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Jason L. Webb, DDS Thomas H. Funderburk, DDS

replacing missing teeth with dental implants and crowns

The Adult Smile

At Webb Dentistry, we never met a stranger, and we certainly would not want anyone to be embarrassed about their smile! Our dentists, Dr. Jason Webb and Dr. Thomas Funderburk, have helped many patients with smile challenges such as broken, missing or badly decayed teeth.

Just like the rest of our body, our teeth wear with age. Most adults have had some form of dental work in the past. Our adult new patients often have missing teeth or broken-down fillings or crowns.

Complete Dental Examination

Like a medical ‘physical’, a complete dental examination gives the dentist and dental hygienist the opportunity to provide you with a thorough assessment of your oral health. During your complete exam, Dr. Webb or Dr. Funderburk will look carefully at your teeth and gums to look for any signs of harmful dental conditions, as well as provide you with preventive recommendations to avoid future problems.

A complete dental exam usually includes an initial set of dental x-rays to give the dentist the information they need to check the bone levels around the teeth and to look for any signs of periodontal (gum) disease or infection.

Oral Cancer Screening

If detected early, oral cancer is highly treatable. The beginning signs and symptoms of oral cancer, however, are usually not noticeable. It often initially appears as a bump or discoloration in the soft tissue that can be hard to see with the naked eye.

More prominent symptoms of oral cancer, such as a mouth sore that does not heal, bleeding, a hard lump, swelling or a chronic sore throat do not typically appear until the cancer has become quite advanced. This can be much more dangerous and may require more aggressive cancer treatment.

As part of your complete dental examination, we will perform an oral cancer screening. Our dentists use VELscope® fluorescent technology to assist in identifying suspicious areas that may be cancerous. Learn more about VELscope® dental technology.

Periodontal Disease & Dental Bone Loss

Studies show that periodontal (gum) disease is the #1 cause of adult tooth loss; nearly 50% of U.S. adults have some form of periodontal disease. ( Gum disease is caused by destructive oral bacteria. Periodontal disease will not only infect and destroy gum tissue, it can persist into the underlying bone structure and cause significant bone loss.

Your Webb Dentistry Treatment Plan

Following your complete dental examination Dr. Webb, Dr. Funderburk and our Team will work with you to develop a plan to restore your smile to health. No smile is hopeless! If you feel overwhelmed by dental problems, we can assist you with a step-by-step approach to improve your oral health.

Restorative & Periodontal Services

At Webb Dentistry, our dentists and team offer a number of services to address common challenges. Our restorative and periodontal treatments include:

Restorative Services

  • Cerec® One-Visit Crowns. Cerec® 3D technology gives our dentists the tools to design and place your final crown restoration in a single appointment. Learn more about Cerec® dentistry.
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings. Small chips or areas of tooth decay may be repaired using dental composite, a pliable plastic filling material that is available in natural-looking tooth shades.
  • Dental Bridges. A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The dentist will design a prosthetic replacement that is permanently attached to the adjacent natural teeth. Dental bridges are made of durable ceramic materials or precious metals using a blend of shades to match your smile.
  • Partial Dentures. A partial denture is a removable appliance that is used to replace missing teeth with prosthetic false teeth. The partial denture is held in place using clasp attachments that rest on natural teeth.
  • Custom Full Dentures. When all of the teeth in the arch are missing, the dentist will design a full denture to replace lost function and allow you to smile again. Our custom dentures are created with your smile esthetics in mind to achieve a natural-looking appearance.
  • Dental Implant Restorations. Dental implants are small titanium screw-shaped posts that are placed in the location of a missing tooth by a dental surgeon. Our dentists restore dental implants with a dental crown to create the appearance of a natural tooth. Dental implants may also be used as an anchor for complete or partial dentures to help hold them securely in place.

Periodontal Therapy & Soft Tissue Lasers

Dental lasers have been used for years in soft tissue procedures. Dr. Webb and Dr. Funderburk use the dental laser to remove diseased gum tissue, or to contour the gums to prepare for restorative dental procedures, such as crowns or bridges.

Are you looking for a dentist near you that can help you find your smile again?

Team Webb Dentistry would be honored to assist you! Contact our local Ringgold dental practice to schedule a new patient consultation and let us help you get back on track.