Restorative Dentistry – Lutz, FL
Come Get Your Smile Back
If you have a missing tooth, a dental implant could be just what you need to restore your confidence by giving you a beautiful smile and the ability for your mouth to function the way it should. A dental implant is an easy alternative treatment to replace a permanent tooth root.
Missing teeth can lead to various problems that can affect your smile and oral health, including:
- Bone loss
- Tooth decay
- Shifting teeth
- Gum disease
- Facial changes
- More missing teeth
- Difficulty chewing, eating, and speaking
- Increased stress on the jaw and remaining teeth
Interested in learning more? Schedule a consultation today for restorative dentistry in Lutz!
All-On-X Smile Restoration
This system for restoring teeth has many advantages over conventional dentures or using single implants to replace every missing tooth in the mouth. The support the implants provide prevents the fully functional replacement teeth from slipping when talking or eating, which is a common problem that many denture wearers usually face. This means there are no restrictions on the foods the wearer can chew. The implants are stable in the jaw and can withstand the force required to eat any desired meal.
Once the procedure is complete, the final restoration has the appearance of natural teeth, and most people will not be able to tell the difference. Patients can brush their teeth as usual without having to remove the prosthetic or use special solutions. With All-On-X, patients can easily adjust to their new dental restorations.
The All-On-X system averts jawbone loss caused by missing teeth, which is vital to maintain oral health and facial appearance. The procedure itself requires fewer surgeries and less downtime than getting complete single-implant restorations. The implant surgery can be completed in one appointment using local anesthetic. This effective system can serve as a lasting solution for qualifying patients, with a success rate of up to 98 percent.
When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are designed and created with long-term comfort and function in mind. Those who currently wear dentures likely do not get enough of either in their daily lives. Instead of settling for a denture that constantly shifts or makes chewing food a burden, implant dentures offer a more comprehensive solution without breaking the bank! Even those who are not typically eligible for dental implants should consider them!
Overall, those who choose implant dentures can expect many of the same benefits they would gain from traditional dental implants. These benefits include:
- A more stable denture
- A stronger biting forces
- No need for denture adhesive
- Easier maintenance (especially for fixed options)
- Improved blood flow to the face and cheeks
- Reduced bone resorption
When you hear the word dentures, most people think of the appliances their parents or grandparents wore. They may have been noticeable or uncomfortable for your loved one to wear. You should know that today’s dentures have drastically improved over those worn by your grandparents in the past.
Modern design considers not only the fit of your denture but how it can blend most naturally with your skin tone and face. Today’s dentures look natural and appealing, and they fit better than ever before!
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) Bone Grafting
Teeth keep the jaw healthy by stimulating the jawbone through the action of chewing. However, if one or more teeth are missing for a prolonged time, this stimulation is lost. Over time, this can result in bone loss or deterioration. One of the reasons why dental implants are such a popular option for restoring teeth is because they help preserve the health of the jawbone while also restoring the look and feel of your natural tooth. Dental implants work by stimulating the jawbone, just like natural teeth. For this process to be successful, there must be enough bone in the jaw in the first place to be able to support the dental implant.
In cases where there is an insufficient amount of bone to place a dental implant, modern implant dentistry has developed life-changing bone grafting procedures that allow more patients the opportunity to be recipients of dental implant treatment.
PRF is extremely effective, beneficial, and safe because it is made from patients’ very own blood thus making it 100% natural. In a simplified chairside procedure, the blood is taken from the patient then spun down into serum with white blood cells and healing properties and used as the perfect grafting matrix instigating dense, healthy, and incredibly robust bone growth, which is the goal of a bone or any tissue graft. The natural fibrin network is rich in platelets, growth factors, cytokines that are all derived from the blood platelets and leukocytes. The presence of these proteins has been reported to produce rapid healing, especially during the first seven days after placement. We have an extremely high success rate in rebuilding and transplanting bone for dental implants and for full mouth reconstruction cases.
Lifetime Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
Whether you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants offer a permanent and natural looking tooth replacement solution.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Introducing dental crowns and bridges–two dental options that might help your smile. Dental crowns and bridges work to improve dental blemishes and the function of your teeth. Whether you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, or if you have a damaged tooth, dental crowns and bridges offer a solution for restoring your smile.
Dental crowns are most commonly used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. This option can also be used with dental implants. Crowns are most often used for:
- Replacing a large filling when not enough tooth remains
- Restoring a fractured or broken tooth
- Protecting a weak tooth from breaking
- Attaching a dental bridge
- Covering a dental implant
Dental crowns are made from porcelain, ceramic, or zirconia, which helps to restore proper strength to your teeth.
What if you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth? When gaps are left in your mouth due to missing teeth, your remaining teeth can eventually shift. As a result, you can develop a bad bite, which can also lead to gum disease and TMJ disorders. If implants are not an option, the use of dental bridges help to replace missing teeth. A dental bridge will cover the space where teeth are missing and is cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space in your smile.
Unlike removable devices like dentures, crowns and bridges are cemented into place. You can rest easy knowing dental crowns and bridges are an excellent solution for restoring your smile.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth, and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.
There is no need to be worried if you need a root canal. Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.
Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue, which help grow the root of your tooth during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.
A modern root canal treatment is nothing like those old sayings! It is very similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You will be back to smiling, biting, and chewing with ease in no time.