At Smithson Valley Family Dentistry, we understand that dental problems like tooth decay, broken and missing teeth affect not only your oral health but your ability to enjoy your favorite foods and share your smile with confidence. We also understand the hesitation many folks face when it comes time to schedule a dental appointment. We want you to know we use only the most advanced technology and materials – and that we will do whatever it takes to make your experience with us as pleasant and relaxed as we can. With our amazing same-day technology, we can complete many restorations like inlays, onlays, and crowns in a single visit!
If you have any questions about restorative dentistry or would like to schedule an appointment with your Bulverde/Spring Branch restorative dentist, Dr. Wright at Smithson Valley Family Dentistry, give us a call today or request an appointment online below.
Fillings – like everything else that has been touched by technology – have come a long way in recent years. The standard used to be metal amalgam fillings that were not only unattractive and unstable but potentially toxic to the human body with the use of mercury. The strong composite tooth-colored fillings of today are completely safe, withstand temperature changes easily, are more durable to allow regular wear and tear, and are color-matched by Dr. Wright to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Inlays and onlays can be a solid intermediate restorative solution between a filling and a crown. An inlay fills a larger portion of the biting surface than a filling contained within the cusp (the rounded edge of your tooth); an onlay fills and covers the biting surface of your tooth including up and over the cusps. Inlays and onlays can prevent the need for removal of healthy tooth structure as is required with crowns and can strengthen and fortify the tooth back to health. With the help of our advanced same day technology, we can complete the whole process in a single visit!
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, a durable porcelain bridge can balance your smile beautifully. Bridges typically consist of one or more fabricated teeth, anchored to the neighboring teeth with crowns on either side. They fit comfortably and allow you to eat, smile, and laugh again with ease, while maintain your alignment and bite. If you are a candidate for dental implants, we highly recommend them for replacing missing teeth. We would be happy to refer you to a trusted implant specialist in Bulverde/Spring Branch for placement, and we can secure a new crown or implant-supported bridge to bring your smile back to full health and function.
If you’re missing most or all your natural teeth or living with ill-fitting dentures that are getting in the way of living your best life, Dr. Wright would love to help you. We have plenty of options available for partials and complete dentures to suit your needs. Our dentures are made from the most durable ceramic and acrylic that mimics your natural teeth in form and function. If you are a candidate for dental implants, we would be happy to refer you to a trusted implant specialist in Bulverde/Spring Branch for placement, and we can fit you with a new set of implant-supported dentures to lock your smile in place and give you back your confidence to eat, speak, smile, and enjoy life.
If you are a candidate for dental implants, we always recommend them for the replacement of missing teeth. Smithson Valley Family Dentistry begins the dental implant process with referral to a trusted implant specialist (implantologist) to place the implant post in your jaw. Once the implant post has been placed and sufficiently healed (which takes 3-6 months), Dr. Wright can perform dental implant restoration by placing a crown for single-tooth replacement, a bridge for multiple-teeth replacement, or a full set of implant-supported dentures. Dr. Wright has undergone extensive training and has the advanced technology to provide dental implant restoration from the comfort of your dental home.