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Restorative Dentistry – Powdersville, SC

Repairing and Restoring Weakened Smiles

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Are you worried your broken, incomplete smile will never look the same again? Are you worried about the current problems you’re experiencing will worsen over time, forcing you to live with a smile that makes you unhappy or embarrassed? At Tylan Creek Family Dentistry, we never want our patients to feel as if their situation is hopeless. Instead, a dentist in Powdersville is prepared to offer a wide array of restorative services, each designed to repair, rebuild, and restore your smile to its original beauty. Whether it is with dentures, dental crowns, root canal therapy, tooth extractions, or a host of other available treatments, we can get address your problem areas and give you a reason to smile again. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.

Dental Crowns & Bridges

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When teeth are decayed, damaged, or missing, it is possible to receive a custom-made restoration that not only repairs your smile but also blends in with your natural teeth to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Dental crowns and bridges have been around in some shape or form for decades or longer, allowing patients to strengthen their natural tooth structure or replace missing teeth.

If you need a dental crown, it is typically due to one of the following reasons:

If our team recommends a dental bridge, it is because you are missing three or more consecutive teeth along your upper or lower arch. This custom restoration involves fusing dental crowns to create a fixed bridge, which is placed over your natural teeth located on either side of the gap.

Whether you are recommended for a dental crown or bridge, it may be possible to receive your restoration much quicker thanks to our in-house CEREC technology and milling unit. With this device, you can expect your prosthetic to be created while you wait!

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Dentures & Partial Dentures

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If you are missing multiple teeth along an arch that are not next to each other, there is an available solution you can count on – partial dentures. Made from an acrylic, gum-colored base, your artificial teeth are set along the prosthetic in the appropriate areas so that when it is placed into your mouth, it fits just like a puzzle piece. Metal clasps or clips are used to attach to your natural teeth to keep it in place.

But maybe you’re missing more than just a few teeth. If you find yourself without an entire row, dentures have been and continue to be a tried and true method of restorative treatment. Designed similar to a partial denture, the only differences are that you will receive a prosthetic that is shaped to fill the top or bottom row of your mouth, complete with an entire arch of teeth. It will also require your natural suction (and if you prefer, a dental adhesive) to remain in place.

Of course, if the idea of a removable denture or partial sounds like too much work, there is the option to have an implant-supported denture. But before you move forward with this permanent solution, our team will need to evaluate your oral and facial structures to determine if you are a qualified candidate.

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Root Canal Therapy

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If an infection reaches the innermost layer of your tooth, which is known as the pulp, you may experience immense pain and discomfort. This can happen as a result of severe decay or dental trauma. Because the pulp is the centralized area that contains nerves and tissues, it can result in increased pain and sensitivity if this area of the mouth is negatively affected in any way.

To address this problem, we will need to perform root canal therapy. During this process, we will clean out the canals and remove the infected pulp to alleviate the discomfort. We will then fill the tooth to effectively seal it and prevent future reinfection. The last step will be to place a custom-made dental crown over the weakened tooth to allow it to strengthen and maintain its natural structure.

Tooth Extractions

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You can trust that if a member of our team is recommending a tooth extraction, it is mostly like for one of the following reasons:

It is always the goal of any dental professional to help patients keep their natural teeth as long as possible. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible, so whether you need to undergo a simple or complex tooth extraction, we will make sure you are comfortable and at ease throughout the entire procedure, and we will provide you with the necessary instructions for a successful recovery.

Sleep Apnea Therapy

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If you have trouble sleeping at night, it may be that you are suffering from sleep apnea. Millions of individuals live with the symptoms, many of whom do not realize it. Some of the most common signs include chronic snoring, gasping for air when waking, morning headaches, irritability, depression, and even frequent sore throat or dry mouth.

Obstructive sleep apnea is when you stop breathing for 10 or more seconds at a time. Considered the most common form of sleep apnea, you will need to undergo a sleep study to receive a formal diagnosis. Even if you are recommended for CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device to treat your sleep disorder, our team can work to provide you with an oral appliance that is easier to use, comfortable to wear, and easily transported should you need to leave town for work. By shifting your jaw and/or tongue forward, the muscles of your throat will no longer collapse and create an obstruction in your airway.

Conebeam/CT 3D Scanner

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At Tylan Creek Family Dentistry, our team believes in the importance of providing advanced, modern dental technology. The Conebeam/CT 3D Scanner is one of the most unique pieces of equipment found in our Powdersville office. Used to assist in more accurate and precise treatment planning, the device captures a full scan of your oral and facial structures, making it possible for your dentist to better plan the placement of your dental implants, identify areas of your mouth that can be improved using ClearCorrect® orthodontics, or evaluate the structure of a child’s bone and teeth to determine if early orthodontic intervention is necessary.

PRF Therapy

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If you want to heal quicker and plan for a smoother recovery at home, our dentists can incorporate Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) therapy as part of your procedure. Whether you are undergoing implant placement, a bone graft, or tooth removal, we can use your own blood and apply it to the gum tissue and bone. This process will allow for cells and tissue to regenerate more quickly and encourage faster healing, so you can get back to enjoying the things and people you love.