A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.
A bridge, also known as a fixed removable denture, is made to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges can be supported in any of three ways...
At Wolftever Dental, Dr. Brooks offers custom trays and take-home whitening gel. Within one to two weeks patients should achieve desired results.
When your dentist tells you have a cavity, you really do need a filling to protect the tooth from further decay. In fact, if left unfilled, a cavity will only get worse and the decay might ultimately lead to bone loss. Fortunately, the tooth-filling procedure is nearly painless thanks to advances in dentistry. So there's no reason to avoid getting a filling if your dentist recommends it.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.Dr. Brooks restores dental implants in addition to working with the best surgeons in the Chattanooga area for placing them.
Before pulling the tooth, Dr. Brooks will deliver an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If the tooth is impacted, the dentist will cut away gum and bone tissue that cover the tooth and then, using forceps, grasp the tooth and gently rock it back and forth to loosen it from the jaw bone and ligaments that hold it in place. Sometimes, a hard-to-pull tooth must be removed in pieces.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected.