Your journey to a healthier, more radiant smile begins at Derby Dental in Austin, TX. It is our belief that your smile and beauty should take center stage! We are committed to your oral health and well-being. This goes beyond routine check-ups. We specialize in restorative dentistry to bring back the strength, function, and radiance of your teeth.
Restorative dentistry is like a makeover for your smile. With this process, we focus on repairing and enhancing the health and look of your teeth. Whether you’re dealing with tooth decay, missing teeth, or other oral issues, our skilled team is here to restore your dental health and rejuvenate your smile.
A dental crown is a single-unit restoration that covers an entire damaged tooth, while a bridge is a multi-unit restoration that can protect an existing tooth and replace missing teeth. They are permanent non-removable options to help restore the normal form, function, and feel of natural, healthy teeth and smile.
A dental bridge can bring back a single tooth or even two or three teeth in a row. It consists of a series of dental crowns that are fused together, with the crowns on either end being anchored to the natural teeth at each end of the empty space in your grin. The crowns in between can then literally “bridge” the gap, restoring the full function and appearance of your smile. Dental bridges can also be secured onto dental implants for extra stability.
Dentures can be a temporary or permanent removable option to replace missing teeth. They can aid in restoring a patient’s bite, smile, and facial support close to that of natural teeth and gums. A denture needs more maintenance and repair than other options. We recommend seeing us twice a year, and bringing your denture with you to the appointment. We can clean and make necessary repairs at that time. Call us if sore spots develop or the appliance changes in fit.
Dental implants are a permanent replacement option for single teeth, multiple teeth, or all the teeth. In fact, implants are the most reliable long-term option when properly maintained. This multi-step procedure involves total integration of the implant to a patient’s jaw, which typically takes several months of healing. Once complete healing has taken place, the replacement tooth or teeth are permanently screwed into the implant.
For dental implants to be successful long-term, a patient must have enough healthy jawbone density to which the implants can fuse. Unfortunately, the jawbone often deteriorates after the roots of the natural teeth are lost. In this case, a patient may need a bone grafting procedure before implants can be placed. We can graft artificial or donor bone material onto a section of the jawbone. After a few months, it will have strengthened the jawbone so it can give dental implants the foundation they need to last for decades to come.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Are several of your teeth extremely decayed, broken, or missing altogether? Is your mouth constantly in pain? Do you feel too embarrassed about the state of your teeth to smile? If so, our Derby Dental team is here to help! With full mouth reconstruction, we can combine various restorative dentistry treatments to get your smile looking and feeling great at the same time. Because each treatment is personalized, you can be sure you’re getting the best results possible.