Restorative dentistry fixes the broken, replaces the absent and strengthens the weak. Our goal is always to save as much of your sound natural tooth structure as we can—the tooth-colored fillings, crowns, and dental implants are custom-fit, shade-matched, and more natural-looking than you may have ever imagined.
If you have an old metal amalgam filling that is cracked, broken, or is severely decayed underneath, it should be replaced—otherwise, cosmetic concerns would be the only reason to remove a sound, functional filling. Though the FDA and the scientific community have released a lot of information to ease consumers’ minds about trace mercury content in metal restorations, your health and safety are our main concern—and that includes your peace of mind. We follow IAOMT compliance protocols for mercury filling removal and would be happy to answer any questions you may have at any time. We’re here for you!
Tooth-colored fillings are made of BPA-free composite plastic, resin, and porcelain materials that resemble the qualities of natural teeth. When a cavity is removed and filled with this composite material, the tooth becomes stronger and more secure in function. Composite filling material is also precisely color-matched to your natural teeth for a smile solution that is aesthetically pleasing as well as sound. Tooth-colored composite filling material is durable, resistant to wear, and even mimics the translucency of natural teeth.
Inlays and onlays are intermediate restorative solutions that fall between fillings and crowns in size. An onlay will cover the cusp or cusps of a tooth, while an inlay only fills the area between cusps. The cavity is removed from the tooth to complete both procedures, with an onlay fabricated to fit the precise shape and size of the space left behind. Inlays and onlays are constructed of composite material resembling that which is used for fillings, but capably withstands greater bite force and often lasts longer than the average filling does. Inlays and onlays are matched to the shade of natural teeth and are often more affordable than crown restorations.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps fitted to and placed over the visible portion of a tooth at and above the gum line to restore their shape, size, and appearance. A crown can strengthen a tooth in addition to providing cosmetic improvement, repairing breakage or excessive wear, holding a dental bridge in place, or covering a large filling or dental implant. Comprehensive Family Dental has in-office technology that allows us to make and fit a customized crown in the same day—no more temporaries, waiting for a lab to make your crown, or multiple visits to interfere with busy schedules!
A dental bridge fills in the space where a tooth or teeth are missing. Bridges are fixed restorations that are cemented or connected to natural teeth or implants that surround the missing tooth. A bridge can restore your smile, help maintain jaw and facial structure, and assist with chewing and speaking properly. They also prevent remaining teeth from shifting and maintain the integrity of your bite. There are several different types of dental bridges, and your Victoria dental team can discuss the options and help choose the best type of bridge for your unique smile.
Complete dentures replace a full arch of missing teeth, while partial dentures replace some, but not all of the teeth. Like other tooth replacement options, dentures and partials can improve facial appearance, maintain facial and jaw structure stability, and help wearers to bite, chew, and talk with more ease. A partial denture is usually removable, so many dentists find patients prefer fixed restorations like bridges and dental implants. Dentures can also be implant-supported, which is discussed under “Dental Implants” below.
A root canal treats damaged tissue inside a tooth, which is called the pulp. The damage is usually caused by infection, and removal is necessary in order to save the tooth. Modern root canal treatment has a high success rate of lifetime restoration of natural teeth, which is preferable to extraction and replacement. Once the infection is gone, Comprehensive Family Dental sterilizes and seals the tooth and completes the root canal process with a beautiful, custom-fit crown made especially to fit your mouth and smile—and thanks to advanced in-office technology, the entire process can often be completed in one visit!
Dental implants have become the preferred method for replacement of missing teeth among dentists and patients alike. Titanium implant posts have the capability to regenerate replacement tooth roots, providing a natural-looking, secure and permanent smile solution. Comprehensive Family Dental performs dental implant restoration in-house, which is the final step of the implant process where a lifelike tooth-colored crown is customized to complete your smile. We would be happy to refer you to one of our trusted colleagues for the initial placement of your implant.
Implant-supported dentures have become popular as a long-lasting solution with a more secure fit than traditional prosthetic dentures of the past once had. Dr. Rainey and Dr. Fritsche offer All-on-4®, a minimally invasive fixed full-arch dentures solution that allows immediate function without bone grafting by utilizing only four implants. Ask Comprehensive Family Dental today if All-on-4 treatment might be right for you!
Our office is conveniently located off East Mockingbird Lane, between John Stockbauer Rd., and Sam Houston Dr.
110 Professional Park Dr.
Victoria, TX 77904
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To Our Patient Families:
We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation through numerous agencies including the Federal and State Governments, the Centers for Disease Control, the American Dental Association and our Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. Starting March 23, 2020 Comprehensive Family Dental will shift our focus to Emergency Dental Care (toothaches, abscesses, fractured teeth, swelling, etc…).