Restorative Dentistry

Towne View Dental Care 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.

Tooth Extraction

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. Learn More…

Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is a last-ditch effort to save a tooth from extraction. We may recommend a root canal if an infection has spread to the “pulpy” center of the tooth that contains nerve endings and other connective tissues. 

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.

Dentures: Complete, Partial & Custom​

A denture is a removable appliance that is usually used to replace one or more missing teeth. A partial denture usually attaches to the surrounding teeth with metal clasps. A complete denture consists of a flesh-colored acrylic base that supports a complete arch of prosthetic teeth. We offer custom-fit dentures as a more comfortable, functional, and durable solution.

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 or Over dentures. Contact us to schedule your tooth replacement consultation today.

Dental Bridges / Fixed Bridge 

A dental bridge is a tooth replacement that typically consists of two dental crowns linked together by a pontic, or false tooth. A traditional bridge is supported by the two surrounding teeth, known as abutment teeth, that we reshape to receive the crowns. A bridge can also be supported by a series of dental implants if multiple adjacent teeth are missing. If you are missing a tooth, a bridge will prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of their proper position.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that improves the structure and cosmetics of a damaged or decayed tooth. During the procedure, your tooth must be completely reshaped to accommodate the shape of the crown. Once the tooth is reshaped, we will permanently bond the /dental-FlowerMound-TX-Dental-Crownscrown to the enamel using a special adhesive. Many crowns are fabricated these days with porcelain, due to its unmatched aesthetics. More…

 

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. Roopam Garg carefully removes a small amount of dental structure to prepare the tooth for the crown. We then capture impression of your bite that are used by a dental lab to fabricate custom crown. In the meantime, a temporary crown is placed to protect prepared teeth. Once the custom crown is returned to our office, patients exchange the temporary for the permanent crown.

Dental Filling / Tooth Colored Fillings

Dental fillings are the best way to restore minor to moderate instances of tooth decay. Most fillings these days consist of a material known as composite resin. Composite resin is an aesthetically-pleasing material that we color-match to the existing shade of your enamel. For this reason, a composite filling is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.

Amalgam (silver) fillings have been the standard in dental restoration for decades. They offer durable, long lasting restoration, but they are cosmetically inferior due to 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. Learn more…