Dental restoration treatments allow Dr. McGinty and Dr. Dickerson to restore or replace missing pieces of a patient’s tooth structure or restore missing teeth. Patients can lose pieces of their tooth structure due to deterioration of previously restored teeth, decay, or from a tooth fracture. Dr. McGinty and Dr. Dickerson offer a variety of dental restoration treatments designed to help improve a patient’s smile.
Literally translated, biomimetic dentistry means to copy what’s life-like. When it comes to providing the most successful properties for maintaining the natural health of teeth, nothing can compete with Nature. When repairing broken, damaged, and decayed teeth, the goal of biomimetic dentistry is to restore teeth to their original aesthetic, function, and strength.
Biomimetic dentistry focus on returning dental tissues such as enamel and dentin back to full health through a hard tissue bond, which allows the stresses associated with daily use to pass through the tooth and return the damage structure of the tooth back to health. Biomimetic restoration differs from many of the commonly used restorative approaches found in dentistry today. Biomimetic restorations include stress-reduced composite restorations and porcelain and composite inlays and onlays that help to repair the biomechanics of damaged teeth.
Safe removal of mercury fillings
Amalgam fillings that contain trace levels of mercury can represent a danger to patients’ health. Our mercury free dentists at McGinty Dental Group understand the risks associated with excess exposure to mercury during the removal of amalgam fillings, and use a variety of methods designed to dramatically reduce and eliminate patient exposure during removal.
At the McGinty Dental Group, we offer mercury free porcelain composite fillings that blend seamless with a patient’s smile. Unlike amalgam – or metal – fillings that can threaten the long-term stability of a patient’s tooth, porcelain composite fillings require the removal of less underlying tooth structure, providing better stability and support. Composite fillings can be used to repair teeth affected by fractures, cracks, and decay to restore a patient’s smile back to health.
Dental bridges are false teeth that are created to “bridge” the space created by one or more missing teeth. Bridges can be cemented into position or anchored to either side by crowns. Bridges can help restore a patient’s smile, improve a patient’s ability to speak and eat, help maintain the shape of the face, spread out the force a bite properly by replacing missing teeth, and prevent remaining natural teeth from drifting out of position.
If any of your teeth have been injured or infected they may require a root canal or endodontic treatment for it to remain a healthy part of your mouth. Dr. McGinty and Dr. Dickerson offer root canal therapy to treat infection and save the structure of your tooth. A tooth is made of pulp (also known as nerve tissue) on the inside and enamel and dentin on the outside. A root canal is necessary when the pulp inside the tooth develops infection. This infection can have a variety of causes, including a crack in the tooth, repeated dental work, or deep decay. Without attention, pulp infection can result in pain or lead to an abscess, but with our Drs. root canal treatment we can often save your damaged tooth and have you looking good as new.
We can also help when a tooth needs to be extracted. Teeth are extracted for a variety of reasons: they are not positioned properly in your mouth, they are broken and can’t be repaired, or they suffer from immense decay or even from advanced periodontal disease. During a tooth extraction, we will numb your tooth, jawbone and surrounding gums with a local anesthetic. During the extraction process, there will be a sensation of pressure but no pain, as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves. We will also give you post-operative instructions after your appointment along with any necessary pain prescriptions.
McGinty Dental Group offers socket preservation, more commonly known as bone grafting, in order to help preserve the bone and minimize bone loss after a tooth extraction. When teeth are extracted or removed, degeneration of bone around the site can occur. By preserving the socket, however,our doctor can help keep the bone in its original shape.
Dentures can replace some or all missing teeth, depending on your treatment. There are a few different options for dentures depending on your personal needs. Complete Dentures are ones that replace all of your teeth in your mouth.
An Overdenture is usually fitted over your dental implants and can “snap” onto those implants. This type of denture can result in more stability and a better fit.
Partial Dentures attach to your existing teeth with clasps and can help complete your smile by filling in the spaces created by any missing or gap in your teeth. Partial dentures are constructed of replacement teeth attached to gum-colored plastic bases connected by a metal framework.
A CBCT or Cone-Beam Computed Tomography is very similar to a CT scan. By using CBCT technology, soft tissue, blood vessels, and muscles can be viewed more clearly. CBCT uses a cone-shaped x-ray to minimize radiation exposure and usually takes less than a minute to run.