If you need restorative dentistry and you would love to find a dentist conveniently close to home, turn to the experts at Northcutt Dental. You can count on our trusted dental team to treat your family gently, listen to your needs, keep you comfortable, and offer the most up-to-date dental restorations available – and maybe even know something about cosmetic dentistry so you know your dental restorations will look as good as they feel.
Help! I think My Little One has a Cavity!
Anyone can get cavities – yes, even adults! But kids do seem to be especially prone to them, don’t they? Anything from constantly drinking from a sippy cup and sugar-based medicines to not brushing consistently and deep grooves and crevices that are hard to get super clean can lead to those dreaded cavities. We certainly understand the distress of seeing any trouble brewing in your child’s smile. If you want to feel confident and keep your teeth strong and healthy for life. Don’t worry. Our dental fillings can get any smile – young or old – back to strength and health in no time. All of our Northcutt Dental offices offer both silver and white cavity fillings. We start by gently removing the decayed areas so all traces of tooth decay are eradicated. Once the decay is gone, we seal the area with either a tooth colored-composite material or silver amalgam. No more cavities – just a big, healthy smile!
My Tooth is Really Broken! Can You Save It?
Dental crowns are amazing dental restorations that are often the key to saving a severely damaged tooth. Crowns completely cover the surface of a tooth, strengthening, rebuilding, and protecting – one of the reasons crowns are also called tooth caps.
Dental crowns are perfect to:
- Fortify teeth severely weakened by decay
- Strengthen teeth that have been broken or cracked
- Restore a tooth with an old filling or extra large cavity
- Rebuild a bite for improved comfort and function
- Restore a root canal-treated tooth
- Create a more attractive tooth surface
- Act as a prosthetic tooth for an implant
Our crowns are made of 100% porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-gold; together, we’ll decide which option is best for your particular needs. Either option is custom-designed for you by our trusted labs so you can feel sure that your dental crowns will look as good as they feel, restoring your confidence along with your smile.
I’m Missing a Tooth but I Can’t Get an Implant. What’s My Other Choice?
Missing a tooth or teeth can be a true confidence-breaker. It can not only be embarrassing, it can also lead to functional issues such as difficulty chewing, chewing more on one side than the other, and difficulty speaking. Worse, when a missing tooth is not replaced, the remaining teeth can shift or become loose – and that can lead to gum disease or even more tooth loss. The best solution for replacing teeth when a dental implant is not possible or there aren’t enough missing teeth for dentures or partials is a dental bridge.
A dental bridge does just what its name suggests – it works as a bridge, spanning and filling a gap. Dental bridge appliances consist of two dental crowns and a custom-made false tooth or teeth (called a pontic). The dental crowns are cemented onto the teeth adjacent to the space to be filled, securely anchoring the bridge in place. The pontic “bridges” the empty space with replacement teeth, restoring the ability to eat, smile and speak with confidence and comfort. Plus, you can be sure that our dental bridges are so attractive, no one will be able to distinguish them from your own teeth.
Dentures & Partials
I Have Been Told My Teeth Need to be Replaced. What Options do I Have?
You never thought it would happen. But little by little, year after year, the minor problems you had with your teeth have become major. Your fillings seem to keep failing. You have lost teeth to gum disease and infection. Cracked and broken teeth have started to crumble. Now you have been told that your best option is to simply have your teeth removed. What are you going to do?
Northcutt Dental offers several options for tooth replacement, including the superior choice of dental implants.
The trouble is, not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. Some people just don’t have the bone density or mass necessary to support implant posts. When this is the case, or when budgets won’t allow for implants or implant-retained dentures, dentures and partial dentures can do a good job of replacing your missing teeth, enhancing your appearance, boosting your confidence and restoring your ability to eat more naturally.
- A partial denture replaces several adjacent missing teeth and helps to keep the remaining healthy teeth from shifting position, preventing TMJ and other bite-related pain and problems.
- A full denture replaces all the teeth.
You can trust Northcutt Dental for full and partial dentures that look and feel as natural as possible so you can stop worrying about losing your teeth and just get back to living life to the fullest.
How Can I Replace my Missing Teeth in a Way that Looks and Feels Better than Dentures?
Dental implants do more than replace missing teeth. They replace your missing roots as well! Read more here.
I’m Pretty Sure My Tooth is Infected. Will I Lose it?
Infected teeth can be so painful! Even scarier, though, is the fact that a tooth infection usually does not clear up on its own, especially when it is an abscess. If not treated, that infection can spread deep into your jawbone and even your sinuses. The best way to stop your pain and the spread of infection is with a root canal.
In fact, root canal therapy allows us to save damaged or decayed teeth!
Prior to root canal therapy, decaying, damaged, or infected teeth would have been pulled and lost forever. Now, with the latest dental technology and sedation dentistry, your tooth can be saved comfortably!
We do most of our root canals in-office, however, special cases may be referred to a reputable endodontist.
What if I Need Oral Surgery? Can Northcutt Dental Do That Too?
While most of our patients don’t exactly look forward to oral surgery, they really don’t get too upset about it either. That’s because they know they can trust the Northcutt Dental team to treat them with compassion, make sure they are comfortable every moment, and use only the very best and most up-to-date dental surgery practices available today. Plus, it is comforting to know that almost any oral surgery you need can be completed in the Northcutt Dental office you already know, with a team you feel comfortable with.
Of course, the Northcutt Dental team does everything possible to help you keep your natural teeth for your lifetime, but sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. It may be necessary to remove a tooth when:
- Periodontal disease is too advanced to save the tooth
- Decay has advanced too far
- A tooth is not strong enough to remain intact during root canal therapy
- A tooth may be cracked or damaged and require extraction
- Wisdom teeth need to be removed
We can replace the missing tooth (or teeth) with a dental implant, bridge, partials, or dentures. Simple extractions are gently completed in our office. If you need impacted wisdom teeth removed or major oral surgery, we will refer you to one of our trusted and reputable oral surgeons.
You just want a restorative dentist your whole family can trust
for all of life’s dental surprises and accidents.
You just found it with the outstanding restorative dentists at Northcutt Dental. All of our dentists at all of our locations are highly trained and experienced in all aspects of dentistry including cosmetic and restorative dentistry. In fact, we have been offering smile-strengthening restorative dentistry to Alabama families for decades! We believe that everyone deserves a strong and lasting smile – one that functions the way nature intended allowing you to eat, speak, laugh, and live with the fullest enjoyment.