Restore Your Smile with Team Popp Dental
If you're dealing with a damaged smile, Team Popp Dental is here to help! You'll find a full range of restorative dental services in our two conveniently located Chattanooga offices to bring your smile back to its full potential.
A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling if you don’t have enough tooth remaining to actually hold a filling. Just like you, Dr. Leah Popp and Dr. Byson Popp’s chief concern is keeping your teeth healthy and bright.
Your Team Popp dentists use this helpful restoration tool to strengthen your tooth if you don’t have enough tooth remaining to hold a filling. Crowns are also an excellent way to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking, restore a broken tooth, cover a dental implant, discolored or poorly shaped teeth.
A fixed bridge is a dental appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth, bridging the space between two natural adjacent natural teeth or implants. The resulting space from missing teeth can create speech or chewing problems and cause your remaining teeth to shift.
With a fixed bridge, Dr. Leah Popp and Dr. Byson Popp can replace the missing teeth, correct your bite, improve chewing and speaking, while maintaining the natural shape of your face.
A dental implant is a post, usually made of titanium, that serves as a substitute for a tooth's roots. The implant is placed in the jawbone to fuse with the natural bone and become a sturdy foundation for a replacement tooth.
Implants can replace individual teeth or support a bridge or denture containing multiple teeth. Dental implants can be a great solution if you're missing teeth due to decay, disease, or injury.
You may also be a candidate for a dental implant if you can't wear dentures or find them uncomfortable or if you don't want to sacrifice existing tooth structures to support a dental bridge.
An extraction means to have a tooth removed, usually because of disease, trauma, or crowding. If you need an extraction, Dr. Leah Popp or Dr. Byson Popp will numb the area first to help you feel comfortable as possible.
After the extraction, your Team Popp dentist will give you a post-extraction regimen to aid healing and keep you comfortable.
It’s always best to keep your original tooth if possible, and root canal therapy allows you to do that. Inside your teeth is a soft material called the pulp that contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue.
If this pulp becomes infected, it can cause severe tooth pain that may require root canal therapy. When injury or trauma occurs to a tooth, the pulp can become inflamed or infected, and eventually, the pulp may die.
Damaged or dead pulp leads to increased blood flow, creating pressure inside the tooth that results in pain while biting, chewing, and drinking hot or cold beverages. Without treatment for the tooth, the infection can spread.
Root canal therapy is a procedure where we remove the damaged or dead pulp. After cleaning and reshaping the pulp chamber and root canal, we fill the canal with a rubber-like substance called gutta percha to prevent recontamination and permanently seal the tooth.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
People around Chattanooga who have lost all or most of their teeth are candidates for complete dentures to replace them. Dentures can help restore your ability to eat, speak and smile comfortably and confidently. At Team Popp, we'll customize your denture to the shape of your face to create a natural look.
Partial dentures are for people who have some natural teeth remaining; they can fill in the space created by missing teeth and prevent other teeth from changing position. This type of denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink plastic base held by a metal framework and clasps.
Overdentures fit over several remaining teeth or implants after your dentist has prepared them. Your Chattanooga dentist will usually try to preserve your remaining teeth, which can help preserve your jawbone and support the denture.
Fillings are effective for treating cavities and are great solutions if you have mild to moderate tooth decay. After a consultation with your Dr. Leah Popp or Dr. Bryson Popp, you can choose which treatment and materials we use to address your problem.
We'll consider a few things when discussing your filling, including the size and location of your cavity, cosmetic concerns, the longevity of treatment, and out-of-pocket costs. The ADA encourages you to talk with your dentist so that together you may choose the right material for you.
Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide durability and fracture resistance in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth and are a good choice for people who prefer natural-looking fillings.