Restorative Dentistry in Waxahachie
Transform Your Smile
The dentists at Waxahachie Family Dentistry help our patients achieve strong, gorgeous smiles with restorative dentistry. Proper hygiene habits can’t prevent every dental health issue. That’s why we’re here to help you improve and preserve your oral health with reliable, efficient treatment for any dental concern.
With aesthetic restorations like tooth-colored fillings and porcelain crowns, we have the capability to craft durable, attractive restorations that will withstand the test of time. We believe in conservative treatment, so our dentists will remove as little of your original tooth structure as possible and choose materials that blend with your natural smile. Patients can look forward to healthier, stronger smiles and long-term dental health after expert care at our practice.
If you’re concerned about the cost of your appointment, Waxahachie Family Dentistry has solutions! With CareCredit, you may qualify for interest-free financing for up to a year. You don’t have to wait to get the restorative treatment you deserve. If you’re in the Waxahachie or Ennis, TX area, contact us today to ask how we can help.
Tooth-Colored Fillings and Restorations
Tooth-colored fillings (composites) are a more natural-looking restoration than traditional silver fillings (amalgams). The tooth-colored material is cured with a special light, then shaped and polished to match your surrounding teeth.
Composites use a bonding process which requires less of the existing healthy tooth to be removed. This makes the resulting filling smaller than a normal amalgam filling. Composites are customized to blend into your smile with a more natural look and feel than amalgams.
They can be the perfect restoration for chipped or broken teeth, teeth that are worn or decayed, or gapped teeth. Best of all, composite fillings are safe and environmentally friendly—they don’t use mercury like silver amalgams.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants could be the perfect solution to bring back your complete smile. Dental implants are the gold standard in restorative dental treatment, providing unmatched support and function with the feel and appearance of natural teeth. Don’t make due with lost teeth or removable dentures—discover what a difference dental implants can make for you.
Whether you’re missing one tooth or a full arch of teeth, dental implant treatments are customized to fit your individual needs. Unlike other missing tooth restorations, dental implants are a permanent solution that can last up to a lifetime. Caring for them is as easy as brushing and flossing natural teeth.
Explore just some of the advantages that come with dental implant treatment:
- Totally natural look and feel
- Permanent results that can last a lifetime
- Strengthens your jawbone and promotes healthy bone density
- Resolves joint pain or bite problems
- Prevents teeth from shifting and crowding
- Regain confidence with an attractive smile
Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface to restore its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain crowns are the most popular because they match your natural teeth.
Porcelain crowns are highly durable and can last many years. Like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced due to normal wear. Porcelain crowns are customized to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth to provide a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
Some reasons why dental crown restorations may be recommended include:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large, unsightly fillings
- Finalizing a root canal treatment
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance that replaces missing teeth. You and your dentist will discuss the best type of dental bridge to suit your individual needs. Fixed porcelain bridges are made to match your existing teeth and restore a natural-looking smile. Dental bridges are highly durable and typically last many years before requiring replacement or re-cementing.
Here are some reasons to consider a fixed bridge restoration:
- Fill the gap left by missing teeth
- Support the shape of your face
- Prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Enable you to comfortably chew and speak
- Restore your attractive smile
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
The soft tissue laser has many applications ranging from treating ulcers and cold sores to gum treatment to removal of diseased tissue. It’s often a more efficient and reliable alternative for soft tissue surgical procedures. Get the treatment you need with our modern technology that will help ensure the best outcomes and promote a more rapid healing process!
Some of the major benefits associated with laser dentistry include:
- Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches)
- Certain laser dentistry procedures don’t require anesthesia
- High-energy light beams aid in the clotting of exposed blood vessels to reduce blood loss
- Bacterial infections are minimized because the laser sterilizes the area being worked on
- Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized thanks to the precision of laser treatment.
- Recovery is faster and tissue is more easily regenerated
Wisdom Teeth Removal
For most patients entering adulthood, wisdom teeth removal is a necessary treatment to prevent discomfort and dental complications. It’s typically best to extract wisdom teeth as they begin to come in between the ages of 17-25. If left alone, wisdom teeth will push their way into your mouth without room for them, becoming impacted and crowding your other teeth.
Don’t let the emergence of wisdom teeth disrupt the health of your mouth and the alignment of your smile. Stay on top of the issue with regular checkups at Waxahachie Family Dentistry so that your wisdom teeth removal can be scheduled at the ideal time. We’ll make your procedure completely painless and ensure that you’re well informed for a safe and rapid recovery.
What is CEREC?
CEREC is a dental crown made of porcelain that is milled and polished to match your natural smile. This process is more rapid than traditional methods, allowing us to perform complete crown restorations in one appointment. With CEREC dental crowns, you’ll avoid wearing a temporary crown for weeks or fitting a second visit into your schedule.
Waxahachie Family Dentistry makes beautiful CEREC crowns using CAD-CAM software that will perfectly match the shape and color of your smile. CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology aids in the design and creation of dental restorations, including crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays. If you’re interested in learning more about CEREC dental crowns, contact us today!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I am a good candidate for dental implants or other tooth replacement treatments?
If you want to restore missing teeth, you owe it to yourself to consult with our dentists and explore your options. While not every patient will immediately be an ideal candidate, we can provide supplemental procedures to make restorative treatments safe and reliable. Don’t assume that your case can’t be helped or that treatment is too expensive to fit your budget. Schedule a consultation and see how a beautiful, complete smile could be a reality for you.
Is restorative dental treatment painful?
For our team, nothing’s more important than providing a comfortable dental treatment experience for every patient. With safe, reliable anesthetics, we’ll ensure that even minimally invasive procedures are conducted painlessly. In most cases, any pain or discomfort after a treatment will be easily managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. Our dentists will make sure you know what to expect for any treatment and are fully informed to promote a rapid recovery.
What if worries or anxiety are keeping me from getting dental treatment?
Dental anxiety is very common and nothing to be ashamed of. For your convenience, we offer dental sedation options that can be tailored to fit your individual concerns. Whether you need help staying relaxed for a procedure or would prefer to be more fully sedated, we can provide appropriate relief. Contact our offices to hear how we can accommodate your dental anxiety and make your dental visit easy and comfortable.