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Grants Pass Restorative Dentistry

Makes Your Smile Shine Again

At some point, everyone has to deal with a chipped, cracked, broken, decayed, or even missing tooth. These things happen, even for people who consistently brush and floss! Fortunately, these kinds of issues can easily be taken care of by Dr. Tanner Barratt and our team at Premier Care Dental with restorative dentistry. Using high-quality and natural-looking materials, advanced technology, and an artistic eye, we’ll be able to restore your teeth in such a way that it will look like nothing ever happened to them. If you’re ready to enjoy a full smile again, be sure to contact us today.

Traditional Crown & Bridge

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When it comes to repairing damaged teeth and replacing missing teeth, nothing is more tried, true, and reliable than dental crowns and bridges. Using these restorations, Dr. Barratt has literally rebuilt thousands of smiles over the years, and he can do the exact same for you.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that simply fits over a compromised tooth. With it, we can restore a tooth to its original shape, size, and appearance all at the same time. Crowns can be made of a variety of materials including gold, silver, and porcelain, and we’ll help you choose the right material for you. Typically, the process to get a dental crown takes about two visits to our office, after which your newly repaired tooth can be trusted to function and look great for many years to come.

And, if you are missing a tooth or a few in a row, crowns can actually be used to form a bridge and replace them. Two dental crowns will be placed on either side of the gap in your smile, and these will be bonded to prosthetic teeth in order to close it, restoring both your bite and your appearance.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Fillings are the ideal way to fix small cavities and slightly damaged teeth, and for many years, they were made of a metallic material called amalgam. While it is very strong and durable, it always leaves a large, noticeable gray mark on a tooth, plus it can make a tooth more likely to crack over time because the filling doesn’t actually bond to the enamel.

This is why our practice only uses tooth-colored fillings. They are made of a composite resin which we can specially shade to blend in with a tooth, making it practically invisible. Plus, this material also bonds directly to enamel, not only making the filling extremely strong, but it also allows us to preserve more of your natural tooth while placing it. In the end, you get a freshly repaired tooth that looks great, is built to last, and it even won’t make your tooth more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.

Full & Partial Dentures

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If you are missing a significant amount of teeth, dentures can help you regain your complete smile again. Modern-day dentures are smaller, sleeker, and more comfortable than ever, providing a quick and affordable solution for tooth loss. Partial dentures can replace multiple teeth while fitting in seamlessly with remaining ones, and with a full denture, we can bring back an entire row of teeth at the same time. In any case, we’ll work with you to design a prosthetic that allows you to eat, speak, and smile with complete ease.

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Root Canals

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Every single tooth has a small amount of soft tissue located inside it called the dental pulp, and this is actually where the nerve of the tooth is located. When decay or injury damages this pulp, it can bring on an extremely severe toothache, the kind that prevents you from leaving the house. To provide relief, Dr. Barratt can use a root canal to remove this tissue and your pain, all the while keeping you completely comfortable thanks to local anesthetic and sedation.

Extractions

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We love to help our patients keep their natural teeth for as long as possible, but sometimes, the best thing for a person’s oral health is to have one removed. This is often the case if:

  • A tooth is too damaged or decayed to be restored
  • Gum disease has diminished the bone that supports a tooth
  • Room needs to be created for a denture/ orthodontic treatment

In any case, we’ll handle your extraction with the lightest of touches so that by the time you think, “When are they going to remove the tooth?” we’ll already be done!

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

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The third set of molars, better known as the wisdom teeth, tend to cause nothing but trouble when they start to come in around the late teens and early twenties. Most people simply don’t have enough room in their mouth to fit these teeth, which is why symptoms like pain, crowding, and infections are so commonly associated with them. Fortunately, we can extract these teeth for you right here at Premier Care Dental without the need of an outside specialist.