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Restorative Dentistry Specialist

Minh D. Nguyen, DDS -  - Family Dentist

Portrait Dental

Minh D. Nguyen, DDS

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Cinco Ranch, Katy, TX

If you crack, chip, or lose a permanent tooth, restorative dentistry techniques can return your smile to its healthy near-original condition. At Portrait Dental in Katy, Texas, expert dentist Minh D. Nguyen, DDS, proudly offers an array of restorative dentistry services including fillings, crowns, and dental bonding. To request your appointment at Portrait Dental, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

Restorative Dentistry Q&A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a branch of oral health care focused on replacing and/or repairing missing or damaged teeth. It works to bring back your natural smile and to prevent further damage from occurring. 

Missing and damaged teeth don’t just affect your appearance and self-esteem. Untreated, they increase your risk of more serious oral health problems including gum recession, bone loss, and tooth decay. 

If you or a loved one cracks, chips, or damages a tooth, make an appointment with Dr. Nguyen at Portrait Dental right away.

Are there different types of restorative dentistry?

At Portrait Dental, Dr. Nguyen offers several different types of restorative dentistry, including:

Dental fillings

If Dr. Nguyen detects a cavity during a routine dental exam, he might recommend a dental filling. To apply a dental filling, Dr. Nguyen carefully removes the decaying or damaged portion of your tooth and rinses it with an antiseptic solution. Afterward, he “fills” your tooth using a composite material that mimics the strength and light-reflecting properties of your natural tooth enamel. 

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that Dr. Nguyen bonds to a chipped or badly decaying tooth. Once placed, a crown covers all of your visible tooth enamel that sits above your gum line. Crowns are incredibly durable and with proper care can last up to 15 years.

Dental bonding

Similar to dental fillings, dental bonding uses composite resin to strengthen, repair, and improve the appearance of your teeth. Dr. Nguyen uses dental bonding to address cracked, damaged, or discolored teeth. Tooth bonding can also increase the size of your teeth, so if you have a tooth that’s shorter than the others, Dr. Nguyen might use it to restore symmetry to your smile. 

What type of restorative dentistry is right for me?

To determine the restorative dentistry treatment you’ll most benefit from, make an appointment with Dr. Nguyen at Portrait Dental. 

Following an oral exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, he can develop an individual care plan that aligns with your needs.

If you want to feel more confident about your smile, request a restorative dentistry appointment at Portrait Dental today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.