Are you looking for a dentist who can help you create a healthier and more functional smile? Dr. Guardiola is committed to offering exceptional restorative care, whether he’s helping patients with a very basic service, like a dental filling, or a more complex solution. In every case, he provides personalized service backed by years of training and experience.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
One of the keys to enjoying good oral health is having a full set of strong, functional teeth. But over the years, of course, changes are inevitable. Tooth decay could set in or an accident might occur. In these cases, a patient’s tooth may become significantly weaker or be lost completely. With crowns and bridges, Dr. Guardiola offers personalized care for either eventuality. At our Wylie dental office, our team will create a plan that helps you meet your most essential needs so you can reclaim good oral health.
If you have a tooth that has been weakened by decay or an injury, Dr. Guardiola can help you restore strength and appearance with a custom-made dental crown. Dental crowns are placed over vulnerable teeth to protect them and to improve functionality. In most cases, a full crown procedure can be completed in two visits to our Wylie dental office. During your first appointment, Dr. Guardiola prepares the tooth to be restored and places a temporary crown. When your permanent crown has been completed, you’ll return to our office to have your temporary removed and the new restoration attached.
While crowns are perfect for anyone who needs to strengthen a weak tooth, it takes more than a crown to replace a missing tooth. In these cases, a bridge (also known as a crown & bridge or fixed bridge) is a better solution. Bridges combines one or more replacement teeth with supportive abutment crowns. An abutment crown functions like a normal crown, except it has the added job of stabilizing the prosthetic. As with a dental crown, the treatment process can typically be completed in as few as two visits.
If the words “root canal” send you running for the door, you’re not alone. Root canal therapy has gotten a bad reputation over the years. The good news is that the extreme pain associated with root canal treatment actually stems from the infected tooth, not the treatment. A root canal infection occurs when the inner, pulp, layer of teeth is infected. By removing the damaged pulp during root canal therapy, patients typically experience dramatic pain relief. If you have a severely decayed or infected tooth, Dr. Guardiola can help you save it with a root canal.
At our Wylie dental practice, we emphasize preventive dental care, and work hard to help patients preserve natural dental structure. Despite best efforts, there are some situations where tooth extraction is a patient’s best option. The most commonly extracted teeth are the 3rd molars, also known as wisdom teeth. Having wisdom teeth removed before they erupt prevents a variety of painful complications, the most common of which are crowding and impaction. Dr. Guardiola will help you determine the best and most conservative treatment option in any situation.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Whether you need to replace a few teeth or a full row of teeth, Dr. Guardiola can help. Our Wylie office is proud to offer custom-made partial dentures and full dentures to those who need them. Partial dentures can replace any number of missing teeth filling in gaps, and clipping onto remaining teeth for stability. A full denture replaces an entire row of teeth, and is held in place through natural suction. If you’re in need of tooth replacement in Wylie, TX, contact Dr. Guardiola today.
Dental anxiety affects more than 40 million US adults annually preventing them from receiving necessary preventive and restorative dentistry services. If anxiety is keeping you from seeking an essential treatment, sedation dentistry can help you set aside your anxious feelings and receive comfortable care. Sedation dentistry is also a great options for patients with sensitive teeth, gums, or gag reflex, those who do not respond to local anesthesia, and those whose physical or cognitive impairments make dental treatments painful, frightening, or unsafe.