Ever-Evolving Technique and Technology

One of the most exciting aspects of dentistry is that it’s constantly evolving, and new techniques and technologies are introduced regularly. Our dentists and dental team undergo as much advanced training as possible. Continuing education is a crucial part of dentistry, and you want a cosmetic dentist with training and experience in the newest strategies to repair damaged teeth.

We can perform many restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures here on-site with an in-house dental lab and the most innovative dental technology available today. Many dental practices in the area, in fact, most dental practices in the United States, must send out their dental restorations and fabrications because they do not have an on-site dental lab.

We are thrilled that we can oversee the custom-designed and custom-manufactured dental restorations in real time, which allows us to make any necessary tweaks during the process. With a dental practice that has to send fabrications off-site, there is often a great deal of wait time, and if the final result is not a perfect fit, then more waiting is required while the piece is revised.

Dental Crowns

When teeth are cracked and damaged beyond the point that a porcelain veneer would fix, a dental crown may be the best option. Natural-looking dental crowns repair broken teeth by covering and protecting the remaining tooth structure from further decay.

Dental crowns are also used in conjunction with dental implants. The final product is a beautiful tooth that looks, feels, and functions like your natural tooth.

If you have old dental fillings that are more than 2/3 the width of your tooth or a filling that is damaged or failing, dental crowns may be the best way to fix your teeth.

Dental Bridges

You may be surprised to learn that missing teeth is a problem faced by millions of Americans; dental bridges are an excellent way to correct the problem. A dental bridge is just that—a bridge from one tooth to another separated by a gap. Dental crowns are attached to the two teeth around the gap and are joined by a false tooth (pontic) in place of the missing tooth. A dental bridge is a permanent solution for missing teeth.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are another way dentists in Austin repair flaws in teeth and transform lackluster smiles into stunning ones that light up a room. When a tooth suffers decay, part of the enamel is damaged; a filling is necessary to restore the enamel from the damage. Inlays and onlays are considered types of dental fillings.

Inlays and onlays are manufactured outside the mouth and cemented afterward, sometimes called “indirect” fillings. When teeth are too damaged for only a filling but not so damaged that a dental crown is needed, inlays and onlays are often the best choices for repair. Inlays and onlays are made of porcelain materials that are custom-designed and manufactured for each patient right here in our in-house dental lab.

There are slight differences between inlays and onlays. A dental onlay covers the tooth’s cusp entirely (the entire chewing surface of a tooth). A ​dental inlay covers inside the cusp rather than the whole surface, which means that an inlay only covers the damaged area of the tooth.

Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges, Inlays, and Onlays in Austin, TX

Please call Barton Oaks Dental Group (512) 327-6947 to schedule a new patient appointment or complete our online contact form. One of our fantastic team members will reach out to answer questions or schedule an appointment.