Individuals from across our slice of the South Plains of Texas can trust our team’s top-of-the-line equipment and top-notch expertise at Lone Star Smiles in Lubbock. Dr. Cole Sutak ensures that all procedures are performed with the greatest care, precision, safety, and comfort. With our blend of considerable technical aptitude, personal attention, and authentic care, many failures associated with root canal therapy (RCT) are avoided.
RCT involves caring for badly damaged teeth. This process may be the only way to preserve a tooth with damage to its innermost structure or “pulp.” Dr. Sutak simply removes the damaged tissues. Then, he cleans the inside of the tooth and seals it off. Voila! Your tooth is preserved. In fact, root canal therapy has a success rate that exceeds 95%.
While RCT has a highly favorable track record of “saving” deeply decayed or infected teeth, it is also essential to place a dental restoration as soon as possible. After any active infection has been removed and the affected tooth has healed, Dr. Sutak will generally place a restoration called a “dental crown” on top of the remaining saved tooth structure.
Crowns are expertly designed and skillfully crafted dental materials which replace lost or deteriorated dental tissues. These materials include ceramics like porcelain. Dental porcelain mimics the properties of natural tooth structure, both cosmetically and in strength.
Immediate placement of the restoration avoids RCT failures related to further damage to the saved tooth. The crown, after all, strengthens the saved tooth. It prevents the tooth from fracturing and helps preserve it over the long haul.
Has it been a while since your last visit to a dentist? If so, or if you are due for another check-up at our practice, contact us without delay. The best time to visit us is before problems have progressed to the point where they cause changes, such as heightened tooth sensitivity or swelling.
Dr. Cole Sutak and his dedicated team at Lone Star Smiles are committed to providing quality dental care for patients in Lubbock, TX, and nearby communities. Dr. Sutak has specialized in full-mouth smile makeovers, implants, and more; and his primary goal is to help all his patients have the smile of their dreams.
Dr. Sutak received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Arizona, and he continues expanding his knowledge in emerging treatments and technologies. Dr. Sutak is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Spear Education.