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Restorative Dentistry in Russell, KY

Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Kim Arnold Family Dentistry offers restorative dental services like crowns, bridges, root canals, and fillings in Russell, KY. To schedule an appointment, please call our office at (606) 836-6022.

What Is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry covers procedures that replace teeth or return them to a fully functional state. These procedures allow patients to chew, speak, and smile without problem teeth.

Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

Restore Chewing Ability.

When you have missing or broken teeth, it can be difficult to chew your food. Repairing or replacing your teeth will allow you to eat your favorite foods again without worrying about further damaging your teeth.

Relieve Discomfort.

You may develop a toothache if you need a filling or root canal. These procedures can make you feel better and restore your ability to eat, sleep, and relax.

Protects Overall Health.

Teeth needing root canals and cavity repair can cause systemic infection if left alone. Promptly treating these problems can protect your overall health.

Replace Problem Teeth.

People with problem teeth often feel self-conscious about their smiles. Restorative procedures can bring back their ability to chew and smile normally.

Prevent Shifting Teeth.

Missing teeth allow their neighbors to move into new positions. Teeth may become crowded, leading to more periodontal disease and a higher chance of tooth decay. A bridge, denture, or implant can keep your natural teeth in place.

Cosmetic Benefits.

In addition to the functional qualities of restorative dentistry, many procedures also offer cosmetic benefits. Bridges, implants, and dentures replace missing or broken teeth, completing a patient's smile. Crowns, composite fillings, inlays, and onlays create a healthy, uniform appearance.

Why Choose Kimberly Arnold DMD?

If you have been frustrated by dental care, Dr. Arnold and her assistants want to help you. They provide top-notch family dental care in a modern, friendly setting. Patient comfort is a priority for everyone in the office. Dr. Arnold has been practicing dentistry for 30 years, and her experience helps her solve problems and enhance your healthy smile.

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Procedures Offered

Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings

These fillings match natural tooth surfaces, helping them blend into your smile. In addition to benefiting your appearance, they can strengthen your teeth.

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Inlays & Onlays

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are helpful when a tooth has too much damage for a filling but does not need a full crown. These appliances restore a healthy, natural look while protecting the tooth beneath.

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Ceramic Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

Ceramic crowns provide an excellent visual match for natural teeth. A crown is a cap that fits over a prepared tooth, repairing cracked or broken teeth and those that have had root canals.

Today, 3-D digital scanning replaces traditional dental impressions, meaning patients are more comfortable while the dentist designs new crowns, bridges, and implants.

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Dental Bridges

Dental Bridge Graphic

A bridge is an attractive replacement for one or more missing teeth. Bridges typically connect to crowns or implants on either side of a gap in the patient's teeth.

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Dental Implant Restorations

Dental Implant Restorations

Implants are the longest-lasting, most durable tooth replacements available today. They bond with the jaw bone to create a replacement that feels and looks natural. They preserve the jaw bone's health by providing the same chewing stimulation that it would receive from a healthy tooth.

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Many patients prefer dentures because they are convenient and economical alternatives to other treatments. They can replace a patient's entire smile if necessary.

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Root Canal Treatment

Dental Instruments for Root Canal

This procedure treats infection inside the tooth's root and pulp chamber. A root canal relieves discomfort and allows Dr. Arnold to protect the natural tooth with a crown.


Extracted Tooth

When a tooth needs removal, Dr. Arnold can perform this procedure in the office. She uses specialized instruments to loosen the tooth gently and remove it from the gum.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Restorative Dentistry

What is the difference between composite and amalgam fillings?
Composite fillings are made of a safe resin material. Since the resin is tooth-colored, the results look natural. Amalgam fillings are a mixture of metals: mercury, silver, copper, and tin. An amalgam filling weakens the tooth over time and makes breakage more likely, while a composite filling strengthens the tooth.
Do dental bridges look natural?
Dental bridges look like natural teeth. The dentist designs the pontics or artificial teeth to match your natural smile precisely.
Does it hurt to get a crown?
Getting a crown is painless. You will receive appropriate local anesthesia to keep you comfortable while the dentist prepares the tooth for the crown.
How long does a crown last?
Crowns can last five to 15 years, depending on their location. If you grind or clench your teeth, they may be more prone to breakage.
What happens if I do not replace an extracted tooth?
You may feel that you can live with a gap in your smile. If you leave the gap alone, your other teeth may shift, causing further problems. Also, your jawbone will break down in the area of the socket, making a future implant more difficult to place.

Call Dr. Kim Arnold Family Dentistry

Restorative dentistry can revive your smile and allow you to eat and speak comfortably without worrying about your teeth. If you need restorative dental work, please call our Russell, KY office at (606) 836-6022 for an appointment today.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

Dr. Kim Arnold Family Dentistry
850 Diederich Blvd.
Russell, KY 41169