Restoring the Smile in Edinburg, TX
Larry N. Balli D.D.S. has provided fillings, crowns, and bridges in Edinburg for over thirty years and services Pharr, McAllen, and the surrounding communities. These treatments not only restore the health of your smile but can help improve its cosmetic appearance as well. Schedule an appointment today to see how we can help you keep your teeth for a lifetime.
Composite and Glass Ionomer Fillings
A dental filling is a smaller restoration used to treat minor instances of tooth decay.
Traditionally, dental fillings were made of amalgam, a mixture of metals that had a silvery color. However, our Edinburg dental practice has composite resin and glass ionomer fillings available for our patients. Both options rebuild the structure of a tooth while providing the confidence-boosting benefits of a smile that looks natural. Dr. Balli can provide amalgam fillings as needed, but our practice’s cosmetic filling options can help most patients restore their natural smile.
Crowns treat teeth with larger instances of decay and fractures. These restorations cover teeth by building a new teeth structure. This new crown seals it off from the bacteria that causes cavities. Traditionally and as necessary, they are made of silver-colored metal mixtures or gold. However, Dr. Balli offers and recommends crowns made of cosmetically restorative materials to achieve a natural smile.
The typical crown options we recommend are full porcelain and zirconia. Both materials are durable and mimic the appearance of naturally healthy teeth. In the event that even more resilience is needed Dr. Balli can provide crowns made of porcelain fused to metal.
Sometimes, a badly decayed tooth cannot be saved. To replace a smaller section of the smile, Dr. Balli can use a porcelain bridge, a prosthetic which includes two crowns and one or more replacement teeth. The crowns are added to the teeth near the replaced portion of the smile to support the bridge, making the restoration a permanent and functional part of the smile.
Veneers and the Social Six
To help patients achieve their personal cosmetic ideals, our dentist has treatments available to improve the appearance of the six most prominent teeth in the smile, our front teeth, known as the social six. These “social six” treatments can be achieved with porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and porcelain bridges.
Porcelain veneers are thin sheaths of ceramic which reshape the appearance of teeth without impacting their health. If the teeth need an improved appearance because of decay, porcelain crowns are recommended. The bridge is recommended if any of the teeth undergoing treatment are missing. Dr. Balli can even combine multiple prosthetics as needed in order to fully improve the smile.
Contact Us for a Fully Restored Smile
Larry N. Balli D.D.S. offers fillings, crowns, and bridges in Edinburg, serving patients in Pharr and McAllen as well. For more information, call or email us today.