Our primary goal at Lakewood Dental Group is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for a lifetime. Sometimes, this requires us to restore a tooth that has been broken, lost, or damaged by decay. You can rest assured that Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel have the training and expertise required to provide the comprehensive services you need when it’s time to restore your smile. Here are some of the restorative services you can expect to find at Lakewood Dental Group.
Composite resin has replaced the metal amalgam fillings used in the past. Composite offers both the durability and aesthetics that patients want for their smile.
Metal fillings are constantly responding to temperature changes in the mouth by expanding and contracting, which causes the filling to pull away from the tooth providing the opportunity for bacteria to enter the tooth and cause cavities and breakdown. Composite fillings avoid breakdown since they are bonded directly to your tooth.
Another benefit composite offers is that it can also be customized to match your tooth so no one will ever notice your dental work as they did with metal fillings.
If you are missing one or multiple teeth that are adjacent, a dental bridge may be an excellent solution for restoring your smile. A bridge uses dental crowns as anchors to healthy teeth with one or multiple prosthetic teeth attached to the crowns. The bridge is made completely of porcelain restorations that are customized to blend with your smile.
Regular dental checkups with Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel and an excellent home care routine are essential for ensuring longevity for your bridge. If you are diligent about these things your bridge can potentially last 12 to 15 years.
A full denture is an oral appliance designed to restore an entire arch of missing teeth. It is removable for easy cleaning at night, and it relies on suction and a snug fit to stay in place. Today’s dentures are expertly designed keeping factors like your facial structure and skin tone in mind to deliver a natural looking appliance that complements your appearance.
A partial denture is also removable but is an excellent option for patients who may still retain a large number of healthy teeth but have multiple missing teeth. Much like a puzzle piece, a partial uses prosthetic teeth to fill the open spaces in your smile. A partial uses metal clasps as anchors and provides the aesthetics and function that were lost.
Dental implants are the gold standard in dentistry for replacing one or multiple missing teeth because they restore both your tooth and your root. This protects your jawbone from the deterioration that occurs when you lose a root, and the shifting and bite misalignment that happens when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are able to restore a single missing tooth, but they can also permanently anchor a bridge or denture so patients with multiple missing teeth can also enjoy the benefits that dental implants offer.
We are proud to offer comprehensive implant dentistry at Lakewood Dental Group, which means that Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel can guide you through the entire process at our Lakewood-Dallas office so you’ll always be working with the team you know and trust.