We all spend time and energy taking care of the things that are important to us. Houses require regular repairs and our cars require regular maintenance. When we keep our house and car nice and in good repair, we not only enjoy them more but this regular maintenance saves both time and money in the long run. We have all heard "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." It's true with your dental health as well. Call Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale today at 954-928-1666 to make a new appointment for an exam and dental cleaning. Many problems like cavities or gum disease start without any pain but can progress into painful problems if left untreated. A thorough dental exam with our dentists, Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle, will detect any problems so they can be addressed before they progress saving you time, money and potentially pain.
How Can Restorative Dentistry Repair Damaged Teeth?
When a cavity develops on your tooth you may not even know it is there because it is not causing any pain. Unfortunately, left untreated, your cavity will expand decay damaging more of your tooth's structure. Your dentist at Excellence in Dentistry detects cavities using dental x-rays along with a thorough oral exam. Your dentist will repair your small cavity with a tooth-colored, composite filling to stop the decay from spreading and restore your tooth.
Composite resin is used in composite dental fillings to fill cavities and can also be used to repair chipped or cracked teeth. Tooth bonding can improve the appearance of stained or discolored teeth or close the space between teeth (diastema). Dental bonding is a relatively inexpensive dental procedure that can drastically improve the aesthetics of your smile in a single visit to your Fort Lauderdale dentist.
In restorative dentistry, dental crowns are used to strengthen cracked, broken or worn teeth, to protect your tooth following root canal therapy, to anchor a dental bridge, or to protect teeth that have cavities that are too large to repair with a dental filling. The benefit of using the best cosmetic dentist in Fort Lauderdale, is that your natural-looking crowns will restore your teeth and improve the appearance your smile.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a treatment in which your dentist or endodontist removes infected or diseased pulp material from the roots of your tooth to save a badly damaged or infected tooth. After the infected dental pulp is removed, the root canals are cleaned and filled. Your tooth is typically restored with a dental crown.
How Can Restorative Dentistry Replace Missing Teeth?
One of the most obvious problems with missing teeth is the very noticeable dark space in your smile. Your missing tooth can make you self-conscious, but is also can lead to more dental health problems. The teeth on either side of the gap left by your missing tooth will drift into the gap starting a cascade of dental problems. This can change your occlusion, allow for super-eruption of opposing teeth, lead to loss of other teeth, and lead to bone loss in your jaw where the tooth is missing. Your dentist in Fort Lauderdale, has options to replace your missing teeth.
Dental bridges are a traditional way of replacing missing teeth. In a dental bridge, the teeth on either side of the gap left by your missing tooth act as the abutments for your dental bridge. Your custom-made bridge is a single unit that is permanently cemented to replace your missing tooth or teeth and restore your occlusion.
A dental implant is a metal device surgically placed into your jawbone to replace the root portion of your missing tooth. The implant is the anchor of a stable support system for replacement teeth, whether a single crown, a bridge, or an implant-supported denture. Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option because, unlike dental bridges, they replace the root of your tooth which stimulates the jaw bone and prevents future bone loss. Dental implants, with proper care, last a lifetime and are the most natural feeling and looking tooth replacement option.
If you are missing all of your teeth in one or both arches, dentures can beautifully replace your missing teeth. Implant supported dentures use dental implants to anchor your denture firmly in place to prevent slipping and improve comfort. If you missing a number of teeth but still have most of your original teeth, partial dentures are an option to replace your missing teeth. Partial dentures include artificial teeth on a synthetic base attached to a metal frame.
Do you need restorative dentistry in Fort Lauderdale? Have you been searching the web for a "restoration dentist"? Are you searching from a highly skilled dentist with experience you can trust? Search no further! Call Excellence in Dentistry at 954-928-1666 to schedule your appointment today! Nancy Rotroff, DDS, MAGD, Gerard Wasselle, DMD, and their team provide the highest quality restorative dental treatments to restore your smile for a lifetime in our relaxed, stress-free dental office on Commercial Boulevard.