If you are suffering from tooth loss, decay, or damage, you may be wondering what your options are for restoring your smile. We offer a full range of restorative services including composite fillings, root canal therapy (posterior and anterior), dental crowns, implants, and TMJ/TMD treatment. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kella now to regain your confidence with our restorative treatment options at our office in Andersonville!
Restorative dentistry is intended to treat damaged, decayed, and missing teeth. Whether you’ve damaged or lost a tooth due to an oral injury or because of an issue like tooth decay or gum disease, we can help restore and improve your smile. If you have one or more damaged or missing teeth, you’re a good candidate for restorative dentistry. Contact the team at Lakeshore Dental Studio in Andersonville for an appointment now.
Yes! If you would like a second opinion about any dental issue, just contact us for a consultation. Dr. Kella will examine your mouth and let you know what he thinks about your oral health and make honest recommendations about treatments. Our second opinion consultations are always judgement-free and there is no pressure to proceed with treatment. We want to make sure you feel confident in your choice, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
Composite fillings are a great way to treat cavities. Instead of using a metal amalgam material, composite fillings are made of dental resin that will be perfectly matched to your tooth so your filling will blend right in to the rest of your smile. Composite fillings also require the removal of less enamel than metal amalgam fillings, which keeps your tooth structure as strong and healthy as possible.
We offer both posterior (rear) and anterior (front) root canal therapy. This treatment is required to repair teeth that have been infected due to extensive tooth decay or an oral injury. Damage and decay can expose the vulnerable pulp of your tooth to harmful bacteria, causing an infection. During treatment, a small opening is made in the tooth, then the infected pulp is removed and replaced with a rubbery material to provide structure. Then, the tooth is cleaned and sealed. After a root canal, you will need to get a dental crown placed to protect your existing tooth structure.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped dental prostheses intended to cover up a damaged tooth and protect its structure. This treatment can also be used to replace an entire missing tooth or to cover up a tooth that has been treated with a root canal. During treatment, your damaged tooth will be prepared for the crown, then your restoration will be attached permanently to protect the remaining enamel. If you are missing a tooth, the dental crown will be used in conjunction with a dental implant to provide a strong, durable restoration.
Dental implants are small, screw shaped titanium rods which are surgically implanted into your mouth to replace a missing tooth. This implant acts as an artificial tooth root and supports a dental crown. The implant heals and bonds permanently with your gums and jaw during a process called "osseointegration". Because the implant bonds to your natural tissues, it is able to prevent bone loss. You will be left with a beautiful restoration that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth.
TMD/TMJ refers to a dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint, which is located just beneath the ear and attaches the jaw to the skull. If this joint is infected, inflamed or damaged, it can cause pain, locking of the jaw, an inability to open your mouth properly. We offer a variety of TMJ/TMD treatments, including bite splints to help treat this issue.
"I've seen Dr. Kella a few times to get a crown and have some cavities filled. After my first visit, he and his staff were up front about the work I would need done and how much it would cost. There were no financial surprises. He and his staff are friendly and professional. My appointments always start on time. The quality of the dental work has been excellent as well. I also feel the office is managing COVID concerns and precautions well. They have it coordinated so that I'm not running into other patients in the waiting room or hallway. They take my temperature, provide hand sanitizer, and do a pre-appt questionnaire. I would absolutely recommend this office!"
"Love our Dentist! They do such a good job. Also if your a little squeamish about going to the dentist this is the place for you! They have a TV on the ceiling and will play anything you want on Netflix. Then when they prop you back up they resume your show, quickest cleaning ever. Doctor is great, he is attentive and personable. Would highly recommend."
"Top Notch all the way. They really try to get to know you, the environment is completely Covid safe, everyone is insanely friendly. I'm not a fan of getting my teeth worked on but I'm less stressed coming here."
"Everyone is so friendly, very professional and so much fun. I feel the warm vibe of the office the minute I walk through the door. Going to the dentist isn’t always fun but knowing you have caring folks around you makes the trip so much better."
"One of the most inviting, kind, and comfortable dentist practices I’ve ever been to! The place is super clean and bright! They even have an art show on display!"
"During COVID-19, his concern for his patients safety is number one. He assures every precaution is taking to protect us along with his staff. He is the best!"
"A very pleasant experience every time I go to this dental practice. Very friendly and informative staff. Taking care of all COVID precautions as well"
"Fantastic experience.. from coVid safety measures to painless anesthetic everything was great.."
"This office meets all the standards I look for in a Dental practice. Everyone is friendly, upfront and they run this office with integrity. I am so happy this is my dental home! Thank you and keep it up 😊"
"Moved to the area about a year ago and was looking for a new dentist. Great attention, lovely environment and wonderful service. BONUS... I highly recommend this NEW dental office and Dr. Kella and his staff"
"I had a great experience with Dr. Kella and all of his staff. They are so nice, friendly, thorough, and accommodating!! I loved the space and the ability to watch any Netflix show during my visit. Would recommend to anyone!"
"Dr. Kella and his staff are amazing! They’re very welcoming and accommodating. Each step is explained to you throughout the appointment so that you feel comfortable. I would highly recommend to anyone who’s looking for a new dentist!"
"Never afraid to see this doctor. He is very kind and gentle with his dental work. I am not a fan of being numbed up and he respects that and works amazingly around it for me."
"This office is just amazing with kids. My little one can’t wait for her next appointment with Dr. Kella!"