Restorative Dentistry Houston
We Can Help Restore Your Smile’s Brilliance and Luster!
Restorative dentistry, encompasses a number of different procedures and is intended to satisfy one goal: to return your smile to its natural state of health, function, form, and esthetics. Our Downtown Dentists are experienced at providing natural-looking and comfortable dental restorations, and are well-versed with today’s advanced dental materials and techniques. You don’t have to live with damaged teeth: dental restorations can make a big difference in the function and appearance of your teeth.
Dental crowns are an excellent dental restoration option for teeth that are decayed, cracked, or broken to the point where a filling is not enough to hold the tooth together and prevent further damage. Dental crowns can also be used to strengthen a weak tooth, or to enhance a tooth’s appearance. During the procedure, all of the damaged tooth material is removed, and your custom-made crown is permanently cemented onto the remaining tooth structure. Crowns seal off the damaged area and restore normal function to the tooth, so eating and speaking are not affected. Crowns can be made of metal or tooth-colored material – both types are durable and comfortable.
If you have a missing tooth, not only is your appearance affected, your dental health may be at risk. This is because your other teeth tend to drift toward the space left by the missing tooth, setting off a chain reaction of alignment, bite, and gapping problems throughout your mouth. One of the best ways to prevent these problems is to replace the missing tooth with a bridge. A dental bridge is a prosthetic, natural-colored tooth that is permanently anchored into place with crowns that are placed onto the adjoining teeth. Bridges are particularly effective because they fill the gap left by the missing tooth, prevent your other teeth from drifting, and maintain the health and beauty of your smile. At our restorative dentistry practice in downtown Houston, we have extensive experience placing bridges and believe that they are particularly effective solutions for missing teeth.
Over time, your teeth can wear down, decay, become dull and brittle, and may even require removal. Besides being unattractive, aging teeth can cause problems with eating and speaking. If this is the case for you or a loved one, dentures may be the best solution to restore dental health and satisfaction with your appearance. The Downtown Dentists provide advanced denture solutions that are comfortable, natural-looking, and easy to care for. Whether you require a full set of dentures, or a partial set to replace only a few teeth, we can help your smile stay attractive and functional for many years to come. At our restorative dentistry practice in downtown Houston, we utilize a range of procedures to meet the needs of our patients, and believe that in some cases dentures provide the best solution.
For a long-term, lifelike replacement of a missing tooth, dental implants are the most technologically advanced solution. First, Dr. Lyons or an oral surgeon will place the implant into the jawbone beneath the missing tooth. The jawbone eventually fuses together with the implant which now serves as the “root” for your tooth restoration. Then, one of our dentists will attach a custom-made prosthetic tooth to the new root. Dental implants are strong, natural-looking, and impervious to stains. With normal brushing and flossing, these durable restorations can last a lifetime. They can be used to replace one missing tooth, or even an entire set of teeth. If you are interested in dental implants or any of our other dental restoration options, please contact us today. We’re ready to help your smile look great again!
Root Canal Treatment
Have you ever experienced a toothache? If a tooth becomes infected or has a painful large cavity, it is at serious risk. The solution is root canal treatment.
RCT involves removing all living tissue (“the nerve”) from inside the tooth. This living tissue is also known as the pulp. The pulp starts in the tooth and tracts into the roots via a canal system. Once the root canal system is properly cleaned, shaped, and disinfected, a rubberized filler known as Gutta Percha is used to fill and seal the root canal system. Depending on the extent of the infection, our downtown dentists will determine if this can be completed in one or two visit and if an antibiotic regime is necessary.