Restorative Dentistry

Composite Resin Fillings - Smithfield Family Dentistry

Composite Resin Fillings

Can be used to repair cavities and breakages in front and back teeth. Filling material used is color specific, which gives your filling a color that closely matches the color of your natural tooth.


Crowns

Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully cup over the portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.


Endodontics

Endodontic therapy, also known as a “root canal”, is necessary whenever the nerve of the tooth has become affected, whether from trauma or extensive decay. When a nerve is infected, it can cause pain and/or swelling. They only way to fix a tooth with an infected nerve, is by removing the damaged nerve and packing the inner portion of the tooth (pulp space) with a rubbery filling material, referred to as gutta percha.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Smithfield Family Dentistry

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable.