Restorative Dentistry in Windermere
What is restorative dentistry? You’re probably familiar with dental fillings and their function – they fill in cavities to stop further damage and repair the tooth. This is an example of a restorative dental care procedure. Restorative dentistry – dental fillings, dental crowns, root canal therapy, dental implants, and more – is employed when your smile has experienced any kind of damage, whether from decay, injury, disease, or the loss of a tooth.
If you’re looking for dentists who can provide cosmetic-quality restorative dentistry, Windermere Dentistry is the right place for you. Contact our Windermere, FL location today for an appointment, and you’ll be amazed by what can be accomplished
Dental crowns are custom-crafted restorations that are designed to cover a single tooth, restoring its natural shape and function while preserving the original structure. This is a very common and versatile restorative solution that can effectively treat a wide variety of dental concerns, including the following:
- When a tooth is badly decayed and can no longer be treated by a traditional filling.
- When a tooth is structurally injured.
- When a tooth is badly weakened and in need of support to prevent fracturing.
- When a tooth has significant cosmetic imperfections that require correction.
- When a tooth has been treated with root canal therapy and needs additional support.
- When a singular dental implant must be restored.
Dental bridges are also available to patients in need as a worthwhile reconstructive service that can rebuild one or more consecutive teeth in a row. By using dental crowns as “anchors” that fit over nearby healthy teeth, the bridge is permanently fixed in place to improve biting strength, prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of position, and provide other valuable benefits. Both traditional bridges and implant-retained bridges are offered at Windermere Dentistry, and our team will be happy to help you determine the option that’s right for your unique smile.
Many of our older patients are surely familiar with amalgam fillings – they likely even still have a few in their smiles. This restorative option, while effective, had its aesthetic and structural pitfalls, which is why our team is proud to have replaced them with tooth-colored fillings as a much-improved alternative.
Crafted from lifelike composite resin, these fillings can be precisely shaded and sculpted to repair cavities in a seamless fashion. Their flexible nature also allows the doctors to preserve more healthy tooth structure and strengthen what remains for longer-lasting results. Additionally, the lack of metals means that sensitivity to temperature is greatly reduced. Today, it’s not enough for our team to restore lost oral function – we also want to give you the beautiful, natural-looking results you deserve.
Previously, porcelain dental crowns required a few visits and a couple of weeks to complete. You would need to be fitted, have impressions made, have modifications to teeth made, and wear temporary crowns while the dental lab crafted your permanent porcelain crowns. With CEREC, however, CAD/CAM technology provides the impressions, acts as the dental lab, and delivers porcelain crowns right here in our office while you wait. In one visit – and with no temporary crowns to wear for weeks – we can repair your smile. Better yet, Dr. Thakkar is highly trained and certified in CEREC treatment, and she’s created countless successful results for patients in need over the years.
CEREC works by taking a digital impression of your tooth/teeth with a computer. There are no messy traditional impressions to worry about! Then, the computer transmits this information to another piece of machinery that transforms a porcelain block into your dental crown. We make sure the crown fits, carry out any needed modifications, and place your porcelain dental crown. This all happens in just about an hour, and you leave our office with a better smile than the one you came in with.
Dentists definitely want to fight damage to your smile. It’s what we’re all about! With regular general dental visits to Windermere Dentistry, you can hopefully avoid cavities, and even if a cavity develops, we can repair it early. However, sometimes a cavity leaves your tooth root exposed to disease and infection, opening you up to possible tooth loss if the situation isn’t treated. That’s why we provide root canal therapy. With root canal therapy, we can help you keep your tooth by treating the infection.
Most people seek out root canal therapy in response to chronic tooth pain. The procedure essentially entails cleaning out the cavity that houses your tooth nerve (pulp), filling the canal, and placing a crown to provide protection and repair the damage from decay. The dentists at Windermere Dentistry have the experience and training to provide root canal therapy that will help you keep your smile whole and virtually pain free.
At Windermere Dentistry, we believe in making sure your root canal therapy is comfortable. Most people associate root canal therapy with pain and discomfort, but with the help of modern techniques, technology, office amenities, and sedation options, you can let your worries go knowing that your comfort comes first.
While tooth extraction is never our first choice for patients in need, there are situations where it can become an unfortunate necessity, such as when you’re faced with severe tooth decay or a traumatic injury. In these cases, your health and wellbeing are our doctors’ first priorities, and we’ll work with you to not only extract the tooth in question safely and comfortably, but to plan a quality, personalized replacement as soon as possible so that any time spent without a complete smile is minimized.