Becoming familiar with your options for smile repair may become something that helps you feel optimistic about restoring your smile. You see, even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums, things sometimes happen. You might develop a cavity or you may accidentally break a tooth. Some patients may lose a tooth. Whatever the concern, restorative dentistry is here to return your smile to its original state of structure and health. By learning more about the different treatments at your disposal, you will know what to expect (and may develop a better sense that when things don’t go exactly as planned, we can help).
- Fillings: A dental filling is the appropriate restorative treatment for tooth decay – or the small hole that forms in your tooth as the result of plaque. We will remove the damaged tissue and fill the cavity, returning your tooth to its whole, functional structure.
- Crowns: A crown is an artificial tooth that we use to offer coverage and protection to damaged teeth or those that are in danger of suffering damage. For instance, if you break a tooth, have a severe cavity, or your tooth is weak, we may place this hollow structure over it permanently.
- Dental Bridges: Bridges are dental prosthetics appropriate for the replacement of up to three teeth missing in a row. The dental bridge is fixed and matched to your surrounding smile.
- Implants: A dental implant is used to replace your tooth’s roots – it is a titanium post that fuses with your jawbone. Once you heal, we will top the post with a dental crown. We call this the restoration (visible tooth replacement).
- Implant-Retained Dentures: If you want additional support for your denture, we may begin by placing implant posts in your jawbone. The posts will support your denture, so you do not need to rely solely on suction.
- Root Canal Therapy: Infected tooth? Root canal therapy removes the infection, clears away the damaged tissue, and seals your tooth. We may complete this restorative dentistry service with a dental crown.
ABOUT YOUR SOUTHLAKE, TX DENTISTS:
As a native Texan, Gregory Wright, DDS, opened his private practice in Southlake, TX in 1992. He and Dr. Victoria Heron are happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To learn more, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.