Restorative Dentistry Services in Houston Texas
Dental Implants, Dentures, Crowns, Bridges
Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. Chase Baker DDS changes lives every day through restorative dentistry in Houston. Rejuvenate your smile today!
Are you missing teeth? Have you postponed getting a bridge or denture? Do you wear ill-fitting, loose dentures right now? Houston dentist, Dr. Chase Baker wants to improve your quality of life with dental implants and restorative dentistry.
As the prosthetic that most closely mimics nature’s design, dental implants serve as substitute tooth roots. Each dental implant is strategically placed in the jaw, where bone integrates with it to create a solid foundation for a crown, bridge or denture. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Benefits of Restorative Dentistry – Dental Implants:
- Promote bone retention
- Eliminate slipping, loose, wobbly dentures
- Don’t require support from healthy teeth
- Can last a lifetime
- Look, feel, and function like natural teeth
Dental Implant Supported Dentures
While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, dental implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores, difficulty speaking and difficulty chewing. Dental implant supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth than traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking dental implants.
A properly fitting denture is very important. A good fit ensures that your dentures will allow you to retain much of your function, which is important for maintaining natural muscle tone in your face and jaw. Dentures will keep you looking and feeling healthy, and will help you retain a natural lifestyle. A lifelike smile and the best possible fit – those are two of the primary goals that restorative dentistry specialist Dr. Baker will achieve if you need dentures to restore your smile.
Partial dentures are used if you have several teeth missing that cannot be corrected with a bridge. Partial dentures are created to replace those teeth. Partial dentures are removable and designed to fit comfortably and blend in with any remaining teeth. Dentures are made from a synthetic material that is supported with a lightweight metal. It mimics your gum tissue and teeth to create a natural looking smile while still remaining functional. The partial is important once the teeth have been removed to preserve the bone and to keep existing teeth from tilting and growing in towards the gaps. Contact this restorative dentistry dentist in Houston today for dentures.
You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Dr. Baker uses a tooth-like crown made of porcelain to restore your tooth after the decay has been removed. Crowns are also used to restore chipped teeth, broken teeth, gaps in teeth and other damage. Also called “caps,” porcelain crowns mimic natural-looking teeth in shape and color.
If you’ve lost a tooth, a large gap in your smile can create significant problems for your dental health if left uncorrected. Gradually, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move into the gap resulting in discomfort, pain and more problems in the future. After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth, crowns are created for them. A prosthetic tooth, or pontic, is fused between the crowns. Fixed bridges literally “bridge the gap” in your smile. Restorative dentistry specialist Dr. Baker creates a functional, life-like bridge to correct your smile, restore your bite and alleviate your discomfort.
Same Day Crowns
If you’ve previously received crowns at the dentist, you may remember the process requiring at least two dental visits over a two or three week period. Now with the CEREC™ System, Dr. Baker can actually have your crowns designed, created, and positioned in your mouth all at one visit! A clean, digital impression of your teeth allows the Dr. Baker to create a customized, porcelain restoration on site, while you wait. Instead of being fitted for a temporary crown and returning for a second appointment, Dr. Baker can place your complete, natural-looking, beautiful restoration in a fraction of the time.
All-on-4® – Teeth in a Day
Do you suffer with tooth loss or the discomfort and instability of traditional dentures? If so, All-on-4® dental implants may be the answer!
The All-on-4® restorative dentistry procedure provides permanent replacement for the entire upper and/or lower set of teeth. This is the perfect procedure if you have lost multiple teeth, suffer from significant decay, have poor fitting or uncomfortable dentures or if you have bone loss in your jaw preventing you from getting dental implants in Houston TX.
The All-on-4® name comes directly from the treatment. Only four titanium implants are used on your upper or lower arch and your fully customized denture are fitted to the implants. The procedure requires less bone volume, improves bone health and is more stable
You deserve a brilliant smile that easy to take care of and will last. All-on-4 dental implants under the guidance of restorative dentistry specialist Dr. Chase Baker in Houston can give you exactly that! Call us today to learn more.
Inlays / Onlays
Sometimes removing tooth decay effectively requires the removal of a portion of your tooth. The removed portion is replaced with a porcelain inlay or onlay. Your Houston dentist customizes an inlay or onlay to fill the space left behind when the part of your tooth is removed. Traditionally, inlays and onlays were made out of metal, much like traditional filings. Now, porcelain-milled inlays and onlays are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain and tooth degeneration. For restorative dentistry services in Houston including dentures and dental implants contact us.