Regain Oral Health with Restorative Dentistry in Glastonbury
Most people experience some kind of dental issue over the course of their lives. At these times, it’s a relief to know you have a trusted team in your corner that can provide revitalizing, non-judgmental care. Glastonbury dentists, Dr. Brad Heim and Dr. John Carroll always take the time to communicate clearly with patients giving them back their strong, healthy smiles in a comfortable environment. If you're in need of restorative dentistry treatment, don’t hesitate – our office welcomes patients from Glastonbury, CT and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are designed to “cap” over an existing individual tooth allowing patients to maintain the natural structure while also improving its appearance, strength, and health. There are a variety of reasons why Dr. Heim and Dr. Carroll may recommend a dental crown to patients in Glastonbury including:
- Severe tooth decay
- Severe tooth injury
- Weakened tooth
- Cosmetically uneven/misshapen tooth
- Restoring a tooth treated with root canal therapy
- Restoring a lost tooth replaced by an individual dental implant
On the other hand, dental bridges serve as a tooth replacement solution that, while not quite as effective as dental implants, is often preferred to the relative “loose” quality of traditional dentures. This prosthetic restores one to three missing teeth in a row along the same arch, and additional crowns are placed on either side over healthy teeth as “anchors,” creating a solid fit that feels natural and sturdy. At Heim & Carroll DMD, LLC, we’re proud to offer all-ceramic restoration options so patients maintain a lovely smile that looks just as wonderful as it feels once repaired.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is the last line of defense against the threat of losing a severely decayed tooth. While this procedure may have earned a scary reputation over the years, it’s actually a highly successful procedure that’s just as comfortable as receiving a typical filling. Dr. Carroll carefully opens the affected tooth and clean out diseased pulp from the inner canals, cleaning and sealing the area so that dangerous bacteria are less likely to return. With a custom crown placed on top, the tooth regains its shape and strength allowing patients to maintain their wholly natural smile.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are known for causing a whole host of problems once they erupt in the patient’s young adult years; in fact, the lack of available space in the mouth for them can lead to partial/full impaction, higher risks of infection, and considerable overall discomfort. Our team will keep a close eye on this area during regular evaluations, and if we determine that these problems are likely to occur, our doctors can extract them as a preventive measure. Your safety is important to us, and we’ll be sure to handle this procedure as smoothly and comfortably as possible.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures have been used to restore missing teeth for hundreds of years now, and today, they’re still a convenient, cost-effective option for patients who want fast results. Dr. Heim and Dr. Carroll offer full and partial options, both of which are removable for easy cleaning and storage. Implant-retained prosthetics are available as well for patients who want a sturdier, more lifelike fit.