Restorative Therapy in Austin, TX
Brushy Creek Dentistry offers a wide range of treatment to help restore your smile to a functional and esthetic state.
Tooth Colored Fillings
If our dentists find that you have a cavity and are in need of a filling to restore the tooth, they will use a tooth-colored resin composite material. This material will allow for them to create a natural-looking filling that is nearly invisible to the naked eye as well as strengthen the weakened tooth as it is bonded to the enamel. The composite material used in tooth-colored fillings is bonded directly to the existing tooth, allowing for a better fit and an increase in the structural strength of the remaining tooth.
If your tooth has decay that is too large or too close to the nerve to restore with a traditional filling, our dentists may recommend a crown. A dental crown is sometimes also called a cap and it covers the entire visible portion of your tooth. This restoration is then cemented in place so it will look and feel like your natural tooth. Crowns can also be used when your tooth has been fractured and will restore the original form and function. These crowns can be made of many materials, but are most commonly made from porcelain. Ask Dr. Johnson or Dr. Duffin about the different options available for crown materials and how they can affect the look of your smile.
A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth with lab-fabricated artificial teeth. These restorations allow you to correct “holes” in your smile and can literally bridge the gap between your remaining teeth. Like a crown, a bridge can be made from many materials, including porcelain, gold, alloys or a combination of these. Replacing missing teeth can help to maintain the shape of your face as well as prevent further dental issues by keeping your remaining teeth in their correct alignment.
Dentures and Partials
If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, a complete denture can replace your missing teeth and give you back your smile. There are many reasons for tooth loss. Regardless of whether you have suffered from periodontal disease, tooth decay or even an injury or trauma, replacing your missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. A denture will give your mouth and jaw the structure it needs to keep your face looking healthy and natural. Your teeth and gums keep your facial muscles in place. Without dentures, these muscles start to sag and typically make a person appear older.
Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by metal framework. Removable partial dentures attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments. Precision attachments are generally more esthetic than metal clasps and they are nearly invisible. At Brushy Creek Dentistry, we believe that it is important to save your natural teeth whenever possible. A partial denture will allow our dentists to replace the missing teeth while maintaining as much of your natural smile as possible. Schedule your visit with our office today to find out more.
Schedule Your Appointment at Brushy Creek Dentistry
If you want quality care, from root canals to treatment for bruxism, we have you covered. You can trust our dentists to improve the health and appearance of your smile with conservative, gentle dentistry.
Call or text our office to schedule your consultation now and ask about sedation dentistry to enhance your comfort.