Repairing Teeth to Stay Strong
Repair and renew even the most damaged smiles with dental crowns, full and partial dentures, and composite fillings from our Bullard restorative dentistry.
If you’re embarrassed about your smile because of decayed or disfigured teeth, you may be interested in restorative dentistry from Dr. Tad Morgan near Tyler, Texas. From fixing a single cavity to providing full-mouth reconstruction, Dr. Morgan offers you the ability to turn back the clock on your smile. Contact our Bullard office today to schedule an appointment!
If you’re self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with porcelain dental crowns. A crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth that’s been affected by extensive decay or damage. Porcelain crowns are designed to function as a healthy tooth, and they can prevent further damage while preserving the jaw’s correct natural alignment.
Dental bridges are composed of multiple dental crowns, and they’re designed to restore one or more missing teeth in a row along a single arch. Bridges are often a great compromise for patients who aren’t satisfied with removable dentures but also aren’t quite the right candidates for dental implants. Additional crowns will be placed over nearby healthy teeth to serve as “anchors” that hold the new bridge in place, creating a solid, lasting fit that feels natural. Both porcelain crowns and bridges will typically require two to three appointments to design, craft, and place successfully here at our Bullard, TX practice.
For those suffering with cavities, we offer composite resin tooth-colored fillings. A composite resin is a mixture of microscopic ceramic and glass particles dispersed in a plastic resin that can be bonded to teeth. The material comes in a wide range of shades and can be molded and sculpted to create almost any shape or contour. This material is used in cosmetic dental bonding, but it also provides an alternative to dark silver amalgam fillings. Composite resin contains no mercury, which should ease the minds of those concerned about the mercury that can be found in amalgam filling material.
When you have a larger cavity, a filling might not provide enough strength or protection. That’s when we might use an inlay or an onlay to stop your cavity and protect your tooth from more damage. Inlays and onlays are both fabricated from various materials, including porcelain, and then placed into the damaged area on your tooth enamel. Inlays and onlays provide greater restorative dentistry options for rebuilding your smile.
If you’ve lost teeth, we offer several restorative dentistry solutions for your smile. Replacing missing teeth doesn’t just fill in the unsightly and embarrassing gap left behind – it also prevents the repositioning of remaining teeth, corrects a misaligned bite, improves chewing function and speech articulation, and provides internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.
Dentures have been used to restore lost teeth for hundreds of years, and today, many patients still choose them for their reliability, their convenience, and their affordability. Dr. Morgan offers both full and partial prosthetics – full dentures are designed to replace an entire arch of teeth, while partials replicate certain teeth and allow remaining healthy teeth to safely coexist. Both options are removable for easy cleaning and separate storage when the patient is sleeping.
Are you looking for a more secure tooth replacement option? Implant-retained dentures are also available at our practice! These prosthetics are designed to fit over placed implants for a fixed fit that feels sturdy and functions naturally.
When a tooth is severely decayed or damaged, other forms of treatment may not be enough to save it. While Dr. Morgan will strive to save your precious tooth, there are times when tooth extraction is necessary to prevent further harm to your oral health. Whether it is removing a wisdom tooth, creating additional space for orthodontic treatment, or extracting a tooth to avoid potential infection or additional damage, our team can ensure the process is seamless while you remain calm and comfortable.