Dental injuries and tooth decay may seem like issues that happen to “other people”, but the truth is that most adults will have to deal with such problems at some point in their lives. A damaged tooth can be alarming and inconvenient, but the solution can be rather simple, especially at ProSmiles Dental & Orthodontics of Hurst, where our team can provide you with fully personalized restorations that protect and restore the tooth to the point where most people won’t even realize you’ve had dental work done. Call us today to schedule an appointment for restorative dentistry in Hurst, TX.
If you grew up knowing someone who had a filling, you might remember dark-colored silver material that stuck out like a sore thumb whenever they smiled. Today, tooth-colored materials are vastly preferred, and not just because of the fact that they can perfectly match the color of your natural enamel. Since they’re not made of metal, tooth-colored fillings don’t increase sensitivity to temperature, and they won’t risk damaging the tooth by expanding or contracting.
Not all dental damage can be fixed with a filling. A dental crown covers the entire tooth to protect what remains of the enamel as well as to restore the smile’s chewing capabilities and appearance. Here at ProSmiles Dental & Orthodontics of Hurst, we can use crowns in all kinds of situations, and we always favor porcelain to make them since it yields natural-looking results without sacrificing the strength and durability of the restoration. You’ll have a smile that will both look and feel great again.
Removing a tooth is never a fun prospect for a dentist or a patient, but it’s sometimes the only option for keeping the rest of your mouth healthy and safe. Typically, extraction is reserved for situations where decay or an injury has become so extensive that the tooth can’t be repaired. Other circumstances that might warrant the procedure might include a baby tooth blocking the eruption of an adult tooth or the need to make room for dentures.
Your teeth are hard on the outside, but inside they contain soft nerve-filled tissue called dental pulp, which is vulnerable to infection if it’s ever exposed to bacteria. A pulp infection is very painful and puts the entire tooth at risk, but the damage can be stopped with root canal therapy. There’s no need to fear this widely misunderstood procedure, especially when you have our friendly, dedicated dental team by your side throughout the entire process. Many patients describe it as feeling no different than getting a small filling.
Some dental procedures are particularly complicated, such as when the jawbone is in need of repair. Thanks to our team of four expert dentists, we can handle a wide variety of complex treatments in-house, meaning you can stick with a team you know without having to drive across town to see a separate specialist. Our goal will always be to repair any dental damage and restore your oral health so that you have a smile that you can enjoy in the long term.