All dentists strive to keep their patients’ teeth and gums healthy, but not all dentists have the knowledge and skills needed to restore function and comfort to their patients’ smiles with restorative dentistry and beautify their patients’ smiles with cosmetic dentistry. South Austin dentist Dr. Steven Van Wicklen does both.
Defining Aesthetic and Prosthetic Dentistry
To do this, Dr. Van Wicklen uses aesthetic and prosthetic dentistry.
Aesthetic dentistry—more commonly referred to as cosmetic dentistry—pertains to the appearance of your smile. Prosthetic dentistry—often called restorative dentistry—involves the replacement of missing teeth and related mouth or jaw structures.
Aesthetic and Prosthetic Dentistry in Austin
Depending on your specific dental needs and smile goals, you may only require prosthetic dentistry or aesthetic dentistry, or you might need a combination of the two. Throughout your smile makeover process—from your initial consultation to the completion of your treatment and the unveiling of your brand new smile—Dr. Van Wicklen will offer his expert opinion and perform your treatment with the utmost level of skill, training, and experience.
To fulfill your prosthetic and aesthetic smile goals, Dr. Van Wicklen offers the following procedures, treatments, and more at his south Austin dentist office:
- Teeth whitening
- Cosmetic dental bonding
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental crowns and bridges
- Composite dental fillings
- CEREC crowns
- Dentures and partials
- Dental implants
To find out if you can benefit from prosthetic and aesthetic dentistry, contact Dr. Van Wicklen’s dentist office, located in Austin, Texas, by phone at (512) 448-3131 or online at southaustindentist.com.