Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis and management of oral diseases. It restores the teeth and their surrounding structures and preserves the oral cavity’s aesthetic appeal. Restorative dental procedures focus on rebuilding, replacing, and restoring teeth and other oral structures.
Restorative Dentistry in Tampa, FL
Our restorative dental services provide a versatile range of treatments to restore the health and aesthetic appeal of the smile. Some of them have been listed below:
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped dental prosthetics that are mounted over damaged teeth to restore their natural shape, size, color, and function. They are used to:
- Protect damaged teeth from breaking.
- Fix broken, fractured, and cracked teeth.
- Cover teeth that have lost their structure to decay.
- Restore the color of stained and discolored teeth.
Sometimes, a patient suffers from tooth decay or damage that does not warrant extraction but cannot be treated with standard fillings. In such cases, dental inlays and onlays or partial crowns help restore the teeth to their original strength. Inlays and onlays or partial crowns are a modified version of standard fillings.
A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth or multiple teeth to restore the health and aesthetic appeal of the oral cavity. Dental bridges consist of artificial teeth connected to dental crowns on both or one side. The artificial teeth fill the gaps left by missing teeth, and the crowns are cemented onto the teeth present on either side of the gap. They provide a great restorative solution for patients looking for non-surgical methods of replacing missing teeth.
Dental Implant Restorations
Tooth loss is inevitable, but it is necessary to replace missing teeth. If not replaced, tooth loss not only gives birth to orthodontic and periodontal problems but also affects the cosmetic appeal of the teeth. Dental implants replace missing teeth to restore the health and beauty of the oral cavity. They are titanium screws that are surgically placed below the gum line into a hole drilled in the underlying bone. These titanium screws act as false tooth roots that are then connected to a dental crown or bridge to replace the visible portion of the missing teeth.
Dentures are the most commonly used dental restoration for replacing missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth attached to a pink base. The artificial teeth mimic the natural teeth, while the pink base mimics the gum tissues. Dentures are custom-designed for each patient to fit snugly over the gum line. They can be used to replace a few or all the teeth on a dental arch.
Temporomandibular joint disorders create tension in the face and jaw and painful symptoms like headaches and bruxism. creating a more even bite can help alleviate TMD symptoms, as crooked teeth can worsen symptoms. Nightguards can protect teeth from teeth clenching and grinding.
Gum Disease Treatment
We provide many treatment options for patients with gum disease. Deep cleanings with scaling and root planing treatments or laser dentistry can remove plaque and tartar that irritate and inflame gum tissue. Regular routine care can prevent gum inflammation from turning into gum disease.
Restore Your Smile
Do you need restorative dental care? Call 813-733-6981 or schedule a dental consultation with us online.