A dental restoration is a procedure used to restore the function and appearance of a tooth or teeth that have been damaged for reasons such as tooth decay, fractures, or trauma. At Gardens Dental Spa, restorative dentistry procedures are generally needed when a patient’s tooth has been damaged by infection, decay, wear, breakage, discoloration, or other issues.
Dental crowns cover and protect a tooth that has been damaged or decayed beyond what a filling can repair. A dental crown covers the entire tooth and protects it from further damage. If needed, a crown can be used to anchor a bridge or cover an implant. Dental crowns can be made from porcelain, metal alloys, resin, or a porcelain-fused-to-metal material.
A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic that fills the gap caused by missing teeth. The bridge is cemented to the teeth adjacent to the space, and the replacement tooth or teeth are suspended between the bridge’s supports. A dentist can only remove a dental bridge as a permanent restoration. In addition to filling gaps, bridges are an alternative to dental implants when more than one tooth is missing in a row. There are many dental bridges, but they generally include two crowns placed over anchoring teeth and one or more false teeth.
Dental implants replace missing or damaged teeth with an artificial tooth root placed in the jaw. The dental implant is then fitted with an abutment and a custom-made crown to provide a natural-looking tooth replacement.
Dental sealants are a plastic coating placed on the biting surfaces of molars to prevent food particles from settling into the tooth's crevices and causing decay. They typically last for several years before needing to be replaced.
Dental bonding can be used to repair damage such as cracks, chips, or breaks in just one tooth. Resin or plastic is applied directly to the surface of the affected teeth and shaped into the desired shape. The material hardens to its natural appearance, and the tooth is restored to full function.
Root Canal Therapy
If a patient has a severe toothache due to pulp inflammation or infection of the tooth, root canal therapy might be necessary to save the tooth from extraction. The infected or damaged tissue inside the tooth is removed by the dentist, and then the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected to prevent further infection. After the procedure is complete, a permanent dental crown is placed to fully restore functionality to the tooth. The crown will be firmly bonded to the remaining natural tooth structure to ensure it can last many years without risk of falling out.
Periodontal therapy treats diseases of the gums that support the teeth. The most common reason for this disease is the buildup of plaque on the teeth, which can be removed by the patient’s brushing and flossing regularly. Other causes include smoking or tobacco use, genetics, diabetes, heart disease, stress, puberty, pregnancy, poor nutrition, certain medications, and clenching or grinding one’s teeth–all of which can lead to periodontal infections. If left untreated, these gum issues can lead to tooth loss.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction uses a combination of procedures to correct or restore all of a person’s teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. This treatment could be necessary due to trauma or decay or simply as a cosmetic procedure to improve a person’s smile and overall appearance.
A combination of dental crowns, bridges, implants and other restorative methods can be used to correct problems such as missing or severely damaged teeth. Treatment plans can be designed based on a patient’s goals and preferences. The goal is to create a natural-looking, beautiful smile that enhances the patient’s overall appearance.
Dentures are artificial teeth that replace missing ones and restore one’s bite and smile function. They are removable but can be secured with dental implants to make them a permanent part of your mouth. Complete dentures are used when all natural teeth are missing, while partial dentures only fill the spaces created by missing teeth.
An all-on-four implant system is a procedure where a complete set of permanent teeth can be supported with just four dental implants. These implants are usually placed at an angle to support the replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. This system is appropriate for patients with good bone density in the jaw who would otherwise be considered candidates for traditional dentures.
The oral surgery procedure is a surgical procedure that involves removing teeth, bone, or tissue in the mouth to repair damage or diseases. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia because it requires the patient to be unconscious and completely still during the treatment. Many patients are concerned about the recovery period after this procedure because of the aching feeling from the anesthetic wearing off. Thankfully, it’s usually only temporary, and over-the-counter pain medication usually works well to help relieve any pain.
Get In touch with Gardens Dental Spa at 11380 Prosperity Farms Rd #108, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, or call (561) 799-7791 for the best dental care.