Repair Damaged & Decayed Teeth
If you have a damaged, decayed, or missing tooth in Richardson, Dr. Toni Engram is here to help with restorative dentistry options. We specialize in restoring smiles that have been affected by tooth decay, gum disease, oral injuries, and other issues, and our treatments include:
- Restoring cavities with composite fillings
- Repairing teeth with dental crowns
- Replacing missing teeth with full or partial dentures
At Flourish Dental Boutique, we consider your overall health with every treatment option we present. And as an experienced restorative dentist, Dr. Engram gives patients like you the best care possible.
Our office uses composite (tooth-colored) fillings exclusively to repair cavities. Composite fillings are durable and strong and match the natural color of your tooth. They are also completely mercury-free and non-toxic, unlike traditional metal-amalgam fillings. Your smile will look and feel completely natural after your cavity has been repaired with one of our composite fillings.
Restore Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns or “caps” are made of porcelain and designed to look just like your natural tooth. After your tooth has been prepared, the crown fits over the remaining structure and replaces your natural tooth, covering it all the way to the gum line. This allows you to restore your smile if your tooth has been affected by serious decay, or has been cracked or damaged.
Replace Missing Teeth
Full & Partial Dentures
We offer both full & partial dentures at our office. Partial dentures use a metal and plastic framework that supports one or more false teeth. This framework clips onto your remaining healthy teeth, keeping your false teeth in place and restoring your smile and the full functionality of your bite.
Full dentures fit directly over your gums and are only recommended if you’ve lost most or all of your teeth. This is because all of your remaining teeth must be pulled out before a set of full dentures can be created. A set of full dentures is a fast, cost-effective way to restore your smile if you’ve lost most or all of your teeth due to extensive decay, gum disease, or serious oral trauma.
Why do we Only Use Composite Fillings?
Composite Fillings vs. Amalgam
The primary reason that we opt to use composite fillings at our holistic dental practice is that metal-amalgam fillings consist of up to 50% mercury, which is a toxic substance. At our practice, we focus on overall health and using biocompatible materials, so we do not want to restore your smile with a toxic substance.
In addition, composite fillings offer superior strength, great durability, and a natural, tooth-like appearance, whereas metal-amalgam fillings can cause your teeth to look gray and discolored. This means composite fillings give you better cosmetic results, allowing you to feel great about how your smile looks.
what dental issues can Restorative Dentistry Solve?
Restorative dentistry is used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay or oral trauma, keeping them healthy and strong. It is also often used to replace teeth that you may have lost to gum disease or an oral injury.
If you have one or more decayed, damaged, or missing teeth, restorative dentistry from Dr. Toni Engram is just what you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Richardson.