If you’ve ever been sick or injured, you know how difficult it can be to ask for help. We’d all rather suffer through than reach out for a hand. We get it. That’s why we offer compassionate tooth restoration services. Tooth restoration can refer to any procedure where we need to rebuild or fortify the natural tooth. Nearly every adult will need restorative services during their lifetime, it’s nothing to be ashamed of.
We are an open, non-judgmental team that simply wants to use our skills to help you achieve your oral health goals. If you need a tooth repaired with a filling, crown, bridge, or other service we are here for you.
If you have ever had a cavity filled by a less than empathetic dentist, it can be a difficult experience. At Florida Smile Design we offer a completely different experience. First, our team is dedicated to your comfort above all else. This means we hear you when you tell us you need more anesthetic. Or, if you’d like to explore our sedation options, we offer the support and information you need to stay comfortable and in control.
Don’t love the sounds of the operatory? We encourage you to wear headphones and listen to calming music or your favorite TV show. We work hard to customize your experience, so you have an experience you’re comfortable with. We provide several tooth restoration services conveniently right here at Florida Smile Design.
Tooth decay, dental caries, cavities—these are different terms that describe the same process. When the acid from your foods and beverages meets the bacteria in your mouth that form plaque (and tartar), the combination can cause enamel erosion. Maintaining a more alkaline diet and staying diligent with your brushing and flossing habits can help prevent this erosion from causing a cavity, which will require a filling.
If you do need a filling, it’s nothing to be ashamed of or worried about. We can restore the form and function of your affected tooth or teeth with BPA-free composite fillings. You often won’t be able to tell the filling apart from your natural teeth!
If decay has claimed more of your healthy tooth structure than an average filling can repair, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need a crown. An inlay or an onlay might be the fix you need to get back your smile.
Cavities can form anywhere on the surfaces of your teeth, including in between teeth (which is why flossing is so important), but if decay has been contained within the cusps of your tooth, an inlay can be set and smoothed to replace the decayed structure. An onlay can cover a larger portion of your tooth, extending a little beyond the outer ridges.
If decay or excessive wear (possibly caused by tooth grinding and jaw clenching) have taken over your crown, we can replace it with a durable replica that blends in beautifully. We want to keep your tooth roots in place so that your jawbone stays strong, and we can do this by crafting a strong zirconia or porcelain crown that, once secured in place, feels and functions just like your natural teeth.