Restorative dentistry focuses on restoring teeth after mouth trauma or destructive dental conditions strike. There are many options of repairing missing or damaged teeth available to patients. At General & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Treasure Coast, Jensen Beach dentist Dr. Dennis Rinaldi offers a broad scope of restorative dentistry services that are tailored to address each patent’s specific health and cosmetic needs. These include:
Dental implants are recognized as the ideal form of tooth replacement. Because the implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, dental implants sustain the integrity of the bone and offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Once the surgical phase is complete, high-quality artificial teeth known as crowns are secured to the implants. The results are nothing short of remarkable. We offer traditional dental implant restorations as well as Teeth in a Day™.
Inlays & Onlays
When the chewing surface of a tooth is substantially chipped, decayed or worn, we often use inlays and onlays to repair the tooth. We use a tooth-colored glass resin material to restore the tooth to its original appearance and function. Similar to a filling, inlays address damage located within the cusps of the chewing surface. Onlays reconstruct a larger area that extends over the cusps of the tooth.
Crowns are placed onto teeth that have chipped, cracked or have acquired other forms of damage. This solution restores the functionality and aesthetics of the tooth while protecting it from sensitivity issues and infection. There are many types of crowns, ranging from all metal, a metal substructure, or the more modern, metal-free, allergy-free crowns made from tooth-colored ceramic materials. Dr. Rinaldi will help you choose the right crown based on what you want and what is best for your mouth.
The stability of your bite suffers if even one tooth is missing. We offer fixed and partial bridges to address less extensive cases of tooth loss. First, tooth-colored bridges are attached to prepared teeth on both sides of the area where one or more teeth are missing. Once fastened, teeth appear completely natural and bite function is restored. To ensure a proper fit, fixed and partial bridges are fabricated according to exact measurements in a dental lab. In only two or three appointments, you can regain a complete and healthy smile.
Partials and Dentures
Partials and dentures are a solution to tooth loss that offers stability for the jaw, teeth and lips. We provide partials and dentures that are comfortable, completely natural in appearance and are custom fabricated just for you. Depending on the health of your existing teeth and gums, there are several types of appliances from which to choose. Dr. Rinaldi will help you determine what sort of appliance is best for you and your smile.