Dr. Glen Wainwright is a restorative dentist in Austin, Texas that repairs and restores damaged and missing teeth. Restoring your dental health and the look of your smile will improve your oral and overall health and well being. Schedule a dental exam at Austin Dental Care to explore your treatment options. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of restorative dental care.
Restorative Dental Solutions in Austin, TX
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 that you desire.
Our dentist can provide removable dental bridges or secure a bridge with dental implants. A bridge can replace many missing teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. Fixed dental bridges provide more stability and last longer than removable dental bridges. To learn more about how our dentist can repair your teeth using a dental bridge, see Dental bridges.
If you have stained or worn teeth, you can benefit from dental crowns. Dental crowns cover teeth after a root canal and serve as caps for dental restorations. Your dentist can color-match dental crowns to teeth, depending on whether you chose a prosthesis with metal, porcelain, ceramic, or another type of material. To learn more about fixing your damaged tooth using a tooth crown at Austin Dental Care, see Dental crowns.
If you are missing teeth and want to find a permanent replacement that does not need special care or products, consider dental implants. Dr. Wainwright places dental implants in Austin to permanently replace your lost and missing teeth. The success rate of this restorative dental procedure is about 95%. Whether you need one or multiple dental implants, we will work with you each step of the way. To learn more about our dental implant services to replace your missing teeth, see Dental implants.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
Complete or full dentures replace most or all of a patient’s teeth. The dentist often uses them in cases where there are not enough remaining natural teeth to hold a partial denture. The full dentures can consist of acrylic or metal, and they attach to the gums with clasps, bands, or adhesives. Dentures are no longer just a way to replace missing teeth. They are now a way to improve the look of your mouth and restore your self-confidence.
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. To learn more about replacing your lost teeth with dental prosthetics, see Dentures and partials.
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, such as:
- swollen gums
- bleeding gums
- receding gums
- loose teeth
- bad breath
- mouth sores
To learn about how we can help you manage your gum disease, see Periodontal therapy.
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. We can use lifestyle changes, Invisalign, and oral appliances to help alleviate TMJ pain. To learn more about these options to mitigate TMJ issues, see TMJ treatments.
Schedule a Dental Exam with Dr. Wainwright Today
Visit Dr. Wainwright’s dental practice for restorative dentistry today. Request a dental exam and consultative appointment by calling Austin Dental Care at 512-518-6392. We serve patients near you from Lost Creek, Barton Creek, West Austin, West Lake Hills, and all of Travis County, Texas.