Restorations and Dental Implants in Carrollton, TX
Bad or missing teeth can destroy your self-esteem and cause serious health problems. Missing teeth and a restricted diet can lead to poor nutrition and a reduced quality of life. If you’re having a hard time chewing because of cavities, gum disease or missing teeth, Carrollton, TX dentist Dr. Proctor can help. With his extensive experience, he can bring back chewing ability and restore function with metal-free, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns and bridges, dentures and dental implants.
It makes no sense to use dental materials that may harm the body and the environment. At our Carrollton, TX dental clinic, we use biocompatible materials that look great and function like the real thing. Our tooth-colored fillings and porcelain crowns are mercury-free and metal free. Besides blending in seamlessly with your natural teeth, they also restore full function and chewing ability.
Bridges and Dentures
Bridges fill the gap left by one or more missing teeth. A typical bridge consists of two teeth capped with crowns that hold an artificial tooth in the middle. Bridges can also be anchored by dental implants. Bridges are recommended to replace isolated gaps in either the upper or lower arch.
Complete dentures are used if all of your teeth are missing. Dentures can be removable or fixed. Removable dentures are affordable and involve short recovery periods, but they do not provide the same stability as implant-retained dentures. Today, we can stabilize full and partial dentures with dental implants, making them more comfortable and convenient. Dr. Proctor can design removable or fixed dentures that attach securely to dental implants, which are placed surgically in the jaw bone. Implant-retained dentures are ideal if you’re looking for best comfort, function and aesthetics.
Dental implants restore a missing tooth or missing teeth in their entirety – from the root to the crown. The implant, a small titanium post which is placed in the jaw bone, serves as an anchor or root for an artificial tooth or crown. Implants can also be used to anchor a bridge or a complete upper/lower denture. If you’ve been told that your bone is too thin for dental implants, Dr. Proctor offers several alternatives.