Restorative Dentistry in Texas City
Decay, breakage, and missing teeth can damage your oral health and self-esteem. When you visit our dentist’s practice, we will customize a plan to repair the vitality and appearance of your smile. Dr. Hackbarth crafts solid restorations designed to blend in with your natural dentition so that no one will notice your dental work, only your gorgeous smile.
With modern aesthetic restorations, Dr. Hackbarth can rejuvenate your oral health without negatively impacting your smile’s beauty. Composite fillings, porcelain crowns, dentures, and dental implants allow patients to enjoy strong, beautiful smiles. You deserve a long-lasting, radiant smile, so don’t postpone dental care any longer. Even patients with extensive oral health problems have reaped the benefits of a fully restored smile. Contact our Texas City office to find out more about changing the course of your smile!
A severely injured tooth affects your smile and dental health. To prevent extensive decay and save your tooth, Dr. Hackbarth may suggest a crown. Also referred to as caps, crowns fit securely over the teeth and cover more surface area than regular fillings. Depending on the tooth location, we use all-ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or gold materials for your custom crown.
Typically, patients schedule two visits for a crown. First, Dr. Hackbarth clears away the decay, reshapes the remaining tooth structure, and creates an impression of your tooth. During this appointment, he will also fit you with a temporary crown. He then sends the mold to the dental lab so that they can mill the crown. At the next visit, he will make any adjustments and place your permanent restoration.
At some point, most people develop at least one cavity and require a filling. In the past, metal fillings were the accepted standard. Now, Dr. Hackbarth and many dentists prefer composite, or tooth-colored, fillings to repair damage and renew patient smiles. Traditional amalgam fillings can change shape over time, which may result in cracks or leaks. Composite fillings bond with your teeth to create a stable, natural looking restoration.
With tooth-colored fillings, Dr. Hackbarth can practice conservative dentistry and leave more of your natural structure than with amalgams. In fact, only you and your dentist will know which teeth have composite fillings. To place the filling, Dr. Hackbarth will remove the decay and clean the tooth. Then, he will fill the space with composite resin and use a special light to cure the material into a strong, attractive repair.
Full Dentures & Partial Dentures
Missing teeth don’t have to mean the end of a fantastic smile. Dr. Hackbarth can replace your missing teeth with dentures. With a modern look and feel, dentures will revitalize your oral health and contribute to your overall wellbeing by allowing you to eat a variety of healthy foods, including crunchy fruits and vegetables. Speech problems caused by missing teeth will also improve.
You may need either full dentures or a partial, depending on the number of missing teeth in your mouth. Full dentures replace all your natural teeth on the upper or lower arch. A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth to fill in missing teeth on the top or bottom. Crafted to fit comfortably and look more like your natural dentition, dentures restore functionality and confidence.
When patients lose teeth from accidents, injury, or disease, their dental health and self-esteem suffer. Dental implants offer secure, permanent replacements for missing teeth. These small, titanium post restore comfort, beauty, and stability to your smile. You need sufficient bone structure and good oral health to be considered a viable candidate for dental implants.
Dr. Hackbarth will insert the posts into your jawbone, which will fuse with the dental implants to form artificial tooth roots. After your mouth heals, Dr. Hackbarth will place custom prosthetic crowns onto the posts. With dental implants, you get a perfect fit from replacement teeth that look and feel as good as the originals. Patients can once again eat their favorite foods and smile with renewed grace. Treat your dental implants like your natural teeth and protect their longevity with regular brushing and flossing.
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