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Restorative Dentistry

Repairing Altavista Damaged Teeth

Even when you brush twice every day and floss diligently like you’re supposed to, dental problems can still crop up and cause problems for your smile over time. Thankfully, Dr. Miller and Dr. Wolf are here to help in the Altavista area! Our available restorative services can correct your broken tooth, your oral pain, your incomplete smile, and much more in beautiful, long-lasting ways. All you have to do to get started is contact us and set up an appointment.

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Smiling woman in dental chair Dental crowns are an important cornerstone of restorative care and for good reason. They can be used to treat a wide variety of common dental problems, including the following:

Your new crown will be designed to fully cover the visible surface of your tooth, both rebuilding its natural structure and protecting what remains underneath. They can last for many years as long as they’re cared for properly with personal and professional maintenance.

Another common use of dental crowns is as “anchors” that help hold a custom-made dental bridge in place. Bridges are designed to replace one or multiple missing teeth in a row, and they have that name because they literally “bridge” the gap these teeth leave with a high-quality prosthetic. Because it’s fixed in place, patients won’t have to remove the bridge from the mouth like they’d do with a denture. It will prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place and renew your full biting strength as well.

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Full & Partial Dentures

Hand holding full dentures Dentures have been around, in some shape or form, for thousands of years now, according to historians. Thankfully, today’s versions are more lifelike, modern, and comfortable than ever before! Our doctors can design both partial and full models, depending on the extent of the patient’s tooth loss. These appliances are removable in nature, which means you can clean them separately and store them while sleeping. If you’d prefer a more permanent and sturdy tooth replacement, implant-retained prosthetics are available as well here in the Altavista area.

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Root Canals

Smiling man in dental exam chair Root canals (also known as ‘root canal therapy) are a very important service and one that can rescue badly injured and/or infected teeth from having to be removed from your smile. One of our doctors will carefully access the affected tooth’s inner chamber, removing diseased pulp and infected nerves from within and replacing it with a similar, biocompatible substance. After the tooth has been thoroughly sealed, a custom-made restoration on top completes the process. Many patients go on to enjoy their revitalized tooth for the rest of their lives!

Extractions

Metal clasps holding extracted tooth Tooth extraction is not a service that people are often excited about, and it’s certainly one that our team at Miller & Wolf Family Dentistry works hard to prevent in our patients each and every day. Unfortunately, it may sometimes be the right choice for protecting your oral health and your overall quality of life. For instance, the tooth may be too decayed to save with a less dire restorative service, or you’re in need of orthodontic treatment and a tooth must be removed to make space for the improvements.

Here in the Altavista area, younger and older patients alike can rest easy knowing that our team will help them remain comfortable and calm throughout their extraction experience. Sedation dentistry is available to help calm the nerves upon request. Plus, we’ll be sure to provide you with all the post-operative instructions you need to recover as quickly and smoothly as possible. Our doctors can also start working with you on a tooth replacement solution right away!

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

X-rays showing impacted wisdom teeth Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) are the last adult teeth to emerge into your smile, usually arriving somewhere between the ages of 16 and 22. Before your young adult heads off to college, it’s a good idea to bring them in for a checkup here in the Altavista area so that our doctors can assess the current stage and development of these teeth. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth can cause a whole host of problems upon their arrival, such as dangerous overcrowding and impaction. In some cases, we may recommend removal so that you or your child’s smile can remain safe, healthy, and free of complications.

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