General Dentistry Grapevine, TX
A healthy mouth is essential to maintaining a healthy body, and your smile will never be attractive if it’s not healthy first. That’s why Grapevine Dental Care prioritizes general dentistry that maintains your oral health. From routine checkups and preventative care to replacing your teeth once they have been lost, general dentistry master, Dr. Becky Coats offers a full range of options for maintaining and restoring a healthy smile.
Preserving Your Teeth
As marvelous as our modern dental treatments are, there is still nothing that is better than your natural teeth. Preserving your teeth is our primary mission here at Grapevine Dental Care, and we work hard to help both our pediatric and our adult patients to maintain good oral health. We offer cleanings and checkups for patients of all ages.
Gum disease is the primary cause of lost teeth. Gum disease treatment protects your teeth and keeps your gums pink and healthy.
Dental sealants can be used to help keep damaging bacteria and the acids they secrete off your teeth. They may be able to help you prevent tooth decay.
Mouthguards are instrumental in protecting your teeth from injury. We can help you get a well-fitted mouthguard that is secure, comfortable, effective, and suitable for any sport.
Repairing Damaged Teeth
If preventive dentistry is not adequate to prevent damage to your teeth, there are many ways to repair the damage they suffer. Tooth-colored fillings are an attractive and effective replacement for old metal fillings.
If your tooth is damaged to the point that it needs more structural support and protection than a filling can give, a dental crown can be used. A dental crown fits over your tooth like a cap, which they’re sometimes called, giving it an entirely new surface. The attractive ceramic used to manufacture the crown looks just like your natural tooth.
Crowns are also used as part of an endodontic procedure. Endodontic treatment, also called a root canal, is when we remove the infected pulp from inside your tooth and fill it with an inert material before covering your tooth with a dental crown. Although the tooth itself is dead, it can stay in place and continue to function normally for decades.
Replacing Lost Teeth
These days, we have more options than ever to replace a lost tooth. Dental implants are the best available option. With a titanium root that functions like your natural tooth root and an aesthetic crown that looks like a natural tooth, dental implants look and function like natural teeth.Dental bridges are an effective option that uses a false tooth anchored to dental crowns on either side of the gap. Almost as good as dental implants, these are often you best option if you either don’t have good bone where the implant would need to go or the teeth on either side of the gap are healthy and wouldn’t benefit from a crown.
Finally, dentures remain a good option. In fact, they’re better than ever thanks to the advent of neuromuscular dentures like our Denture Fountain of Youth®, which not only give unprecedented fit and function, they can help you look younger by supporting your face structure the way your natural teeth did when you were young.