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We Can Fix Your Damaged and Decayed Teeth with Restorative Dentistry

Smiling older couple with healthy teethIf you’re like most people in America today, you probably have at least one tooth that needs a little help. Perhaps it’s slightly decayed, or maybe it was broken the last time you played sports. Regardless, it probably hurts how your smile looks, and it likely doesn’t feel great either. In any case, Dr. Danny Nguyen and Dr. Cindy Hua can give you the exact help you need. We’ve repaired thousands of smiles in Sugar Land and Pearland over the years, and we can guarantee that our restorative treatments will make your smile look and feel even better than before.

Crown and bridge restorations resting on table

Traditional Crown & Bridge

If you need a single tooth repaired or a row of consecutive missing teeth replaced, we’ll first try to use a traditional crown or bridge. These restorations have been used for generations because they are fantastic at restoring a tooth’s appearance and function at the same time.

A crown is typically used to repair a tooth that is severely decayed or has been damaged due to injury. The crown itself is just a tooth-shaped restoration that simply fits on top of the natural tooth, which is why it’s sometimes called a “cap.” Crowns can be designed to perfectly blend into your smile so that you’ll barely notice them, and they can be made of a variety of materials to give you the exact strength, durability, and look that you need.

If you are missing a row of teeth, a dental bridge is one of the easiest and fastest ways to replace them. We’ll simply apply crowns to the teeth on either side of the missing ones, and these will be attached to prosthetic teeth that literally “bridge” the gap between them.

Both of these restorations only take 2 visits to get, and with the proper maintenance, they can easily last for 10 years or more.

Woman in dental chair examined by dentist

One Visit Restorations

If you have a tooth that is slightly decayed or broken, we can often fix it in just one visit using a filling. This treatment is fast, pain-free, and it does a wonderful job of restoring your tooth’s lost strength. It often takes less than an hour to complete, and you won’t have to spend any time recovering. Also, thanks to the materials we use, you won’t have to deal with any lasting temperature sensitivity or metal allergies (read the next section to learn more).

Bite examined after filling placement

Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you currently have metal fillings, you’re perfectly aware of how they can affect your smile, filling it with dark gray splotches. Thankfully, we can offer you a more aesthetically pleasing option that will still keep your teeth strong: tooth-colored fillings. They are made of a composite resin that can be shaded to make them blend perfectly with your natural enamel, and, unlike metal fillings, this material is entirely mercury free, making them the ideal treatment for both you and the environment at large.

Hand holding a full denture

Dentures & Partial Dentures

If you are missing numerous teeth or even an entire mouthful, dentures can easily and comfortably replace them. Modern day dentures are much sleeker and natural-looking than ever before, and they are one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways we can fully restore your smile.

Partial dentures can be used to replace missing teeth located throughout the mouth, while a full denture can replace an entire arch. In either case, our team will take all the time needed to make sure you get both the perfect look and fit.

Dentist and patient looking at x-rays

Root Canals

Before you ask, no, root canals are not an extremely painful procedure. In fact, thanks to modern dental techniques and sedation, we can make it so that you’ll barely feel anything during your root canal. We typically use them to treat teeth that have suffered damage to their innermost layer, and they are actually one of the best tools we have to relieve severe dental pain and save teeth that would otherwise need to be removed. We’ve performed thousands of root canals, so we know exactly how to make sure you’ll be comfortable the entire time.

Older woman smiling at sunset

Extractions

We’ll do everything we can to preserve your natural teeth, but sometimes, the best course of treatment may involve removing one. This may be the case if:

  • A tooth is too damaged to be restored
  • A patient has advanced periodontal (gum) disease
  • To make room for a set of dentures
  • To make room for orthodontic treatment
  • To replace the tooth with a dental implant
  • A wisdom tooth has become impacted or infected

In any case, our team will do everything we can to handle your extraction with a gentle touch. We’re actually good enough that our patients barely feel anything at all!

If you currently have a tooth that is chipped, cracked, broken, or decayed, we can help you right here at EcoDental. We’ll make sure your smile is beautiful once again, so don’t hesitate to contact us today.