our dental implant-only patient resource dentalimplantsflorence.com and scheduling a consultation as soon as possible.
Dental crowns are a time-tested method for reshaping, enhancing, and strengthening damaged teeth. Also known colloquially as a “cap,” a crown offers protection by covering the entire tooth right down to the gum line. During the treatment process, our Florence dentist will prepare the tooth by reshaping it and removing any significant damage. Your custom crown will then be cemented on the tooth, leaving you with a seamless restoration. In addition to covering damaged teeth, crown can be used to stabilize bridges, a popular solution for missing teeth.
Healthy gums are an essential component of your overall oral health. When plaque and tartar accumulate on your teeth, you may develop gum disease, resulting in irritated and inflamed gums, bad breath, and a receding gum line. In severe cases, gum disease can cause tooth loss, and prompt a cascade of related health problems. At Advanced Dental Center, we provide aggressive periodontal care, strating with preventative care to teach you how to properly care for your teeth and gums. Depending on your unique condition, we may recommend a number of treatment options to restore health and beauty to your smile.
Each tooth has a hollow chamber that contains soft pulp surrounding the nerve and roots. In some cases, infection can travel to the root canal, and cause swelling, intense pain, and sensitivity. During root canal therapy, your dentist will remove the infected pulp and thoroughly clean the inside of the tooth. Next, a rubbery substance will be used to fill the root canal and a temporary crown will be placed. After healing is complete, a dental crown is typically placed to protect the tooth and guard against future damage.
Replace worn dentures with the latest style. Look and feel ten years younger. When you are missing all of your natural teeth, we can fit you with full dentures to replace the missing teeth and restore your smile. When missing teeth, your facial muscles are not supported and will begin to sag, making you look much older. Dentures will provide support for your facial muscles as well as make it easier to eat, speak and smile.
When wearing full dentures, you still must take good care of your mouth. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque. If you are missing some but not all of your teeth a partial denture can be used to replace the natural missing teeth. Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by a metal framework.