Category: Restorative Dentistry

Why Restorative Dentistry is Important

Preventive/family dentistry is one of the most important aspects of dental care. If you practice good dental hygiene, then you may be able to save yourself a lot of time, trouble, and money by preventing issues such as cavities and gingivitis. Your mouth is always under attack from oral bacteria that can cause these problems,… Read more »

What’s the Harm in Cracked Teeth?

Many patients may have to deal with a tooth that has been fractured in some way. Cracks can occur when a tooth sustains trauma from biting on something that’s too hard, or from being punched. Teeth can also crack under the pressure of bruxism or from the degradation tooth decay. There are different types of cracked teeth, depending on where… Read more »

How to Place a Dental Crown

Dental crowns are common dental appliances that help protect teeth from harm after they’ve been damaged or decayed. When decay has reached the dentin, the second layer of the tooth, your dentist will generally fill the tooth and cap it with a crown for protection. Crowns can also restore teeth that have been cracked or broken,… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions About Tooth Loss

Despite more advanced treatment, tooth loss is still an issue that many people face across the country. However, there are solutions to tooth loss that will allow you to regain your smile by filling in the gaps. In order to help you find the best treatment plan for your needs, we offer some basic information… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions about Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are one of the most notorious dental procedures performed by dentists, but there is a lot of misinformation about them among patients. For instance, the name of the treatment is actually root canal therapy. To clarify the common misconceptions, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about root canal therapy. Q:… Read more »

What to Know About Tooth Fillings

Because cavities are the most are the most common dental health issue, tooth fillings are more common than many people might realize. Still, many people who have them don’t realize all there is to know about tooth fillings, and how the material used can influence the effectiveness of the restoration. At our Southlake dentists’ office, we… Read more »

How to Tell if You Need Root Canal Therapy

Dental health sometimes requires a bit of detective work. If your tooth hurts, then an examination could tell you why. If your teeth need treatment, then further investigation can determine how severe your condition is, and which restorative treatment options are appropriate. Sometimes, you can play your own dental detective, and gauge whether or not… Read more »

FAQs About Tooth Extractions

Compared to other restorative dentistry options, tooth extraction isn’t exactly a popular procedure, although it is more common than many people realize. Typically, the point of taking care of your teeth is to avoid losing them, but there are times when extracting the tooth is preferable to trying to save it. To help you understand,… Read more »

Reasons for Dental Implant Failure

Ideally, your adult teeth should last for a lifetime. If they don’t, however, then dental implants may offer the most comprehensive and lifelike restorations by providing a replacement for your lost teeth’s roots. Though highly-effective, there are several reasons for dental implant failure, which can lead to further damage to surrounding bone and tissues and… Read more »

Treating the Stages of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is more common than you might think. Although cavities are commonly thought of as a children’s disease, over 90% of adults have had a cavity in their permanent teeth. That number doesn’t account for the other stages of tooth decay that require more or less treatment, depending on severity. To fight what some… Read more »