Restorative Dentistry – South Austin, TX
Repairing Your Smile with Health and Beauty
Dr. 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.
Root 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.
Full & Partial Dentures
Are you missing all the teeth in your arch or your entire mouth? Just because you suffer from major tooth loss doesn’t mean you should have to settle. At The Dental Centre, Dr. Fan can provide a denture that fits your mouth exactly. With detailed customizations and natural-looking materials, you’re sure to get a full denture that looks more lifelike than ever before! As you get used to your new denture, our team will provide advice and support however we can. For those who have too many missing teeth for a dental bridge to solve alone, but still have teeth on opposite sides of their mouth, partial dentures are likely the best option for you. This lifelike restoration is kept in place through a series of metal clasps that wrap around existing teeth. Having an incomplete smile can affect your ability to speak certain words and keep a balanced diet, but partial dentures help you mitigate these issues before they become significant.
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 fortifies 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, get in touch with Dr. Fan’s office today!
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. Your 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.
Wisdom 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.
If you have any questions about our restorative services, or if you want to set an appointment with Dr. Fan, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today!