Rebuild Your Smile
We want our patients to have beautiful, healthy smiles for a lifetime!
We provide a full range of restorative services to bring health and function back to teeth that have been compromised due to trauma, decay or infection.
Tour our Smile Makeovers Gallery to see before & after photos of Restorative Dentistry.
Services that we provide in our Athens area dental office include:
Any tooth with a large filling, root canal or fracture is a tooth in danger of breaking, or falling out altogether. With the help of a crown restoration - a protective covering, made of quality materials and designed to improve the tooth's function and appearance - a damaged tooth can easily be saved.
Learn more about Cerec® One-Visit Dentistry
It's important to address the loss of a single tooth as soon as possible. Tipping, drifting or over-erupting of neighboring teeth can happen as the result of a missing tooth; this can then lead to an uneven chewing surface, stress and strain on jaw joints, and hard-to-clean areas that become prone to periodontal (gum) disease.
Dental Implants are often the ideal solution for replacement of missing teeth. Our dentists place dental implants in the comfort of our office.
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An effective restorative procedure requires healthy support from surrounding bone and gum tissues to be strong and functional, as well as to achieve optimal appearance. In some cases, our doctors may recommend procedures such as laser soft tissue contouring or crown lengthening to shape up the gums, or, a soft tissue or bone graft to provide additional support for your restoration.
Learn more about Laser Dentistry
Oral Conscious Sedation
Dr. Durden has attended advanced training to provide Dental Conscious Sedation, a supportive medication protocol that induces an altered state of consciousness that minimizes pain and discomfort through the use of pain relievers and sedatives. You experience a state of very deep relaxation. You will still be able to speak and respond to the requests of Dr. Durden and our assistants. This type of sedation does require that you have a companion bring you to your appointment and drive you home. It is also best that they remain with you at home while you nap your sedation away.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
This is most commonly known to patients as "laughing gas". This type of sedation is used in tandem with the direct numbing of the area being treated. The benefits of Inhalation Conscious Sedation (Nitrous Oxide) include:
- Works well for mild to moderate anxiety.
- Has a rapid onset, you quickly feel relaxed.
- Can be used for any duration of appointment length, short to longer.
- Quick recovery at completion of your treatment.
- Very few side effects, if any.
- You can quickly return to your daily activities.
Additional restorative services include:
Fillings, Root Canals, Bridges, Complete & Partial Dentures, Inlays & Onlays.
Are you struggling with missing or broken-down teeth?
We can help you bring health back to your smile. Contact Us today to schedule a personal consultation.