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Restorative Dentistry – Franklin, TN

Repairing Damaged Smiles

Man smiling after restorative dentistry in FranklinDr. Paige Prather and her Franklin, TN team are happy to offer a wide variety of smile repair services to renew oral health, restore damaged teeth, and replace missing teeth. We even use the state-of-the-art CEREC system to provide same day dental restorations. Innovative dental implant supported tooth replacement allows the Paige Prather Smiles team to restore missing teeth with a treatment that looks and feels completely natural. In addition to earning her doctor of dental surgery, Dr. Prather has completed hours of advanced training and education in order to offer skilled restorative dentistry services in complete comfort and relaxation. Contact our team if you experience any oral health concerns, and we’ll schedule a dental consultation right away to discuss your options for restorative dentistry in Franklin, TN.

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Woman with dental crown and fixed bridge smiling

If your tooth is damaged or decayed beyond the ability to be repaired with more conservative solutions like dental fillings, a crown may be able to preserve the remaining healthy structure and repair the lost form and function. A series of dental crowns can also be fused together to form a fixed bridge tooth replacement. Two dental crowns are attached to healthy teeth on either side of the gap left by a missing tooth, and a replacement crown tooth is supported between them. In most cases, dental crowns require two appointments, but we also offer same day restorations with CEREC.

Root Canals to Relieve Toothache

Man smiling after root canal to relieve toothache

When dental damage or decay reaches the innermost layers of the tooth, a painful toothache results and necessitates root canal therapy. This is because the inner layer of the tooth, the pulp, houses the nerve system of the tooth, and when the nerve is irritated by damage or decay, the result is a variety of unpleasant side effects including:

Dr. Prather is happy to provide pain relieving root canals to repair your smile. The procedure has a bad reputation, but actually relieves toothache pain by removing the damaged or infected inner pulp and nerve tissue. We then replace the lost pulp with a similar substance, and reseal the tooth. In most cases, we also attach a dental crown to protect the root canal treated tooth.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Smiling student working on his laptop after wisdom tooth extraction

At Paige Prather Smiles, restorative dentistry is usually all about preserving your healthy, natural tooth structure. However, there are cases where tooth extraction is the best solution to ensure you maintain your optimal level of oral health. Most often, the third set of molars, commonly referred to as wisdom teeth, are removed. In most cases, the jaw does not have sufficient room to accommodate this final set of teeth. This can lead to numerous oral health issues like impaction or the inability of the tooth to erupt from the gums or crowding and dental shifting that can counteract orthodontic treatments. Dr. Prather has years of experience offering simple, painless wisdom tooth extractions from the comfort of her Franklin, TN dental office.