Restorative Dentistry – Tulsa, OK
Giving You a Functional, Pain-Free Smile Again
Even if you take excellent care of your dental health, one or more of your teeth have likely seen better days. If you’re dealing with teeth that are in pain, worn-down, broken, decayed, or otherwise in need of repair, Dr. Stephanie Flinchum and the team at My Dentist Midtown aren’t here to judge – we just want to help! We offer several options for giving you a functional, pain-free smile again with restorative dentistry. Get in touch with us to schedule your visit.
Why Choose My Dentist Midtown for Restorative Dentistry?
- All-Digital Dental Impressions – No Messy Putty!
- Relaxing Dental Sedation Options Available
- Same-Day Visits for Dental Emergencies
For decades, dentists would use silver amalgam fillings to restore the tooth structure that had been broken down by decay. Not only were these fillings instantly visible in a person’s smile, but they weakened the tooth over time. These days, we prefer tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin. Because this malleable material bonds directly to the tooth, not nearly as much natural structure needs to be altered. And, as you might have guessed, we can shade tooth-colored fillings to blend right in with your overall smile.
Crowns are basically “caps” that are fitted over at-risk teeth. When placed, a dental crown can hold together the pieces of a broken tooth, restore a tooth’s original structure and function, or repair a decayed tooth when a filling alone won’t suffice. At My Dentist Midtown, we can provide traditional gold crowns that are incredibly durable, but we also offer porcelain crowns as a more natural-looking alternative.
If you’re experiencing severe temperature sensitivity or pain in a specific tooth, you might need a root canal. Despite their fearsome reputation, root canals are nothing to worry about. In fact, they’re often the ideal way to treat the decay or infection that is causing your toothache. By removing and replacing the compromised tissue inside of a tooth, we can eliminate pain and potentially save your tooth from becoming so damaged that it must be extracted.
The idea of removing a tooth can be distressing, but know that Dr. Flinchum only recommends doing so as a last resort. Preserving a natural tooth is always preferable to replacing it. In some cases, though, a tooth is too damaged to be saved, and an extraction is the only way to protect the rest of your teeth from harm. We’ll make sure you feel fully safe and comfortable if we deem a tooth extraction to be necessary.