How Do You Fix a Cracked Tooth?

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Tooth enamel may be strong, but there are still plenty of ways you could crack your tooth, including chewing down on something hard like a pencil or suffering some sort of dental injury while playing sports. Cracking a tooth doesn’t mean you’ve ruined your smile forever. At Rigby Advanced Dental, we offer a few solutions to help make your smile good as new. Nobody will even notice that anything happened to your smile!

Fillings

Fillings are not just for cavities. If you have small chips in your teeth, a tooth-colored filling can do just the trick in making your teeth look like new. We only use tooth-colored fillings, so you don’t have to feel self-conscious about having them. On top of that, we use state-of-the-art, pain-free laser technology to ensure that you have effective and well-fitted fillings. No need for multiple visits to address the same problem!

Dental Crown

Dental crowns are a simple and easy way to restore your smile. A crown is essentially a false tooth that can be used by themselves, along with a dental implant, or in bridges. In the case of a cracked tooth, you will likely receive a crown by itself. Our porcelain and high-strength metal crowns are durable and natural-looking so you never have to afraid to smile.

Veneers

Veneers are like thin covers placed over teeth. We may be able to place a veneer over the crack to have your tooth looking good as new again.

Dental Implant

If your cracked tooth is unsalvageable, a dental implant is a great option. It’s a long-lasting, realistic solution that you can brush and floss just like a regular tooth.

You have your options at Rigby Advanced Dental when it comes to fixing cracked and broken teeth. To find out which solution is best for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Are You Predisposed to Tooth Decay?

If you’ve had a few cavities or extractions, it may not just be from the food you eat or the age of your toothbrush. Some patients are predisposed to tooth decay, meaning that they have a higher chance of needing fillings, extractions, and root canals because of factors beyond their control.

What factors decide if you’re at risk for tooth decay? Maybe you were born that way.

Presdisposed to tooth decay

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What Happens When You Get A Tooth Filled?

Here at Rigby Advanced Dental, in Bee Cave Texas, we live in reality and understand that when you face dental work, it can be a scary experience. You will often hear Dr. Brent Rigby admit that dentists get a “bad rap” when it comes to health professionals, because many people associate dentists with pain. It is our goal here at Rigby Advanced Dental to change this trend of thinking, and one of the easiest ways to do so is with patient education. Coming into a procedure knowing what to expect often makes the experience more pleasant and tolerable. Today we will focus on tooth fillings and restorations.

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Rigby Advanced Dental Offers Cosmetic Restorations

Rigby Advanced Dental offers an advanced look at your mouth and its needs. Cosmetic restorations are a way to cover (hide) natural or acquired defects int the mouth.  If cosmetic dentistry is your focus, Dr. Brent Rigby can help. He often recommends a cosmetic consultation and cosmetic diagnostic work-up. This work-up will include taking impressions of your teeth and Dr. Rigby doing a mock-up of what the restorations could potentially look like. Dr. Rigby will sit down with you and discuss any necessary treatments and make sure all your questions are answered prior to performing any definitive treatment. Here is a little information on the different types of cosmetic treatments available from Rigby Advanced Dental.

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