RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY IN ALBUQUERQUE
Dental problems can happen to the best of us over time, and what’s most important is that you’re able to visit a trusted, compassionate restorative dentist right away for assistance. Whether you’re facing an injured tooth, serious mouth pain, or an incomplete smile, Dr. Kelly offers the advanced, transformative restorative dentistry patients need to regain their oral health and function seamlessly. Contact our office here in Albuquerque to get started!
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace lost tooth roots. They provide the best available support for all manner of restorations, including crowns, bridges, and dentures. Implants also help you to preserve bone in your jaw following tooth loss.
DENTAL BRIDGES AND CROWNS
Custom dental crowns are restorations that are designed to provide support and protection for singular teeth. They can also be used in conjunction with dental bridges, anchoring these prosthetics into place within the mouth so that they can sturdily replace missing consecutive teeth. Dr. Kelly offers all-porcelain materials for both of these restorative options so that patients can maintain their natural appearance and self-confidence.
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
Root canal therapy is often the last line of defense for teeth that are badly injured and/or decayed and may need to be extracted. During this procedure, Dr. Kelly will access the inner area of the tooth and remove decayed pulp and harmful bacteria from the inner canals. After the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned and sealed, a custom-made restoration will be placed on top to rebuild the tooth’s natural shape and strength. Root canal therapy is a highly successful procedure, and many patients are able to maintain their treated teeth for the rest of their lives.
Traditionally, dark-colored amalgam fillings were the service of choice for correcting small cavities, but Dr. Kelly is proud to offer a more attractive and modern alternative: tooth-colored fillings. This restorative option is crafted from high-quality composite resin that’s closely color matched to your existing tooth enamel. As a result, the filling blends in so well that the people around you shouldn’t even notice it’s there at all! Additionally, composite resin is highly flexible and allows our team to craft smaller fillings, saving more healthy tooth structure in the process. Patients also won’t have to worry about excessive temperature sensitivity due to the lack of metal.
When you’re in need of a new dental crown or other restoration, having to wait over the course of multiple appointments can feel like an eternity. Thankfully, our E4D technology can simplify this process down into a single, convenient appointment without sacrificing the quality our patients deserve. You can walk into our practice with a damaged tooth and walk out with a better, more confident smile.