Patients suffer many problems because of inadequately planned and executed dental treatment. Restorative dentistry is the branch of dentistry that takes into consideration all your needs, wants, and values, and designs one amazing treatment plan. Dr. Hucklebridge has extensive training and experience in restorative dentistry. As one of the leading Plano cosmetic dentists, Dr. John M. Hucklebridge also applies his cosmetic dentistry expertise to restorative dentistry cases, creating smiles that both function properly and look beautiful.
Tooth-colored fillings are materials used both to repair defects in the teeth, and as fillings. Because they are tooth-colored, it is often difficult to distinguish them from natural teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are often used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important. They can be used on the back teeth as well, depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.
When a tooth develops a cavity due to decay, it is an open invitation for further bacterial damage to the inner tooth. Fillings will restore a healthy oral environment and provide you with years of use.
When permanent teeth are lost, a replacement set or “bridge” can be fabricated to restore your missing teeth and preserve your bite alignment. The replacement teeth are fabricated from a natural-looking porcelain. They are modeled after your original teeth, joined into a set, and anchored permanently to the neighboring teeth. The result is an enduring, beautifully restored smile.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
Sometimes permanent teeth are missing but there is not an appropriate place to anchor a fixed replacement “bridge”. In such cases, a removable set of teeth can be made to fit the mouth’s natural look and shape. These “dentures” or “partial dentures” lend critical support to the cheek and lip muscles and with just a little practice, restore normal chewing and speaking ability. Easily maintained, they facilitate a natural, comfortable smile. In some cases, implants can serve to be excellent anchors for dentures and partial dentures, giving you the ability to eat anything with confidence without the trouble of dental adhesives.
Dr. John M. Hucklebridge is proud to have helped numerous Invisalign, dental crowns and dental implants patients realize their dreams of beautiful smiles. To deliver the best possible smile makeover results, he sometimes recommends that patients undergo combination treatments. For example, he often suggests that porcelain veneers patients also receive teeth whitening in order to achieve even, natural-looking teeth color.