RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY IN PLANO, TX
At Dental Renaissance, patients never have to worry about being judged or treated badly because of the state of their smiles. Reaching out for help is the first step towards achieving the great oral health and happiness you deserve, and our team can’t wait to be your trusted partners throughout this process. Dr. Blankenship, Dr. Pollard and Dr. Patel have a wealth of experience and training between them, and these skills allow us to provide revitalizing care for dental cracks, significant pain, lost teeth, and virtually everything in between. Better yet, you’ll be treated to friendly faces and a warm and compassionate environment at every point of your treatment.
Contact our Plano, TX practice today if you'd like to learn more about our restorative services, or if you're ready to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Allen, Richardson, and all over the DFW area.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are a crucial cornerstone of restorative care, allowing our team to replenish much-needed structure and strength for your smile. They're custom-designed to fit over individual teeth and recreate their shape as seamlessly as possible. There are several reasons why Dr. Blankenship, Dr. Pollard or Dr. Patel may recommend having a crown placed, which includes:
- Tooth decay that's too severe for a filling to treat
- A significant injury
- A tooth that's generally weakened and in need of extra support
- Purely aesthetic flaws
- Restoring a tooth that’s been treated with root canal therapy
- Restoring a lost tooth that’s had a dental implant placed
Dental bridges are designed to restore one or more missing teeth in a row within your smile, given that there are still healthy teeth on either side of the gap. Additional crowns will be placed over these teeth, working as “anchors” to hold your restoration in place. Many patients who have struggled with the looseness of traditional dentures prefer the sturdiness and permanence of a custom bridge from Dental Renaissance! Both dental crowns and bridges require around two to three appointments to create and place successfully.
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Wisdom Teeth Extraction
You wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) are the last teeth to emerge in your permanent smile, usually arriving when the patient is between the ages of 16-21. However, there is often a lack of space for these teeth, which can lead to potentially serious problems like impaction, overcrowding, and higher risks of infection. Our doctors will be sure to keep an eye on this area with the help of digital X-rays, and if we determine that complications are likely, we may recommend extraction as a protective measure for both oral health and overall wellbeing.
Doctors do everything they can to help patients keep their natural teeth. However, some cases involve teeth that are either too damaged or too prone to spreading issues to other areas of the mouth. If this is the case for your tooth, an extraction will likely be needed in order to get your oral health going in the right direction. In the event that you need help staying relaxed during your treatment, sedation dentistry can be provided.
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Root Canal Therapy
Unfortunately, the first sign that a tooth may be infected is excruciating pain. When this happens, root canal therapy is often the solution that relieves the pain and preserves your tooth.
During a root canal, infection and debris are removed from the interior portion of a tooth—the pulp chamber and attached root canals. Then, the area is disinfected and filled with a rubber-like substance called gutta-percha, which expands to support the remaining tooth structure and prevent recontamination.
Finally, the tooth is sealed and prepared to have a dental crown.
Full and Partial Dentures
If you are missing one or more teeth, then dentures are an excellent choice for tooth replacement. The materials and manufacturing techniques used today make these prosthetics more attractive and comfortable than ever.
A partial denture can be the idea replacement for one or a few teeth. False teeth are attached to a metal frame that has clips, which secure the partial to adjacent teeth. If missing teeth are not consecutive, then the partial can be designed to fit between other teeth.
A full denture is designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. In this case, false teeth rest on an acrylic base that is colored to look like natural gums. The denture rests on top of your gum ridge. Suction, muscle tension and denture adhesive ensure a snug and secure fit.
CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction. The system uses advanced computer technology to design and fabricate custom restorations right here in the dentist’s office, so the entire restorative treatment can be completed in one visit. Fast, safe, and comfortable, CEREC has revolutionized the way crowns are created.
The CEREC system consists of an intraoral camera, a computer with special software to design your restoration and a milling machine that creates your crown. Made from biocompatible and decay resistant ceramic, CEREC restorations blend seamlessly with existing teeth.
For some surgeries, our dentists will need to refer you to a specialist. However, there are several types of oral surgery that we can perform here in our office where you are already comfortable and familiar with the staff. These include:
- Extractions for over crowded teeth
- Wisdom teeth extractions
- Extractions of dead teeth
- Crown lengthening
- Gingivectomies or gum lifts