At Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we restore decayed teeth to create smiles that are both healthy and beautiful. Recent advances in both techniques and materials have made the ‘impossible’ not only possible, but affordable for everyone in Arlington TX as well.
Dr. Stephen Ratcliff has been restoring teeth since 1990. Ongoing training is essential for staying on the cutting edge of the cosmetic dentistry industry.
Decay is the most common Arlington TX dental problem and the second most common disease in the nation (number one is the common cold). If you have one or more teeth with decay, it’s time to take care of them.
Fillings, inlays, onlays and crowns are used to restore teeth for our Arlington TX family dentistry patients. Even the most basic procedure – filling a cavity – has evolved. There are several types of new materials available including porcelain and composite resin. Each has specific strengths and aesthetic considerations. Arlington TX patients who replace silver amalgam with tooth-colored fillings love getting the metal out of their smile.
Inlays and onlays are more extensive restorations. There are two types: direct or indirect. Direct inlays and onlays are made in your Arlington TX cosmetic dental office on the spot and applied in one visit. Indirect inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab. They usually require a second visit but the results are well worth the extra trip.
When an Arlington TX client has a tooth that cannot be restored with an inlay or an onlay, a natural-looking crown is the answer. At Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we create dental crowns that blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Let us show you some photos of patients who have received smile makeovers – you will not see any “Chiclet” crowns that stick out like a sore thumb. In fact, you won’t be able to tell which of our Arlington TX dental clients have crowns.
Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is located at 909 W Mitchell St in Arlington TX. Dr. Stephen Ratcliff is currently accepting new patients. Call 817-274-7875 to schedule a restorative dentistry consultation.