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Restorative dentistry is as your teeth need restoration it's restoring them for longevity and predictability. It's for people that want to keep their teeth for the rest of their life. And if you're committed to that, then you want to choose the best materials and the best design restorations that will help you keep your teeth cleanable, maintainable and functional for the rest of your life.
For us that's gold, porcelain and ceramic materials with restorations that are designed to last for years and years and years. People that choose the white plastic restorations, those are going to fail in three to seven years. So we call restorative dentistry the dentistry that's designed for the long term. Me and most of my patients would rather have their teeth restored once or if they're doing it for the second time, have that be the last time for the rest of their life. And that's really our goal when we talk to people about restorative dentistry. The fewer times we can restore a tooth the more likely you are to keep it.
At Smile Advanced Dental Care in New Braunfels, TX, we want to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful for life. We do that in numerous ways. While our general dentistry services help prevent dental damage, they may not eliminate it completely. Teeth can still get damaged in accidents and other ways.
Fortunately, Dr. David Crowe of Smile Advanced Dental Care has an affinity for restorative dentistry. He’s had extensive training in restorative procedures, much of it from respected facilities like the Pankey Institute. When it comes to dental treatment, he emphasizes permanent solutions over quick fixes. Our personalized care at Smile Advanced Dental Care has made us “best dentist” in the annual New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Readers’ Choice survey for five years in a row. Dr. David Crowe also appeared on a list of Super Dentists in Texas Monthly Magazine.
If dental damage is making it tough for you to eat or speak normally, call our New Braunfels, TX dentist office at 830-476-5112 to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Crowe.
Restorative Dentistry Can Get Your Teeth Healthy Again
At Smile Advanced Dental Care, we can repair numerous types of dental damage with our restorative dentistry services, including:Dr. Crowe on Root Canals Read Transcript
Sometimes people need root canals. A root canal is taking the diseased nerve out of the tooth. Usually it's infected or at least it's painful at the time, so if we can take the nerve and blood supply out of the tooth, the tooth is still in your mouth, but it can't hurt anymore, because it doesn't have a nerve. Almost every time we talk about a root canal with somebody, their friends tell them how horrible their root canal was. We don't have that issue very often. Root canals are generally painless. A lot of times on a root canal, the nerve is already dead, so it's not painful. Your friends that had the horrible root canal, they had a badly infected abscessed tooth at the time, and that can be uncomfortable; but it doesn't have to be.
By the time a tooth starts to hurt, you've probably waited too long. The time to restore teeth is before they hurt. We know the direction a tooth is heading, not that we're not surprised sometimes, but better to fix it before it swells up and abscesses and is about to kill you.
- Tooth fillings. We use several different kinds of filling materials, such as amalgam, gold, composite, porcelain, and e.max ceramic because we want to provide the best choice for your situation.
- Dental veneers. When used to conceal flaws like chips and cracks, veneers also help fortify your teeth against further damage.
- Dental crowns. We can fix cracks, breaks, and severe cavities with these versatile restorations. They cover your entire tooth, restoring its appearance and oral function.
- Root canals. If your tooth becomes infected, a root canal can save it. Dr. David Crowe uses a technique that makes the procedure quicker and easier.
Options for Replacing Teeth Include Dental Implants
Sometimes extracting teeth is the best option to preserve your overall oral health. Dr. David Crowe, New Braunfels, TX dentist, can gently extract teeth that are too damaged to save. And we offer several options for replacing missing teeth. Among them:
- We can replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth with a dental bridge. A bridge can be attached to your natural teeth or to dental implants.
- We can restore dental implants with dental crowns, dental bridges, or dentures. Any of these combinations will feel, look, and function like your natural teeth.
- We offer full and partial dentures. For added security, we can securely attach your dentures to dental implants.
We Keep You Comfortable During Restorative Treatment
Smile Advanced Dental Care in New Braunfels, TX will take the time to explain every step of your treatment before it starts so you know exactly what to expect. We numb you with local anesthesia for restorative procedures. But we can also offer dental sedation if you need it. In addition, our caring staff will offer amenities to keep you relaxed while you’re in our chair:
- A pillow
- Warm towels
- Face cloths
To find out more about restorative dentistry, call Smile Advanced Dental Care in New Braunfels, TX at 830-476-5112. Or use our online form to book an appointment at our New Braunfels, TX dentist office. We’re located on Landa Street, a short drive from the Guadalupe River.