Restoring Smiles with Cocoa Restorative Dentistry
Cavities, infections, and missing teeth negatively impact your dental well-being. At Advanced Dental Care, your dentist in Cocoa offers a variety of restorative dentistry services to return comfort, function, and appearance to your smile.
Non-metallic composite fillings are a natural-looking alternative to metal fillings, which can inflict dark shadows on an otherwise bright smile. Made of composite resin material, a tooth-colored filling offers more advantages than meet the eye. First, unlike a traditional filling that merely rests within the remaining tooth structure and is held in place by pressure, a composite filling actually bonds with the tooth. Thus, the tooth is made stronger. In addition, a tooth-colored filling usually requires far less tooth preparation than a silver filling, which means less time under the drill for you.
These restorative materials are designed to mimic the natural color, strength, and durability of your teeth. An all-porcelain crown fully covers a tooth that has been compromised by extensive decay; a crack that threatens to split a tooth apart; or traumatic injury. Crowns also serve to protect a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy. Inlays and onlays are ideal for those instances when a filling doesn’t offer enough coverage and a crown would provide too much. Also made of porcelain, these restorations are fabricated in a dental lab. Both are typically applied to molars. An inlay fits within the cusps of the tooth, while an onlay extends over cusps to cover more of the chewing surface.
Natural-looking and durable, dentures and partials are custom restorative dentistry solutions to replace missing teeth and let you eat, smile, and laugh with confidence. A partial is designed similarly to a puzzle piece that fits securely between your remaining teeth. It consists of false teeth that are mounted to a gum-colored base and held in place with clips or brackets. A full denture is designed to replace all of the teeth along your upper or lower arch. As such, they rest comfortably on top of your gums and are secured by suction, the muscles of your cheeks and tongue and, if necessary, denture adhesive. Both dentures and partials need to be cleaned daily and never worn while you are sleeping.
Root Canal Therapy
If the nerve within your tooth gets infected, we'll perform a root canal. We remove the pulp, nerve and decay, thoroughly clean the interior, and then we seal the teeth. Adding a porcelain crown will protect it from fracturing. Advances in root canal treatment have allowed this procedure to become very simple and comfortable.
Contact Us to Learn About Your Tooth Restoration Options
Advanced Dental Care serves the restorative dental needs of patients in Cocoa, Titusville, and Port St. John areas. Contact us today for your smile consultation with the dentist Cocoa trusts!