There are many things in life that we take for granted: air, water, and even the foods we eat. But if you have trouble chewing your food because your teeth are broken or missing, you must think about everything you eat – will it cause discomfort? pain? bleeding? Can you even eat it at all?
If you have broken or missing teeth, you may not be getting the nutrients you need because you simply can’t eat many healthy foods. In addition, your mouth may be at greater risk for changing your bite, bone loss, gum disease, and even more tooth loss.
At Antoine Dental Center, we believe it is your right to chew comfortably, eat healthy foods, and smile with confidence. That’s why we have all your tooth replacement options under one roof!
Same-Day Crowns and Bridges
If your tooth has suffered decay or damage from trauma or tooth decay, you may be able to restore your chewing ability with crowns or bridges.
Crowns are caps that fit over a damaged, decayed, or broken tooth. Our high-quality porcelain crowns protect the remaining tooth from further damage and can even help save your tooth after root canal therapy.
We are pleased to offer you the latest in dental technology to restore your tooth: same-day CEREC crowns. These crowns use CEREC (CEramic REConstruction) computer technology so that you can get your new tooth in just one visit to our Houston office! You will literally walk in with a damaged tooth and walk out with a new tooth in its place! You’ll be comfortably chewing quicker than you could have imagined. Read more about the CEREC process here.
A dental bridge is one of the most common ways to replace one or more adjacent teeth. A bridge replaces your missing teeth with artificial teeth, which are attached to porcelain crowns. These crowns fit over healthy teeth on either side of the gap. A bridge can also fit over dental implants. Either way, in just a few visits, your bridge will fill in your gap and allow you to enjoy chewing without pain.
Dentures are a popular way to replace either a few or all of your missing teeth. Our denture experts can place custom-fit, natural-looking dentures that give you back your chewing power. With proper care and cleaning, dentures can give you many years of satisfaction. We can even provide more stability for your dentures by supporting them with implants. These are known as implant-supported dentures. You can learn more about how dentures may benefit you here.
If you are looking for the most secure, permanent way to replace your teeth and eat the foods you like, then dental implants may be your ultimate solution.
Dental implants are titanium posts that we use to replace your tooth or teeth. These posts are placed in your jawbone where your missing tooth’s root once was, and then a permanent restoration – a crown, bridge, or denture – is secured on top. The strong titanium along with the ability of your bone to fuse to the post are what makes this missing teeth solution so successful (about a 95 percent success rate!). Implants can also prevent decay, tooth loss, and bone loss, improving your overall oral health.
Our dentists have gone through extensive education for placing implants to provide you with the most satisfaction possible. If you would like to eat what you want again, contact us by phone at 713-364-8990 or via our online form. We’ll be happy to give you a solution to healthy eating!
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