At Granbury Dental Center, we understand the toll that decayed, broken and missing teeth can take on not only your smile but your confidence and quality of life. If your smile is damaged, you’re probably saying, “Yep!” What you may not realize is that damaged and missing teeth can cause a whole host of resulting issues for your smile, including an increased risk of further decay and damage, changes to your alignment and bite, and the loss of jawbone density where teeth are missing. Thankfully, your Granbury dentists have the vast experience and the advanced technology to restore your smile with durable, natural looking materials that look, feel and function just like real teeth. In fact, we can perform many simple restorations like inlays, onlays, and crowns in a single visit!
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve had a cavity filled at least once in your life. Most of us get cavities when we’re kids, but tooth decay is not just a pediatric dental concern. Many adults struggle with tooth decay as well. Don’t worry, if you need a cavity filled, it’s not the end of the world.
Today, having a cavity filled is super easy, and we use a durable, natural looking tooth colored material instead of the old metal fillings of the past. Tooth colored fillings require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure, are completely safe without the use of mercury, and will restore your tooth back to health, form, and function. Viola! Good as new.
If you struggle with chronic tooth decay and need cavities filled regularly, you may be at risk for larger systemic health problems. We highly recommend CariFree® products including toothpaste and rinse that kills the bacteria that cause these problems, creating a healthier environment in the mouth and body.
If you have a tooth that is badly decayed or broken, you may need a crown to restore it to health. You’re in luck because there’s no better place to get a high-quality crown in a single appointment than Granbury Dental Center.
We love – and our patients love! – our advanced CEREC® same day milling machine that shrinks an entire dental lab into a single piece of chairside equipment. A process that used to require messy impressions, temporaries, and several appointments over several weeks can now completed from start to finish in a single visit.
Crowns are tooth shaped caps that fit over any remaining healthy tooth structure to restore the tooth back to full health, function, and aesthetics. First, we will take quick and easy digital images which are then converted into precision 3D models. We will prepare your tooth by removing any areas of damage or decay, and your new crown will be created while you wait from ceramics that perfectly match your natural shade and translucency. Shortly thereafter, we will place your final crown, make sure it fits just right, and you’ll be on your way home with a restored smile. Who knew it could be so easy?
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, you’re probably feeling a bit less like yourself than you used to. There’s an unsightly gap in your teeth, making it uncomfortable to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. While we can’t get your original tooth back, we can replace it with a fully secured, fully functional, and all natural looking bridge.
Bridges are typically made from a durable and life-like tooth colored porcelain and zirconia. Depending on your case, your bridge may consist of one or more fabricated teeth, anchored with the help of crowns on either side. Bridges are a great option if your surrounding teeth would need crowns anyway, but if the surrounding teeth are healthy, we would love to preserve those for as long as possible.
We always recommend dental implants when teeth are missing. We can use implants to replace a single tooth with a crown or multiple teeth to secure a bridge. If you are not a candidate for or cannot afford implants, a bridge is a wonderful alternative.
A custom bridge can help restore the balance to your smile, preventing surrounding teeth from shifting and protecting your alignments and bite. With our advanced imaging technology, a new bridge is a fairly simple process. In some cases, we can even design, create and place bridges the same day with our advanced CEREC technology.
If you’re missing most or all of your natural teeth, we understand how traumatic it can be, but we want to assure you it’s not the end of the road for your smile! Whether you’ve recently suffered the loss of your teeth, or you’re living with old ill-fitting dentures that rock and slip, we would love to help you secure your smile and live out your best years with beauty and grace.
If you’re a candidate for dental implants, we always recommend them for replacing missing teeth. Implants are the only way to prevent jawbone deterioration and premature aging that comes along with tooth loss. With dental implants, it doesn’t have to be that way! Implants help stimulate and preserve the jawbone, allowing you to maintain your oral and facial structure for life. Implants help lock dentures in place for the most life-like denture solution that can even be cleaned and maintained like natural teeth.
If you’re not a candidate for or cannot afford implants, don’t worry, our traditional denture and partial options are also completely secure and life-like. Many of our denture patients find they fit so well they don’t even need adhesives!