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Shoal Creek Prosthodontic Group | Restorative Dentistry in Austin

Shoal Creek Prosthodontic Group

1500 West 38th Street, Suite 34
Austin, TX 78731

(512) 451-7491

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry may be complex or minor depending on a patient’s restorative needs. Restoration may involve all teeth or one aspect of a single tooth. The larger restorative needs usually fall under prosthodontics and are often very involved and require multiple disciplines of dentistry. The restorative aspect of a multi-discipline approach may involve fillings, crowns, bridges, implant supported restorations, removable dentures, complete dentures, or any combination thereof.

Most often, if a patient is compliant with routine cleanings and periodic exams the restorative needs are minimized. In other words, if all initial dental needs have been addressed and a patient is compliant regarding recall appointments, the restorative requirements over time are less and less costly. It has been our experience that the compliant “patient of record” has a minimal amount of indicated  treatment, for example, fewer fillings, crowns, bridges, implant, periodontal, and endodontic treatment.   


Simple Restorative Procedures:

  • Usually under an hour appointment time   
  • Usually one or two appointment visits   
  • Usually fillings or single crowns (high noble only)   
  • Tooth colored bonded fillings and traditional alloy fillings    


Major Restorative Procedures:

  • Full mouth extraction and immediate dentures   
  • Full mouth reconstruction involving all teeth where the vertical dimension is re-established to a more functional esthetic outcome   
  • Multiple implant borne bridges   
  • Complete dentures or implant borne fixed dentures   


Healthy teeth maintenance and practices are admittedly sometimes hard to develop and maintain. However, if you find yourself with tooth decay or gum disease, addressing the problems as soon as possible is most important when it comes to restoring the health of your teeth and gums.

Austin Dentist | Restorative Dentistry. Fredrick Shaw is a Austin Dentist.