Despite all of our best efforts, dental problems happen to the best of us. When you’re experiencing a damaged, hurting, or missing tooth, what’s most important is having a team to reach out to for experienced guidance and trustworthy support – and that’s just what Dr. Todd Balington and the rest of our team strives to provide here at Denton Dental Center. We offer a wide variety of restorative services that can bring back the function and strength your smile sorely needs. Our practice is open to patients from Krum, TX and plenty of other surrounding areas around Denton. Give us a call today to schedule a visit!
When a tooth is badly damaged or missing altogether, a custom-made restoration can work wonders in giving it back its appearance, its strength, and its ability to function in everyday life. Dr. Balington works closely with patients to design the ideal solution for their unique smile here in Denton, and high-quality, tooth-colored materials are available to ensure a seamlessly natural result if aesthetics are a high priority for you.
Dental crowns are designed to cover a singular tooth that’s decayed, injured, or otherwise weakened and in need of support to stay healthy. The restoration fits over the visible surface area and provides a convincing replacement while keeping the original safe from further harm. Alternatively, bridges can literally “bridge” the gap left by one or more consecutive missing teeth. They’re anchored in place with the help of dental crowns that fit over healthy teeth on either side, providing sturdy coverage that will stay in place.
Older patients surely remember the days of having their cavities treated with dark, silver-colored fillings that stood out in the worst way. Today, our practice is glad to offer a much more attractive alternative that will keep your smile’s confident, natural appearance intact – tooth-colored fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings are crafted from composite resin material, which comes in several different shades that can be compared to your tooth enamel in order to determine the most precise match possible. Because it’s free of metals, composite resin can also form a direct bond with the tooth, which means we can conserve more of the natural structure for a stronger, longer-lasting result that’s better for your overall oral health. There will also be much less temperature-based sensitivity to worry about! On average, tooth-colored fillings last for 10-15 years or even longer with proper maintenance.
In the past, having to wait over the course of two or even three appointments for a new dental restoration was commonplace – but not anymore. At Denton Dental Center, Dr. Balington has invested in a new technology that shortens this process considerably without sacrificing any of the reliable quality his patients deserve. With E4D, you can come into our office with a hurting or incomplete tooth and leave that very same day with a permanent, lifelike replacement.
The E4D process is simple. After capturing multiple digital scans of the affected tooth (no messy physical impressions required), Dr. Balington uses three-dimensional software to design the perfect crown, inlay, or onlay for your situation. Then, the milling system uses this information to craft the finished restoration and our team makes any last-minute adjustments before securing it in place within the mouth. It’s easy, convenient, and smile-inducing!
If you’ve lost several teeth or even an entire arch, the simplest of activities you once loved (like eating favorite foods or chatting with friends) can become embarrassing and difficult. Thankfully, dentures have been around for hundreds of years, and today, they’re still a reliable and affordable replacement option that many patients use every day. Our team will ensure that your new prosthetic looks and feels as close to the genuine article as possible, fitting comfortably in the mouth and providing plenty of lifelike function. If you’d prefer a more permanent option, Dr. Balington also offers implant-retained dentures!
When you’re suffering from a badly pained or overly sensitive tooth, you may be experiencing an infection that’s gone far beyond a typical cavity. When harmful bacteria are able to bypass the outer structure of the smile and reach the inner pulp, it can result in the loss of the affected tooth – but not always. Thankfully, root canal therapy is available here at Denton Dental Center for patient in need. During this procedure, our team will remove the infection from the inner chamber of the tooth and the root canals, replacing it with a safe, biocompatible substance and sealing the structure as thoroughly as possible. Our goal is to help you maintain your natural tooth and enjoy it for many more years to come.
We want our patients to be able to enjoy their full, natural smile for life – but unfortunately, circumstances may arise that we can’t foresee. The removal of one or more teeth could become necessary over time because of advanced periodontal disease, a shocking injury, the need for orthodontic treatment, or other reasons; whatever your situation is, we always do our best to keep the extraction process as comfortable and worry-free as possible.