Restorative dentistry in Oak Cliff, TX
The Hampton Dental team works hard to keep your smile healthy and maintain the optimal level of oral health, but even the best oral hygiene plans can fall short. For those patients in need of dental restoration following decay or trauma, we offer comfortable, effective smile restoration services. Contact the knowledgeable team at Hampton Dental to schedule your appointment at our Oak Cliff, TX practice.
Crowns may be recommended for a number of different reasons-
- Repairing severely damaged/decayed teeth
- Post root canal therapy to protect the treated tooth
- As a part of single dental implant supported tooth replacement
- As a part of a fixed bridge to replace one or more missing teeth
Crowns can be crafted from a number of materials including metal, gold, porcelain bonded to metal, and all-ceramic. Regardless of the material, the dental crown placement process is the same. Patients should plan for two visits to our office. During the initial visit, Dr. Peramala carefully removes a small amount of dental structure to prepare the tooth for the crown. We then capture impressions of patients’ bites that are used by a dental lab to custom craft restorations. In the meantime, a temporary restoration is placed to protect prepared teeth. Once the custom restoration is returned to our office, patients exchange the temporary for the permanent crown.
Fixed bridge tooth replacement, sometimes referred to as crown and bridge is a durable, semi-permanent tooth replacement solution. A fixed bridge dental prosthetic is crafted from one or more replacement teeth connected to two abutment crowns on either side. The placement process is similar to the dental crown placement process. Patients should plan to visit our office two times. During the initial visit, we extract damaged teeth, if necessary, and prepare surrounding healthy teeth to be crowned. Then, we collect bite impressions, which are used by a dental lab to craft the custom restoration. While patients wait for their final bridge, we provide a temporary restoration to protect the prepared sight. Once the completed bridge is returned to our team, patients exchange the temporary for a custom restoration.
Amalgam fillings have been the standard in dental restoration for decades. They offer durable, long lasting restoration, but they are cosmetically inferior marring smiles with their dark coloring. Additionally, there are a number of oral health concerns associated with amalgam fillings. We offer a cosmetically superior and more conservative treatment option – composite resin, tooth-colored fillings. Crafted from a high quality composite resin shaded to blend seamlessly into patients’ smiles, this filling material restores the form and function of smiles flawlessly and they are esthetically pleasing.
Partial & Full Dentures
Partial and full dentures are time-tested restorations for extensive tooth loss.
Partial dentures, which are often times just called partials, are made up of multiple teeth on a gum colored base replacing the missing teeth. Partials are removable and are held in place with simple clips or brackets.
A full denture features replacement teeth on a gum colored base. The most obvious difference, though, is that a full denture replaces an entire top or bottom row of teeth. The other major difference between a partial and a full denture is that a full denture is held in place by natural suction or a denture adhesive.
Patients interested in a more natural looking or feeling partial or full denture may want to consider dental implant supported prosthetics. Contact us to schedule your tooth replacement consultation today.
Root canal therapy removes decayed or damaged tissue from the interior, pulp, layer of teeth. The treatment itself has gotten a bad reputation for being extremely painful, but the procedure can actually significantly reduce pain caused by pulp infection. The pulp layer of teeth contains the nerve structure. When decay or trauma reaches the pulp, it directly affects the nerves leading to significant pain. Root canal therapy is the removal of the pulp, nerve, and any other damaged dental structures. Once all of the infected tissue is removed, the tooth is refilled with a comparable substance, sealed, and restored with the placement of a dental crown or sometimes a filling. The process typically requires two visits to complete, and most patients experience significant pain relief immediately following their first appointment.
In most cases, we work hard to preserve natural dental structure, but there are some situations in which tooth extraction is unavoidable, including:
- Severe tooth decay or trauma leading to extensive damage that does not leave enough healthy structure to support a restoration
- Extensive gum disease involving the bone support around the tooth
- Third molars/wisdom teeth, are the most commonly extracted teeth as they are the last to erupt into patients’ smiles and may lead to a number of oral health concerns including crowding and impaction