Repair Damaged Teeth
Restorative Dentistry in Pearland
From minor issues like small cavities to more serious problems like an infected or knocked-out tooth, Dr. Doan has years of experience treating damaged teeth, and you are in good hands at Sea Lotus Dentistry. Our restorative dental treatments include fillings, root canal therapy, crowns, and dentures. If you are in pain or have a damaged tooth, call us today to schedule an appointment.
How We Can Help
Restorative Services We offer in Pearland
- Root Canal Therapy
- Dental Crowns
Fight TOoth Decay with Fillings
We offer both metal-amalgam and composite fillings to treat minor-to-moderate cases of tooth decay. During treatment, Pearland dentist, Dr. Doan will remove damaged enamel, disinfect the area, and restore the form and function of your tooth with one of these materials. Since metal-amalgam fillings are grayish in color, they are often used to treat cavities in the rear molars or a child’s primary teeth. Composite, tooth-colored fillings are made from a special dental resin that can be painted to match your enamel, so patients often choose this option if they are concerned about the aesthetic effects of a filling.
The Importance Of
Filling Cavities Quickly
If you have a cavity, it’s critical to get proper dental treatment, such as a filling, right away. Fillings are minimally-invasive, take only a single appointment, and they are the most affordable way to restore a tooth affected by decay. However, if you wait too long before treating a cavity, you may need a more complex, costly treatment like a root canal or dental crown.
Filling cavities early helps you save both time and money, and helps you avoid further complications. Restorative treatments will also give you relief from the discomfort of a toothache caused by a cavity. Cavities often lead to tooth sensitivity and pain, and a filling will get you back to enjoying your day-to-day life.
What To Expect
From A Filling Procedure
It only takes a single appointment at Sea Lotus Dentistry to get a filling. First, Dr. Doan will clean your teeth and numb your mouth. Once your mouth is numb, she will begin the procedure by removing any damaged and decayed enamel from your tooth.
Once your tooth has been trimmed and prepared, Dr. Doan will select a tooth-colored composite resin material that matches your smile perfectly. This material will be applied directly to the tooth, then sculpted to restore its function and aesthetics. Once the shape is perfect, the resin will be hardened with a UV light.
Recognizing The Signs Of
An Infected Tooth
An infected tooth is caused by damage to the enamel which exposes the vulnerable “pulp” inside your tooth to bacteria. An infected tooth is a serious dental emergency and should be treated with root canal therapy right away. If you do not get proper treatment, the tooth could die and require extraction and replacement with a dental bridge or dental implant.
The most common sign of an infected tooth is a serious, prolonged toothache. If your toothache lasts more than 1-2 days, come in for emergency care right away. However, there are some other signs you should look out for when it comes to infections. This includes sensitivity to heat, cold, and pressure, which may indicate the presence of a large cavity in your tooth.
Other signs include discoloration of the tooth and inflammation in the gums near the tooth. Serious tooth infections may even cause swelling in the cheek. If you recognize one or more of these signs, you may have an infected tooth. Contact Sea Lotus Dentistry for a consultation with Dr. Doan to ensure you get the treatment you need to restore your smile.
Prevent Tooth Loss
Stop Infections With Root Canal Therapy
If your tooth has become infected after an oral injury or due to severe decay, root canal therapy can restore your smile and prevent tooth loss. Tooth infections occur when the pulp is exposed to bacteria, and this can happen when a tooth is cracked or the enamel is deteriorated by untreated cavities.
During root canal therapy, Dr. Doan will remove any infected tooth material and disinfect the area. Your tooth will then be capped with a dental crown to protect it from further damage and restore its shape. We offer both anterior and posterior root canals, and we use modern tools to ensure that your treatment is as efficient and painless as possible.
Protect Tooth Structure
Repair Form & Function With Dental Crowns
Dental crowns (often called “caps”) are used to cover up and cap the entire chewing surface of your tooth if it has been compromised. They are usually used to repair the form and function of a tooth that has been cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged, though dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic dentistry purposes. At Sea Lotus Dentistry, our crowns are custom-made from metal and porcelain, and they are designed to match your existing teeth perfectly.
Replace Missing Teeth
Regain your Smile WIth Dentures
Dentures are a cost-effective way to restore one or more missing teeth. At Sea Lotus Dentistry, we offer both full and partial dentures to fit the needs of any patient suffering from tooth loss. A partial denture is made to rest on your surrounding healthy teeth to replace one or multiple missing teeth. Full-arch dentures fit directly onto your gums and they are held in place with friction to replace the complete upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth.