Are you concerned about your missing teeth? Do you suffer from frequent headaches and jaw pain? Our restorative dental services help rebuild the function and aesthetics of the smile. Whether you have TMJ dysfunction, sleep apnea, gum disease, dental injuries, or missing teeth, restorative care can help. Dental restorations can make biting, chewing, drinking, and speaking comfortable and enjoyable for patients. Restorative dental care improves oral health, enhances the look of the teeth and gums, and benefits patients’ quality of life.
Restorative Dentistry in Midland, TX
Our restorative dental services improve the form and function of the smile:
Dental bridges restore multiple consecutive missing teeth. Although bridges can be either fixed or removable, we recommend fixed bridges supported by dental implants. Fixed implants bridges last longer than removable dental bridges and make it easier for patients to bite and chew.
A tooth crown can be used to cover dental injuries, dental implants, bridges, and dentures. Dental crowns are tooth caps made of durable porcelain ceramic that can withstand biting forces and blend in with the look of natural teeth.
Dental implants are titanium posts covered by an abutment and a dental crown. Implants may be used to restore single or multiple missing teeth. They can be a part of a dental bridge or denture to secure prosthetics. Because of their durability, dental implants can last for many years.
Full and Partial Dentures
Dentures are dental prosthetics that restore full rows and arches of teeth. Like dental bridges, both full and partial dentures can be secured with dental implants. Dr. Courter and his team can examine your smile to determine how many implants are needed to secure a denture.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gingivitis, or gum inflammation, can often lead to periodontitis, also known as gum disease. Scaling and root planing treatment can help reverse irritated, bleeding, and inflamed gums. Our dental office can also provide antibacterial rinses and routine dental cleanings to keep bacteria at bay.
Sleep apnea is a condition that occurs when the soft tissues in the back of the throat collapse. This condition can lead to serious heart problems like strokes and heart attacks. Our office can create customized oral appliances for patients with sleep apnea to open up their airways and prevent future health problems.
The temporomandibular joints which connect the skull to the jawbone can cause pain when injured. TMJ disorders are a result of TMJ dysfunction and can lead to tooth and jaw pain, teeth grinding, and frequent migraines. We offer nightguards to prevent tooth wear and stop the teeth from grinding together.
Restorative Dentistry FAQs
Want to know more about dental restorations? Find the answers to commonly asked questions about restorative care here:
How long do dental implants and implant restorations last?
Dental implants are permanent dental restorations that last many years. This means that dental bridges and dentures secured by dental implants are long-lasting. If you accidentally break your restoration, contact our office promptly and we can provide you with a replacement.
What are the best treatments for gum inflammation?
Gum inflammation, or gingivitis, is a dental condition caused by a buildup of harmful bacteria on and around the gums. Some of the best treatment options for gingivitis include routine dental cleanings, scaling and root planing, and antibacterial rinses. The first line of defense against gum inflammation is proper oral hygiene. For a deeper clean, we recommend professional scaling and root planing to clean plaque from the gums. Antibacterial rinses can also eliminate harmful bacteria.
Request a Dental Consultation
Do you need to restore the look and form of your smile? Ask us about your options for restorative dental care. Please let us know if you have any concerns or dental issues that require treatment. Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Courter on our website. You may also call Dr. Courter’s office for a consultation at 432.287.9531.