The goal of restorative dentistry is to improve the function of teeth after decay or trauma. Whether you need composite fillings after cavities or a partial denture after tooth loss, you can trust us to find the right solution for your smile. Our Kalamazoo, MI restorative dentist offers a range of dental services to help you maintain good oral health.
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Like the name suggests, a dental bridge “bridges” the gap left by a missing tooth. To be a candidate for a dental bridge, you must have healthy teeth or dental implants on either side of the gap. This is because a dental bridge is a single restoration, comprised of a false tooth anchored in place with crowns on adjacent teeth. Our Kalamazoo, MI dental bridge dentist is ready to repair your smile.
Endodontics is the area of dentistry that deals with the inside and root of a tooth. When your tooth’s pulp has become infected, it must be dealt with using an endodontic procedure. Our Kalamazoo dentist has years of experience in the realm of endodontics dentist. If you’re worried you might need root canal therapy or an apicoectomy, you can rely on the Kalamazoo, MI dentist at Kalamazoo Smiles.
Wisdom teeth are molars that grow in much later than the rest of your adult teeth. Unfortunately, they often cause complications and must be removed. At Kalamazoo Smiles, our Kalamazoo dentist can tell you if your wisdom teeth need to be extracted. Our wisdom teeth dentist can let you know whether your wisdom teeth are likely to cause any issues for you down the line. You can then choose how you would like to proceed.
The words “root canal” have long inspired fear in dental patients, but thanks to modern dental technology, root canal therapy is no longer as intense or painful as it may have been in years past. Our Kalamazoo, MI dentist will do everything possible to make your root canal procedure comfortable and effective.
If you have periodontal disease, our Kalamazoo dentist will recommend scaling and root planing. People with periodontal disease often have deep gum pockets around their teeth that collect food particles and plaque. During a deep gum cleaning, our dentist will clean above and below the gum line to prevent further oral health issues.
Dr. Schier is always open to a conversation on what you would like to do with your extraction site before removing a tooth. He will make a recommendation and layout a treatment plan with you before the tooth is removed. When removing a tooth, it is important to consider what will be done with the empty space after that tooth is removed.
If you have had difficulty or pain while breastfeeding, you may want to make sure your baby doesn’t have a condition called tongue-tie. Tongue-tie happens when there’s a strip of tissue connecting the bottom of the tongue’s tip to the floor of the mouth.
Dentures are removable oral appliances used to replicate the look and function of teeth. Whether you lost teeth to trauma or decay, you can trust our Kalamazoo, MI denture dentist to determine what tooth replacement options are best for you. Our dentist offers full, partial, and implant supported dentures to help restore your smile after tooth loss.