Restorative Dentistry – San Antonio, TX
Repairing, Protecting, & Strengthening Damaged Teeth
Many patients suffer from dental decay or damage at some point in their lives that leaves one of their teeth vulnerable to developing an infection or discomfort. Dr. Mooney uses the latest technology and high-quality dental materials to create natural-looking, durable, and highly effective restorations that are customized to meet your needs. To learn more about how we can restore a worn-down, decayed, or damaged tooth, call our office today!
Why Choose Alamo Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for Restorative Dentistry?
- We Accept Dental Insurance
- One-Visit CEREC Restorations Available
- Accurate & Comfortable Digital Impression System
CEREC One-Visit Crowns
Having to take off several days in order to get a dental crown placed is a thing of the past. Dr. Mooney uses an advanced digital impression system and CEREC technology to craft these restorations in a single appointment. That way, you won’t have to worry about using several days of your paid vacation time at work just to make sure your smile stays healthy. This modern technology allows us to create a blueprint of your crown, which we can transfer to our in-office milling machine to craft it out of a solid block of dental porcelain. Within just a couple of hours, we’ll have created and placed your restoration.
A dental crown can help address a damaged, misshapen, or severely decayed tooth that needs additional support and protection. These cap-like structures can be made from a variety of materials, but many patients choose natural-looking porcelain, ceramic, or zirconia. All of these flawlessly blend in with your smile and are incredibly durable, allowing them to last for years. Once the crown is placed over your tooth, you won’t have to worry about it sustaining additional damage.
In the past, dentists would use highly noticeable metal (amalgam) fillings to treat cavities. When you visit our team at Alamo Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for treatment, you won’t have to worry about choosing between your oral health and the appearance of your smile. That’s because we offer natural-looking tooth-colored fillings that provide stronger protection. Due to composite resin’s biocompatible nature, these fillings are less likely to leak and result in an infection than metal fillings.
If you’re missing one or more consecutive teeth, you may benefit the most from a dental bridge. This prosthetic is comprised of two dental crowns that are placed on either side of free-standing replacement teeth, called pontics. The crowns are attached to your natural teeth to anchor the bridge in place and close the gap between your teeth, making it easier to chew food and speak. With the proper maintenance, these prosthetics should last over a decade.
Whether you’re missing several or all of your teeth along an arch, we offer full and partial dentures that can help restore them. Each of these prosthetics are made of a gum-colored acrylic base that houses natural-looking, ceramic replacement teeth. The primary difference between the two designs is their bases. Partials fit like a puzzle piece between your existing teeth and are anchored in place with their foundation, while full dentures are specially designed to harness the power of natural suction and denture adhesive to stay in place.
Dental implants are an advanced tooth replacement solution that has been nearly perfected over the last few decades. They are unique in the fact that they restore the entire structure of a missing tooth, including the root. This allows them to offer several benefits that make them stand out among traditional restorations, such as preventing jawbone deterioration and a natural look and feel. To learn more about the parts of an implant-retained restoration and how they work, click on the link below.