Restorative Dentistry in 32547 Can Rebuild Teeth
Nearly all of us experience a dental problem at one point or another in our lives. When you’re facing decay, a damaging injury, or a severe issue like tooth loss, turn to Dr. Benjamin Hodges and his dedicated team for personalized, experienced assistance. We’ll help you stay calm and relaxed in our comfortable office atmosphere, and our restorative services are designed to address a wide variety of concerns in revitalizing, aesthetically pleasing ways. Contact either our Fort Walton Beach, FL or Pensacola, FL location today to schedule your first appointment at Hodges Dental Clinics!
Crowns & Bridges
Damaged, hurting, and missing teeth aren’t any fun. If you’re struggling with these issues, reach out to Dr. Hodges as soon as possible. A custom crown and/or bridge can rebuild and reinvigorate these areas, allowing you to chew, speak, and smile again without problems.
Root Canal Therapy
Sometimes, a tooth can become so badly damaged by infection that fillings and crowns can’t rescue it. Thankfully, there’s one last line of defense – root canal therapy. This procedure will involve our team going deep into the tooth removing decayed pulp from the inner chambers and replacing it with a safe, biocompatible substance. After sealing the treated tooth shut, a restoration placed on top can rebuild its full shape and restore function.
Do the words “root canal” strike fear in your heart? Despite its bad reputation, today’s advancements in the field have helped this procedure become much more comfortable – in fact, the amount of discomfort is similar to what you would experience when having a filling placed. It also has a very high rate of success, which is good news for patients who want to maintain their natural smile!
Your third molars (more commonly known as “wisdom teeth”) don’t erupt until the late teen/young adult years, and the limited space available for them can cause severe problems including impaction, infection, and significant pain. Our team will keep an eye on this area during routine exams, and we may determine that extracting some or all four of your wisdom teeth is the right choice for your oral health and overall wellbeing. We’ll handle this procedure as smoothly as possible, ensuring your comfort and providing detailed instructions for how to manage any discomfort afterwards.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for hundreds, even thousands of years in some shape or form, and today, they’re better than ever. Dr. Hodges can design the perfect, customized prosthetic for your mouth, whether you’re missing the needed support of only some teeth or an entire arch. They’re designed to be removable, which makes cleaning and storage easy.
Are you dissatisfied with your current denture? A new implant-retained prosthetic can provide more security and permanence to your smile. Contact either of our locations if you’d like to learn more, or visit our dental implants page.