Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry in Granbury
Dr. Rogers and his team offer a complete suite of restorative dental services. We welcome you to a comfortable environment with state-of-the-art equipment. Our restorative treatments focus on rebuilding damaged tooth structure and replacing missing teeth to achieve a strong, long-lasting smile that looks natural.
At Kyle W. Rogers, DDS, we strive to protect your overall oral health and offer restorative treatments that are cosmetically appealing to give you a healthy smile that you can be proud of. From repairing a broken tooth to performing a root canal treatment, Dr. Rogers creates comprehensive treatment plans using the least intrusive procedures to return function and beauty to your smile.
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Restorative Dental Options
Our office provides a variety of restorative treatment options to ensure that you receive the care you need from a single, trusted source. Our restorative dental care includes:
Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry improves the function of teeth so you can speak or chew more comfortably and renews the look of your smile. An improved smile can leave you feeling better about yourself, so you smile more! The most common restoration is the filling, and most people have at least one. The typical filling is only the beginning of what restorations can do. No matter how damaged a tooth is, Dr. Rogers can customize treatment to help.
Crowns, bridges, and dentures are common solutions to many different dental problems. Your exam will highlight which restoration would effectively correct your bite and preserve as much natural structure as possible. Dr. Rogers helps to protect the essential functions of your teeth with conservative treatment to support your long-term oral health.
Why Restorative Dental Care is Important?
Balanced oral health includes many factors, and your teeth play a crucial role. They not only make speaking and eating possible, they also influence gum and bone health. Decay and damage can occur over time or from injury, and it is vitally important to correct this damage before it leads to more serious problems. There’s nothing quite like natural tooth enamel, but dental restorations are the next best thing. They protect against further complications, boost your dental health, and provide you with a naturally beautiful smile.
Fillings, Crowns, & Bridges
In the past, the most common fillings were silver amalgam. These darken over time and are easy to spot. Many people have raised concerns about using metal restorations, so we offer amalgam-free restorations. Our tooth-colored composite restorations are durable and natural-looking. White fillings restore areas where the tooth enamel has eroded due to decay. They are the primary solution for cavities and maintaining the aesthetic of your smile. Getting a filling from Dr. Rogers is a safe and comfortable experience within a single visit.
A crown is a porcelain “cap” that completely covers the visible surface of a tooth above the gumline. They look natural and are very effective at restoring appearance and function. Crowns are commonly used on teeth that are:
- Discolored due to decay
- Weakened by chips or cracks
- Misshapen compared to other teeth
- Smaller than other teeth
- Altered by other treatments like a bridge, root canal or implant
A crown is designed to be as strong as the original tooth and supports surrounding dentition and gum health. Bridges are a type of fixed restoration to replace one or more consecutive teeth. The two teeth on either side of the missing or damaged tooth are used as support for the new bridge, also called the abutment teeth.
How Root Canal Therapy Benefits Oral Health
If tooth decay reaches the inner tooth, the bacteria responsible can overwhelm the internal soft tissues with a severe and painful infection. Because the body has no way to counter infections within the tooth, dental care is needed to provide relief and healing.
Root canal therapy is the primary method for treating such infections. An access point is created, and the painful infected tissue is removed. The inner chamber and root canals are then cleaned of any remaining bacteria. After strengthening the roots and filling in the canal space, a crown is placed to prevent damage and further infection.
This treatment allows us to save the tooth, protecting your overall smile and oral health. With the original root in place, the surrounding bone and tissue receive the nutrients and stimulation they need to help you maintain a youthful facial structure.
When is Root Canal Therapy the Right Choice?
When an inner pulp infection takes hold, there are two methods for dealing with the situation – extracting the tooth or removing the infection through root canal therapy. It is important to try to preserve the natural tooth as much as possible to avoid additional consequence, and a root canal is often more affordable than replacing a complete tooth.
If the tooth is compromised by severe decay, or it is broken or loose, an extraction may be the safest and healthiest option. Dr. Rogers is always thorough and careful when recommending treatment and provides information about all your options. Our team works with you to select a treatment plan that will meet your needs and your budget.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures can replace a full arch of teeth or just a few to restore your ability to chew and speak. Full dentures also called complete dentures, are a prosthetic that replaces all the teeth on both the upper and lower arches. They are held in place with dental adhesive and suction and should be removed at night while sleeping.
Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to a plastic base with custom prosthetics. Supported by a metal frame or plastic, they stay firmly in place to restore both form and function. Partial dentures fill in spaces created by multiple missing teeth and support adjoining teeth and keep them from moving out of position. Dr. Rogers uses only the highest quality materials for dentures. He’ll also reline, repair, or make new dentures for you as the shape of your mouth changes over time.
Dental Implant Restorations
A dental implant is a biocompatible post inserted into the jawbone to replace a tooth from root to crown. Because the implant integrates with bone tissue in your jaw, it offers remarkable support. The implant itself is low maintenance and can last for decades.
Most people who’ve lost teeth would be good candidates for dental implants. The most important aspect to consider is how much bone strength and density you have. When teeth are lost, the jawbone loses the chewing pressure it relies on to stay healthy. Without that pressure, the body stops supplying nutrients to the bone, eventually causing it to shrink in a process called resorption.
If the jawbone is too depleted, it may not be able to keep the implant stable. Likewise, there may not be enough bone between the upper jaw and the sinuses to support the implant post. In both cases, a bone graft may be used to strengthen or lengthen the jaw, allowing it to hold the implant and restore your healthy smile. At Kyle W. Rogers, DDS, we work with an oral surgeon who performs the dental implant procedure, then we will place your custom crown, bridge, or denture.
Restorative Dentistry You Can Trust
Dr. Rogers and his team are committed to helping you achieve your ideal smile by preserving and restoring your teeth. If your smile leaves you uncomfortable or in pain, don’t put off getting the help you need. Whether you’re looking for a new family dentist or you haven’t had dental care in years, we’re here to help every step of the way. Contact our Granbury office and schedule your appointment today!
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