Get Your Smile Back
With Restorative Dentistry
A damaged tooth can be extremely painful and interfere with your ability to live your day-to-day life. Whether you have a serious cavity, an infected tooth, or a tooth that has been damaged by an oral injury, help. We offer caring, comfortable restorative dentistry in Peoria. At Arrowhead Family Dentistry, we help patients of all ages get the treatment they need to restore their smile and their bite, and get relief from pain and discomfort. Keep smiling and schedule your appointment with our Peoria dentists today.
Why We Offer
When it comes to filling teeth that have been affected by tooth decay, we prefer composite fillings rather than traditional metal fillings. Composite fillings are made out of a special tooth-colored dental resin. They are very flexible and easy to work with, and they are customized to match the color of your teeth. The cosmetic results of a composite filling are much better than amalgam fillings, as the newly-restored tooth will match your surrounding teeth perfectly. They also require the removal of less of your natural enamel when your tooth is being prepared. Because of this, they typically offer a stronger hold compared to metal amalgam fillings. For all of these reasons, we use composite fillings at Arrowhead Family Dentistry.
Save and Restore Your Tooth
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is simple, pain-free, and the best way to restore your smile if you have an infected tooth. A tooth infection occurs when a deep cavity or an oral injury breaches the hard layers of enamel and dentin surrounding your tooth, exposing the blood vessels and nerve-filled pulp of the interior of your tooth.
If left untreated, the pulp will die, which will result in the eventual loss of your tooth. A root canal is used to prevent this. Our restorative dentists will remove any decayed or damaged enamel. Then, they will use special tools to remove infected material from the inside of the tooth. Next, the tooth will be disinfected, filled with an inert material, and restored with a filling or temporary crown. You will need a permanent crown to be placed in a few weeks, in most cases.