Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is the field of dentistry designed to diagnose, plan, and complete restorative treatments. Aside from restoring your smile to its ideal health, prosthodontics can also be used to enhance the appearance of your smile. Depending on your individual needs, our team may recommend one or more of the following services to restore your smile:

If you have a tooth that is badly damaged, discolored, or decayed, our dentists may recommend a dental crown to help you. Dr. Hildebrand may use a crown to improve the appearance of your smile, enhance its function, and strengthen weakened teeth. Our team at Preston Hollow Specialists invites you to contact us today if you would like more information about a dental crown in Dallas, Texas.

A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentist will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.

Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:

 

• To protect a tooth following root canal treatment

 

• To anchor and attach a dental bridge

 

• To cover and complete a dental implant

 

• To enhance the beauty of your smile

If you are missing one or more teeth, our dentists may recommend a dental implant to restore your smile to its ideal function and appearance. Dr. Hildebrand frequently recommends a dental implant because it can give you the beautiful, functional smile you have always wanted. Please feel free to contact us at Preston Hollow Specialists today if you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Dallas, Texas.

Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post. Following this healing period, our dentist will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.

Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry, and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.

If you would like to replace one or more of your natural teeth, Dr. Hildebrand may recommend a dental bridge to help you. Dental bridges—which consist of at least one artificial tooth—can be matched to the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth. Our dentists recommend a bridge to hold your natural teeth in place, restore your ability to chew comfortably, and complete the appearance of your smile. If you would like more information about a dental bridge in Dallas, Texas, please call us at Preston Hollow Specialists today.

If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is non-removable. The dental bridge is anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom made to fit your smile and are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose. It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete the dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile.

 

Our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:

 

• Restoring your ability to speak, eat, and chew as normal

 

• Alleviating excess stress on the bite

 

• Improving the shape and volume of your face

 

• Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture

Dental inlays and onlays are restorations commonly used to repair damage to a tooth that is too extensive for a filling but not extensive enough to require a crown. Dr. Hildebrand and Dr. Sanovich can also match an inlay or onlay to the color and shape of your existing teeth. Our dentists invite you to contact us at Preston Hollow Specialists today if you would like more information about dental inlays and onlays in Dallas, Texas.

Both inlays and onlays are used to restore damaged teeth. The difference between a dental inlay and a dental onlay is that an inlay is used when the damage does not reach the cusps of the tooth, while a dental onlay is used when the damage extends to one or more of the cusps. We will help you determine whether you need a dental inlay or onlay to restore your smile.

Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry, and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.

Our dentists at Preston Hollow Specialists can use dentures to restore your smile. Dentures are removable appliances that can be used to replace missing teeth and complete your smile. Please feel free to contact us today for more information about how our team can help you with dental veneers in Dallas, Texas.

Dentures are removable oral appliances used to replace multiple missing teeth. If you are missing several teeth or all of your teeth, dentures might be just what you need to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile. There are two kinds of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures.

Our dentist may recommend complete or partial dentures to restore your smile if you are missing multiple teeth; dentures can improve your ability to properly speak and eat, restore your natural facial volume, and enhance the overall beauty of your smile. Your dentures will be custom made to fit your smile comfortably, aesthetically, and securely. We invite you to call or visit us soon to learn more about how dentures can improve your smile!