Restorative Dentistry in Revitalizes Oral Health
When your teeth aren’t at their best, your overall quality of life can be negatively affected as well. That’s why our team recommends coming in for restorative care as soon as possible! Dr. Coombs and Dr. Ross offer a wide range of services that are designed to rebuild smiles and help them become strong and functional again. Whether you’re experiencing something as minor as a filling or as serious as significant tooth loss, our compassionate and attentive approach should be a big relief. Contact Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry in Rock Hill, SC today to get started with an appointment.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns and dental bridges are popular options for restoring teeth that are badly decayed, injured, or even missing altogether. Crowns are designed to cover a single tooth, both protecting its natural structure from further harm and strengthening it so that the tooth can function as normal. Alternatively, bridges are designed to literally “bridge” the gap left by consecutive missing teeth, and they’re anchored in place through the use of additional crowns that attach over teeth on either side of the gap. Both options come in metal-free varieties that will blend in beautifully with the rest of your natural smile.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Over 90% of people in the United States will experience a cavity at one point or another in their lives. At Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry, our team will combat them as early as possible with tooth-colored fillings, which offer several valuable advantages over the traditional amalgam model. This restorative service is crafted from lifelike composite resin, which is very flexible and comes in a wide variety of precise, lifelike shades that can be matched to your smile. Because it’s free of metal, patients can enjoy less everyday sensitivity and more comfort.
CEREC Same Day Crowns in Rock Hill
Having a tooth fitted for a new dental crown can be an extreme relief in terms of appearance, feel, and function. However, the traditional process typically requires two separate appointments, as well as a couple of weeks of waiting. If you need to achieve faster results, CEREC is a great choice for speedy restorations that still retain a high level of quality. Dr. Coombs and Dr. Ross will be able to take digital impressions, design your new restoration, complete the milling process with an in-house unit, and place the finished product all in one visit.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are the oldest form of tooth replacement by far – in fact, the ancient Egyptians wore them! Today, these prosthetics have evolved considerably and are still a reliable solution for patients who prioritize speed and convenience. Our Rock Hill practice offers several options, including full dentures that cover an entire arch of the mouth, partial dentures that replace certain teeth along a single arch, and even implant-retained models that provide greater stability and permanence.
If you’re experiencing extreme sensitivity or outright pain in a specific tooth, it’s likely that you’re suffering from an advanced infection. Thankfully, extraction doesn’t have to be your only option for relief here at Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry! Our team also offers root canal therapy, which involves removing diseased pulp and bacteria from deep within the tooth. After the treated area is clean, the area is restored with a custom-made dental crown, and patients should be able to maintain their revitalized tooth well into the future.
Dr. Coombs and Dr. Ross want to help every patient they see maintain excellent oral health over the years, and extractions are only recommended if there is absolutely no other way to preserve your natural teeth. Here are some of the situations that may require this:
- If the tooth is experiencing advanced decay and cannot be helped through normal restorative services.
- If the tooth has been traumatically injured and cannot be saved.
- If one or more teeth need to be removed to make way for important orthodontic treatment.
- If your child’s “baby” tooth is lingering longer than it should and needs to be removed to make way for the erupting adult one.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Your third molars (also known as “wisdom teeth”) are the last adult teeth to emerge into an adult’s mouth, usually arriving somewhere between the ages of 16 and 22. Unfortunately, an overwhelming number of patients experience negative symptoms when this happens, including dangerous overcrowding, increased risks of infection, and even impaction. Our doctors will keep a close eye on this developing area in our younger patients, and we may recommend extracting these teeth if we believe they pose a serious danger to your oral health and overall wellbeing.