Decay, breakage, and missing teeth can damage your oral health and self-esteem. When you visit our dental office for restorative dentistry in Texas City, TX, 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 dental office to find out more about changing the course of your smile!
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.
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, metal-free 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.