A large percentage of our patients come to us with teeth that are not in the correct position, either cosmetically, functionally or both. These problems lead to problems with worn teeth, broken teeth, sore joints, sore muscles and a poor overall appearance. Many of these patients have had dental procedures done over and over, with one failed result after another.
Dr. Grapevine has dedicated a majority of his post-graduate training in restorative dentistry. Choosing to fix the root of the problem, rather than just the symptoms, Dr. Grapevine gives each patient individual attention to provide an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan. Restorative dental procedures often have an added cosmetic benefit. Combining the latest techniques with the newest tooth-like materials, Dr. Grapevine is able to deliver patients with great looking, healthy and long lasting results.
Complete Dentistry: Restoring Smiles in Plano TX
Starting with a through evaluation, Dr. Grapevine will sit down with you and discuss the ideal treatment to get the jaw joints, muscles, and teeth working together with each other. A graduate of the Dawson Academy, Dr. Grapevine uses the comprehensive principles of complete dentistry to help patients achieve long term oral health with a smile that is both functional and beautiful. Balancing both aesthetics and function provides a comfortable bite and dentistry that is lasting. From repairing damaged teeth to replacing a smile with dentures, our team offers a personalized, comprehensive approach that sets us apart from many local dentists.
In many cases, a combination of restorative and cosmetic dental procedures are performed to achieve the desired results. Treatment options can include:
There are three basic reasons why most people visit the dentist: the health of their teeth and gums, the functionality of their teeth and gums, and the appearance of their teeth and gums. All of these reasons involve restorative dentistry. Restoring any or all of your natural teeth that may have become broken or damaged or even decayed or lost is the primary function of this area of dentistry. Included, of course, is attention to gums and tissues that may be contributing to part of the problems in your mouth. Endodontics, prosthodontics, and periodontics are the scientific areas from which your dentist team will be choosing the best solution for your oral needs.
If your teeth, for whatever reason, are poorly aligned or even out of place, restorative dentistry can address this problem before more serious issues arise. Sore joints and mouth muscles, breaking teeth, and an unattractive appearance can all result from letting teeth remain out of position. Sometimes, the removal of one or more teeth can cause drifting of the nearest teeth, resulting in mouth problems that will require restorative work.
After a thorough examination, Dr. Grapevine will evaluate your dental history and formulate a diagnosis of your mouth problems. Then you will be presented with all possible treatment options so that you can make an informed decision about which procedures you want to have implemented. Restorative dentistry covers many options in mouth care, including crowns to restore damaged teeth and bridges to replace missing teeth. These procedures are called “fixed” dentistry because the results are permanent and non-removable. Additionally, root canals and implants are also possible choices.
Restorative dentistry usually covers partial dentures and removable appliances for areas of your mouth where more than one tooth is missing. TMJ Disorders and gum disease protocols are often included services that are offered to dental patients since the condition and health of the entire mouth and jaw are important to good dental care and maintenance. In some cases, full mouth reconstruction is required for overall function, dental health, and appearance.
For those who are afraid of the pain that is often associated with restorative dentistry, most practices now offer three different forms of anesthesia or sedation. An oral pill can be taken before your appointment that will relax you and deaden the pain. You will need someone to transport you to and from your appointment. An IV drip can be used by a qualified anesthesiologist if extensive work is required. The most common sedation is “laughing gas” or Nitrous Oxide. You will be able to drive yourself home after the procedures are complete and the effects have worn off.
If you have complex esthetic or functional dental problems, missing teeth, broken teeth, consider restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Grapevine at his Plano and Frisco, TX area dentist office to start on the path to a healthier, happier smile.