Restorative dentistry has one main goal: to repair your chipped, cracked, and broken teeth. Just one damaged tooth can cause a chain reaction that turns a small dental problem into a serious oral health issue. At Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics, we have a variety of restorative treatments that can give you your complete smile back. Each procedure is geared towards a specific set of problems with the aim to improve your teeth’s overall look and function. If you have decayed or damaged teeth, contact our office today so we can fix them for you.
Do you have:
If so, you’re probably a good candidate for a dental crown or dental bridge. They are two of the most reliable restorations used in dentistry today, and the team at Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics have used them to help thousands of people’s smiles.
Our team at Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics cares about your oral and overall health. That’s why our Coppell office is mercury and metal-free. We only use composite resin fillings instead of traditional metal fillings to treat decay.
Durable, long-lasting composite resin conforms to natural tooth structure to restore their shape and function. Often called tooth-colored fillings, they’re virtually impossible to detect once they’re bonded in place and can be specially shaded to perfectly match the rest of your smile. They are even better at strengthening your teeth because they actually bond directly to the enamel. Metal fillings do not do this, so your dentist had to create a pocket for them to sit in. This meant they needed to remove more of your tooth, and this weakened its overall structure. With tooth-colored fillings, more of your tooth is left intact, which can dramatically increase its longevity.
Do you have old, metal fillings? Let our doctors replace them with tooth-colored fillings. You’ll be able to smile big and laugh out loud. Others will notice your beautiful smile, not your dental work!
If you’re missing a large amount of teeth or even an entire mouthful, dentures can help.
If you are missing teeth throughout your mouth, a partial denture can fit right in like the missing piece of a puzzle and complete your smile. It is usually held in place with metal clasps and is easy to remove and clean.
For more extensive tooth loss, a full set of dentures can be used to replace an entire arch of teeth. Modern day full dentures are much more comfortable and natural looking than ones in the past. They are usually held in place with natural suction or denture adhesive.
We will always try to preserve your natural teeth, but in some particular cases, a tooth extraction is the best course of treatment. You might need a tooth extraction if:
We understand that the idea of a tooth extraction can be very intimidating for some people, but don’t worry. Thanks to sedation dentistry and local anesthetic, you’ll barely feel anything during your procedure. We approach all of our tooth extractions with a gentle touch, and we will always let you ask any questions you have before we start treatment. After you have been thoroughly numbed, your doctor will use dental tools to gently rock the tooth back and forth until it slips out on its own.
Most people do not have enough room in their mouth to fit their third set of molars, which are more commonly known as the “wisdom teeth.” We can perform wisdom teeth extractions right in our office, and we will always keep an eye on them during regular checkups so we can remove them before they cause you any problems.