General/Restorative Dentistry

Bridges

Dental fixed bridges are non-removable appliances that are a wonderful option for those who are missing one or more teeth. Bridges can be used to:

  • Prevent any natural teeth from shifting in the mouth
  • Restore the function of the bite
  • Enhance the shape of your face
  • Replace an ineffective or unwanted partial denture
  • Give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile

Bridges are made of two crowns that go over the adjacent teeth and an artificial tooth or pontic. Our dentist can place your dental bridge over the course of several appointments at Reese Family Dentistry. To learn more about dental bridges or your options for replacing missing teeth, we invite you to call our Reese, MI dental practice soon.

Crowns

For teeth that are imperfect, have significant decay or damage, or that have recently undergone root canal therapy, our dentists may recommend a dental crown or cap. Dental crowns are aesthetic restoration treatments that restore teeth to an optimal size or shape. Crowns can be made out of tooth-colored materials such as porcelain or composite resin to provide you with a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

Our Reese, MI dentists can place your custom crown in just two visits to our office. The first appointment involves having impressions taken of the tooth and placing a temporary crown. After a waiting period of a couple weeks (when your final, custom crown is being created), you will visit Reese Family Dentistry once more for final placement. Following the treatment, the dentist will give you specific instructions about the care of your new crown. If you would like to learn more about crowns, please feel free to contact our office today.

Dentures and Partials

Dentures and partials are custom dental appliances that are created to replace missing teeth. Complete dentures are perfect for those who are missing all of their teeth, while partial dentures are great for those who have some natural teeth remaining. No matter how many natural teeth remain, dentures can help to give your mouth in good form and prevent loss of facial volume.

Receiving your denture or partial will usually require several appointments at our Reese, MI dental practice. During these appointments, you can expect to have impressions taken and to attend preliminary fitting appointments to ensure that your dentures look and feel natural and comfortable. If you are interested in learning more about dentures or your other treatment options, please schedule your consultation at Reese Family Dentistry soon.

Extractions

If a permanent tooth has become severely damaged or decayed, the dentists may find it necessary to extract (pull) the tooth in order to improve your oral health. Before deciding on tooth extraction, it is extremely important to consult with the dentist. Tooth extraction is often our last resort in maintaining your oral health. If possible, another alternative will be used to save the tooth and preserve your oral health.

If you do require a tooth extraction, the procedure can be completed in a single appointment at Reese Family Dentistry. Every effort will be made to ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the treatment. For more information on restorative dentistry or your options for maintaining oral health, please call our office today.

Fillings

To repair minor fractures, cracks, or tooth decay, our dentists may place a dental filling. Dental fillings are restorative treatments that we can create using amalgam (silver) material or composite resin (tooth-colored) material. Both tooth-colored fillings and silver fillings have pros and cons; during your consultation with our dentist, you will discover which option is right for you.

When you visit our Reese, MI dental practice to receive a filling, the dentist will first remove any present tooth decay. Then he will thoroughly clean the existing tooth before placing your silver or tooth-colored filling. The procedure is completed in just one appointment and the dentist will give you instructions on how to care for your tooth at the conclusion of the treatment. Call our office today to learn more about composite or amalgam fillings!

Oral Sedation

We understand that some people suffer from dental anxieties, and that’s okay! Reese Family Dentistry offers oral sedation, a form of sedation dentistry, to help you relax and feel calm during your dental treatment.

Oral sedation involves taking a prescribed medication, such as Triazolam, prior to your appointment with the dentist. This medication will relax you and make you feel completely at ease. After the sedation wears off, you won’t be able to remember much, if anything, about your appointment.

If you are undergoing oral sedation, it is essential to have someone drive you to and from your appointment at our Reese, MI dental practice. To learn more about sedation dentistry, please give us a call soon.

Root Canals

A root canal may be required to restore a tooth if the nerve of the tooth has become affected by infection or decay. Root canals are often performed instead of an extraction because they allow you to keep the tooth and do not cause harm to any of the adjacent teeth.

Our Reese, MI dentists may recommend having a root canal for one or more of the following reasons:

  • The tooth pulp has started to decay
  • An infection or abscess is developing in the tooth
  • The tooth has received extensive injury or trauma

Root canals are generally completed in just one appointment; however, if the dentist decides to place a crown to protect the root canal-treated tooth, additional appointments may be needed. If you would like to learn more about root canals or restorative dentistry, feel free to give our office a call soon. We are always ready to answer your oral health and treatment questions!