Restorative Dentistry Dentist

Melvin Pierson, DDS, FAGD, FADI -  - General Dentist

Pierson Dental

Melvin Pierson, DDS, FAGD, FADI

General Dentist & Orthodontist and Periodontist located in Sicklerville, NJ

Even with the best oral care, dental disease and damage can happen. If it does, trust expert dentist, orthodontist, and periodontist, Dr. Melvin Pierson of Pierson Dental, where he offers dental restoration services to families in Sicklerville, Williamstown, Glassboro, Clayton, and Franklinville, New Jersey. To find out more about restorative services for issues from minor cavities to tooth loss, call the office or book an appointment online.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What are dental restoration services?

Any treatments that help repair the health and function of your mouth is considered restorative dentistry. These procedures include tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dr. Pierson is also skilled at extracting teeth that can’t be saved and providing root canals to save a tooth with an infected pulp.

What are crowns?

Dr. Pierson offers a crown to strengthen a damaged tooth or improve its appearance. It’s essentially a prosthetic tooth or tooth cap, usually made of porcelain to match the color and functionality of the rest of your natural teeth.

At many dental offices, getting a crown is a multi-visit process that requires obtaining impressions so that the crown can be fabricated in an outside lab. At Pierson Dental, Dr. Pierson can restore your teeth with high-quality ceramic dental crowns in just one visit using CEREC technology.

When it’s determined that you need a crown, you undergo a scan of the tooth (or teeth) with a specialized camera, and the digital impressions are transferred to a computer for design. The crown is milled right in the office and is ready to be cemented into your smile during that same appointment.  

What types of dentures are offered?

When you’re suffering from significant tooth loss, you benefit from removable dentures made from the highest quality materials. At Pierson Dental, Dr. Pierson takes care to have the most natural-looking, comfortable dentures crafted so you can chew, speak, and smile confidently.

If you have a full row of missing teeth, you’re a candidate for full dentures. If you only have a few missing teeth, you may prefer partial dentures to fill in your smile. Also inquire about implant-retained dentures, which offer a more permanent fix for missing teeth.

What is a root canal?

Dr. Pierson can help when you need a root canal, which is a treatment designed to save a tooth that’s infected deep in the pulp -- the collection of blood vessels and soft tissues inside your tooth. When the pulp becomes infected, it can cause serious pain and tooth sensitivity, and also threatens the integrity of the tooth.

During a root canal, Dr. Pierson numbs your mouth and makes a small hole into the affected tooth. He carefully cleans out all the infected pulp, thoroughly disinfects the root canal, and fills it with a biocompatible compound. He seals the hole and caps it with a crown to protect the tooth for the long term.

To learn more about how Pierson Dental can restore your smile and preserve the look and function of your teeth, call the office or book an appointment online.