Nobody likes to think about developing dental disease or damaging a tooth. But when it happens, it’s reassuring to know that an experienced, compassionate dentist like Dr. Lance Porter is only a phone call or email away. Restoring your smile to its optimal form is what he does best!
Using leading-edge techniques and materials, Dr. Porter can repair, recreate or even replace a damaged, diseased or missing tooth. He will work quickly to relieve any pain you are experiencing and restore your teeth to their normal function. Our dental team will go to great lengths to make your treatment experience relaxing, comfortable and as stress-free as possible.
Fillings repair teeth that have developed areas of the decay. The restorations fill the space left over after diseased tooth material has been removed. Metal and amalgam fillings have become outdated and newer, tooth-colored fillings have fallen into favor. Tooth-colored fillings match the surrounding tooth structure so there is no distinguishing between restoration and tooth. The result is a complete, healthy-looking tooth that can chew and bite normally.
Unlike other dental restorations, tooth-colored fillings can usually be applied during a single office visit. The decayed tooth material is carefully removed and the composite resin filling material applied directly to the tooth. Dr. Porter shapes and molds it as needed to recreate the appearance of an attractive, healthy tooth.
Dental implants are the most like natural, healthy teeth in terms of look, feel and function. An implant replaces the entire tooth structure, from root to crown. A titanium screw or post is placed in the jawbone and topped with a customized crown to recreate the look of a beautiful tooth.
Since implants are supported and retained by the jawbone, they help keep the bone healthy and stimulated. They are strong and can withstand the normal forces of chewing and biting. What’s more: as long as an implant is properly cared for, it can last virtually indefinitely.
Dentures recreate the appearance of a complete, healthy smile. The appliances are constructed from materials that resemble teeth and gum tissues. Dentures fit over the contours of the natural gumline and are held in place by the muscles of the mouth. A complete denture appliance replaces all of the teeth in the upper or lower dental arch; a partial denture appliance replaces one or several teeth.
Some patients opt to have their dentures secured to several implant posts placed throughout the jaw to improve comfort and stability. The dentures clip onto several implant posts placed throughout the mouth, so they do not slip, slide or shift around when eating or speaking.
Contact Our Restorative Dentist
If a broken, decayed, damaged or missing tooth is interfering with the health and beauty of your smile, Dr. Porter can help. Schedule an appointment with the dentist to discuss your individual needs and find a treatment solution that suits you. You can request an appointment by calling our team at 501-624-2778 or sending us an email today.