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Restorative Dentistry for an Amazing Smile in South Austin

South Austin Restorative Dentistry couple smilingDr. Fan will provide a comprehensive treatment plan that is specifically tailored for you. The treatment plan can also be organized in phases in order to meet your dental needs and finances.

Great restorative dental care begins with a gentle and experienced doctor, and Austin restorative dentist Dr. Fan understands every patient is different. He spends plenty of time with each patient and develops treatment plans that are tailored specifically to your dental needs. In addition, Dr. Fan chooses solid, tooth-colored materials to create restorations that match your natural smile and stand the test of time.

Patients who need more extensive repair, such as fillings, crowns, dental implants, or dentures, will appreciate our conservative and esthetic approach. For more than 30 years, Dr. Fan has used his skill and artistic vision to rebuild compromised teeth and re-establish optimal dental health. Restorative Dentistry can also enhance your confidence by giving you a whole and beautiful smile.

Model of dental crownsDental Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges restore and replace severely damaged or missing teeth. These sturdy restorations can be made of a number of materials, depending on where in the smile the affected tooth/teeth are located. Completed over the course of two visits to the dentist, Dr. Fan performs expert dental crowns and bridges at The Dental Centre.

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Graphic representation of a root canalRoot Canal Therapy

If you need a root canal, don’t panic. Root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, is often the last option we have before tooth extraction is necessary — and it’s always good news when we can save your natural tooth. With modern anesthesia, sedation, and Dr. Fan’s expert approach, there’s nothing to dread from a root canal.

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Dentures in a glass of waterDentures

You Don't Have to Live Without Teeth

Tooth loss can damage your self-image and also cause negative oral health effects. Besides making patients feel awkward about their smiles, missing teeth allow neighboring teeth to shift out of place. The mouth and jawbone are at risk for injury, decay, and infection. An incomplete smile hinders enunciation in speech and causes difficulty chewing, as well. People with missing teeth may not live as long as those with a full set of healthy teeth — but dentures and partials offer you the opportunity to reclaim your solid, healthy smile.

Modern, custom-crafted dentures and partials can offer solid replacement options for people missing many or all of their teeth. Dr. Fan will take impressions so that your new dentures can be crafted to fit comfortably and look natural. A complete set of dentures replaces all teeth, while a partial fills in missing teeth on either arch.

We provide thorough care to patients in all stages of life. Call our dental office in Austin today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Fan to discuss the benefits of dentures. Residents from across the Austin area, including Buda, Manchaca, and Bluff Springs, visit our practice.

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Woman examined with dental mirrorTooth-Colored Fillings

If you currently have a cavity or if you don’t like the idea of having old gray dental work on your teeth, it’s time to learn about tooth-colored fillings. Made out of composite resin — a tooth-colored, plastic mixture — the material can be used to restore teeth without affecting the appearance of the smile. This method offers a number of advantages compared to traditional silver, or amalgam, fillings.

The composite resin used for tooth-colored fillings can be blended and mixed until we find the shade that matches your natural teeth perfectly. At the end of the treatment, no one will know you’ve had a filling — except for you, Dr. Fan, and our team. The bond formed between the tooth and the composite material actually strengthens the affected tooth, renewing up to 85% of its original strength. The material is also less sensitive to changes in temperature than amalgam.

Medium and small composite resins can last for as long as silver amalgam fillings. And because they require less removal of the healthy tooth structure, more of your natural smile stays intact. By helping to maintain your smile for a lifetime to come, we provide more conservative dentistry — and that’s always a good thing.

If you have a new cavity or would like to discuss the need for filling replacement, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Fan’s office!

Man holding cheek in painTooth Extractions

As proponents of conservative dentistry, we try to save your natural teeth whenever possible. But if there comes a time that a tooth needs to come out for your oral and overall wellbeing, Dr. Fan performs comfortable extractions at The Dental Centre. Crowded teeth may need to come out before orthodontic treatment can be performed. Severely decayed or damaged teeth may need to be removed to protect the rest of your smile.

If the tooth can be taken out in a single piece, we will perform what’s known as a simple extraction. The method requires no scalpel or stitches, and recovery is quick. For impacted, broken, or infected teeth, a surgical extraction may be necessary. Most wisdom teeth removals are performed surgically. With this method, Dr. Fan removes the tooth in multiple pieces. Recovery is longer following a surgical extraction.

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Woman icing faceWisdom Tooth Extractions

Not everyone has a set of wisdom teeth, or the third molars that often emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood. People who do have these extra teeth, though, will likely need to have them extracted. With digital x-rays, Dr. Fan will examine the location of the wisdom teeth and determine the best course of action. If extraction is recommended, we perform most wisdom teeth removals from our comfortable Austin, Texas dental practice.

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Woman in bun lying on couchOral Conscious Sedation

Every year, patients all over the world put off or avoid important dental care due to their anxiety. For some, that anxiety is minimal but still strong enough to make regular visits seem like an inconvenience. For others, their nerves and fear can be crippling.

If you struggle with dental anxiety, we understand — and we want to help. Using a compassionate service like oral conscious sedation, our sedation dentist can help patients from Austin, Buda, Manchaca, Bluff Springs, and beyond overcome anxiety to get essential care.

Oral conscious sedation is a popular form of sedation dentistry that uses a commonly prescribed pill to help patients enter a relaxed, anxiety-free state. One of the major benefits of this method is that you can get more work done in a single visit, which alone can be enough to start putting patients at ease.