Restorative Dentistry – Plano, TX
Your teeth are plenty strong, but once they’ve been damaged, they don’t have any way to heal. Attempting to bite and chew with a weakened tooth can lead to further injury. Furthermore, sometimes the damage might expose your tooth to harmful bacteria, leading to a potentially dangerous infection. Luckily, Dr. Kung is here to repair the damage – and he can do it using beautiful natural-looking materials that will hide the fact that you even had dental work done at all! Call us today to learn more about our high-quality restorations.
Why Choose Vitality Dental for Restorative Dentistry?
- Experienced Dentist with Gentle Touch
- We Specialize in Overcoming Dental Phobias
A filling makes up for the tooth structure that was lost due to decay. Metal fillings have been used for decades, but they carry some obvious disadvantages such as an unsightly appearance and a need for undercutting (meaning removing more tooth structure). Tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin tend to be much more attractive, and they directly bond with the tooth itself, resulting in a more conservative treatment that preserves more natural tooth.
Crowns are extremely useful restorations that can be used in various situations. Whether you need to hold a cracked tooth together, restore the shape and size of a tooth that is severely worn down, or cover certain cosmetic issues such as severe discoloration, a custom-made porcelain crown could be exactly what you need to keep your smile bright and whole. You can expect a crown to last 10 or 15 years (or even longer) with the right care.
By itself, a crown isn’t enough to replace a tooth. However, two crowns combined with one or more pontics (false teeth) can literally “bridge” a gap. Each crown will either be supported by the natural teeth adjacent to the empty space, or they might rest on a pair of dental implants. Either way, your bridge will restore the balance of your bite and will fulfil the everyday functions of your real teeth. Bridges can be used to take the place of a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row.
At some point, you may end up losing most – or even all – of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. If that happens, even basic speaking and chewing tasks will become extremely difficult. This makes full dentures an absolute necessity for continuing to live a full life. It is also possible to get partial dentures held by a metal clasp if you have only lost a few teeth in different areas of your mouth.