San Antonio Restorative Dentist Creating Your New Smile
Most people take their teeth for granted. While that may be understandable, it's not wise. In reality, strong, healthy teeth are essential for maintaining overall health. That's why we’re committed to assisting patients in maintaining the strength, function, and use of their natural teeth for as long as possible. To do this, we work with the latest materials and methods available.
Some of our most popular restorative services include:
Dental Crowns & Bridges
If a cavity is plaguing your smile, and you’re in need of added protection. A dental crown can offer what you need to keep infection and damage out. Missing a tooth? By using your natural, healthy teeth, we can create a customized bridge and use your regular teeth as anchors to hold it in place. This will not only restore your smile, but it will also keep your natural teeth from shifting out of place.
Inlays and Onlays
If you have a large filling you need to replace, a dental crown is sometimes the best solution. In other cases, an inlay or onlay may be more appropriate. Inlays and onlays are similar to fillings, but instead of being made from composite resin, they’re milled from porcelain the way a crown is. This ensures that your smile remains strong and healthy. And because your inlay/onlay will be made from porcelain, your restoration will blend in with your smile for discreet results.
Root Canal Therapy
If one of your teeth has developed an infection caused by a deep cavity or a traumatic injury, a root canal can help you save the tooth and restore its health. During a root canal, Dr. Holland removes all signs of infection from your tooth, as well as the pulpy, interior dental material. To protect your tooth from developing an infection later, we’ll finish your procedure by placing a crown over the tooth. Your crown both protects the tooth and restores its strength and appearance.
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Wisdom Tooth Extractions
By the time you reach adolescence, you’ve already developed all of your primary teeth—except for your wisdom teeth. Unfortunately, most jaws can’t accommodate these late-developing molars. That’s why it’s important to have them extracted before they erupt. Allowing your wisdom teeth to develop can result in crowding or impaction, two painful complications that can lead to more serious consequences if they’re not addressed.
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All-On-4/Teeth In A Day
If you have missing teeth but have been told you don’t qualify for dental implants because of your weakened jawbone, you can find hope with All-On-4/Teeth In A Day. Our team can examine your oral structure and determine which areas of the jawbone to place your implants. Using only 4 posts, we can strategically place them in the stronger areas of your bone, allowing your custom restoration to sit on top and give you the stable, fully functional smile you deserve.
Care for Dental Implant Failure
While the success rate for dental implant placement is extremely high, there are instances where a dental implant can fail. When this happens, dental implant salvage will be necessary in order to fix the problem. Depending on the reason for the initial failure, we will evaluate the tooth-in-question and formulate a plan. Whether it is caused by bone loss or the development of gum disease, we will work hard to ensure you get to keep your implants for as long as possible.
Full & Partial Dentures
Patients who are missing multiple or all their teeth can achieve a full, complete smile with partial and full dentures. If only a few teeth are missing along an arch, a partial can be put into place, acting like a puzzle piece to fill in the gaps. Whereas, a full denture will replace the entire arch, complete with a gum-colored base and artificial teeth. Your natural suction will help to hold it in place, but some individuals do prefer to use a dental adhesive for added security.
Has neglect, injury, or disease compromised your complete smile? We can help. Dr. Holland offers diverse solutions for repairing damaged teeth, eradicating periodontal disease, and replacing missing teeth. To learn more about these treatments, call our San Antonio, TX office. Together, we can create a smile that's beautiful and healthy from the inside out.
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