At Taylor Wagner Family Dentistry, we offer general dentistry services for patients of all ages. No matter what your dental needs, Drs. Bruce W. Taylor and Kathryn L. Wagner are equipped to help you achieve a healthy, functional, beautiful smile. With over 45 years of combined experience, our doctors are proud to serve Jonesboro, AR and surrounding communities with top-tier dental care.
Small cavities and minor dental damage can be corrected with composite resin fillings. These restorations blend in with the smile for a natural-looking appearance. Compared to traditional amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings are less invasive and cause less sensitivity. At our practice, tooth-colored fillings can be placed in about one hour.
Larger cavities often require more than a simple filling. A dental crown is a custom-made restoration that gives strength and reinforcement to a damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns can be fabricated from a number of materials, such as metal or ceramic. Most of our patients choose all-ceramic or zirconia for a lifelike appearance. In addition to repairing damaged teeth, dental crowns can also restore root canal-treated teeth and dental implants.
Root Canal Treatment
When bacteria invades the pulp chamber of a tooth, root canal treatment is necessary to eliminate infection and preserve oral health. During this procedure, the connective tissues, nerves, and blood vessels are removed from inside the tooth. The surfaces are thoroughly cleaned, and the canals and chamber are filled. In many cases, a crown is also added to optimize the bite and protect the weakened tooth.
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As dental professionals, we’re in the business of saving teeth whenever possible. There are instances, however, in which saving a tooth may not be feasible. Sometimes toothextraction is necessary to preserve overall oral health. Our doctors use the latest techniques and the gentlest methods, minimizing post-treatment discomfort.
Dental bridges are recommended in cases of consecutive tooth loss. If there is a space left behind by a row of missing teeth, a bridge can be anchored to the neighboring teeth and fill in the gap to complete your smile. In most cases, dental bridges can be placed in two office visits. During the first appointment, the teeth are prepared and impressions are taken. At your second visit, the bridge is permanently bonded into place.
Severe or complete tooth loss can be treated with full or partial dentures. Full dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth, and rest on the gum tissue for support. Partial dentures are recommended for sporadic tooth loss. These appliances are similar to full dentures, but they also have special clasps that hook around adjacent teeth for addedstability.
Touted as the most successful teeth replacement option available, dental implants restore missing teeth roots. These tiny threaded posts are placed into the jawbone during a surgical appointment. Once the implants have integrated with the bone tissue, they can support a wide range of restorations, including crowns, bridges, and dentures. During a consultation at Taylor Wagner Family Dentistry, we can determine if dental implants are an option for you.
All components of your smile function together harmoniously for optimal health and function. When one element is “off”, it can cause a domino-effect of further problems. Many issues can lead to TMD(temporomandibular joint disorder), including teeth grinding, orthodontic misalignment, trauma, and more. In these cases, the jaw joints work overtime to compensate. This can result in discomfort, tenderness, and swelling.
We offer a wide range of TMJ treatments at our practice, including medications, custom oral appliances, and in some cases, BOTOX® injections. The treatment recommended for you will depend on your unique oral health needs.
Contact Taylor-Wagner Family Dentistry
If you need a general dentist in the Jonesboro, AR area, schedule a visit at Taylor-Wagner Family Dentistry. Contact us online or give us a call at (870) 972-6985.
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