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Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is for those of you whose teeth have fallen into disrepair. Have no worries – we are not here to shame you about the condition of your oral health, we are here to help you regain the beautiful smile that you once had! With our restorative dentistry  services, our Columbia, SC dentist can take a smile that would otherwise be hopeless and turn it into a smile that will make people want your smile!

The restorative dentistry options that we have at Total Dental Care are dental implants, implant dentures, CEREC one-day crowns, tooth-colored fillings, root canal therapy, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental bridges. Each and every one of these services will do their part to turn your smile around and make you love looking in the mirror!

Dental Implants And Restorations To Restore Your Smile

No matter how you’ve lost your teeth, there are several things that will take place if you choose not to replace those missing teeth. The number one consequence that will have a great affect on your oral health is that the gum tissue and bone that once surrounded your teeth will begin to deteriorate. When this happens, it will affect your appearance and make it nearly impossible to place any tooth replacement option because your jaw won’t have enough bone in it.

What dental implants were designed to do is replace the roots of the teeth that were lost along with your teeth. Using screw-like implants that are carefully inserted into your jaw, dental implants will replace your roots. In fusing with the bone in your jaw, dental implants will make sure that you don’t fall victim to lost gum tissue and bone. Even if you don’t want full traditional dentures, we can create implant-retained dentures that will take a specially made set of dentures and attach them to implants for a beautiful, secure smile!

Implant-Retained Dentures

At Total Dental Care, our Columbia, SC dentist offer dentures that are held firmly in place by several dental implants that are placed in your jaw. Our implant-retained dentures are an excellent option for replacing your missing teeth and keeping your mouth healthy.

CEREC One-Day Crowns

You should never have to live with damaged teeth! Let us protect those damaged teeth with dental crowns! The best part about our durable dental crowns is that they will be created and placed in one visit to our Columbia, SC dentist office. We can do this because we use the CEREC one-day crown system! You’ll love your new functional smile after getting a crown with our CEREC one-day crown system.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you are in need of having a cavity filled, why would you go to a dental practice that fills them with metal fillings? At Total Dental Care, we will fill your teeth with tooth-colored fillings so that nobody will be able to see the filling in your mouth! We also offer custom inlays and onlays for more extensive damage to your teeth caused by decay. Inlays and onlays will repair your teeth without having to have them extracted.

Root Canal Therapy

If you have the beginnings of a tooth infection, we may be able to stave off the infection with root canal therapy. If you want to avoid an extraction, schedule to have your root canal therapy now!

Dental Veneers

If you have teeth that are damaged, discolored, or have gaps in them, dental veneers may be able to restore your smile. Dental veneers are porcelain shells that are placed over your teeth to give you a beautifully functional smile.

Dental Bridges: Filling Annoying Gaps

If you are missing one tooth or a few teeth, one of the best ways to replace these teeth is with a dental bridge. A dental bridge will literally bridge the gap left by one or several missing teeth in a row. It won’t just fill the gap; it will do so with beautiful, functional replacement teeth that will prove to be durable enough to eat the foods that you wish to eat.

Dr. Forbes is an active member of the South Carolina Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He also attends as many classes as he can to stay up to date with the most modern dental practices and technologies.

If you think that any of these restorative dentistry services could help your smile, don’t hesitate to see our Columbia, SC dentist! You can contact us by calling 803-272-4162 or making an appointment with our online form. You won’t regret having your smile restored at Total Dental Care!


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