Restorative Dental Care
Restorative dentistry is the practice of using modern dental technology to renew your teeth to full functionality. Dentila is a dental practice in Orlando with a focus on restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
Tooth loss and damage can be an unfortunate experience for many people. The pain, discomfort, and impact on self-esteem can be severely detrimental to your quality of life. Luckily, when it comes to returning function and aesthetics to your smile, Dentila has got you covered.
Minor Restoration Work
Often, there are signs that a tooth is in trouble well before it needs to be extracted. This could be cavities, cracks, or worn enamel from excessive grinding. In these cases, we do everything we can to save the tooth, as your natural dentition will always be preferable to prosthetics.
Fillings are usually the best option. The decayed tooth material is removed, and the cavity and cracks are filled in with a composite material to restore strength and function to your bite.
In cases where the tooth is severely damaged, we may instead use a crown. For this, the tooth is filed down to accommodate a ceramic or composite prosthetic. The crown is fitted over the original tooth using materials and colors to compliment the rest of your smile.
Options for Replacing Missing Teeth
For teeth that are missing or require extraction, there are several methods for returning your full smile.
Dentures, either full or partial, are a common, well-established method of tooth loss restoration. These prosthetic sets of teeth sit on the gums, replacing your natural dentition. Dentures allow patients to chew, as well as mitigate the aged facial appearance that can occur with significant loss of teeth.
Bridges are prosthetic rows that replace one or more teeth. These rows are made to compliment the color and contour of your natural teeth and are anchored by crowns on either end. This can mean filing down the surrounding teeth, which may otherwise be perfectly healthy.
Perhaps the best method for replacement are dental implants. These consist of biocompatible posts implanted and bonded to the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Once healed, these posts are fitted with beautiful crowns that look and feel just like your natural teeth, while providing the full strength of your bite.
Find Out More!
If you have questions or concerns about restoration dentistry, don't hesitate to contact Dentila today! Our practice is located in Orlando, FL, and our team is happy to schedule an appointment to determine the best option for you and your smile.