At Smile Advanced Dental Care in New Braunfels, TX, we want all of our patients to feel good, physically and emotionally. We help them take care of their teeth and enjoy the benefits of good oral health and the ability to smile broadly and laugh freely. One of the ways that we do that is through the practice of restorative dentistry.
As the name suggests, restorative dentistry is designed to restore the function of teeth – basically, biting and chewing. But when it comes right down to it, restorative dentistry also has an aesthetic side, helping to enhance (or at least maintain) the appearance of your smile.
While almost all dentists do some form of restorative dentistry, not all dentists are equally accomplished. Dr. David Crowe of Smile Advanced Dental Care has undergone extensive training in restorative dentistry at very respected facilities. Count on his skill and expertise to provide dental restorations that are not just completely functional, but also attractive. If you’re in the New Braunfels, TX area and in need of expert dental restorations, call Smile Advanced Dental Care at 830-500-5803 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Crowe.
Types Of Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry primarily focuses on repairing damage to teeth, whether through accident or decay.
When decay is present, the solution is often to drill out the decayed parts and replace the missing material to restore function and protect the tooth. We offer a wide array of filling materials: amalgam, ceramic, e.max, composite, and gold. If you choose a non-metallic filling, the result can be all but undetectable.
There are times when the damage to a tooth is severe enough that fillings aren’t indicated. In those cases, a dental crown that fits closely over the prepared tooth is the answer. Crowns can be fabricated to closely match your existing teeth, meaning that there’s minimal impact on your smile. You’ll be able to smile broadly and eat the foods you love again.
Most people think of dental veneers as part of cosmetic dentistry, and it’s true that veneers are most often used to beautify smiles. However, veneers can also strengthen and protect teeth that are chipped, cracked, or otherwise weakened.
In addition, dental veneers can cover small gaps between teeth and conceal irregularities in teeth.
For people with complex dental needs, full-mouth reconstruction is often the answer. This approach addresses all of a person’s dental needs in one carefully considered, comprehensive treatment plan.
Full-mouth reconstruction employs all of the restorative techniques listed above and more. For instance, missing teeth might be replaced by a dental bridge or by dental implants. Dental veneers might be used to even out and beautify a person’s smile after extensive dental work. If needed, gum disease treatment is provided to restore the health and appearance of the gums.
In some cases, the preferred solution for a person with extensive dental issues to have dentures.
Function And Beauty
The primary goal of restorative dentistry is to get teeth functional again. But there’s no reason why dental restorations have to detract from your smile. When you choose Dr. David Crowe of Smile Advanced Dental Care, you’ll get the best of both worlds.
See why Smile Advanced Dental Care lives up to its name. To schedule a consultation with Dr. David Crowe, call our New Braunfels, TX office at 830-500-5803. You can also use our convenient online form to schedule or to ask questions of our staff. We’ll be happy to find the day and time that work best with your schedule.
You can have a healthy mouth and beautiful smile from Smile Advanced Dental Care. We look forward to your visit.