When dental damage or discomfort strikes, it can make a world of difference to know you already have a trusted dental team on your side that offers revitalizing restorative care. Dr. Luke Lumpkin and the rest of our staff are committed to performing quality work at every single appointment, whether patients are struggling with a minor tooth cavity, significant tooth loss, or a concern that falls somewhere in-between. Contact Dentistry by Design today if you need a restorative dentist in Bartlesville, if you have any questions, or if you’re in need of an appointment. Emergency services are also available!
A filling is used to treat a tooth damaged by decay. In the past, cavities were most often treated with amalgam fillings. Although they are effective, they are dark in appearance and contain various metals, including mercury. As a result, it’s natural to be concerned about their safety. Now, you can choose an option that blends in with your enamel, so no one will ever notice they are there. A composite resin material is customized to match the color of your enamel to create natural-looking results. The material is metal-free, so it is also a biocompatible solution. You won’t need to worry about an eyesore when your smile or the risk of long-term mercury exposure.
Losing even a single tooth can be devastating to your self-esteem. You don’t need to live with an incomplete smile. 1 to 3 consecutive missing teeth are replaced with a fixed bridge. Dr. Lumpkin takes an impression of your mouth to replicate the teeth you’ve lost. The bridge is secured in place by reshaping your adjacent teeth to bond custom-made dental crowns over them. This is an affordable and convenient solution to rebuild a beautiful, functional smile. With the right care, it can last for 5 years or longer before needing to be replaced.
Now, you can enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth with dental implants. They are unlike any other treatment because they replace the entire structure of your tooth, including the root. This creates a variety of benefits that aren’t possible with traditional solutions, such as stopping bone loss in your jaw. The multi-phased procedure process can be used to permanently replace one, multiple, or all your missing teeth using a treatment that’s proven to last for several decades with the right care.
When several natural teeth have been lost, even the simple pleasures of life like enjoying favorite foods and laughing with friends can become difficult and embarrassing. In these situations, our doctors are likely to recommend a customized denture. Advancements in the field have helped these appliances become more comfortable and lifelike than ever before, and our team will ensure the most stable and reliable fit possible during the design process. Removable full and partial models are available depending on the patient’s severity of tooth loss and personal preferences; implant-retained versions are also available if you’re seeking even more permanence.
When a tooth has become so badly injured or decayed that infection reaches the vulnerable inner layer of pulp, root canal therapy may be necessary to save it from the threat of extraction. This procedure involves our team removing the diseased material and nerves from the root canal(s), replacing it with a safe, biocompatible substance, and restoring the treated tooth with a customized crown or filling. This procedure has an incredibly high success rate of over 95%, and with the help of professional and personal maintenance, your revitalized tooth should last for many years to come.
Dr. Lumpkin can restore your smile back to its previous state using the latest advancements in dentistry. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.