Restorative Dentistry

The goal of Frisco Texas Dental is to ensure that your natural smile is maintained. Our teams help you to minimize any cases of oral health in the future. Our dentist is skilled in restorative dentistry to help in the restoration of your beautiful and natural smile.

The restorative dentistry provided at Frisco Texas Dental is owed to the fact that we embrace modern technology. With this, you can be sure that restorative treatments are quick and easy, and there is no need for performing surgical procedures because of the laser. We can replace teeth with a crown and bridge in just a few visits. If you have dentures that slip and slide, we offer denture implants that are strong and offer support.

Our Restorative Dentistry Services

As Frisco Texas Dental, we offer different restorative dentistry services to help our parents renew their oral health after decay or damage. We make sure that our patients maintain the maximum oral health for the structure of the teeth. Conservative treatments are started first then progress to advanced treatment when required.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

These are provided to repair a damaged tooth. Crowns are fitted over the damaged tooth to replace lost structure as well as protect the remaining healthy tooth. Fixed bridges are replacement teeth attached to crowns that are anchored to the surrounding teeth to replace consecutive missing teeth.

Teeth-in-a-Day

This is done in case of losing several teeth to ensure that you still have that healthy and flawless smile, rather than waiting for weeks and months. Our team is specialized to offer innovative Teeth-in-a-Day treatment that helps to recreate lost tooth structure. This will help you have a healthy, flawless, and functional smile.

Dental Implants

We also offer implants, that is, restoring your smiles from the root. It is not all cases that we replace the missing teeth by restoring the only parts that can be seen when you smile. Our dentist is skilled to strategically position the implants that will support any teeth.

Implant Dentures

If you have lost a whole row, four to six implants can be used to support a denture and ensure that your smile is renewed. This is different from traditional dentures because it can only repair around 20% of healthy functions. This will need to be replaced every five to ten years. Implant-supported dentures renew 70% or more of chewing function, and this may last to up to 20 years or more.

Root canals

This is determined in cases you are experiencing teeth sensitivity or toothache. As Frisco Texas Dental, we are known to provide safe and comfortable root canal services. Root canal therapy helps us to save a tooth that in many cases, might need to be removed.

Oral Surgery

Our doctor is skilled to perform oral surgery to patients who may need it. There are different safe, comfortable, and effective treatment options that we offer, such as, extraction and replacement with implant placement.

We are here to restore your damaged smile!

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is the professional replacement of missing or damaged teeth. It is integrated management of oral health problems and restoration of the buccal cavity to offer a functional and aesthetic state. It involves the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of oral conditions. Restorative care is provided to teeth that have decayed, cracked, chipped, missing, or discolored. There are different options for restorative dentistry, such as filling, crown, implant, or bridge.

Types of Restorative Dentistry

There are many choices for you to choose depending on the nature of the problem. There are two broad types of restorative dentistry.

Direct

It involves placing a filling into a ready tooth cavity instantly. The procedure is not complicated and can be done in a single day. The choice of the filling options is done by the doctor depending on the location and type of the filling.

Every work is done and completed in the mouth. The filling procedure involves the placement of malleable substance into a cavity that is prepped and cleaned. The material is then hardened to ensure there is the restoration of the structure of the damaged tooth.   Filling repair the tooth and it is a less invasive procedure. Three materials are used for these procedures:

Silver amalgam: It is a compound that consists of 50% mercury and 50% silver, tin, copper, and zinc. The advantage of the material is that it is a low cost, easy to install, and it is durable. The disadvantage is that it is prone to expansion and contraction and it is not aesthetically pleasing.

Composite fillings: It is made of synthetic resins and can be matched to the shade of the tooth. The material is expensive than silver amalgam and is less durable, thus may need to be repaired after every five years.

Glass ionomer fillings: It is a mixture of glass powder and polyacrylic acid, that forms a hard colored cream agent. These are considered weak and mainly used for milk teeth. Glass Ionomer fillings are average in price, do not shift, and contain compounds that release fluoride to prevent tooth decay.

Examples include fillings of teeth, amalgam fillings, and composite bonding.

Indirect

With this type of restorative dentistry, the fabrication takes place outside the mouth. It involves permanent or semi-permanent fixtures. The procedure requires more time and thus tend to cost more. Indirect restorative dentistry helps to increase the aesthetic appearance of your teeth or offer solutions that are stable and will last longer, in the case where the damage is severe.

Here are examples of indirect restorative dentistry:

Veneers: Are thin shells of porcelain that can either replace or shield the enamel of a misshapen, stained or damaged tooth. The manufacturing of the shell is an impression of your teeth. Veneers are desirable because of their color and the translucent mimic of the natural enamel.

Dental Crowns: These are devices that embed the tooth’s surface entirely. Crowns help to improve the strength as well as the appearance of the tooth.

Bridges: These are artificial teeth, which are affixed between the real ones. Their purpose is to fill a gap where the tooth may be damaged or missing.

Implants: These are devices that are surgically fixed into the jaw bone. Implants can be used to support the crown or bridge. The procedure requires different steps to ensure there is a creation of a temporary prosthetic, extraction of the tooth, preparation of the site of implant, manufacturing of permanent prosthetic, and fixing the implant. It normally takes 3-6 months for a new bone to form.

Inlays: These are similar to fillings but are made using impressions of teeth using gold, resin composite, or porcelain. Inlays mimic the natural appearance of the tooth and are not prone to shrinkage. Indication of inlays is when there is an extensive fracture or decay.

Onlays: These are extended versions of inlays and replace any bits of a tooth that may have broken off. It is different from a crown because it covers part of a tooth rather than the entire tooth.

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