Greetings Houston! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of the Antoine Dental Center. The countdown to the winter holidays is on. Are you planning a large family gathering willed with food and fun? Then don’t let a toothache keep you down!

At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we take great pride is our restorative dentistry treatments. No matter how often you brush and floss your teeth, it’s still possible to experience tooth decay. Almost all adults will suffer from at least one cavity; the risk for tooth decay actually increases as you get older, due to the natural receding of your gums.

Cavities can generally be treated with a tooth-colored filling, but on occasion other restorative dentistry treatments are needed to ensure your oral health. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we practice both cosmetic and restorative dentistry. We can repair tooth decay, as well as oral health problems caused by gum disease or physical trauma.

Our cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures cannot only restore the form of your tooth and relieve a toothache, they can also help you achieve a more beautiful smile. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we offer a wide array of treatments which can help get you ready to enjoy the holidays without the pain of a toothache. In today’s blog post, we’re going to tell you a little bit more of some these helpful treatments.

Don’t Let a Metal Filling Ruin Your Smile

If you have a small cavity or other minor tooth decay, you probably know that a dental filling can help restore your tooth. What you may not know is that dental technology has progressed past the need for unsightly metal filling. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX we use tooth-colored fillings made out of composite resin to treat cavities. Composite resin is as durable as metal fillings, and less likely to fall-out. If you have old metal fillings, we can even replace them for you!

Treatment for Large Cavities with Inlays and Onlays

If you have a cavity on your back teeth, you may experience serious toothaches because those are the teeth primary used for chewing. For large cavities, a dental filling may not be durable enough to restore the chewing surface of your molars. For these situations, the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, offers inlays and onlays. Sometimes called preformed fillings, inlays and onlays can help restore your ability to chew without pain.

What is A Dental Crown?

You may have heard the term dental crown before but not know what they are. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we use porcelain crowns to cover decayed and damaged teeth. Crowns completely encompass your existing tooth to prevent further damage. Porcelain crowns are a more realistic looking option than other crowns on the market, and are durable enough to last for decades.

Dental Bridges in Houston, TX

A dental bridge is one of the most popular solutions in restorative dentistry for replacing missing teeth. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we offer dental bridges that are aesthetically pleasing and durable enough to last for a very long time. We start by installing dental crowns next to your missing teeth, these crowns are used to support a bridge which holds an artificial tooth. We also offer CEREC same-day technology to save you the time and expense of multiple appointments.

Affordable Dental Implants in Houston, TX

If you’re missing a tooth, a dental bridge is not your only option for filling the gap in your smile. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we offer affordable dental implants and mini dental implants. A dental implant (and a mini dental implant) is an artificial tooth tooth which is surgically embedded into your jaw. Once your jaw heals, we use the dental implant to support a restoration such as a dental bridge or dental crown.

Make An Appointment

Are you suffering from a toothache? If left untreated tooth decay will only get worse! Stop letting toothaches ruin your holiday fun, and disrupt your meals and sleep. Schedule an appointment at the Antoine Dental Center by calling 713-364-8990. We offer the restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments you need to smile through the holidays.

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