Keeping your teeth healthy sometimes means more than having a good at-home dental hygiene routine and keeping up with your regular dental appointments. There are times when damage or decay causes problems with your teeth that need the attention of dental professionals. From cavities and cracks in teeth to missing teeth to infections, the team at Cinco Ranch Smiles & Braces can help you get your smile back to peak health with our restorative dental treatments. We offer fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and gentle root canal therapy right here in our Katy dentist’s office, so you can get the care you need without visiting multiple offices.
We can perform a variety of restorative procedures to help heal a damaged tooth and get you smiling again.
Acid and bacteria in your mouth can cause tooth decay and, eventually, cavities. We can use digital X-rays to spot areas of decay during a routine exam, but if you begin experiencing a toothache, call us for an appointment. The earlier we discover the cavity, the smaller the filling we are able to place. At our office, we place tooth-colored filling made of a composite resin. These fillings are typically smaller than silver amalgam fillings and require less prep work. In fact, we can often diagnose your cavity and place your filling in the same appointment.
Also called caps, dental crowns are used for a number of reasons, including to cover cracked or broken teeth and protect a tooth after a root canal or the placement of a large filling. At our Katy dental office, we place both all-ceramic crowns and tooth-colored metal-fused-to-ceramic crowns. Both are strong and secure, and they look natural so no one needs to know you had dental work done.
If you’re missing a tooth, we can use either a crown or a dental bridge to restore your full smile. Used in conjunction with dental implants, crowns and bridges fill in the gap left by missing teeth to give you back a smile that looks, feels, and functions great.
Patients who are missing most or all of the teeth in a single arch (or in both arches) may benefit from dentures. Thanks to advancements in technologies and materials, dentures feel more comfortable than ever before. We will fit you for your dentures and help you learn how to properly care for them so you can get back to smiling, eating, and talking with ease.
An implant is a small titanium post that we surgically place into your jawbone. It acts as a replacement tooth root and creates a stable foundation for a natural-looking restoration (either a crown, bridge, or denture). Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement method. They look and feel natural; preserve your facial shape; and can last a lifetime with proper care.