Houston Restorative Dentist
Our teeth have a tough job to do. We use them constantly for chewing and speaking, and sometimes we even grind or clench them. Because your jaw muscles can exert an extreme amount of force, you can cause some serious damage to your teeth just from day-to-day use.
Since we use our teeth for chewing food, they are also constantly under attack by bacteria that can soften the protective enamel on the outside of our teeth. Even if you brush and floss regularly, you may find yourself with an unexpected cavity.
At HD Dentistry, we are experienced at restoring the health of your teeth so you can still have a comfortable and beautiful smile.
Protective Porcelain Crowns
When your tooth sustains damage due to trauma or deep decay, a porcelain crown can prolong the life of your tooth – often by decades! Saving your natural teeth is important because when you lose a tooth, you may also experience bone loss and shifting in your bite. Having a gap in your smile causes a chain reaction of dental problems that we strive to avoid.
A dental crown completely covers your tooth from your gum line to the chewing surface. We create custom crowns that match your existing teeth so that you can look and feel great!
We start by preparing your tooth and removing any decay or damage from your tooth structure. We will make room for your crown by shaping your remaining tooth structure and stabilizing it with a core filling, if necessary.
We will take impressions so that your crown fits your adjacent and opposing teeth accurately and send it off to the lab to be created by our expert technicians. A temporary crown will protect your tooth while your permanent crown is expertly created.
Once we receive your permanent crown, we will permanently attach it to your tooth, creating an airtight seal that keeps out bacteria and food particles. Dr. Bryan Le, Dr. Ali Javaid, or Dr. Shannon Pham will make any final adjustments necessary to ensure a proper fit.
Composite Tooth-Colored (White) Fillings
Even with the best hygiene habits, most people will need a filling at some point during their lives. Bacteria soften your enamel and create decay. The only way to protect your tooth is to remove all signs of decay and bacteria and seal your tooth.
For most cavities, a filling will do the trick. We use tooth-colored composite fillings that match the shade of your tooth so your filling blends in with your smile and is not noticeable when you speak, laugh, and smile.
Call to Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment
We look forward to helping you achieve the best dental health possible. Our team of professionals will treat you the way you deserve to be treated and provide you with exceptional dental restorations that will protect the health and beauty of your smile for many years to come.
Call our Houston, TX dental office today to schedule.