Keep Your Smile Healthy with Restorative Dentistry

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 7:31pm

Restorative dentistry in Arlington improves the appearance of your smile and enhances your overall health


Restorative dentistry repairs or replaces damaged or missing teeth in Arlington

When a tooth becomes damaged, rest assured that at Elite Dental Center in Arlington, your dentist has the skill, techniques, and tools to not just repair the tooth but fully restore it-and sometimes even make it better than it was before!

From tooth-colored dental fillings that flawlessly repair a cavity to natural-looking dental implants that replace missing teeth and even help prevent future damage to your jawbone, we've got you covered. We're dedicated to providing you with a solution that enhances and completes your smile, and we will do everything possible to ensure your care is comfortable.

Dental Fillings

Fillings are usually associated with repairing cavities-the small holes left in your teeth by decay. Did you know they can also be used to repair and restore cracked or chipped teeth? They can even be used to build up teeth that are worn down or otherwise misshapen to ensure that you have an attractive smile and an even, comfortable bite.

Fillings are available in a range of materials, from the traditional silver amalgam to tooth-colored composite and porcelain. Your dentist will discuss your options with you and provide a recommendation appropriate to your specific needs.

Dental Crowns

Crowns can be used to restore individual damaged teeth or as part of a larger system to replace missing teeth. A crown is often recommended when a tooth is too damaged for a filling or when it has cracked or broken.

In many cases, root canal therapy is needed before a crown can be placed. Root canal therapy relieves pain caused by an infected or damaged root and prevents further infection or damage from occurring. At Elite Dental Center, we know that many of our patients feel stress and anxiety at the idea of root canal therapy. We have plenty of experience helping anxious patients feel relaxed, and we are happy to discuss your options with you, which may include sedation dentistry.

Like fillings, crowns come in a range of materials so you and your dentist can make the exact right choice for your needs. Tooth-colored porcelain and ceramic crowns are great choices for teeth that are visible when you smile while reinforced gold or stainless-steel crowns may be a better choice for a molar that does the brunt of the work when you are chewing your favorite foods.

We also have options when it comes to crown delivery. We work closely with a trusted lab, which creates stunning porcelain crowns that are indistinguishable from natural teeth, and we also offer same-day crowns, created right here in our office and placed in just a single visit. Your dentist will discuss these options with you to ensure your specific needs are met.

Dental Bridges

A bridge is a reliable, minimally invasive approach to replacing missing teeth. This restorative option uses crowns both to replace the missing tooth or teeth and hold the bridge in place. The anchoring crowns can be placed either on your own existing natural teeth or dental implants, an artificial root placed directly into your jawbone. A bridge is often a more affordable option for anyone who needs to replace multiple teeth at a time.

We craft bridges to help them blend in with the rest of your teeth, taking the time to color match to your own natural shade and constructing them so that they comfortably fit among your other teeth to complete the chewing surface.

Get ready to smile without fear of people noticing missing teeth and enjoy your favorite foods again!

Dental Implants

A newer option, dental implants have become the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Unlike bridges, which often require alteration to existing healthy teeth to hold the bridge in place, an implant is a standalone system. The crown that attaches to the implant is crafted to perfectly match the size, shape, and color of the lost tooth-in many cases, our patients have told us that they have forgotten which tooth is the implant!

One of the biggest advantages of dental implants over a traditional bridge is the artificial root that is surgically placed into the jawbone. This artificial root functions like a natural root in that it helps the jawbone continue to restore itself, preventing the deterioration that often occurs with lost teeth.

Dental implants can also be used to hold dentures in place, providing a level of comfort and security that can't otherwise be achieved.

If you are missing teeth, a dental implant is an excellent investment in the appearance, health, and future of your smile.

Restore Your Smile at Elite Dental Center

If your smile needs a little extra help to look its best, don't hesitate to call us today and schedule a consultation with your dentist in Arlington. We're happy to sit down with you, discuss your needs and concerns, and show you all your options so you can make a choice that fits best with your lifestyle, looks great, and helps your

smile be as healthy as it can be. You'll even be able to get a preview of what your new smile will look like with our digital smile design service.

We can't wait to help you have the smile you've always wanted.