Our teeth are the hardest substance in the human body, but that doesn’t mean they are indestructible! Sometimes despite our very best efforts to maintain good oral hygiene, tooth decay can occur or trauma happens. The good news is that with the help of College Station dentist, Dr. Espinoza, your smile can be restored to its natural charm with restorative dental care.
A dental bridge is an excellent option for replacing a missing tooth. Your replacement tooth will be placed in between two crowns, which will then be attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. The replacement tooth will rest snugly where your old tooth used to be, and the two crowns will sit on top of your existing teeth. Dental bridges look and feel great, while maintaining the natural and healthy structure of your gums and jaw.
A crown is cap that is used in many different dental procedures. The crown is meticulously crafted to look and feel exactly like the rest of your teeth and will last for many years if taken care of properly. Crowns are used to restore teeth that are very decayed, cracked or broken, and used with dental implants and bridges.
Dentures are used when you need a lot of teeth replaced in a row. They can even replace a whole set of top or bottom teeth. Dentures will be crafted to fit snugly on your gums without any slipping and your smile will still look very natural. Dentures will allow you to eat most of your favorite foods so if you thought your days of carefree eating were over, think again!
Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics)
Sometimes the root of your tooth can become infected and cause you a severe amount of pain. If this happens to you, root canal therapy is used to remove the infection and allows you to keep your tooth. For a root canal, Dr. Espinoza will drill down through the top of the tooth with a specialized drill and remove the infected area. When the area is clear of infection, Dr. Espinoza will then fill in the hole to retain the tooth’s structure. Root canal therapy is a very effective method for keeping your natural teeth intact.
Sometimes, despite our best efforts to keep your natural teeth, an extraction will need to be performed. Whether as a result of decay, trauma, or they are simply wisdom teeth that are erupting poorly, Dr. Espinoza will perform the extraction with precision and care.
Dental fillings are one of the most common forms of dentistry. They are used for filling in the hole left by cavities, but they also can fix minor chips and broken teeth. The fillings used at Texas Avenue Dental are tooth colored and will be unnoticeable to the unassuming eye.
If you have a dental emergency or need some dental work requiring oral surgery, you are in excellent and experienced hands with Dr. Espinoza. Your comfort is one of our top priorities at Texas Avenue Dental, and your surgery will be performed with precision and quality care.