Restorative Dentistry San Antonio, TX

At Advanced Dental Associates, our goal is to prevent dental problems before they occur. Unfortunately, this is not always possible because of oral hygiene neglect, genetics, infrequent checkups, and other risk factors.

This is why we also specialize in restorative dentistry. Our restorative dental services in San Antonio, TX, will improve the function, aesthetics, and oral health of your mouth. Moreover, our general dental services will help patients who want a comprehensive approach to dental care.

Restorative Dentist in San Antonio, TX

Restorative Dentistry in San Antonio, TX

Our restorative dental treatments renew the health and function of our patient’s mouths. We provide dental bridges, crowns, dental implants, many types of dentures and more.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a tooth replacement typically consisting of two dental crowns linked together by a pontic or false tooth. Two existing teeth, or abutment teeth, support a dental bridge that we reshape to receive the crowns. If you are missing a tooth, our dental bridges will prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of their proper position. Dental implants can also support a bridge if multiple adjacent teeth are missing.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that improves the structure and cosmetics of a damaged or decayed tooth. During the procedure, our dentist will reduce the tooth to accommodate the new crown. After reducing the natural tooth, our dentist will permanently bond the crown to the enamel using a dental adhesive. We can provide a cosmetic porcelain crown for its unmatched aesthetics.

Inlays and onlays are best for decay too extensive for a filling but not large enough to require a dental crown. The restoration is an inlay if the dentist places it within a tooth’s occlusal (bite) surface. The restoration is an onlay if it extends beyond one or more occlusal cusps.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a small titanium post we surgically embed into the jawbone. The implant serves as the root component of a prosthetic tooth. Once the implant is in place, it will fuse to the bone during osseointegration.

Osseointegration allows the implant to support a restoration against the strongest forces of your bite. For this reason, dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth.

Partial and Complete Custom Dentures

A denture is a removable appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth. A partial denture usually attaches to the surrounding teeth with metal clasps. A complete denture has a flesh-colored acrylic base supporting a prosthetic tooth arch. We offer custom-fit dentures as a more comfortable, functional, and durable solution.

We also provide implant-supported dentures, or All-on-Four. The All-On-4® Treatment Concept provides edentulous patients (patients with no teeth) with an efficient and effective restoration. Using only four dental implants, we can support an immediately loaded full-arch prosthesis.

LANAP Laser Treatments

The Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) Protocol is a substitute for traditional periodontitis treatments and gum disease surgery. Our LANAP process involves less pain and quicker recovery. LANAP facilitates gum tissue revival, reattachment, and growth of new bone.

Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can damage the gums and affect other parts that support your teeth. Without treatment, gum disease can eventually cause tooth loss, and damage periodontal ligaments and your jawbone. Periodontal disease occurs when bacteria spreads to the gum tissue and results in severe inflammation or irritation.

Periodontal maintenance includes a thorough teeth cleaning to stop the development of gum disease. To learn more about how we diagnose and treat periodontal disease, see Periodontal disease treatment.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where blockage in your throat repeatedly interrupts breathing during sleep. If you snore loudly, wake up gasping, or experience morning headaches, you may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If you notice any of these signs, consult our dentist immediately.

Our dentists will likely recommend a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) or a tongue-retaining device. MAD helps move the tongue forward, and a tongue-retaining device holds your tongue in place to keep the airway open.

TMJ Treatment

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) links your jaw to the skull’s temporal bones in front of your ears. Issues with the jaw and muscles related to this joint are known as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). Your dentist may prescribe pain relievers or perform non-drug therapies to relieve TMD. We provide TMJ treatment to new and existing patients.

We will meet all your restorative dental care needs at Advanced Dental Associates. Schedule a dental appointment online or call our friendly San Antonio dental office at 210-361-6847.