Over the years, it’s likely that your smile will suffer some wear and tear. From minor cracks in your enamel to the serious issue of missing teeth, both your oral health and your self-confidence can take a heavy blow in these situations – not to mention that if problems are left untreated for too long, they can lead to serious consequences in the future. Here at the Houston dental office of Dr. Mark Gray, our team can offer you the personalized and understanding attention you and your teeth need. We offer a variety of services for restorative dentistry in Houston, TX that is designed to treat all kinds of common issues, and with the help of our updated dental office space and the latest technology, you’ll be sure to experience maximum comfort as we take care of all the hard work.
Unfortunately, unlike every other part of your body, your teeth actually can’t heal themselves. That means a minor cavity or crack in the enamel will only become worse over time, leading to more pain, dysfunction, and expense when it comes to treatment. An ignored problem in one tooth can start to affect those around it as well, quickly turning a minor issue into one that involves multiple teeth and even the bite itself. Basically, getting your teeth fixed quickly is always a wise move!
Traditional dental crowns require two visits to the dentist's office, but with CEREC same-day crowns, you can achieve a fully restored smile in just one appointment! With CAD/CAM technology, our CEREC machine can use a digital design to create a customized restoration in as little as an hour. Offering convenience and a high-quality prosthetic, patients can feel great about their smile knowing it’s protected and complete when they leave our dental office.
Patients who have teeth that are severely decayed or damaged can find a quick and easy solution with the help of CEREC same-day porcelain crowns. Using CAD/CAM technology, you can have a custom-made dental crown crafted in-house while you wait. There’s no need for multiple appointments with CEREC technology. Not only does it offer greater convenience, but your customized prosthetic will provide the same high-quality results and protection as a traditional crown.
If you have teeth that are decayed, Dr. Gray can restore these particular areas of your teeth by providing metal-free dental crowns, onlays, or inlays in Houston. Offering protection to your weakened tooth, these restorations help to repair and restore your natural tooth while keeping additional problems from developing in the future. Plus, they are made to blend in with your natural teeth, so it is almost impossible for anyone to notice that you’ve had dental work completed.
Poor oral hygiene, as well as eating too much sugary, starchy, or acidic foods, can cause harmful bacteria to build on or around your teeth, spreading into the crevices and creating “holes,” otherwise known as cavities. As one of the most common problems seen by dentists, it’s important that the right steps be taken to fix the issue and prevent it from reoccurring in the future. Tooth-colored fillings are an effective way to fill and seal a cavity and restore your tooth without changing its appearance.
If a defective or unsightly filling exists, an inlay can be used to replace it. Made of dental porcelain, it is bonded to the tooth and can help strengthen and seal the tooth better than before. If the problem exists on a back molar, an onlay might serve as a viable solution, as these dental prosthetics can extend onto the chewing surface and replace one or more of your tooth’s cusps. Both inlays and onlays can be matched to blend in with your smile, so there’s no need to worry about a spotlight shining on your dental work.
If you have several decayed, damaged, or missing teeth, it can be tough to know where to start when it comes to restoring your smile. Many patients in this situation think it is simply too late for their teeth, but we beg to differ. With a full-mouth reconstruction, our team can use a personalized treatment plan and curated series of procedures to address all of your problems at once and give you a smile you’re proud to show off again.
We do our best to fully respect our patients’ busy schedules – that’s why we infuse our treatments with both convenience and quality. With CEREC® same-day crowns, our patients don’t have to go through the tedious process of wearing a temporary crown as their permanent one is created. Instead, we mill a beautiful and personalized restoration in around an hour with the help of our CEREC® machine! You’ll be able to leave the dental office that same day with a completely revitalized look. Additionally, we can provide tooth-colored fillings and all-porcelain onlays and inlays to seamlessly correct and restore areas of decay, as well as root canal therapy for seriously damaged teeth that are facing the threat of extraction.