Dental fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. When you have a cavity, one of our dentists at Renken Dentistry of Oak Hill will carefully remove any decay and repair the tooth with a dental filling. Teeth fillings are not only used for cavities caused by tooth decay, but also are used to restore teeth that are broken, cracked, or worn down from nighttime grinding, nail biting, or other damage. We use metal or tooth-colored fillings, depending on your needs and budget. Our experienced dentists can help you choose the right tooth filling type for each situation.
Have you noticed that you always use one side of your mouth to chew? Does one spot in your mouth have sensitivity to hot or cold food and liquids? If you have pain deep in the bone of your tooth, it could be a sign of an infection spreading and causing an abscess. The treatment for this condition is a root canal procedure, which can be done by our skilled dentists in-house. No need to visit other locations to get the care you need.
Our dentists use root canal procedures to remove damaged pulp, prevent the spread of infection, and save the damaged tooth. This treatment alleviates pain and sensitivity caused by infection and allows patients to return to full functionality of their teeth.
There are several reasons why a tooth may need to be removed from a patient’s mouth. While we always try to save a tooth if possible, we recommend removing a tooth if it causes extreme pain, cannot be saved, or is a threat to overall oral health and surrounding teeth. Here are some reasons we remove teeth:
- Wisdom teeth that are incapable of growing in normally
- Baby teeth that won’t fall out, preventing adult teeth from growing in
- Overcrowded teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Badly damaged teeth
- Teeth decayed beyond treatment
It is important to come to our office for regular dental check-ups. If teeth are left with bacteria and damage for too long, they can become irrevocably decayed. At that point, the only treatment option is to pull the tooth. Before deciding to extract a tooth, a dentist will take an x-ray to see exactly what is happening inside your mouth. This gives our experienced dentists a complete panoramic view of your mouth.
Dentures & Partials
At Renken Dentistry of Oak Hill, we have seen how high-quality dentures have made a dramatic impact in the lives of our patients. We use the latest dental technology to offer a range of options to create a natural-looking smile including full dentures, dental implants, and partial dentures.
Natural-looking dentures are crafted to match your smile with a personalized selection of colors, styles, and textures, customized to fit your mouth. Full, removable dentures are prosthetic teeth attached to an acrylic base designed to resemble gums. This type of tooth replacement can be used to replace an entire mouthful of missing teeth.
If you have an entire mouth of missing teeth and still have a strong supporting bone in the jaw, implant-supported dentures are an option. A dental implant is surgically inserted into the jawbone, and dentures are attached onto the implant. This type of implant secures the denture completely and solves the problem that some dentures have of slipping around in the mouth.
Renken Dentistry of Oak Hill also provides partial dentures. A partial denture is a removable dental bridge of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base. It fills in the gaps where one or more teeth are missing. A partial is held together by a metal framework that latches onto existing teeth to keep it in place.
Whatever type of dentures you choose, we ensure they look natural and are custom fit to your mouth. We work individually with patients to create a custom plan to restore dental health, function, and appearance.
Dental implants offer patients a permanent, stable replacement for missing teeth. However, for us to place dental implants, we need an ample amount of good, strong bone. The jawbone must be as close as possible to its original size and position. This structure provides a stable framework that supports facial muscles and skin.
Dental technology has progressed leaps and bounds in the last few decades. At Renken Dentistry of Oak Hill, we are proud to offer the latest innovations and treatments to increase our patients’ quality of life. Contact us regarding bone grafting or any other dental procedures today.
A sinus lift procedure adds additional bone to your upper jaw, which can be a foundation for future dental implants. Your dentist may recommend sinus lifts if your sinuses rest too close to your jaw or to increase bone height in the upper jawbone. This procedure is performed in-house at our dental offices, so there’s no need to go to an outside specialist.
For patients with teeth missing near the back of the mouth, the jawbone can erode. When a tooth falls out due to infection, injury, or gum disease, the jawbone can be reabsorbed back into the body. Sinus lifts help address this issue.
Full-mouth reconstructive dentistry is a comprehensive plan created by you and your dentist to treat a range of issues and restore your oral health. Full-mouth reconstruction is for patients with several dental concerns who want to restore the function and appearance of their smile.
Renken Dentistry of Oak Hill provides all reconstructive dentistry services in-house in Austin, TX. When patients have several dental issues, instead of treating them individually we often recommend treating the mouth as a whole. This involves a combination of restorative and cosmetic dental procedures customized to suit your unique needs. This can include repairing teeth that are decayed or damaged, replacing missing teeth with implants, correcting misaligned teeth or faulty bites, managing gum disease, addressing jaw joint issues, and replacing old and worn-out dental work.
Some of the cosmetic and corrective treatments we offer through full-mouth reconstruction include:
- Restorative treatments such as natural-colored fillings, ceramic crowns, or bridges
- Dental implants to permanently replace missing teeth
- Cosmetic dentistry options like laser gum recontouring, Zoom! Teeth Whitening, white ceramic veneers, and dental bonding
- Treatment options to correct bite issues and address symptoms of TMJ/TMD s
- Orthodontics with Invisalign or Six Month Smiles
- Oral surgery options if necessary, including tooth extractions and bone grafting
Sometimes patients need several procedures to restore their oral health. We understand that sometimes dental health gets put on the back burner; whatever treatment you need, our goal is to make sure you leave your appointment smiling.