Restorative Dentistry in Flower Mound, TX
If you have suffered from some type of damage to your teeth, whether they are chipped, decayed, or missing, there are several procedures available to treat them and restore their function and appearance. There are health and aesthetic benefits to having a full set of healthy teeth and the team at Smile Craft Dental can assist you in achieving that in Flower Mound.
What can restorative dentistry treat?
- Missing teeth or gaps in teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Teeth damaged through trauma or injury
Restorative dentistry procedures
Bridges: used to replace two or more consecutive missing teeth. Bridges rely on the existing teeth to create a literal “bridge” over the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth. It usually requires two dental visits to have a bridge placed – one to prepare the area where the bridge will be placed and another to attach it after it has been created. With proper care, bridges can last from five to over 15 years.
Crowns: used to treat teeth damaged by either decay or an external factor. They are also called caps because they completely cover a tooth. To have a crown placed, the affected tooth must first be cleaned of any decay, then shaved down a portion to make room for the crown to fit. The crown is made of porcelain, acrylic resin, gold, or a mix of these. It normally requires at least two visits to Smile Craft Dental over a period of three to four weeks. Dental crowns can last a lifetime with good care.
Dentures: another solution to replace missing or lost teeth. Dentures are dental prosthetics that, unlike bridges, which are fixed, are removable. They come in partial or full sets to accommodate the number of teeth lost. They usually take an adjustment period, but they are an effective way of restoring function and looks back to a smile.
Bonding: a simple procedure that can be used to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured, or discolored tooth. With dental bonding, a resin is applied to the tooth, which can then be shaped, shaded, and hardened to resemble the natural tooth.
To have dental issues treated in Flower Mound, contact your dentist at Smile Craft Dental to discuss the possibilities of restorative dentistry.