Restorative dental services help patients with a variety of oral health concerns related to damaged or missing teeth and bite problems. At Katy Smile Design, Dr. Catherine Wilder and Dr. Lauren Shepard provide dental care and restorations that replace missing teeth, remove gum infections, stop TMJ pain, and rehabilitate the entire smile. Restoring the smile with these treatments can improve the appearance, function, and health of the smile. Patients who undergo restorative dental treatment enjoy an improved quality of life and a renewed confidence in their natural smiles.
Restorative Dentistry in Katy, TX
Our personalized restorative dental treatments revitalize the look and function of the teeth and gums:
Tooth crowns are porcelain ceramic caps that fully cover teeth. Dental crowns may be used to cap off dental implants, strengthen weakened teeth, or cover extensive tooth damage. With dental crowns, patients have added strength and stability.
Straightening teeth can also be part of a restorative treatment plan. Malocclusion and crooked teeth are often the underlying problems when the are TMJ disorders, tooth damage, or other dental health concerns. As Katy, TX Invisalign providers with years of experience, Drs. Wilder and Shepard may recommend these clear aligners to properly align your teeth and restore a healthy bite.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into empty tooth sockets. They can be used to replace single missing teeth or secure dental bridges and dentures. As one of the most versatile dental restorations, dental implants revitalize the look and overall function of the smile.
Dental bridges are prosthetic teeth that restore multiple consecutive missing teeth. Traditional bridges are attached using adjacent natural teeth that are capped off with dental crowns. Implant-secured dental bridges replace teeth at the root. Compared to removable dental bridges, implant bridges also restore the full function of the bite and do not come with dietary restrictions.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction is a type of dental solution that utilizes multiple treatments to replace missing teeth, restore damaged teeth, and address bite problems. Dental implants, porcelain veneers, and TMJ therapy are some of the treatments that are used when a patient requires a full mouth reconstruction.
Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a common yet detrimental oral health problem. Gum disease begins as gum inflammation but can quickly lead to problems including toothaches, gum recession, and tooth loss. If you notice symptoms like bleeding gums or gum sensitivity, contact our office and we can provide you with preventative care.
Temporomandibular joint disorders, or TMJ disorders, impact the health of the jaw, teeth, and facial muscles. Laser therapy can target facial muscles to address headaches and jaw pain. Custom nightguards can stop jaw clenching and teeth grinding that damage the tooth enamel.
Restorative Dental FAQs
Learn more about restorative dentistry below:
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are a permanent dental restoration, as long as they are cared for properly, they will last for years to come. We ensure that implants last by checking the tooth and gum health of patients prior to treatment. This is because implants can fail. Dental implants can fail if the teeth or gums surrounding them become infected.
Do I need multiple implants or a dental bridge?
During a consultation with one of our dental professionals, we will determine if you require multiple implants or a bridge. Dental bridges are typically used for consecutively missing teeth. Each patient is different, and their specific oral health needs will be taken into consideration before a treatment choice is made.
How can a dental restoration rebuild the tooth enamel?
Dental crowns add structure to worn or damaged teeth. They act as porcelain ceramic caps that fully cover teeth and are color-matched to the shade of natural teeth. Tooth crowns can also protect and support weakened teeth after a root canal or as part of a dental bridge.
Restore Your Smile Today
Are you missing one or more teeth? Have you noticed recent changes in your gum health? If you need restorative dental care, schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Wilder and Dr. Shepard online. You can also call Katy Smile Design at 281.843.9814.