Dental Restorations services at HQ Dental Design Georgetown, TX

Dental restorations can help people with damaged tooth structures. Smiles can be restored, repaired, and recovered with these procedures. To heal differing levels of dental injuries, various therapeutic techniques are available.

In Georgetown and the neighborhood, HQ Dental Design offers dental restoration services. Our staff provides services to repair and preserve your smile. To set up a consultation or learn more about our services, contact us at (512) 863-7561 right away.

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Understanding Dental Restoration

The purpose of dental restoration is to bring back the mouth and teeth functioning. It entails a variety of dental operations that restore tooth structure that has been lost or destroyed due to bad oral hygiene, repair damaged or missing tooth structure. Dental restorations come in direct and indirect types. Dental restoration strives to keep as many of the patient’s natural teeth as feasible and return the mouth to a healthy condition. Due to decay, chipping, fractures, or degeneration of prior treatment, patients may have displaced tooth structures. Dental restorations can assist in resolving such issues.

“What is dental restoration?”

Direct Dental Restoration

A direct dental restoration is a type that is made and created and placed entirely within the mouth. We will use a filling to replace little parts of the decayed tooth structure. After placing the filling, our dentist will use ultraviolet light to solidify the material, creating a permanent cover that restores dental functionality by avoiding reinfection or additional damage. There are many choices for filling, including
  • Amalgam: Amalgam fillings are extremely durable but do not compare to the shade of the adjacent teeth. They are combined with mercury, tin, copper, or silver.
  • Cast gold: Cast gold fillings are more costly than traditional filling materials but are sturdy enough to last more than fifteen years.
  • Ceramic: Porcelain is typically used to make ceramic fillings, which are more stain-resistant than composite fillings.
  • Composite: Composite fillings offer strength and endurance for small to medium-sized cavities. They are tooth-colored to seem more realistic
  • Glass ionomer: Glass ionomer fillings are made of silicate glass powder and are used to treat baby teeth, gum-line damage, and temporary restorations.

“A direct dental restoration is one that is created and placed entirely within the mouth.”

Indirect Dental Restoration

Indirect dental restorations are made out of the mouth and inserted within the mouth at the targeted area. These individualized tooth replacements consist of the following:
  • Bridges: To resemble the appearance, form, and functionality of natural teeth, bridges fill up spaces left by one or maybe more broken teeth
  • Crowns: A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that improves the durability, shape, appearance, and function of a tooth
  • Implants: Dental implants are synthetic dental roots inserted to anchor replacement teeth, allowing them to feel, appear, and operate correctly
  • Inlays: Inlays repair slight tooth structural loss from decay by molding to the cusp regions.
  • Onlays: More substantial than inlays, onlays—also known as partial crowns—can fill one or more cusps to treat more severe tooth decay.
  • Veneers: Veneers are transparent, thin covers placed over the front of a tooth to conceal cracks or wear-down areas.

“Indirect dental restorations are fabricated outside of the mouth before being placed inside the mouth at the treatment site.”

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When Is a Dental Restoration Essential?

Dental restoration can strengthen teeth that have been severely damaged or decayed and help stop subsequent problems. Direct dental repairs or fillings are required to halt tooth decay while maintaining the integrity of the teeth. Additionally, fillings can repair teeth damaged by misuse, including nail-biting or tooth-grinding, or fractured, shattered, or worn down. When a filling is insufficient to restore teeth to their original performance, indirect dental restorations are required. Whereas a bridge can substitute multiple broken teeth to restore adequate chewing ability, crowns are appropriate restorative solutions for teeth that are vulnerable. Dental implants can also restore missing teeth and avoid issues like jawbone erosive disease and poor chewing.

“Dental restoration can help weakened teeth due to severe decay or damage and help prevent further complications.”

Candidacy for Dental Restorations

Patients with structurally damaged teeth are the best candidates for dental restoration procedures. When choosing the best dental restoration procedure for a patient, our dentist will consider several variables. Some of these variables are the kind, magnitude, and location of the damage. Patients with cavities or other localized dental issues benefit most from these procedures. Indirect restorations are a fantastic option for patients who don’t have adequate supporting dental structures to replace a tooth correctly. Indirect dental restorations may be necessary for patients whose tooth damage is more severe in order to enhance strength.

“These procedures are best for patients with cavities or other localized dental problems.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What kinds of veneers are there for teeth?

A. Porcelain or resin composite materials are the most common materials used in dental veneers . Because they more closely resemble real teeth, porcelain veneers are a good pick. To determine which veneer materials are best for individual needs, patients should speak with our dentist.

Q. How should I care for my filling?

A. To stop decay from developing under or around the teeth, patients must maintain good oral health. Patients must floss at least once a day and brush their teeth morning and night. A balanced diet that contains little sugary food and drink, as well as staying away from difficult-to-eat foods, can stop tooth decay and damage while also extending the life of fillings

Q. Why should I fill a cavity if I don't have one?

A. If a cavity is not managed, dental decay may enter the connective tissue of the tooth and penetrate the surface. It can be too late for treatment if the decay spreads to the tooth core, which houses blood vessels and nerves. Before a cavity becomes too big and needs more comprehensive treatment, it is recommended to fill it.

Q. How do I pick the best filling for my tooth?

A. Although many types of fillings exist, some are best adapted for particular circumstances. Patients should see our dentist and consider several variables to choose the material that best fits their needs. Patients should consider the cavity's site, appearance, level of decay, price, and insurance coverage before selecting the right filling.

Q. What varieties of crowns are offered?

A. Various crowns are offered to restore dental function according to the patient's oral condition. Each patient will receive advice from our dentist regarding the finest crown material or blend for their needs. Stainless steel, metals, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-ceramic, all-resin, or all-porcelain crowns are the most frequent materials used in crown construction.

Quality Dental Services Can Transform Your Smile

By visiting us as soon as possible, our team can help get you the professional treatment you need. Instead of waiting around and allowing the symptoms to get worse, we can provide you with treatment options.

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Dental Terminology

Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
Tooth decay is when the enamel of the tooth begins to decay and cause erosion from plaque and tartar on the teeth.
Dental Caries
Dental caries are also known as cavities and result from a lack of proper oral hygiene leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.
Dental Checkup
A dental checkup is an appointment that involves cleaning the teeth, identifying any signs of infection and removing said signs of infection at least once every six months in the office.
Dental Filling
A dental filling involves restoring the structure of the tooth by using metal, alloy, porcelain or plastic to fill the tooth.
Dental Prophylaxis
A dental prophylaxis is a professional and detailed cleaning that involves the removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the teeth.
Dental Sealants
Dental sealants contain a resinous material that we apply to the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth to prevent dental caries.
A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
Gingivitis is the inflammation of gum tissue that results from plaque, other infections in the mouth and poor oral hygiene.
Preventive Dentistry
Preventive dentistry is the dentistry that focuses on maintaining oral health in order to prevent the spread of plaque, the formation of tartar and infections in the mouth.
Tartar forms when plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth and calcifies into a hard surface that is much more difficult to remove and will require professional treatment.
Tooth Enamel
Tooth enamel is the protective visible outer surface of a tooth that contains the dentin and dental pulp.

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