Every day, you depend on your teeth to chew, to speak, and to create good first impressions. When you've damaged or lost teeth, your quality of life suffers. Eating can become difficult, or even painful. You might have a harder time speaking clearly. When you smile, people stare. Lost and broken teeth can also start a cascade of dental issues.
A single missing or damaged tooth can change how your bite works and create new stresses on your remaining teeth. Parris Kitt, DDS will develop custom treatment plans to treat your previous injuries and prevent future tooth injury and loss. Call (903) 561-4477 for a consultation at our Tyler, TX dentist's office.
Composite fillings use a blend of materials to match the look and feel of your teeth. Kitt Dental can match these mercury-free fillings to your natural tooth color so that no one will know that you've had teeth filled.
If you have larger cavities, porcelain inlays and onlays can repair the damage. Modern materials science has given the dental industry ceramics that match the look, color, and feel of your natural teeth. Inlays and onlays allow us to preserve the healthy parts of your tooth while repairing damage and preventing future infection.
Custom porcelain crowns are strong, long-lasting, and attractive. The material closely matches the look of your natural teeth, but is often stronger than the hard tissue it replaces. Modern computer-aided design techniques let us use digital imaging to create more realistic crowns than ever before. Crowns give Dr. Kitt the ability to preserve damaged teeth and avoid unnecessary extractions.
If you're missing one or more teeth, but healthy teeth surround the gap, a bridge can restore lost function. A bridge is a prosthetic ceramic tooth or teeth supported on either side by crowns. Well-designed bridges restore the look of your mouth, allow you to chew and speak normally, and redistribute forces to avoid future tooth damage.
Kitt Dental can design partial, full, and implant-supported dentures to restore the shape of your mouth, your ability to speak, and your ability to eat a varied diet. Make an appointment to discuss your goals for dentures.
Over time, the crowns on dental implants can wear out. Dr. Kitt can restore your implants, and even improve their look and function using the latest materials available.