Restorative Dentistry in Hutchinson
Whether you’re suffering from a minor dental injury, several missing teeth, or an incident that falls somewhere in-between, you need care during this stressful time from a dental team you can trust. At the office of Grant Ringler, DDS, we always strive to promote a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere for an ideal treatment experience, and the latest techniques and technology are available as well. Our restorative services will rebuild healthy tooth structure in durable, aesthetically pleasing, and long-lasting ways for your benefit. Contact our Hutchinson, KS practice today to schedule your first appointment.
When your natural tooth has become weakened, damaged, decayed, or otherwise lacking, a customized dental crown could be the perfect solution for restoring its former glory. This restoration is designed to cover the visible surface without requiring significant removal of the remaining dental structure. This means patients enjoy the health benefits of keeping their tooth while also being able to improve its appearance, its function, and its durability. Multiple materials are available for dental crown construction, including metal-free, tooth-colored ceramics.
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If you are missing teeth and still want to maintain good oral hygiene practices, you may be a good candidate for a fixed bridge. Fixed bridges can correct an altered bite, improve your speech and chewing abilities, and safeguard your smile’s appearance. Best of all, bridges are a cost-effective solution for replacing one or more teeth.
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If you have been postponing the fillings that you need because you are afraid everyone will see them, our office has the solution you need! Dr. Ringler and his team offer tooth colored fillings that look extremely natural and typically allow for less of the tooth to be removed. At Grant D. Ringler, DDS in Hutchinson, Kansas, we use tooth colored fillings to blend the beauty of cosmetic dentistry with the strength and function afforded by restorative dentistry.
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Dentures & Partials
Today, many patients who are experiencing extensive tooth loss still choose to turn to dentures for a stable and cost-effective solution. Dr. Ringler is proud to have revolutionized this age-old reconstructive process by providing Denture Comfort technology. This option combines the revitalizing power of mini dental implants with a customized full or partial prosthetic that’s comfortable enough to be worn while sleeping.
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When a tooth becomes badly infected or has extensive decay, root canal treatment is necessary to save or repair the tooth. Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure in which Dr. Ringler removes the damaged or diseased pulp inside the root of the tooth to save or restore it. Patients from Hutchinson, KS and beyond come to Grant D. Ringler, DDS for complete dental care, including one-visit root canal therapy.
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Our team’s goal is to help patients maintain their natural teeth for life through professional maintenance and a diligent oral hygiene routine – however, there are circumstances where extraction can become necessary for protecting the patient’s wellbeing. If our doctors determine this through evaluation and X-rays, you can rest assured that we will handle the procedure as comfortably and safely as possible. There are many reasons patients might need one or more teeth extracted, and they typically include the following:
- A tooth has experienced a traumatic injury.
- A tooth is affected by severe tooth decay that can’t be treated with other restorative methods.
- A patient is suffering from advanced periodontal disease.
- A tooth needs to be removed for orthodontic correction.
- A third molar (“wisdom tooth”) is facing significant complications.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
The average adult has 32 teeth by age eighteen: 16 teeth on top and 16 on the bottom. The average mouth, however, usually only holds 28 teeth comfortably, and it can be painful to try and fit 32 teeth in one’s mouth. The extra four teeth are known as third molars, or “wisdom teeth,” and they are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. For many people, it is necessary to remove their wisdom teeth in the early teen years to prevent future problems such as overcrowding, pain, and infection. To prevent problems associated with wisdom teeth, our Hutchinson, Kansas dental office offers pain-free wisdom tooth removal.
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