Restorative Dentistry


Restorative Dentistry in Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach

 

Florida Smiles Dental specializes in restorative treatments and technologies that assist us in restoring your smile. We offer effective solutions such as fillings, crowns, bridges, root canal treatment, dentures, and more.

 

Fillings are used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down.  Teeth can be filled with gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, or composite resin fillings. The location and severity of decay will determine your dentist’s recommendation for the type of filling, along with factors that include the patient’s preferences, insurance, and affordability.

 

Crowns cover a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving its appearance.  A crown may be recommended to cover and support a tooth with a large filling.  It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking, or restore one that is broken.

 

Bridges are dental appliances that replace one or more natural missing teeth, effectively bridging the space between two teeth.  Fixed bridges are cemented onto the teeth on either side of the space.  Unlike removable partial dentures, fixed bridges cannot be taken out of the mouth by the patient. Patients who have missing teeth and maintain good oral hygiene practices are good candidates for bridges. When the space that a bridge is used for is left unfilled, this space can cause the surrounding teeth to drift out of position and can cause teeth and gums to be more prone to decay and gum disease. Fixed bridges not only correct issues with the patient’s bite, as well as improve the patient’s ability to speak and chew, but they also protect the patient’s appearance by preventing the collapse of facial features, which can result in signs of premature aging.

 

Root canal treatment is used to save a tooth that is badly decayed and/or becomes infected.  Nerve and pulp, the soft area within the center of the tooth can become irritated, inflamed, and infected due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on a tooth, large fillings, a crack or chip in the tooth, or trauma to the face. During the root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is then cleaned and sealed – and preserved!

 

Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth. Complete dentures replace all of the teeth, while partial dentures fill in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position, similar to a bridge.  Good candidates for dentures include patients that are missing many or all of their teeth. Dentures improve chewing ability and speech, and also provide support for facial muscles. Dentures can greatly enhance the facial appearance and a person’s smile.

 

In addition to restorative dentistry services, Florida Smiles Dental offers orthodontic treatments and is a certified provider of Invisalign in Lighthouse Point. Some patients who may or may not have undergone certain restorative dental procedures still find that they would like to address other issues with teeth that are crooked or overlap each other. Some would like to correct a protruding bite that has bothered them for some time.  The Florida Smiles Dental team specializes in treatment with Invisalign in Lighthouse Point. Our expert dental team welcomes patients to come in for an evaluation that will determine their candidacy for treatment with Invisalign in the Lighthouse Point practice. Florida Smiles Dental treats many patients from Pompano Beach with Invisalign treatment, and we also provide treatment with Invisalign in Ft. Lauderdale, Weston, Hollywood, and many other South Florida communities.

 

For all of your restorative dentistry needs, call the leading dentist in Lighthouse Point, Florida Smiles Dental. Schedule an appointment today and learn more about the restorative treatment options that would best restore your flawless smile. Also learn more about treatment with Invisalign in Pompano Beach! Call today: (954) 943 – 2466.