Learn About Our Restorative Dentistry Techniques at Bent Tree Dental
Are you unhappy with your smile when you look in the mirror? Do you find ways to hide your smile in public or in photos? Smiling freely has a great impact on our mood and our overall mental health. If you have a tooth or multiple teeth that are in need of crowns, fillings, or root canals, or if you have missing teeth, the team at Bent Tree Dental can help. We are dedicated to providing you with quality work on restorative dentistry in Dallas, TX to recover your chewing and speaking abilities. We try to do whatever we can to save your tooth, but if for some reason the tooth needs to be extracted, we have other restorative options to replace it.
Cavities, or tooth decay, are common. Before the decay becomes severe, tooth-colored fillings can be used to fill in the cavity and protect the tooth. Tooth-colored fillings are an ideal choice because they mimic the color of your natural teeth and they do not pose any health risks. These mercury-free fillings are durable and can remain in place for decades.
When you have severe tooth decay that causes an infection in the pulp or nerve of your tooth, you need to have a root canal procedure performed to remove the dead nerve and infected pulp. During the root canal procedure, Dr. Miller will open up the tooth and gently remove the pulp and nerve. Once it is removed, the tooth will be cleaned out and sealed for protection. Dr. Miller makes this process as comfortable as possible.
Beautiful Crowns and Bridges
If you need to have a tooth restored, a crown is often placed over top of it once work has been performed to remove damage or decay, such as with a root canal. The crown acts as a barrier to protect the tooth from further damage and to provide the tooth with an aesthetically pleasing look. Bridges are used when you are missing a series of teeth. The bridge is cemented onto two surrounding teeth – one on each side of the gap. The bridge is made up of crowns and will mimic your natural teeth’s appearance and function.
Dental implants are another restorative dentistry option for tooth replacement. During this procedure, titanium posts are surgically implanted into your jawbone to prevent bone loss and shrinkage of your jaw. The implants are fitted with crowns or bridges, restoring your ability to chew with almost the same force as your natural, healthy teeth.
If your entire smile is in need of restoration, Rick Miller, DDS is your solution for full-mouth reconstructions. We offer a number of restorative procedures unique to your situation to give you a beautiful, functioning smile. At the same time, our full-mouth restorations can improve your oral health and even your overall health. Dr. Miller can examine you and walk you through a personalized treatment plan that is recommended for you.
If you have had all of your teeth extracted or are about to have your remaining damaged teeth removed, dentures are an ideal solution to missing teeth. The dentures are custom made to provide you with the smile you want. Whether you need well-fitting partial or full dentures, we have the solution for you.