Restorative Dentistry – Baytown, TX
Healing Damaged Smiles
If you chip, crack, or otherwise damage a permanent tooth, restorative dentistry can prevent further harm and restore your smile to its vibrant, near-original condition. Our dentistry team at Baytown Gentle Dental, led by the experienced Dr. Ashraf Seif, offers a variety of restorative dental services to bring back your healthy, beautiful smile. Reach out to us today to schedule your appointment for restorative dentistry in Baytown, TX!
Why Choose Baytown Gentle Dental for Restorative Dentistry?
- Natural-Looking, Metal-Free Dental Crowns
- Sedation Dentistry Available for Your Comfort
- Experienced Dentist with High Treatment Success Rates
To repair the damage from minor tooth decay, Dr. Seif can use fillings made from a composite resin material. These fillings offer several advantages over traditional amalgam (silver) fillings, such as being able to bond directly with the enamel, allowing us to preserve more of the tooth’s natural structure. The resin can also be carefully shaded to match the natural color of your smile for seamless results. Additionally, these fillings are metal-free, so they won’t lead to temperature sensitivity.
When a tooth needs more extensive repair than what a filling can provide, we can often save these teeth by capping the entire visible portion with a dental crown. These restorations are made from top-quality, lifelike materials such as zirconia and porcelain. As a result, they can bring back a tooth’s appearance, strength, and function all at the same time. Once your crown is placed, your tooth should look and feel just like it did before it sustained any damage or decay.
The words “root canal” often make people imagine a painful dental procedure, but this treatment is actually a solution for severe toothaches. When the pulp inside of a tooth is infected or inflamed, removing this tissue is the only way to stop the infection and save the tooth. Don’t worry about pain; without modern anesthetic techniques, root canals shouldn’t be any more uncomfortable than fillings.
Dr. Seif aims to preserve your natural smile whenever possible, but there are some cases where a tooth is so badly damaged that it simply cannot be salvaged. Removing the tooth then becomes the best option for your oral health as a whole. Rest assured that our team will do everything we can to ensure you remain comfortable and at-ease throughout the tooth extraction process.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Usually emerging in the late teens or early twenties, the wisdom teeth are the last teeth to arrive. By this point, many people don’t have enough space in their mouths to accommodate these additional teeth, so they could cause problems by growing in at awkward angles or getting stuck under the gums. Dr. Seif will closely monitor the wisdom teeth during each checkup and can perform safe, comfortable wisdom tooth extractions if need be.