Restorative Dentistry Services at Vivid Dental, Houston TX
Ideally, we would prevent any damage to our teeth and keep them strong and healthy for life. Cavities and gum disease, though two conditions that we make every effort to help our patients avoid, may occur at some point. Through regular, comprehensive check-ups, we prevent problems as much as possible, and catch any new developments early so we can treat them conservatively to restore function and beauty to the smile.
Dental fillings are typically the primary form of restoration when a cavity has formed. The earlier a cavity is detected, the smaller the filling can be. At Vivid Dental, cavities are filled with tooth-colored composite resin. Avoiding metal amalgam fillings not only preserves health, but also keeps the smile looking the way it should – white!
Inlays / Onlays
Larger cavities are addressed with inlays and onlays, which could be considered substantial fillings. Inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental laboratory after an impression is made of the prepared tooth. Once completed, an inlay or onlay is bonded into the cavity, restoring full function in a seamless manner.
Crowns and bridges
Dental crowns are typically the next step in restorative care, used when a tooth has sustained extensive damage. Crowns provide a structurally sound foundation for a badly decayed tooth or a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy. A crown can be fabricated from all-ceramic or porcelain-fused-to-metal base. Your dentist will help you determine the material best suited for your specific needs.
Root canal therapy is a necessary treatment in instances where the inner part of a tooth, the pulp, has become infected. This procedure has garnered a fair amount of negative attention through the years, but root canal therapy is actually very similar to having a filling placed. Once bacteria have affected the nerve of a tooth, the roots must be cleaned out to effectively restore a tooth. A filling material is placed in the root to achieve an adequate seal from the outside environment. Root canal teeth are usually then restored with a crown to provide a solid foundation for the tooth for long lasting results. At Vivid Dental, patients can have this procedure with confidence, knowing that our team has extensive training and skill in the area of restorative care. To ease anxiety over treatment, nitrous oxide is available.
Like a dental bridge, partial and full dentures serve as replacement options when several teeth have been lost or extracted. Your dentist carefully customizes these devices for optimal fit and stability.
A partial denture is used when the majority of the natural teeth are still intact and healthy. Designed with precise contours, the partial denture is secured to adjacent teeth with comfortable, strong clasps.
In the event all remaining teeth need to be removed, a full denture appliance remains an ideal replacement solution. Your smile can be functional and beautiful, comfortable and stable, with the creation of a denture appliance fitted to the exact structure of your jaw.
Tooth replacement keeps the smile looking and functioning at its best. Vivid Dental has the equipment and proper techniques to restore the smile using a dental bridge, or a full or partial denture.
The health and beauty of your smile are in good hands with our team of professionals. Contact Vivid Dental to experience the best in restorative care.