Restorative Dentistry in Katy, TX
Looking for a solution for lost teeth? Dr. Vuong and his team offer a wide range of restorative dentistry treatments and services at Smile Avenue Family Dentistry, designed to bring back your healthy smile and close the gaps caused by missing teeth!
Our team works to create the perfect dental solution for each patient to replace lost teeth, correct damage, and restore each functional, natural-looking smile. We're proud to offer top restorative dentistry services in Katy, TX and beyond, with natural-looking results guaranteed!
We provide the following restorative dentistry offerings at our dental office in Katy:
Dental crowns repair damaged and broken teeth that are still otherwise healthy. The crown fits over the original tooth to provide protection and stability. Our dentist may also recommend a dental crown to protect the tooth from further damage, add strength, or even reshape the damaged tooth.
Dental crowns can also be used to repair broken or cracked teeth. The material used for crowns varies according to individual needs but may include gold alloy, porcelain fused to metal, ceramic, and resin materials. Dr. Vuong will consult you to determine which crown type best suits your particular tooth replacement needs.
We fabricate dental crowns using the following durable, tooth-colored materials:
- All Porcelain
- All Ceramic
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
While the old style of metal fillings was not attractive and often left gaps between teeth, Dr. Patrick Vuong's state-of-the-art silver filling material (color-matched to your teeth) is virtually undetectable.
Metal fillings can also become chipped when exposed to pressure, but our dental fillings will be strong enough to last for years. Dr. Vuong is also highly skilled in restoring damaged or decayed teeth and can repair damaged tooth structures with porcelain veneers or crowns to give you a brighter, healthier smile.
Inlays & Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are made to repair your teeth severely damaged by decay or trauma. Dr. Vuong can use them to rebuild teeth that contain fractures and chips but lack the depth needed for a dental crown. Inlays and onlays are available in porcelain or composite materials. They're placed on the back of your teeth using specialized impressions, making them ideal for repairs in the back of the mouth.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure where tooth-colored resin is adhered to the natural tooth filling in any spaces caused by chipping, breakage, or cavities. Bonding can be used for various applications to enhance your appearance. If you have a misshapen tooth, it can be reshaped to look better with bonding. This process is also used to provide length to shorter teeth and is used in place of silver fillings.
Bonding can correct minor tooth flaws like chips, cracks, and gaps. Dental bonding does not require tooth preparation to place crowns and porcelain veneers. The bonding process can be done quickly with just one visit, making it an economical way to get fast, beautiful results!
At Smile Avenue Family Dentistry, we proudly offer dental bridges as a seamless solution for restoring your smile's complete, functional appearance. Not only will a dental bridge improve your appearance, but it will also restore the missing chewing surface lost due to gaps or missing teeth.
If you have lost a tooth, dental bridges can help by closing the gap and preventing more serious issues from developing, including problems with adjacent teeth and the development of gum disease. Dental bridges can provide the following benefits:
- Restores your smile.
- Have the ability to restore your facial structure.
- It improves your chewing ability and speech.
- It prevents the neighboring teeth from drifting from their original position.
Dr. Patrick Vuong's advanced implant dentistry training and experience mean he can replace lost or missing teeth with state-of-the-art dental implants that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Dental implants are designed to provide long-term, secure restoration that helps you feel confident in your smile again.
A minor surgical procedure is required to place a titanium post (similar to a screw) where the root of your missing tooth is. After the area has healed sufficiently, the hole is then prepared to receive a dental crown placed on top of the post that looks and feels like a natural tooth. When your implant is completely healed, an impression of your mouth will be taken and sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of your complete restoration.
Long-lasting dental implants can provide the following benefits for patients suffering from tooth loss:
- Natural-looking, long-lasting results
- Improved ability to chew
- Enhanced speech
- Correct jaw misalignment
- Maintain proper jaw alignment
- ...and more!
We offer the following dental implant systems:
- Single Dental Implants
- Implant-Retained Overdentures (similar to All-on-4®)
- Hybrid Dental Implants
Dentures can offer both cosmetic and restorative benefits for patients who are missing teeth. Dentures improve the appearance of the face, and restore a natural-looking, comfortable, and functional smile.
At Smile Avenue Family Dentistry, we proudly offer our patients Valplast partial dentures. Regular partials are solid and often have metal clasps which can be uncomfortable and distract from the aesthetic appearance of your smile. However, Valplast partial dentures fit better than conventional partial dentures and look practically like your natural teeth. As they are comfortable to wear and very aesthetically pleasing, Valplast partial dentures will give you a smile you can be proud of. Whether you are missing some or all of your teeth, we'll custom-craft a dentures solution that seamlessly fits you!
Schedule Your Restorative Dentistry Consultation
Looking for the best tooth replacement services in Katy? Call us today and schedule your restorative dentistry consultation with Dr. Vuong.
We take great pride in our gentle and high-tech dental care, using minimally invasive techniques when possible. Your comfort is our priority!