Restorative Dentistry in Houston
Restorative dentistry encompasses a range of treatments aimed at improving oral health, and functionality, and ensuring a confident smile. Whether it’s addressing decayed teeth, broken or chipped teeth, tooth loss, or misaligned bites, restorative dentists in Houston offer personalized treatment plans tailored to meet specific needs.
Dental crowns are custom-made caps that cover damaged teeth completely above the gum line. They restore the strength, shape, size, and appearance of cracked or severely decayed teeth. Using durable materials like metal alloys (gold or silver), porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), zirconia, or all-ceramic crowns known for their natural look ensures long-lasting results.
For individuals with one or more missing teeth, implant crowns provide an excellent solution for permanent tooth replacement. The procedure involves surgically placing titanium implants into the jawbone beneath the gum line as artificial tooth roots. Once fused with the bone during osseointegration, customized dental crowns are affixed onto these implants to recreate natural-looking teeth that blend seamlessly with existing ones.
A dental bridge restores missing teeth by bridging the gap created between healthy surrounding teeth. These prosthetic devices consist of one or more artificial teeth supported by adjacent natural anchor-like abutment teeth carefully prepared by removing some enamel from them. By cementing these bridges onto existing teeth or using implants for support when necessary – patients can regain full functionality and a pleasing smile.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are indirect dental restorations used for repairing moderate tooth decay or damage that cannot be addressed by fillings but does not require full crowns. They are crafted from durable materials like porcelain, composite resin, or gold to fit precisely into the prepared cavity or cover the damaged portion of a tooth. These restorations help reinforce the structural integrity of teeth while preserving their natural appearance.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction combines several restorative procedures to repair extensive dental issues, including severe tooth loss, gum disease, bite problems, or jaw bone deterioration. Customized treatment plans may include dental implants, bridges, veneers, inlays/onlays, orthodontics (braces or clear aligners), and periodontal therapy (gum treatments), among other necessary procedures to create a healthy and esthetically pleasing smile.
Root canal treatment is performed when the innermost pulp within a tooth becomes infected due to deep decay or trauma. This procedure involves removing infected tissue and disinfecting the root canals before sealing them off with dental filling material. Often followed by crown placement for added protection, root canals preserve natural teeth instead of extraction while relieving pain and restoring normal function.
Restorative dentistry offers hope for individuals experiencing various oral health problems by providing effective solutions that restore both aesthetics and functionality.
Whether you require minor repairs like inlays/onlays or full-mouth reconstructions involving multiple procedures – our experienced restorative dentists have the expertise to rejuvenate your smile and enhance your overall oral health. Call us at (713) 364-1985
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