Restorative Dental Procedures
Restorative Dentistry in The Woodlands, TX
Tooth decay is fairly common in our society today with the amount of acidic and sugary foods that we eat. It is vital to take care of any early signs of tooth decay. In doing so it can help protect tooth health and prevent expensive procedures and tooth restorations down the line.
Call the Dentists at Creekside to make an appointment today if you think you have any signs of tooth decay. At our office we are able to do restorations such as cavity fillings, crowns, inlays & onlays, and even root canals. We guarantee our restorative dental procedures will give you the smile you can proudly show off and feel good about. Don’t hesitate to call our office!
A cavity has formed, which is a small hole in the tooth and is a sign of tooth decay.
A simple filling is can fix the issue if the cavity is small enough. In doing so the dentist will remove the decayed parts on the tooth and fill those parts with composite fillings which are popular among patients because the appearance matches the natural color of their tooth. Or the dentist can fill the area with a silver amalgam as well. Our options help fix early on detection of tooth decay and can help prevent further decay from spreading.
What happens if you cavity gets a little bigger and can’t be restored with just a normal small filling? Inlays and onlays are the best suitable option in this case.
Inlays & Onlays
When tooth decay becomes more severe causing the tooth to lose its structural integrity.
This procedure is similar to a regular filling, but there will be more drilling to remove the alrger amounts of tooth decay. Since the decay is more severe, more of the your natural tooth will be removed. Once that is complete the dentist will tkae the proper measurements of your tooth to make the proper inlay or onlay. Afterwards the inlay or onlay will be fitted and cemented creating a reliable and sturdy restoration. Porcelain is the main option for most dental offices as it creates a very natural look that will last you a lifetime if taken care of properly.
If tooth becomes worse than the two previously stated scenarios, then your next option would be a crown.
Dental crown work is necessary if your teeth are seriously decayed, broken, or severely weak.
There are different types of crowns to choose from if required. The nice thing about crowns is that they will make your smile still look natural while protecting them from further damage. One option is to get a crown made of porcelain. Several patients choose this option because they match the color of your teeth and can be indistinguishable from them. If you want, our office has the ability to do gold crowns. Believe it or not, several people choose gold crowns and are very happy with their decision. What’s nice about gold crowns is they have no risk of cracking or chipping and can be a preferred option for molars and premolars.
If your teeth have become decayed well beyond those that are in need of a crown, then it may be time for extraction. That means needing an implant or bridge as a solution.
Fixed Dental Bridges
Missing teeth can make life difficult, especially when it comes to eating and speaking. Not having teeth could also possibly lead to jaw issues which is can be much more difficult to fix and more costly. Fixing missing teeth is vital to keep the health of your mouth and jaw in tact as well as your wallet.
Dental Bridges are a great solution for restoring your smile and confidence. Bridges can offer a more permanent treatment than partial dentures or flippers. Our dentist will take a mold of your mouth where teeth are needed then will send that mold off to the lab. Your bridge will then be cemented and placed to create a natural look and restores the natural function of your teeth. One option for a bridge is a resin-bonded bridge. With a resin-bonded bridge, the artificial tooth is held in place by a metal appliance that is attached to the back of the surrounding teeth, creating a natural secure feeling in the patient’s mouth.
The remaining alternative are dental implants. This solution is permanent and relies on the jaw bone for support and not the surrounding teeth.
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