At Austin Dental Company, we know that it can be intimidating and scary to get help with extensive dental issues, especially if you suffer from dental anxiety or have avoided seeking help for a long time. But embarrassment, shame, or discomfort with the state of your mouth don’t have to stop you from getting the smile solutions you need anymore.
At Austin Dental Company, Dr. Morren and our team provide restorative care for everyone with a judgment-free approach. Your situation is unique, and so are your needs, and you deserve a pain-free mouth and an attractive, natural smile. So don’t wait. Get in touch now to get started right away.
Fillings are the best way to fill most minor-to-moderate cavities. At our office, we exclusively use composite dental fillings. These fillings are made of durable dental resin and have a more natural appearance than metal fillings since they are made of tooth-colored materials. With a composite filling, we can quickly restore the function and appearance of your smile.
It’s important to get a filling as soon as you notice that you have a cavity. The sooner you have a tooth filled, the less likely it is that you will experience further complications like an infected tooth, which could require additional treatments like a root canal and a dental crown.
A dental crown, also called a “cap,” is a tooth-shaped dental prosthesis carved from a special porcelain material. We use high-quality lab-made dental crowns at our office. These prostheses are used to cover up and replace teeth that have been damaged by decay, dental injuries, tooth infections, or oral trauma. They may also be used purely for cosmetic purposes, on occasion.
Dental bridges are similar to dental crowns and are used to replace one or more adjacent missing teeth. In this procedure, two of your healthy natural teeth are trimmed and covered up with dental crowns. These crowns are used to support the dental “bridge,” which consists of one or more false teeth attached to a special metal and/or composite framework. These false teeth or “pontics,” are designed to rest in the gaps where your missing tooth or teeth used to be. Bridges are a durable and long-lasting way to restore your smile if you’ve lost one tooth or a row of teeth, and typically last up to 10-15 years. They also feel very natural and require little special care.
We offer both full and partial dentures at Austin Dental Company. Partial dentures attach to your remaining healthy teeth using metal clips, and use a metal-and-wire framework to support several false teeth. They’re a good option if you’ve lost a few teeth throughout your mouth.
Full dentures are different as they require the extraction of all remaining healthy teeth, so they’re only a good option for patients with serious oral health issues. They use an acrylic base to support a full arch of upper, lower, or both upper and lower teeth. They are designed to fit over your gums and to be held in place with friction alone, though denture adhesive can also be used to provide a tighter hold.