Restorative Dentistry for Little River and North Myrtle Beach
Most people experience tooth injury, decay, or damage at some point in life. In fact, recent studies estimate that nearly 70% of adults have lost at least one tooth. Teeth are vital to your self-confidence, your diet, and your overall health. Dr. Emily Hortman provides modern tooth restoration and replacement options that look natural and last a lifetime.
Advances in dental materials have given us new options for repairing and replacing teeth. Composite resins are a durable, tooth-colored alternative to old, metal fillings. The latest research has found that biocompatible titanium can serve as permanent, artificial tooth roots. With this technology, you can have teeth that function like new for the rest of your life. Click on a topic to learn more about our restorative services.
Our passion is dentistry, and that means we'd love to make you smile. Call Palmetto Dental Associates today to schedule your appointment. We have provided residents of Little River and North Myrtle Beach with comprehensive dental care for over 20 years.
Forget silver fillings — there is a better alternative for filling the hole left by a cavity. Tooth-colored fillings blend beautifully with your natural tooth enamel while also restoring the majority of your tooth’s original chewing strength. Biocompatible composite resin is also less likely to expand and contract in response to heat and cold.
Dentures & Partials
Multiple teeth can be replaced with a natural-looking full or partial denture. These prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base allow you to resume eating, speaking, and smiling with ease. Partial dentures fit in with healthy natural teeth like a puzzle piece; a complete denture replaces an entire arch of missing teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
When tooth decay reaches the interior of your tooth, you need more help than a filling can provide. Don’t wait — severely infected teeth can quickly abscess and spread infection to other areas of the body. Root canal therapy, also called endodontic treatment, rescues your tooth from extraction and restores your smile’s health.
Crowns & Bridges
Sometimes called a cap, the dental crown holds together parts of a missing tooth, restores a tooth after root canal, or makes cosmetic improvements to an imperfect tooth. A single crown supported by a dental implant replaces one tooth, and multiple crowns affixed together work as a bridge for sturdy replacement.