Preserving Teeth

Preserving Teeth

We all know that our own teeth are preferred to artificial replacements. At Karsch Family Dental we offer a variety of services and treatments to help you preserve your natural teeth including:

  • Fillings & Crowns
  • Bite Guards & Splints

Fillings & Crowns

In our office, resin, or tooth colored fillings are used to fill damaged teeth due to tooth decay. Resin fillings are a more versatile and esthetic restoration than are amalgam, or silver colored fillings. There are also fewer health and environmental concerns with resin than with amalgam fillings.

Crowns are employed for greatly damaged teeth due to tooth decay or tooth fracture. A crown covers the tooth completely and protects it from breaking. Tooth colored crowns also restore the beauty of the tooth and give you the confidence to smile again!

Bite Guards & Splints

Millions of Americans suffer from headaches such as migraines or tension headaches. Sometimes these headaches, as well as an amount of tooth damage, are caused by involuntary grinding and clenching.

Grinding and clenching is actually caused by overactive jaw muscle function. When the jaw muscles are overactive, they can not only wear down your teeth, but they may also cause headaches as well as neck and jaw pain. If left untreated, severe tooth damage and problems with the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) can result.

If you are aware of a nighttime grinding or clenching habit, or if you experience symptoms such as frequent headaches or exhibit tooth damage, you might benefit from a bite guard to protect your jaw joint and teeth.

Ask Dr. McMann about solutions he and his team can provide for you ranging from bite guards to splints.