Let’s face it. Cavities happen to the best of us. When cavities come up, Adair Dental Arts can take care of the tooth decay before the problem deepens. We prefer to use composite fillings. These fillings match your existing smile and bond to your natural teeth, protecting against additional damage as well as temperature sensitivity. Though we use traditional metal fillings in rare cases, we prefer to use composite fillings so all anyone will see is your smile.
Sometimes tooth decay is in an awkward spot between teeth or is too advanced to be treated with fillings alone. In these cases, we recommend a porcelain inlay or onlay. We’ll eliminate the decaying part of the existing tooth, but leave the healthy part untouched. After placing the inlay or onlay, your tooth will be protected from additional damage. Porcelain inlays and onlays will keep your smile shining while providing an affordable and durable alternative to a full crown.
If you have one or more damaged or missing teeth, you may think you’ve seen the last of your smile. With Dr. Adair on your side, that doesn’t have to be the case. If you need a crown to cover a damaged tooth or a bridge to replace a missing tooth or teeth, we have the solution. Our iTero intraoral scanner allows us to produce extremely accurate impressions of your bite for the ultimate fit. Depending on your particular needs, we provide metal-free or porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns and bridges to quickly restore your full smile.
One viable option for replacing multiple teeth that are missing, is to fit the mouth with an implant-retained fixed bridge. This helps to eliminate facial collapse, extreme difficulty when eating or speaking, and improved self-esteem that comes with having a fuller, more complete facial structure. Dental implants also have added benefits over dentures that cause pain if ill-fitted, such as eliminating the need for adhesives and preserving the remaining bone. They also work well for patients who clench or grind their teeth, allowing for reduced pressure spread across the entire bridge instead of individual bone implants. Some patients also consider the All-on-4 permanent teeth solution. For more information, visit our Implant Dentistry page.
Just because you have missing teeth doesn’t mean you have to settle for a missing smile. At Adair Dental Arts, we offer also partials and dentures to return the full, natural-looking smile you once knew. Procedures are performed in-house, with lab-fabricated partials designed just for you. If you have healthy teeth remaining, partials or dentures may be a perfect option, as they complete your smile by replacing existing teeth.
Root canal — two words patients often dread. We’ll do everything we can to settle your nerves and put your fears to rest, while getting rid of the decay and pain you’re likely experiencing. If you need a root canal on a tooth located in the front or on the side of your mouth, Dr. Adair will take out the infected pulp before cleaning and sealing the area and filling the tooth. If your molars are the problem, we’ll refer you to a trusted colleague who is an expert in the field. Either way we want you to relax and rest assured that you’ll be back to smiling in no time.
If you need oral surgery, like having a tooth pulled, the team at Adair Dental Arts will handle the matter in-house, offering an oral conscious sedation option to put your mind and body at ease. For cases requiring more extensive surgery, we’ll take the time to refer you to a surgeon we know and trust, ensuring you receive the highest-quality care to meet your oral surgery needs.
At Adair Dental Arts, we pride ourselves on our skilled doctors and team. We also supplement their talents with technology to ensure that you’re getting the best dental care possible. We use digital photography and x-rays to get complete, up-to-the-minute pictures of your teeth and gums. The team works with the iTero digital impression system to capture a 3D image of your teeth and the shape of your bite, allowing us to make efficient but well-informed decisions about your course of treatment. Our electric handpieces put just the right amount of power in our hands so we can take care of your teeth. The office’s electronic patient education system gives you the most current information on your dental health questions, while our electronic charting puts your patient information right at our fingertips. With our combination of talent, dedication, and technology, we give you quality, affordable dental care without compromise.