Repairing your tooth in the most comfortable way possible.
Unsightly silver fillings can hinder the look of your smile and cause further dental issues if not administered correctly. At Oak Dentistry, we have stepped into the 21st century by exclusively using composite tooth-colored fillings. These modern restorations not only look like your natural teeth but actually bond to the remaining tooth for a more stable and sustainable result.
So why might you need a filling? The two most common causes of a tooth cavity are decay and trauma. When your tooth becomes slightly damaged, its health and structure are compromised. Arlington dentist, Dr. Lim aims to restore your tooth back to health and do so as quickly as possible. Enter composite fillings!
A filling is a very simple procedure and can be completed in just one visit with zero pain. During your treatment, our caring dentist cleans the affected tooth and then adds a special composite resin. Once the resin blends with your bite, it is solidified and polished for a discreet finish.
Dr. Lim’s core principles of care center on him providing beautiful results that are functional and long-lasting. One area in which he excels is the design, creation, and placement of dental crowns. This common restorative treatment is ideal for those with a damaged, cracked, or broken tooth.
Much like a cap, dental crowns protect teeth that have become compromised. The crown is created using an impression of your smile, which is sent to our partner lab for construction. At Oak Dentistry, we are committed to only using the best materials and recommend a tooth-colored restoration to all our patients.
Once the restoration is ready, Dr. Lim carefully places it over your damaged tooth and bonds it into position. You can then benefit from a healthy, functional tooth that blends into your natural smile.
When you are missing a tooth it can become a real burden and, what’s more, it could negatively impact your oral health. If you are looking for an effective and efficient solution, then dental bridges could be a for you.
A dental bridge consists of an artificial tooth in between two dental crowns. The crowns act as anchors as they are placed over the two natural teeth on either side of the gap. The crowns are bonded into place and hold the new tooth into position, allowing you to restore your smile.
Bridges are made using high-quality materials at our partner dental lab and are specifically designed for your smile. We only use modern restorations that are created to match the shade and shape of your natural teeth (we use impressions to achieve this), so you can enjoy discretion, as well as, a healthy smile.
Inlays & Onlays
Extreme decay or a mouth injury can cause severe damage to a tooth but not so much that an extraction is needed. If only part of your tooth is missing, our restorative dentist in Arlington, TX, may recommend an inlay or onlay. Much like a crown, both inlays and onlays are designed using the shape of your natural teeth to restore the missing section.
Inlays are the preferred option when the tooth damage only affects the grooves of the tooth and not the cusps, whereas an onlay is the best option for more severe damage that affects the cusps or biting surface.
Both inlays and onlays are placed by first taking an impression of the damaged tooth. Then, our expert will design the new tooth restoration, so it perfectly fits and mimics the missing section. We may make adjustments as we fit the inlay or onlay, but once it is ready, Dr. Lim will bond it into place. You can then enjoy a fully restored tooth that functions just like new.
We understand that life can get busy, and finding time for a more comprehensive procedure may be difficult. Our Arlington dental team is also aware that emergencies do happen and you need someone you can rely on in your time of need. Therefore, at Oak Dentistry, we do our best to see patients the same day when they are experiencing discomfort, are ready to move forward with treatment, or need urgent care.
We only want the best for our patients and will continue to strive to provide the highest standard of dentistry available.
When you are experiencing a toothache or a mouth injury, our restorative dentist is here to offer practical advice and assess your smile. Our scheduling team will do their very best to see you the same day or as soon as possible.
Being told you need dentures can open up a whole host of questions. The good news is Dr. Lim can answer those questions and provide you with world-class denture options, including implant-retained dentures.
Although the majority of denture wearers are older, a partial denture might be the ideal option for those with just a few missing teeth. Partial dentures are custom-made to fit your smile and are very effective as they restore function and blend in with your smile.
More traditional complete dentures are ideal if all your teeth are missing on either the upper or lower arch (or both!). This denture option is removable but can give your smile a second chance. The appliance comfortably fits over your gums and allows you to smile with confidence once again.
For a more stable denture solution, Dr. Lim uses his expertise in dental implants to provide you with implant-retained dentures. This option consists of a complete denture being attached to permanent implants for a more stable restoration. We use modern 3D technology to plan and successfully place your implants before fitting your snap-on dentures.
Millions of Americans endure sleepless nights due to sleep apnea. When suffering with this disorder, your breathing stops multiple times in the night due to your airflow being restricted. This results in a number of symptoms, such as:
- Lack of sleep
- Sore throat
If left untreated, this condition can become life-threatening. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please visit our office. Our dental professional can help assess if you are suffering from sleep apnea and provide advice and treatment to help you sleep better.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
At times, life can get on top of us, and regular visits to the dentist can be pushed aside. Unfortunately, this can lead to more comprehensive and complex dental issues that will need to be addressed by a skilled restorative dentist. The good news is we have wonderfully talented Dr. Lim who can help you with your restorative needs.
One area in which our doctor excels is full mouth reconstruction. This may sound a little daunting, but this service simply refers to needing multiple cosmetic and restorative treatments to restore your health. Traditionally, candidates for this treatment are those with severe decay, damaged teeth, or those who haven’t visited the dentist for a long time.
If you need reconstructive care, Dr. Lim will guide you through the process and create a tailor-made treatment plan. He may suggest dental implants, teeth whitening, veneers, and similar treatments to improve the health of your smile. Please be assured that we will explain each stage of your treatment and inform you of why we recommend this comprehensive care.
Replace your missing tooth today!
Do you have a missing tooth or teeth? Are you looking for an effective and long-term replacement? Then dental implants could be the ideal solution for you. This modern procedure is fast becoming the number-one treatment option for those looking to replace a tooth (or teeth).
An implant consists of three parts:
- Titanium post: Designed to mimic your natural tooth root
- Abutment: A connector to unite the post and restoration
- Cosmetic restoration: This may be a crown or denture that blends into your smile
- Discover how dental implants could change your life!