Dr. Glen Wainwright is a dentist in Austin, Texas that provides solutions for repairing and restoring damaged and missing teeth. Restoring your dental health and the appearance of your smile will improve your oral and overall health and well being. Schedule an appointment in Austin Dental Care to explore your treatment options and learn more about the benefits of restorative dentistry.
Restorative Dental Solutions in Austin
Dr. Wainwright works with patients needing restorative dental treatment to provide a thorough evaluation of your needs and listen to your concerns and goals. Dr. Wainwright has focused his post-graduate training on the diagnosis and treatment of complex dental problems associated with occlusion, or the function of the bite. His personal approach to your care is the foundation for a lasting result that truly addresses your needs and supports your long term dental health.
Dr. Wainwright will present your treatment options and educate you on all aspects of your care, including associated costs. We offer phased treatment planning to accommodate your budget while enabling you to achieve the smile you desire.
Dental bridges can be removable or secured with dental implants to replace multiple missing teeth. Secured dental bridges provide more stability and last longer than removable dental bridges. If there are any natural teeth adjacent to tooth gaps, they can be shaped to ensure that they can properly support the bridge. Dental bridges usually consist of a metal framework that is covered by porcelain to improve the aesthetics of the patient’s smile.
If you have discolored or worn teeth, you can benefit from dental crowns. Also known as dental caps, dental crowns cover teeth and dental restorations. Dental crowns may be color-matched to teeth, depending on whether you chose a restoration with metal, porcelain, ceramic, or another type of material.
Are you missing one or more teeth? Are you looking for a more balanced smile? Try dental implants. Dental implants consist of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown that are custom-fit to each patient. Dr. Wainwright will insert the titanium post which will then fuse to bone tissue over a healing period of three to six months. After this period, the abutment and custom dental crown will be attached to the post. This restorative solution not only improves the form and function of a patient’s bite but also provides them with a more balanced smile. Whether you need one or multiple dental implants, we will work with you each step of the way.
Dentures and Partials
Complete or full dentures are used to replace most or all of a patient’s teeth. An advantage of this option is that patients have teeth during the healing period. Conventional dentures can then be made once the tissues have healed after six to eight weeks. A removable denture is an option that fits over several remaining natural teeth or dental implants. Partial dentures fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are a great option for patients who have several missing teeth but have some natural teeth remaining.
Periodontitis, or gum disease, affects millions of Americans each year. Swollen gums, also known as gingivitis, precede gum disease, so it is important to catch it in the early stages. There are multiple signs of periodontitis to look out for, including swollen gums, bleeding gums, receding gums, loose teeth, bad breath, toothaches, or mouth sores.
Do you suffer from frequent jaw or facial pain? You may have a temporomandibular joint disorder. TMJ disorders may cause symptoms such as difficulty chewing, lockjaw, earaches, muscle spasms, teeth grinding, or teeth clenching. Lifestyle changes, Invisalign, and oral appliances can be used to help alleviate TMJ pain.
Contact Us Today
Request an appointment with Dr. Wainwright on our website. You can also call Austin Dental Care at 512-518-6392.