Restorative Dentistry in Richardson
Giving Patients Healthier, Fully Functional Smiles
We’ll do our best as your dental care partners to prevent tooth damage or decay, but even the most diligent patients are unlikely to avoid all potential oral health concerns. That’s why Dr. David Nguyen and his team offer a variety of treatments to repair damage and renew oral health. Whether you need a simple filling or a complete denture, we promise to use the highest-quality materials and most exacting methods to provide restorative dentistry services that exceed even the highest expectations.
Contact our team to find out more or schedule an appointment with our Richardson restorative dentist today. We welcome patients from nearby Plano, Buckingham, and all surrounding communities.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Still two of the most common restorative dentistry services, dental crowns and fixed bridges give us the ability to fully repair damage and replace missing teeth. We use only the highest-quality materials to ensure crowns and bridges repair patients’ smiles to natural-looking, long-lasting perfection. The treatment process for both restorations is completed in two appointments. During the initial visit, we prepare the tooth or teeth, capture impressions for our lab, and place a temporary crown or bridge. Once we receive the final restoration, patients return to exchange their temporary for a high-quality, custom-crafted dental crown or fixed bridge restoration.
We use tooth-colored fillings to repair minor decay or damage. The process is fast and comfortable, and since we use composite resin rather than amalgam, the results look and feel just like natural dental structures. We begin treatment by numbing the area around the tooth. Then, we remove any damaged tissue. The composite resin is shaded to match the natural dental structures, and we apply the putty-like material directly to the prepared tooth. Once the composite is shaped into position, a curing light is applied to harden the resin into place, fully restoring the smile.
Dentures & Partials
Patients missing numerous teeth will likely need to consider a partial or full denture to restore their smile to complete form and function. Dentures use a gum-colored base material to support numerous teeth or a full arch. Partials are crafted to fit between remaining healthy teeth, where they snap into position with metal clasps. Full dentures are formed to fit against the gum line, creating suction that holds the prosthetic snugly in place. We also offer dental implant-supported partial and full dentures for patients interested in increased stability.
Root canals have an unfortunate and unfair reputation. In most cases, patients first know they need a root canal when they experience severe toothache and dental sensitivity. The treatment itself will significantly relieve toothache pain. These treatments are necessary when tooth decay or damage accesses the tooth’s nerve. Root canal therapy removes this damaged tissue, leading to almost instant pain relief. Once the damaged nerve tissue is removed, we refill the tooth with a similar substance, reseal the tooth, and place a dental crown to protect the treated tooth.
The goal of restorative dentistry is typically to prevent the loss of natural tooth structures. However, there are some cases where our team is unable to preserve a damaged or decayed tooth despite best efforts. When these situations do occur, Dr. Nguyen puts his years of advanced training and experience to work in order to offer patients safe, comfortable tooth extraction procedures in our state-of-the-art dental office.
Some of the most common reasons we recommend tooth extraction include:
- Severe decay or damage that destroys so much of the tooth that a dental restoration cannot be supported
- Decay or damage that may lead to negative consequences for surrounding teeth and oral structures
- Preparation for orthodontic treatment, where crowding is the main concern and teeth may not be able to comfortably shift into alignment without the removal of one or more teeth
- To ensure the longevity of a partial or full denture, one or more compromised teeth may be removed to prevent the need to create an additional denture
- Wisdom teeth (third molars) are the last teeth to erupt into the smile, and they are often extracted because patients simply do not have adequate jaw space to accommodate these late-erupting teeth
To schedule an appointment for restorative dentistry in Richardson, call us today at (214) 214-4225 and speak with one of our friendly team members.
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