Restorative dentistry has a number of great benefits. First, it restores the natural shape and structure of your bite, which can be significantly impaired if you have multiple missing or damaged teeth. Damaged teeth may interfere with your ability to chew, while missing teeth can cause issues like excessive wear on the adjacent teeth, and the shifting of your teeth towards the empty socket where your missing tooth used to be.
In addition, restorative dentistry restores the natural beauty of your smile. At Willow Creek Smiles, Dr. Tom Nguyen focuses on both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He will design a smile restoration solution that looks and feels just like a natural tooth. You’ll be able to feel proud of your smile once again.
Restorative dentistry also helps you get relief from pain and discomfort. A damaged or decayed tooth can cause a lot of pain and interfere with your day-to-day life. By repairing this tooth, or extracting and replacing it, Dr. Nguyen can restore the health of your mouth, and eliminate pain and discomfort completely.
For all of these reasons and more, you should get in touch with the team at Willow Creek Smiles right away if you need to restore your smile in Tomball. Dr. Tom Nguyen is always here to help, and can restore both the function and natural beauty of your smile.
Restorative dentistry can be used to treat a wide variety of dental issues.
Damaged teeth are the most common problem solved by restorative dentistry. Decayed or infected teeth, for example, must often be restored using a root canal and a dental filling or crown. Teeth which have minor chips may be repaired with dental bonding. Teeth which are cracked or broken usually must be repaired with a dental crown. A root canal may also be necessary, unless you get care immediately after breaking your tooth.
In some cases, though, we may not be able to save a damaged tooth. If that’s the case, it may need to be extracted and replaced. That’s the other common issue that restorative dentistry can solve. With restorative treatment, you can replace your missing teeth and restore your smile.
This is often required if a tooth is knocked-out, seriously damaged or decayed, or if you have gum disease. We offer a wide range of treatments that can restore missing teeth. If you’re just missing one or two teeth, a treatment like a partial denture, a dental bridge, or dental implants may be right for you.
If you are missing most or all of your natural teeth, a treatment such as full dentures or full-arch dental implants may be a better option. Full dentures replace all of your missing teeth and fit directly onto your gums, and full-arch dental implants use a series of 4-6 implants on your upper, lower, or both arches of teeth to support a set of dentures or permanent dental bridges.
Composite fillings are a natural-looking solution if you have a cavity or a tooth that has been damaged by decay and needs to be restored. Once Dr. Nguyen removes the decay and cleans the affected area of the tooth, composite resin is used to fill the cavity and restore your tooth to its normal shape and function. Composite fillings are matched to the natural color of your teeth, so you can smile confidently after your treatment.
Dental crowns are used to cover damaged teeth in order to strengthen and protect them from further harm. A crown is a prosthetic device that is skillfully placed and permanently adhered over your existing tooth to provide a natural-looking solution for a broken or decayed tooth. Crowns are also used in dental implants as restorations that cover the post of the implant. If you have a broken, decayed, or missing tooth, contact us today to see if a crown is the right option for you.
Missing teeth can be detrimental to your dental and overall health, and they can also take a toll on your confidence. Willow Creek Smiles offers dental implants as a solution to missing teeth, and this permanent option can be life-changing. A dental implant is a small, titanium post that is surgically positioned into the jawbone. Unlike a denture, dental implants are permanent solutions to missing teeth. And with proper care, they can last a lifetime. Call us today to learn more about dental implants.
If you are missing multiple teeth and want a permanent solution, implant supported dentures may be right for you. Implant supported dentures will never slip, fall out, or make smacking noises while you wear them. They are anchored to dental implants that are surgically placed into your gum and jawbone, making them a permanent and comprehensive solution to missing teeth. They require little maintenance and will restore your confidence and your dental health.
Willow Creek Smiles is proud to offer both full and partial dentures for patients who are missing teeth. Dentures are a removable solution, which means you are able to take out your replacement teeth for a thorough cleaning or while you sleep. They also tend to be the most upfront affordable solution and are often covered by dental insurance. Give us a call today to make an appointment with Dr. Nguyen, our Tomball dentist.