Teeth restoration means dentures and partial dentures. Bridges. Crowns. Inlay and onlay restorations. Composite fillings.
When talking about teeth restoration. Dental crowns and bridges are protective covers that fit over a weak, broken or decayed tooth. This is why crowns are also often called caps. Dental crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of a tooth due to them being misshapen or discolored. After a dental implant is placed, a crown is also placed over an implant to restore the missing tooth. Bridges are used to replace gaps left by missing teeth, if there are surrounding teeth surrounding the space that are strong.
During the placement of a crown and bridge, your teeth will be prepared to give appropriate spacing for the restoration. An impression will be taken of the tooth to create a mold, which a lab will use to custom fabricate your crown or bridge. The materials can be customized to match the color of your teeth for a more natural appearance. In the mean time, a temporary crown or bridge will be made for you while the lab fabricates your restoration.
After the final restorations are placed on your teeth, they will need time for healing and adjustment. Sensitivity to cold or heat may be experienced during this period, which in many instances is expected. This can be managed with over the counter analgesics, such as Ibuprofen.
A dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function of a tooth damaged by cavities or trauma. They are also used to improve the appearance or strength of teeth. There are different materials used for fillings. Porcelain and composite fillings are more natural-looking than the conventional silver amalgam fillings. Dental composites are a combination of a resin matrix and a filler, such as glass. They are bonded to the teeth using an adhesive. Composite fillings can be closely matched to the color of the teeth, are very versatile, and can many times be easily repaired in case of chipping. Porcelain is a material produced from ceramic and glass powders. Dental porcelain is used for veneers, crowns, inlays and onlay fillings. They are very durable and offer excellent esthetics.
Dr. Aldea has been highly experienced in the care of restoring teeth, implants, crowns, bridges, and dental fillings in Orlando for years. If you would like a consultation regarding dental crowns, bridges, or any of our services, please call your Orlando dentist at Buena Vista Family Dentistry. Consider visiting our services page for more dental services offered.