At Indianapolis Downtown Dentistry, we understand how important it is to have a great smile. We understand that with a great smile comes confidence. Because Dr. Grider has over 3 decades of experience in creating beautiful smiles, you can be confident that your desires for a perfect smile can be achieved. From very small needs to complete smile makeovers, Dr. Grider can give you the smile that you have always wished for.
Fillings are a routine procedure to restore teeth. Teeth need to be restored when a void is created by decay or fracture. A variety of filling materials are available. Dr Grider will evaluate the area to be filled and help you choose the restorative material that is best for you and our specific situation.
Missing teeth not only compromise the look of your smile, but also the function of our teeth as well. When teeth are missing, our other teeth can shift causing many other problems. It is important to replace missing teeth to restore the function of our bite. One option for tooth replacement is a fixed bridge. The term “fixed” refers to the fact that it is cemented and does not come in or out. With the latest advances in technology and dental materials, bridges are an excellent solution for missing teeth.
Implants are another option of tooth replacement. An implant is a titanium screw that is placed in the bone to act like the root of a tooth. Once the implant or implants are placed, either a single crown, bridge work, or a removable denture or partial denture is fabricated to replace the missing teeth. Implants are an excellent option to tooth replacement whether it is for a single tooth, or for a full set of dentures to snap onto.
Dentures and Partials
For many patient’s dentures often are the source of soreness to the gums, lack of eating and chewing abilities, and an embarrassment. Fortunately, todays dentures are made to be much more esthetically pleasing, a better fit, as well as made of lighter, more durable materials. Now dentures can virtually go unnoticed by others.
Often times there is a need to have a tooth removed. Dr. Grider’s goal is to make this experience as pleasant as possible for you. He will do whatever it takes to make you as comfortable as possible before, during, and after the procedure. Feel free to talk with Dr. Grider to let him know how we can make this visit as stress free as possible.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is sometimes necessary to save a tooth and to keep the patient comfortable. The need for a root canal can stem from trauma, decay, fracture, or infection. Root canal therapy is a routine dental procedure. Again, Dr. Grider will be ready to assist you in making this appointment as comfortable as possible.