Nearly everyone experiences some kind of dental problem over the course of their life, whether it’s as minor as a small cavity or as severe as knocking out one or more teeth altogether. At LuxSmile Family Dentistry of Carrollton, we’re interested in helping patients get their oral health back on the right track in a comfortable, judgment-free environment. Our restorative dentistry solutions offer lasting reliability, durable function, and confident aesthetic value. Contact our Carrollton, TX dental office today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule a first appointment with Dr. Ton.
Missing teeth can pose many problems to your oral and overall health. If left untreated, you can be faced with changes in your facial shape as well as bone and tooth loss and potentially, an increased risk for gum disease. To prevent these unfortunate events from occurring, dental implants can be used to restore your smile and improve the status of your oral health. Offering greater stability, functionality, and longevity, you’ll find there is no better alternative than dental implants.
Dr. Ton can design custom restorations to replenish dental structure that’s been damaged, made incomplete, or permanently lost from the mouth. For instance, crowns are designed to cover natural teeth, protecting what remains of the original shape while also recreating its original durability and appearance. On the other hand, bridges are full replacements that will quite literally “bridge” the space left by consecutive missing teeth.
Many patients still have dark amalgam fillings in their smiles, but thankfully, this service is no longer the norm when it comes to repairing the damage caused by cavities. At LuxSmile Family Dentistry, we use attractive, flexible composite resin to fill in these spaces seamlessly. In addition to being nicely subtle, this modern restorative solution is very conservative and comfortable. They can last for 10-15 years or even longer with proper brushing, flossing, and professional checkups.
When a large number of natural teeth have been lost, even life’s little pleasures like eating a steak or chatting with a group of friends can become embarrassingly difficult. A denture can provide the comprehensive coverage patients need, and today’s modern prosthetics are much more comfortable and secure while still remaining very cost-effective. Your new “smile” will be completely custom-designed by Dr. Ton so that it offers an ideal fit that can be relied on for years to come.
“Root canal therapy” may have an unfair reputation, but the truth is much less scary. This procedure can actually rescue natural teeth that would otherwise need to be permanently removed from the mouth, helping them regain their health and strength. Dr. Ton will use special instruments to access the inner pulp chamber and remove infectious bacteria, replacing it with a safe substitute that’s fully biocompatible. Once sealed, a new dental restoration (usually a crown) will be designed to cover the tooth so that it’s well-protected and can function as it did before.
Rest assured that extracting natural teeth is never our dental team’s first choice for treatment. Dr. Ton will always do everything in her power to preserve her patients’ smiles and help them thrive over time, but there are situations where this service may be the right option in order to preserve oral health and overall wellbeing. For instance, your tooth could suffer a traumatic injury that makes restoration impossible, or maybe there’s an advanced infection occurring that can’t be alleviated with root canal therapy. At LuxSmile Family Dentistry, your comfort will always be prioritized throughout this procedure.
Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) are the last adult teeth to emerge through the gum line, usually making their first appearance between the ages of 16 and 22. Unfortunately, there often isn’t enough room left in the typical mouth to accommodate this late arrival, leading to dangerous overcrowding and higher risks of infection. Dr. Ton will be sure to keep a close eye on these tricky teeth during routine checkups for her younger patients, and extraction may be recommended if she finds that there’s a high risk of damage occurring in the near future.