Fillings

Do you think you might have a cavity? Fillings are an affordable and easy way to treat areas of decay. Pebble Hills Dental Care provides high-quality fillings in El Paso that are durable and resistant to fracture.

Dr. Lagoo may recommend a filling if you have:

  • Decayed teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • A space between two teeth

Traditional dental fillings are most often made of durable silver amalgam. This material is often used in the back of the mouth where the restored teeth must withstand major force from chewing. More modern dental fillings are made of ceramic or plastic compounds that imitate the appearance of natural teeth. These materials are typically used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is more important, but they can still be used on the back teeth depending on the extent of the decay.

Dental fillings are a routine procedure and are usually placed in one appointment. Dr. Lagoo will first numb the tooth and surrounding to make sure you will not feel any discomfort. Next, any decay is removed from the tooth where necessary. The cavity is then cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. Once it is carefully placed, Dr. Lagoo will shape and polish the affected area to restore your tooth to its original function.

Traditional Crowns

A dental crown is a protective layer that slips over your exposed tooth, reinforcing the compromised structure underneath. Our El Paso, TX dental office provides quality porcelain and noble metal crowns for cases involving significant tooth damage, trauma, and decay. Crowns are used anytime a filling isn’t appropriate, due to structural and integrity concerns.

Dr. Lagoo may recommend a porcelain or noble metal crown if your tooth is:

  • Aggressively worn
  • Cracked
  • Treated with a root canal
  • Severely decayed

The dental crown treatment at Pebble Hills Dental Care is rather straightforward. First, Dr. Lagoo will gently prep the tooth to ensure there’s room for the crown, and then take an impression for the lab. Approximately 1-2 weeks later, you will return to our El Paso dentist office to have the permanent crown bonded into place.

Your new dental crown should last for several years. A common misconception about crown maintenance is that flossing may pull them off. However, that is not the case! It is crucial to floss around your crown to prevent plaque and bacteria from building up around the edges. Daily flossing, brushing, and routine cleanings and exams at Pebble Hills Dental Care can help extend the life of your crown.

Dentures

Are you dealing with missing teeth? Complete dentures and partial dentures are affordable and reliable solutions to tooth loss. At Pebble Hills Dental Care, we are dedicated to fitting customized dentures that are best suited for your individual needs. 

With our modern technology, dentures can be designed to look like natural teeth while providing chewing ability, strengthened facial muscle tone, improved speech, and very importantly, increasing one’s self-esteem. Dr. Lagoo will work with you closely to determine what treatment is the best fit for your needs in order to get your smile back.

Partial Denture

If you have a few teeth missing in different locations, then a partial denture may be the best solution. A plastic base, that is colored to blend in with your gums, holds the wireframe responsible for supporting your dentures and keeping them in place.

Complete Denture

If you have a medical condition or experienced trauma resulting in the total loss of your teeth, then a complete denture procedure could be a good option for you. With complete dentures, any old teeth are removed and the gums are prepped and cleaned. After the healing process, the new dentures are fitted into place.

Whether you have a few teeth missing in different locations, or need a complete smile restoration, our El Paso dental office will help determine the best solution for you.

Bridges

Another restorative option for missing teeth is a dental bridge. Bridges are used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. Because our teeth work together, if a tooth is missing, then the surrounding teeth can gradually move into the empty space. This can cause multiple issues with bite, chewing ability, and pain.

A dental bridge, quite literally, bridges the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Bridges can be made from porcelain, alloys, gold, or a combination of materials and are bonded onto the surrounding teeth.

The success of any type of bridge relies on its foundation. Therefore, in order to be a candidate for a dental bridge, there need to be healthy teeth on either side of the missing ones as well as strong bone and gum tissue. Dr. Lagoo and our El Paso dental team will help address your concerns and determine the treatment plan fit for you.

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