Family Dentist Pasadena Texas
A composite (tooth colored) filling is a cosmetic option to repair a damaged tooth. Dr. Nugent will remove the damaged part of the tooth and then chemically bond a white colored filling resin to restore the damaged tooth to proper function and form.
Indications for composite fillings include:
- Restoring decayed teeth
- Repairing chipped teeth
- Cosmetically closing space between two teeth
- Fix cracked or broken teeth
The damaged tooth can be caused by decay, cracks, fractures, or chemical erosion.
Cosmetic Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
A porcelain crown (or cap) is laboratory made “helmet” that is placed over a tooth to restore that tooth to optimal shape, size and strength. The crown protects and strengthens tooth structure when a tooth cannot be repaired with a white filling.
There are many types of dental crowns. Dr. Nugent will discuss your unique situation and recommend the type of crown that will function the best for you. Laboratory made crowns are highly cosmetic. These crowns look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. For excessively damaged teeth a cosmetic dental crown is the best option.
Indications for crowns:
- Restore broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancements
- Severely decayed teeth
- When replacing large failing fillings
- Repair worn teeth
- Protect a tooth after a root canal.
Dentures and Partial Dentures:
Denture and partial dentures are used in dentistry when many or all of the teeth need to be replaced. The denture is a removable appliance that will replace a patient’s missing teeth. Dentures must be taken out every night and placed in water.
Complete dentures are very dated. The process of placing “fake” teeth to rest on the gum tissue is thousands of years old. While modern dentistry can make dentures look like teeth the denture does not function like natural teeth. This is because the old fashioned denture merely rests on the gum tissue and moves during speech and chewing. Old fashioned dentures are a way to replace all of a patient’s missing teeth. However, a better and more functional solution is to utilize dental implants to make a dental implant denture.
A partial denture is used to replace missing multiple teeth. The partial denture uses clasps and hooks to grab the remaining teeth. Missing teeth are replaced with plastic teeth. The partial denture is taken out after meals to clean the teeth because the clasps and hooks pack food. Partial dentures have been utilized in dentistry for many years. With modern dentistry Dr. Nugent can help patients avoid partial dentures.
Discover what your dental options are. Call our office at 713-941-8261 today or come visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504. See why our office is the top rated dental office in Pasadena.