Restore Damaged Teeth to a Natural Appearance!
Restorative dentistry can be a fascinating journey into the art of what’s possible to restore a damaged smile into one you’re not ashamed to show the world!
Dr. Todd Briscoe is not a “follow the crowd” type of dentist. He recommends the best solution for each patient’s individual requirements. When filling cavities, your options include both metal amalgam fillings and tooth-colored composite fillings. Each method has its individual benefits, and Dr. Briscoe will discuss all of them with you so you can make an informed decision about which option you want.
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
Depending on how much of your natural tooth has been removed, you may need porcelain inlays to cover the top of your tooth up to the cusps, and onlays to cover one or more of the cusps.
Crowns and Bridges
When a tooth can’t be restored using fillings or inlays/onlays, or needs extra reinforcement after a procedure such as root canal treatment, then a crown is used to cover the tooth completely to protect and reinforce it against future damage. Dr. Briscoe will discuss with you whether a crown that is porcelain fused to metal (PFM) or an all-porcelain crown is the best option for you.
While we make every effort to preserve a natural tooth, there are times when we need to remove it. If it’s one tooth, you have several options to replace it, including a dental bridge. Just as the name implies, a false tooth bridges the gap between two existing teeth that are on either side of the space.
Partial and Full Dentures
If you lost more than one or two teeth, or all of your teeth, Dr. Briscoe can fit you with well-fitted, well-functioning partial or full dentures. He will fit and place the dentures in-house, so he can personally manage the entire process to his satisfaction.
Another tooth replacement option, regardless of the number of teeth lost, is dental implants. An implant is placed into the jaw like a tooth root. Dr. Briscoe then places a porcelain crown or bridge on top of the implant(s). Implants can even be used to anchor dentures. The result is a natural looking, high-functioning tooth that will help maintain the strength of the bone and tissue that provide structure to your face.
Root Canal Treatment
Dr. Briscoe performs root canal treatment when the nerve tissues inside the root canals of your tooth have become diseased or are dead. After cleaning out all infection and debris from the canals, he will then fill the canals, and place a porcelain crown over the remaining tooth to reinforce it and protect it.
If a tooth needs to be removed, Dr. Briscoe will perform oral surgery in-house. He will also extract wisdom teeth, although in some cases, he may refer you to a colleague who specializes only in oral surgery.
At all times, during any treatment, we will make sure that you are relaxed, comfortable, and as pain-free as possible. We will put you at ease before any work is done with nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”). We can also help any pre-visit anxiety with a mild oral sedative. You’re fully awake and aware, but the physical and mental anxiety will be reduced.
Full Mouth Restoration
If every or nearly every tooth in your mouth is cracked, crooked, or badly stained (or all of the above), then Dr. Briscoe can transform your smile in a full mouth restoration. Using any or all of the treatments described above, Dr. Briscoe can restore each and every tooth to health and attractiveness. Take a look at our Smile Gallery to see what’s possible to transform a poor smile into a beautiful one.
If you experience an accident, or sudden and severe tooth pain, please call us for emergency care. If it’s during regular office hours, we will see you that day. If it’s after office hours, call Dr. Briscoe @ 260-705-3008.