Restorative Dentistry in Wharton
We work hard to help patients keep their smiles whole and healthy for a lifetime, but despite best efforts, dental decay or damage may still occur. When decay and damage does happen, our patients know they can trust the skilled dentist and team at David A. Tripulas, DDS, Inc. Our dentist and team have training and experience offering the most innovative dental techniques using state-of-the-art technologies. Contact us to find out more or schedule an appointment with our team. We welcome patients from Wharton, Hugenford, and other surrounding communities.
Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns and fixed bridges are two of the most frequently used dental restorations, and they allow us to correct a number of oral health concerns including severe decay; chipped, cracked, or malformed teeth; replace one to three consecutive teeth; and repair a number of other oral health issues. We offer crowns and bridges crafted from a number of high quality materials, and take time to carefully craft these custom restorations to flawlessly restore damaged smiles.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals have a reputation for being extremely painful, but while the toothaches that proceed these treatments are extremely painful, the procedure itself is no more painful than other restorative treatments like dental crown placement. Root canal therapy is necessary when decay or damage reaches the soft inner layer of the tooth known as the pulp. The nerve system of the tooth is contained within the pulp which is why these infections are so painful. The process is straightforward. We drill a small access hole through the top of the tooth and carefully extract the infected tissue. Then, we refill the tooth, seal it, and in most cases, place a dental crown for optimal structural support and restoration for the treated tooth. Typically, patients report immediate relief from the severe toothache, and little to no discomfort following treatment.
Soft Tissue Laser
Dr. Tripulas and our team are dedicated to incorporating the latest dental technologies that allow us to offer patients improved comfort and convenience of treatment, and the soft tissue laser has allowed us to do both of these things. We use our soft tissue laser to perform a number of procedures that would otherwise require a scalpel and sutures which take a significant amount of time to heal and may increase patient’s risk of infection. Some of the laser dentistry services we offer include laser periodontal therapy including scaling and root planing, crown lengthening to expose dental structure prior to the placement of a crown or bridge, and cosmetic reshaping of the gums to improve the smile’s appearance.
Dentures & Partials
Patients who have significant tooth loss can rely on traditional and dental implant supported partial and full dentures. These dental prosthetics replace missing teeth and restore smiles allowing people to smile, speak, chew, and laugh with confidence. Partial dentures are made from a series of replacement teeth set into a gum colored base that fits between remaining healthy teeth filling gaps in the smile. These partials are held in position by metal clasps that connect the prosthetic to healthy teeth. Full dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth with a replacement set of teeth in a gum colored base that is molded to remain in position on top of patients’ gums through natural suction.