Restorative dentist in San Antonio, Dr. Zamora, can preserve the look of your smile
Hardly anyone goes through life without experiencing some kind of dental wear and tear. There can be structural damage or even tooth loss, both of which can compromise your oral health as well as your overall well being and self-confidence. Fortunately, Dr. Zamora, your restorative dentist in San Antonio, has a solution to almost every problem. She and her team strive to fix dental concerns quickly and conservatively, so you can once again have a healthy smile.
Gone are the days of metal fillings that leave a dark spot in your smile and potentially cause sensitivity. Today, Dr. Zamora repairs decay with a tooth-colored filling. Made of composite resin materials, these fillings blend seamlessly with the natural color of your tooth and also provide a measure of strength and durability that was previously unavailable with metal fillings.
Root Canal Therapy
Under normal circumstances, every single one of your teeth is well protected against infection. If left untreated, however, a tooth with severe decay or a deep crack or fracture can allow bacteria to infiltrate the pulp chamber and root canals. When this happens, infection eventually sets in and the tooth begins to die. The process is typically very painful and demands attention. With root canal therapy, San Antonio dentist Dr. Zamora removes the infection, seals the tooth, and protects it with a porcelain crown.
Crown and Bridge
For decades, dentists have been using a crown and bridge to replace missing teeth in order to rebuild smiles and restore dental function. This prosthetic device is a single unit that consists of two dental crowns and a bridge of false teeth. The crowns are mounted on healthy adjacent teeth—or in their absence, dental implants can be used—that are then able to support the bridge. Crown and bridge can be used to replace one, two or three missing teeth.
Dentures and Partials
Another popular option for tooth replacement is dentures and partials. With the aid of dental impressions, digital x-rays, photographs and measurements of your jaw and mouth, Dr. Zamora is able to design a denture or partial that looks completely natural and feels comfortable. A partial, as the name suggests, replaces a partial number of teeth and can be designed to fit between remaining teeth. A full denture consists of a gum-colored acrylic base upon which rests a row of false teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are unusually large molars positioned at the furthest point in you jaw. For this reason, they pose a threat to the alignment of your other teeth whether they are erupted or impacted. In addition, they can cause infection, tooth decay and gum disease. For these reasons, wisdom tooth extraction is often recommended. Dr. Zamora will painlessly remove your wisdom teeth and provide proper post-op instructions for your care and comfort.