The world of restorative dentistry can be a confusing one. Without the proper information and help from our team here at Preston Hollow Specialists, deciding what the best course of action for you and your smile is can be overwhelming.
That’s why we recommend you do as much research as possible before visiting Dr. Brody J. Hildebrand to decide what restorative dentistry options are best for you.
Crowns are a great option for teeth that have too much tooth decay for a filling to fix them, but not quite enough to warrant complete extraction and replacement with an implant.
If only the enamel layer of your tooth is damaged – the outermost layer – a crown is likely your best bet. The affected tooth will be ground down to an abutment and fitted for a crown. The crown is then cements into place, acting, looking, and feeling just like a normal tooth.
Implants are most often necessary when the teeth in question have too much decay to be saved with a filling or crown. However, your gums and jaw bone have to be healthy enough in order to receive an implant. If not, you may need dentures or bridgework to fix your smile.
Implants look like a real tooth, and the only one who will be able to tell the difference is your dentist.
At the end of the day, your choice will be based on your personal needs and the recommendation of Dr. Brody J. Hildebrand. To schedule a consultation appointment, call us today at 214-691-5621.