Traditional Crown & Bridge
Large cavities, fractured teeth, and even weakened teeth can all be expertly repaired using a dental crown. This is a type of restoration that fits on top of a damaged tooth in order to protect it as well as bring back its original structure and appearance. For patients with missing teeth, he can even attach a crown to additional prosthetic teeth to replace them, forming a bridge. Either way, you can get a completely custom-made solution in as little as two appointments.
Cavities are one of the most common dental problems we see every day, and to fix them, we only use tooth-colored fillings. These are made of a composite resin material, and unlike traditional fillings, they can be color-matched to a patient’s enamel to make them practically invisible in the mouth. This material also forms a stronger bond to the enamel compared to regular fillings, meaning you get a tooth that not only looks great, but can be trusted to last as well.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
People with multiple missing teeth in Houston will be able to smile, speak, and eat with complete ease thanks to custom-made dentures from Dr. Castleberry. If you are missing just a few teeth, partial dentures can fill in the gaps like the missing piece of a puzzle. Or, if you are missing an entire row, full dentures can instantly bring it back. We can even provide implant-retained dentures so our patients can experience the most secure hold possible.
At the center of each tooth is the nerve, and sometimes, it can become infected due to a longstanding cavity or dental trauma. As you can imagine, this can cause quite the toothache! Fortunately, Dr. Castleberry can save these severely damaged teeth using a root canal. He’ll simply remove the infected tissue, clean the tooth, and then restore it using a crown or filling. Thanks to modern-day dental techniques, this often feared procedure is now no more “excruciating” than getting a small filling!
While our number one goal is to help our patients keep all of their natural teeth for as long as possible, sometimes, the best thing we can do is simply remove one. We may choose to extract a tooth if:
It is too damaged to be repaired
Gum disease has weakened the bone supporting it
It refuses to fall out/is blocking an erupting adult tooth (primary teeth only)
Room needs to be created for a denture/upcoming orthodontic treatment