Let’s face it – dental problems can happen to the best of us. Whether your son or daughter is facing their first cavity or an older member of the family is in need of a rebuilt tooth, Rio Dental & Orthodontics combines a state-of-the-art practice with good old-fashioned kindness and support to create a fulfilling dental care experience from beginning to end. Our accomplished doctors and dedicated staff members are here to help smiles of all ages regain their strength and confidence! We have two convenient locations in Irving and Farmers Branch, TX – contact us today to get started.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
When a damaged or worn-down tooth is desperately in need of extra support and protection, a dental crown can be the perfect solution! These customized restorations are designed to cover and preserve the tooth while providing a natural appearance and helpful function to your overall smile. Our doctors will take their time to make adjustments and ensure the best fit possible for you or your child’s smile when designing new crowns.
Alternatively, if one of our patients has lost a tooth or multiple teeth along the same arch, we may recommend a new dental bridge as a stable replacement that functions just like the real thing. Dental crowns are an important part of dental bridges too, helping to hold them in place by fitting over nearby healthy teeth as “anchors.”
Instead of traditional amalgam, our doctors are happy to provide tooth-colored fillings as a worthwhile solution to frustrating cavities.
Crafted from lifelike composite resin, this restorative solution is more pleasing to the eye, better for your oral health, and longer lasting than their traditional counterpart.
Waiting for a new, permanent restoration over multiple appointments can feel like a lifetime in some cases, especially if your child is currently struggling with a damaged and/or decayed tooth. Here in Irving and Farmers Branch, our team wants to provide you and your family with added convenience at every opportunity – and without sacrificing any quality to boot. That’s why we emphasize one-visit restorations whenever possible as a fast and effective solution to bad cavities, damaged denture structure, and other significant problems. Over the course of a single appointment, we can provide you or your loved one with lasting, comfortable improvements to show off proudly!
Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth has become badly decayed or injured, root canal therapy may be the last chance it has to stay safe in the patient’s mouth. This procedure involves our doctors carefully accessing the inner portion of the tooth and removing diseased pulp and bacteria. After replacing it with a safe, biocompatible substance and sealing the tooth to prevent further infection, a custom filling or crown is typically placed as a finishing touch – that’s all there is to it. Root canal therapy can benefit both children and adults alike, and our team will make every effort to help the procedure run as smoothly and comfortably as possible. Sedation dentistry is available, if needed!
At Rio Dental & Orthodontics, our whole team will fight hard to help each and every one of your teeth stay strong and healthy throughout the years – but sadly, there are situations where extraction can still become a necessity. These include:
- When a patient is suffering from advanced gum disease and it’s affecting the health of one or more teeth.
- When a patient’s tooth is experiencing severe decay and can’t be saved with restorative dentistry.
- When a patient has experienced a traumatic dental injury and one or more teeth can’t be successfully reimplanted.
- When a patient is in need of orthodontic correction and one or more baby teeth have to be removed to allow for proper movement.
Our doctors understand how daunting this procedure can be, especially for younger patients. That’s why we’ll take good care of you from beginning to end, providing calming sedation dentistry techniques and enjoyable distractions like televisions in the treatment rooms.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
In addition to the reasons above, third molars (more commonly known as “wisdom teeth”) are also likely to require extraction. This is because these teeth are the last ones to erupt into an adult smile, typically not arriving until the patient is between the ages of 16 and 22. At this point, the mouth often has a severe lack of space left for late additions; this means that the teeth can become impacted (trapped in the jaw) or dangerously overcrowded. Our doctors will keep a close eye on these teeth with the help of digital X-rays as patients age, and we may recommend the extraction of one or more wisdom teeth in order to protect their oral health and overall wellbeing.
For older patients that have lost a tooth or multiple teeth, we can recommend dental implants to replace them. Implants are unique compared to traditional restorations because they’re actually inserted into the jaw to make up for the lost roots, not just the parts that are normally visible when you smile. As a result, your new teeth will be extremely stable and will help you maintain a strong jawbone. Feel free to schedule a consultation to see if implants are an option for anyone in your family with a gap in their grin.