Restorative Dentistry Can Rebuild Plano Smiles
Most people will need a little help restoring their smile back to good health after decay, injury, tooth loss, or any other issue gets in the way. Our high-quality services in restorative dentistry can bring back the form and function to any affected tooth/teeth to help you smile with full confidence once again. Keep reading to learn more about the range of restorative services offered by your trusted Plano dentist, Dr. Antoon.
Traditional Crown & Bridge
For severely damaged or missing teeth, a dental crown or bridge can bring back health and beauty to your smile. A dental crown is a thin, tooth-shaped covering that is used for a broken or decayed tooth when there is not enough structure to support a traditional filling. A bridge is a replacement for one or more missing teeth in a row — two dental crowns are placed on the surrounding teeth and act as anchors for prosthetic teeth that fill in the space between.
While silver fillings were long used as the solution for cavities, these days, tooth-colored fillings offer a better, more aesthetically pleasing solution. They are made out of biocompatible composite resin, a material which can be shaded to match the precise color of your surrounding teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are long lasting and virtually undetectable. And, because they require less removal of the healthy tooth enamel before placement, they also offer a more conservative solution overall.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
For people who are missing a substantial number of teeth from anywhere in their smile, dentures and partials can provide a wonderful solution. A denture is a set of natural-looking prosthetic teeth placed into a base that is designed to look like your gum tissue. A complete denture replaces a full arch of teeth on the upper or lower jaw, while a partial fits in with healthy natural teeth like a missing puzzle piece.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy has a bad reputation, but if you need one, it means your severely decayed or injured tooth can be rescued — and that’s great news. This is a restorative treatment in which Dr. Antoon removes all diseased tissue from the interior of a tooth, replaces it with a biocompatible material, and then places a sturdy crown or filling on top. While root canals have the reputation of being very painful, modern anesthesia and methods ensure you won’t feel a thing.
While we always work to save your teeth whenever possible, there are some occasions when removing a tooth is in the best interest of your oral and overall health. When a decayed or injured tooth just can’t be rescued, we will recommend extraction. This procedure can be performed under anesthesia and sedation for your complete comfort — and we will discuss tooth replacement before the extraction to ensure you do not have to spend any time without a complete smile!
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
The wisdom teeth are the third molars that often emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood. Given the way our jaws have developed, there is rarely enough room for these “extra” molars to erupt without issue. People who have wisdom teeth are likely to need to have them removed due to impaction (getting stuck), infection, pain, or crowding of surrounding teeth. Fortunately, Dr. Antoon can perform wisdom tooth extractions from the comfort of our state-of-the-art Plano dental office.