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Restorative Dentistry

Hygenist at Harper Dental inspecting a patient's teeth in Fort Smith, ARAt Harper Dental, our goal is to prevent dental problems before they occur. Unfortunately, this is not always possible due to poor oral hygiene, genetics, infrequent checkups, and other risk factors. This is why we also specialize in restorative dentistry. Our restorative services are designed to improve the function and aesthetics of your smile, as well as your overall oral health.

Dental Filling

Dental fillings are the best way to restore minor to moderate instances of tooth decay. Most fillings these days consist of a material known as composite resin. Composite resin is an aesthetically-pleasing material that we color-match to the existing shade of your enamel. For this reason, a composite filling is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.

Root Canal

A root canal is a last-ditch effort to save a tooth from extraction. We may recommend a root canal if an infection has spread to the "pulpy" center of the tooth that contains nerve endings and other connective tissues. Once the infection has been removed, we fill the canals with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha. A tooth that has received root canal treatment typically needs to be capped with a crown.

Dental Crown

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that improves the structure and cosmetics of a damaged or decayed tooth. During the procedure, your tooth must be completely reshaped to accommodate the shape of the crown. Once the tooth is reshaped, we will permanently bond the crown to the enamel using a special adhesive. Many crowns are fabricated these days with porcelain, due to its unmatched aesthetics.

CEREC - Same Day Crowns

Our service here at Harper Dental includes professional CEREC Crown construction and fitting. We provide high-tech CEREC Crown molding and fixing to enable a more permanent and natural look to last for years. CEREC crowns use an advanced digital mapping tech which utilizes Computer-aided design (CAD) with Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). These aid in the engineering of a detailed and perfectly fitting crown. CEREC will be recommended as a restorative dental service to rebuild teeth that may have been extracted due to abnormality, oral damage, multiple filling, decay, infection, and other causes.

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a tooth replacement that typically consists of two dental crowns linked together by a pontic, or false tooth. A traditional bridge is supported by the two surrounding teeth, known as abutment teeth, that we reshape to receive the crowns. A bridge can also be supported by a series of dental implants if multiple adjacent teeth are missing. If you are missing a tooth, a bridge will prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of their proper position.

Dentures - Complete, Partials

A denture is a removable appliance that is usually used to replace one or more missing teeth. A partial denture usually attaches to the surrounding teeth with metal clasps. A complete denture consists of a flesh-colored acrylic base that supports a complete arch of prosthetic teeth.

Same Day Dentures

Here at Harper Dental we have a team of qualified experts, who will restore your smile through same-day dentures. Same day dentures, also referred to as immediate dentures, are a form of dentures that you get immediately after our dentists extract your natural teeth. Immediate dentures can either be full dentures or partial dentures.

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are ideal for areas of decay too large for a filling, but not large enough to require the placement of a dental crown. The restoration is considered an inlay if it is placed within the occlusal (bite) surface of a tooth. The restoration is considered an onlay if it extends beyond one or more of the occlusal cusps.

Tooth Extraction

There are two types of tooth extractions: simple and surgical. We perform a simple extraction on a tooth that has already erupted above the gumline. We perform a surgical extraction on a tooth that has become impacted, or has yet to erupt, such as wisdom teeth. Extraction may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection and other complications.

Schedule an Appointment

To learn more about our restorative services call (479) 431-0280, and schedule your appointment now!
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