Post Oak Dental
Cosmetic & General Dentists located in Houston, TX
If you’re embarrassed by missing, misshapen, or unhealthy teeth, regain your confidence and your smile by choosing restorative dental treatments. Post Oak Dental, located in Houston, Texas and led by J. Chris Gowan, DDS, PA, offers a wide range of restorative dental treatments, from sealants to implant restoration. To get started, contact the practice over the phone or via the online booking tool today.
Restorative Dental Treatments Q & A
What are restorative dental treatments?
Restorative dentistry is a subset of dentistry focused on making your smile beautiful again after tooth loss or damage. Post Oak Dental offers a variety of restorative dental treatments, including:
- Implant restoration
- Crowns and bridges
The practice also sees many patients in order to finish restoring their teeth after extractions, a root canal, or another procedure with an endodontist.
How can you restore missing teeth?
If you’ve lost a tooth due to disease, injury, or any other reason, Post Oak Dental may be able to restore it using several treatments, such as:
During implant restoration, the practice installs titanium posts where your teeth are missing. Over time, the posts bond with your surrounding jawbone and act as extremely strong and sturdy artificial tooth roots.
After the implants have healed, the practice can attach to them natural-looking artificial teeth. When cared for properly, these restorations can serve you for up to 20 years.
It’s important to note that for you to undergo this treatment, your gums and teeth must be healthy enough to hold the implants.
Dental crowns, or caps, are artificial teeth that can attach to dental implants or act as a part of a set of dentures or dental bridges. They may also be used alone to replace a single tooth. Not only do they function as artificial teeth, but crowns also protect vulnerable gums from disease.
You can also use crowns to restore the shape, size, or color of broken, misshapen, or stained teeth. They can even protect teeth after a root canal.
Bridges are artificial teeth that fill a gap in your smile. They bridge the gaps between your teeth with support from neighboring existing teeth or artificial teeth, called abutments. To make them look as natural as possible, the practice can match your bridges to the color of your existing teeth.
How do sealants work as restorative dental treatments?
Sealants fill in those fine pits and narrow grooves that you can’t reach with your toothbrush. When you have pits and grooves in your teeth, you may develop cavities even if you brush and floss every day.
To help you counter this, Post Oak Dental applies these thin coatings to your teeth to keep them clean and cavity free.
If you’re not satisfied with your smile, take action by learning more about restorative dental treatments at Post Oak Dental. To book a consultation, reach out online or over the phone.