Restorative Dentistry

Services We Offer

Crowns (CEREC® 1 Day Visit)
A crown is a dental restoration that completely covers the outside of a severely decayed or broken tooth. In our office, crowns can be completed in one visit thanks to the use of CAD/CAM (a computerized imaging and custom design system).

Once the tooth is prepped (shaved down), a 3D camera is used to create a digital image of the tooth. The digital image replaces the need to make a physical impression which can be messy and cause gagging. We use special computer software (CEREC), to design every detail of the crown with precise accuracy, ensuring the best possible fit. While you wait, your all-porcelain crown is milled onsite, in as little as 15 minutes. The permanent restoration is than fit, polished and bonded into place.

Crowns are color matched, metal free, and highly durable. The restoration is finished in ONE visit. No need to wear a temporary crown for a few weeks and return for a second appointment.

Bridges
A bridge replaces missing teeth without the use of a denture or dental implant. A “false” tooth (pontic) is held in place by attaching to neighboring teeth. In order to fabricate a bridge, crowns are made for the teeth on either side of the space and a pontic (porcelain tooth) is placed in between the crowns, which act as supports.

3 unit bridges are usually fabricated on site in one visit. At this time, longer span bridges require a second visit, but that should be changing in the near future.

Implant Restorations
Dental implants are used to replacement tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants, which are placed in the bone (by one of our expert colleagues) are small anchors made of an orally biocompatible metal called titanium. The implant begins to fuse with the bone over the course of a few months. This fusing process, is known as osseointegration.

After healing, we fabricate a custom abutment (fits into the implant and holds the crown) The abutment is then screwed into the implant, onto which a custom crown that has been fabricated using our CAD/CAD computer is permanently attached to replace the missing tooth/teeth. All these restorative procedures are done in our office in just ONE VISIT.

Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. There are two types of dentures, complete (full) and partial dentures.

Complete (Full) Dentures are made after all the teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. The denture includes an acrylic base that is custom made in the dental laboratory and are made to look like natural gums, which sits over the gums or can be anchored to dental implants.

Removable Partial Dentures are made only when a few teeth need to be replaced. The removable partial denture either attaches to crowns on either side of the denture or to a metal framework that is attached to the teeth on both sides of the partial denture. Partial dentures can be removable or they can be anchored in place by attaching them to dental implants.

Inlays and Onlays

An inlay or onlay is a partial crown restoration that can be placed when there is not sufficient tooth structure to support a filling, but not quite large enough to require a crown. They are made of porcelain that aesthetically matches and functionally replaces the missing tooth structure in only one visit.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replacement tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants, which are placed in the bone (by one of our expert colleagues) are small anchors made of an orally biocompatible metal called titanium. The implant begins to fuse with the bone over the course of a few months. This fusing process, is known as osseointegration.

After healing, we fabricate a custom abutment (fits into the implant and holds the crown) The abutment is then screwed into the implant, which will support a custom crown that has been fabricated using our CAD/CAD computer. The implant crown is permanently attachment to replace the missing tooth/teeth. All these restorative procedures are done in our office in just ONE VISIT.

Implant Supported Bridge
An implant supported bridge is a restorative solution for spaces where two or more adjacent teeth are missing. The bridge replaces multiple adjacent missing teeth without the use of a denture. This restoration typically requires two implants to support the porcelain bridge. The bridge provides a functional and aesthetic replacement for the patient’s natural teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures can be either fixed or removable. This solution requires the placement of two or more implants. If a removable denture is selected, the denture will “snap” on to the implant rather than requiring the use of denture paste or adhesives. Removable dentures can be taken out for cleaning at night.

This technique offers many advantages over traditional dentures.

Easy to care for, this solution can simulate the look and feel of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures.

Dental implant placement can also help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can also help prevent future bone loss.

Single Tooth Implants
Dental implants are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium that are placed in the jawbone. Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots in the mouth. Once placed, the anchors begin to fuse with the bone over the course of a few months. After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth and help maintain the existing bone.
Full Arch, Only 4 Implants
This procedure is a unique implant solution that allows patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth to replace a full arch of teeth using only 4 implants as “anchors”.

This technique offers many advantages over traditional dentures.

Easy to care for, this solution can simulate the look and feel of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures. Patients can often leave the same day with a full arch of teeth, reducing both overall cost and healing time for the patient.

Dental implant placement can help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can also help prevent future bone loss.

With this implant supported full arch, there is no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating are more natural and comfortable than with a traditional denture.

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612 West De Leon Street, Tampa, FL 33606