Restorative Dentistry – Southlake, TX
Your One-Stop Shop for Saving Teeth
Restorative dentistry in Southlake involves the study, diagnosis, and integrated management of diseases of the teeth, their supporting structures, and the rehabilitation of the dentition to the functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual. Restorative dentistry encompasses the dental specialties of endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics. Its foundation is based upon how the different sciences interact in cases requiring multifaceted care.
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If you’ve had or currently have silver fillings, you might already know the consequences of having them for too long. Teeth sensitivity can occur when metal fillings are exposed to hot and cold temperatures, but they can also drive tooth enamel further apart! Now, with tooth-colored alternatives made from composite resin, we can easily restore teeth with aesthetics and long-term function in mind. When properly taken care of, you can expect your new fillings to last at least 10 years, and you don’t even need to remove existing enamel in the process!
When a tooth becomes too damaged for a dental filling but can still be saved from an extraction, a dental crown can get the job done right! These customized restorations are made from a variety of materials, but if you want the most natural-looking restoration possible, we recommend porcelain crowns. These restorations are also capable of replacing teeth outright when combined with multiple crowns to create a bridge or paired with a titanium implant.
When you have one or multiple consecutive teeth to replace, you might think that there aren’t many options for you to consider. Thankfully, Dr. Doctor can create a fully customized dental bridge designed to fit into your smile perfectly. Each bridge comes with two to three crowns. The crowns on either end are hollowed out so they can be placed on top of modified teeth. The crowns in the middle act as the replacement teeth, which prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place.
Single Tooth Implant Replacement
If you’re looking for a tooth replacement that does not require removal of existing tooth enamel to place and provides a longer-lasting solution for tooth loss, single dental implants are the choice for you. If you have good oral and gum health, you’re likely a candidate for dental implants. After performing a detailed exam, we’ll schedule you to have a single titanium post placed inside of your jaw. After about six months of healing, we’ll be able to cover that implant with a porcelain crown.
In some cases, patients may not have enough bone tissue for the integration process to occur when placing dental implants. However, by using mini dental implants, which are a fraction of the width compared to traditional dental implants, we can safely place them in the jaw even if it contains relatively thin bone tissue. If you are having difficulty keeping a denture in place, mini dental implants can act as a great option for better stability.
Sometimes, a single procedure simply won’t be enough to correct extensive restorative and cosmetic concerns that patients are facing. Never fear – Dr. Doctor can work with you to create the ideal full-mouth reconstruction that combines like-minded procedures into a single, streamlined plan of action. Depending on your current oral health needs and personal priorities, our team may recommend cosmetic care, custom-made porcelain restorations, or tooth replacement solutions. Better yet, we can work with you to determine both scheduling and financing before any actual treatment begins.