Services to Restore & Rejuvenate Your Smile
Here are our most common restorative services offered at Country Day Dental:
- Metal-Free FillingsFillings are used to restore teeth that have become damaged due to decay or trauma. These restorations seal a small hole in your tooth (i.e., a cavity) and prevent bacteria-induced infection from spreading.
At our Fort Worth dental practice…Learn more about our office…, we use metal-free composite fillings to mimic your natural tooth’s color and restore the integrity of your tooth. The composite material makes your restorations discreet and aesthetically beautiful.
When placing your metal-free fillings, Dr. Schmidgall will first clean the area and remove all decay. Then, he’ll place the composite material onto your tooth’s surface using modern techniques. The material is shaped to restore the integrity of your tooth and fit your natural bite. Once ready, the filling is bonded into place and then polished, so it blends seamlessly into your smile.
- Crowns & BridgesCrowns Crowns are recommended by Dr. Schmidgall when teeth become cracked, fractured, or decayed. Reminiscent of a cap, the restoration is placed on top of the damaged tooth with the dual purpose of protecting and restoring your tooth’s function and strength.
Our Fort Worth restorative dentist…Learn more about Dr. Schmidgall… uses modern technology to design your crown so it meets your individual needs. He uses digital impressions to create the crown and carefully place it with optimum precision. With our innovative restoration, you can eat, laugh, and smile with full confidence and zero pain!
Bridges A dental bridge is a custom-made, life-changing restoration used to replace a missing tooth. It consists of two crowns bonded to either side of an artificial tooth. The crowns are placed over the adjacent teeth to act as anchors that hold the artificial tooth in place.
Bridges help maintain your tooth’s natural look and function, prevent future dental problems, and are an excellent alternative for those who aren’t candidates for dental implants.
- Dental ImplantsIf you have lost a tooth due to a traumatic event or extreme decay, then dental implants can be the permanent tooth replacement solution you’ve been looking for.
Our implant dentist in Fort Worth, TX, Dr. Schmidgall, is a true expert in performing state-of-the-art implant placements that look and feel like your natural tooth.
He utilizes 3D Cone Beam technology and 3D printing to ensure a more accurate and predictable result – every time! Dental implants provide many benefits for your oral health beyond just looking great. They can help you restore your ability to speak, eat, laugh, and smile while giving you a newfound confidence.
- DenturesAs you’ve grown older, have your teeth begun to let you down? Do you always stress about uncomfortable and unstable dentures?
Being told you need dentures can be a worrisome experience, but with Dr. Schmidgall, it doesn’t have to be. Whether you need partial or complete dentures, our caring team will guide you through the process and answer all your questions.
In fact, let’s begin by defining what these two types of dentures are:
Partials: Ideal for those who only have a few missing teeth and need to restore the function of their smile.
Complete: When all teeth are missing from the upper or lower arch, complete dentures give your smile a second chance. They sit on the gum line and provide more functionality when you eat, laugh, and smile.
At Country Day Dental…Visit our homepage for more information…, we offer implant-retained dentures for more comfortable and long-lasting results!
Thanks to their multiple secure anchor points, implant-retained dentures provide more stability while eating and speaking. The permanent nature of the restoration allows you to enjoy your day-to-day activities fully. They also promote bone and gum preservation, improved dental hygiene, and a lifetime of comfort.
- Root CanalsWhen a cavity reaches the nerve (pulp) of your tooth, it can cause an infection and a severe toothache. If this happens, then a root canal is likely required to save your natural tooth.
During this treatment, Dr. Schmidgall will first remove the infected pulp and will then fill the space with a natural-looking composite resin. The resin replaces the missing pulp and restores the structure of your tooth.
Through high-quality, comprehensive care, we’ll make this procedure as comfortable and smooth as possible. You can enjoy a fully-functioning tooth that compliments your smile in just one visit.
- Sedation Dentistry
We know many people feel anxious before visiting the dentist. In the past, many people would endure a stressful visit or avoid the dentist altogether. However at Country Day Dental…Learn more on our homepage…, we offer a few alternative options for our more nervous patients.
Dr. Schmidgall provides sedation dentistry, which is specifically designed to help patients relax while receiving both simple and complex dental treatments.
At our office, we offer two sedation options:
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas): This milder form of sedation is administered via a nasal mask during your visit. It helps you feel relaxed and calm during your procedure with no after-effects.
Oral conscious sedation: For this option, you take a pill to calm your nerves and will feel relaxed during your time at our office. You will need someone to drive you home as this is a stronger form of sedation.
With both types of sedation, you are conscious and capable to respond to the dentist’s questions but will feel comfortable and anxiety-free throughout.
- Inlays & OnlaysDental inlays and onlays are used to protect and strengthen teeth suffering from severe damage or decay. Both restorations are created using digital impressions and are ideal for replacing more significant missing parts of your tooth. Our expert uses tooth-colored material to produce natural-looking results that provide a discreet finish.
Inlays are placed when the damage only affects the grooves or surface of the tooth, whereas onlays are the preferred choice when the damage affects the biting surface and the cusps. Both of these restorations are durable and long-lasting solutions that provide excellent aesthetic and functional outcomes.
- ExtractionsWhen you discover the best course of action is a tooth extraction, it may cause you some anxiety or uncertainty. However, there is no need to worry as our amazing team will provide excellent care every step of the way.
Tooth removal is often used to maintain your oral health or as preparation for a future procedure. Through the entire process, your Fort Worth dental team will go beyond the norm to make sure you’re comfortable and relaxed. This simple treatment begins with the area around the tooth being numbed and then the tooth gently being rocked. Once it is ready, the tooth is pulled, and the area kept clean.
Throughout the extraction, we’ll provide you with compassionate and comprehensive care, so you feel no discomfort and are at ease. After your procedure, Dr. Schmidgall provides his recommendations for restoration solutions and instructions on caring for the area.
- TMJTMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is a common issue that occurs when this specific joint becomes inflamed. Stress, teeth grinding, clenching, trauma, or even poor posture often cause the TMJ problems that severely impact your daily life.
With years of experience, Dr. Schmidgall…Get to know our dentist… can help diagnose this common problem and direct you along the ideal treatment path. He utilizes advanced Tekscan technology…Opens a new window to the Tekscan website… to assess your bite and improve the efficiency of your care.
Our team can help if you suffer from any of the following symptoms:
- Headaches, migraines, earaches, or pain and pressure behind the eyes
- A clicking or popping sound when you open or close your mouth
- Difficulties when yawning, widely opening the mouth, or chewing
- Pain and swelling around the jaw joint
- Tenderness of the jaw muscles
Dr. Schmidgall focuses not only on relieving your symptoms but in treating the underlying cause behind them. From prescriptive pain medication to the use of a TMJ appliance or even a full mouth reconstruction, your Fort Worth dentist is ready to provide a treatment plan that fits your needs and provides true pain relief.
- Sleep ApneaSleep apnea is a serious condition that actually causes you to stop breathing while you are asleep. The disorder is caused by the collapse of your airway, resulting in an inability to breathe properly and thus restricting oxygen flow to your body.
Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Migraines or headaches
- Chronic fatigue
- Extremely dry mouth
- Lack of sleep
Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to other serious health concerns such as stroke, high blood pressure, and heart attack.
The good news is that our entire team is committed to helping you achieve good health, and our dentist can provide proper diagnosis and treatment advice.
- Full Mouth ReconstructionThis procedure, also known as full mouth rehabilitation, consists of a comprehensive approach designed to restore your smile’s function and beauty.
Dr. Schmidgall combines his exceptional skills and artistry while partnering with you to create a healthy and attractive smile. He may recommend this treatment if you have not visited the dentist for a while and are suffering from multiple dental problems.
As a patient-focused practice, we truly want to create a treatment plan tailor-made to your needs and goals. To facilitate this, we offer a “trial smile” service. This is a reversible procedure that gives you a preview of what your new smile will look like before committing to any dental work. Our goal is to ensure you feel confident in the treatment and excited to get your new smile.
Here is a preview of some of the services available as part of a full mouth reconstruction:
- Teeth whitening
- Teeth alignment
- Dental implants
- Dental crowns
- Porcelain veneers
- Gum restoration
- And so much more
When you undergo this comprehensive approach, rest assured that Dr. Schmidgall will phase out the treatment and work within your comfort level.
Restorative dentistry is often needed to treat serious oral health conditions like cavities or infected teeth. It may also be required to restore your smile after trauma to the teeth, such as cracked, chipped, or knocked-out teeth.
However, restorative dentistry is about more than just repairing damaged teeth. It’s also concerned with replacing missing teeth. Tooth loss caused by chronic oral health issues or dental trauma can be treated with dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.
With restorative dentistry from Dr. Ryan Schmidgall, you can restore your smile, your oral health, and your self-confidence in Fort Worth. Dr. Schmidgall and our dental team are always here to help you get the treatment you need at Country Day Dental.
- CavitiesCavities are usually treated with fillings if they’re minor. Larger cavities, however, may require treatment with inlays & onlays or a dental crown. This is because large fillings tend to be weak and have a short lifespan.
- Infected teethIf you have an infected tooth due to a large cavity or an oral injury, root canal therapy will usually be used to remove the infection and restore your tooth. Then, your tooth will be covered by a crown or filling to restore its natural shape and appearance.
- Damaged & broken teethIf you have experienced tooth damage due to an oral injury, crowns are usually the best way to restore your smile. Depending on the extent of the damage to your teeth, you may also require a root canal to prevent the teeth from becoming infected.
- Missing teethMissing teeth can happen due to gum disease, chronic tooth infections, or oral injuries. Depending on your oral health and your situation, Dr. Schmidgall may recommend full or partial dentures to replace your teeth, or permanent treatments like dental bridges or dental implants.
Dr. Schmidgall was very thorough and explained the procedure in detail before getting to work. Thanks again, Dr. S! I'll be back for sure.
Jeremy S. (Actual Patient)