If you ever experience dental damage or decay, Dr. Olga Selezneva and the Dental Arts Of Frisco team offers leading restorative dentistry services to improve the overall health and appearance of damaged teeth. Contact our office to mend dental damage done from years of wear and tear. Contact us today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and schedule an appointment that fits your busy schedule.
Dental crowns and fixed bridges are the most common treatments we use. Our team is able to restore damaged or missing teeth by placing a crown or bridge around the area. We always use the highest quality materials when repairing our patients teeth so that they have a full functioning, natural smile. Dental crowns are placed over the top of the damaged tooth, like a cap, to restore the funcationality and appearance to its original form. Fixed bridges stick to their name. They bridge the gap between one tooth and the other to provide structure to a missing tooth. Dental Crowns and Fixed Bridges will take a couple of visits due to customizing the teeth or structure to fit your mouth. You will receive a temporary piece before finally receiving the permanent one on a separate visit.
Our team suggests getting tooth-colored, composite resin fillings for patients who have minor abrasions on their teeth. Tooth-Colored Fillings match the preexisting teeth, so no one else will notice the oral treatment done. Once your treatment is complete, you won't remember which teeth had the damage.
If you’ve experienced more extensive tooth loss, partial or full dentures offer a solution to replace multiple consecutive and nonconsecutive teeth or a full arch of teeth. Partials fill the gaps in patients’ smiles, and they are crafted from a gum like base that fits snuggly between remaining healthy teeth. The base is held in place with metal or plastic clasps attached to the remaining teeth, and they support the replacement teeth. Full dentures are similarly crafted with a gum colored base that supports the arch of replacement teeth, but because there are no remaining teeth to provide support, the base is molded to fit against the gum line creating suction that holds the denture firmly in place.
If you have a severe toothache, sensitivity to heat and cold, a fever, infection at the gum line around a single tooth, or discoloration of a single tooth, you may be in need of root canal therapy. Root canals are required when tooth decay or damage accesses the nerve system within the inner layer of the tooth, the pulp. Root canal therapy removes the pulp, nerve, and damaged tooth structure, replaces it with a similar biocompatible substance, and reseals the tooth. In most instances, we also place a dental crown to improve the strength of the treated tooth.
The goal of restorative dentistry is typically to prevent the loss of natural teeth, but there are circumstances that make tooth extraction the best option for maintaining oral health including advanced decay and preparations for orthodontic treatment or denture placement. The most commonly extracted teeth are third molars (aka wisdom teeth), which are the last to erupt into patients’ smiles. This late eruption can lead to crowding, impaction, and other health concerns, and we may need to extract the teeth to prevent this unnecessary damage and easier at home care.