Restorative Dentistry: Dental Crowns, Bridges, Fillings, and More Can Restore Your Smile
Restorative Dentistry Services in Boynton Beach, FL
If you have a tooth in danger of extraction, or if you have already lost a tooth, you might feel like your smile is lost. Dr. Rosenblatt wants to let you know that is not the case. With restorative dentistry from Hugh B. Rosenblatt, DMD, PA, you can get your smile back to a healthy state and smile with confidence again.
What is the purpose of restorative dentistry?
Restoring the function and health of your mouth is the goal of restorative dentistry. This means saving the life of your teeth with dental fillings and root canals. It also involves restoring the use of damaged teeth as well as keeping them safe from further harm with dental crowns, inlays, and onlays. Dr. Rosenblatt also replaces lost teeth with dental implants. With our treatments, you will be able to restore the damage to your smile and get it back to a bright and healthy state.
What type of dental filling material does Dr. Rosenblatt use?
Hugh B. Rosenblatt, DMD, PA uses composite resin for the dental fillings we place. Dr. Rosenblatt uses the SonicFill method to make sure there is no area of the tooth left unfilled.
There are several advantages to our composite resin fillings over amalgam fillings.
- Appearance – Amalgam fillings leave you with unnatural silver spots in your mouth. Composite resin is matched to the color of your tooth and blends seamlessly with your smile.
- Bonding – Composite resin creates a more complete bond with your tooth. This amplifies the support this material provides for your tooth.
- Less Invasive – Composite resin doesn’t require as much enamel removal as amalgam. This leaves more of your healthy natural tooth intact.
- Versatile – Unlike amalgam, composite resin can be used for other applications within your mouth. Tooth bonding, for example, can repair cosmetic problems like chips or cracks in your teeth.
For tooth decay that is too extensive for a filling yet not enough to dictate a crown, inlays and onlays are effective. Inlays are partial crowns that cover the inside of the biting surface of your tooth. An onlay extends onto the outer tooth surface as well. Dr. Rosenblatt will help you determine what option is right for your situation.
How can a root canal help me?
A root canal removes your damaged or infected tooth nerve. This saves your tooth from having to be extracted and saves your smile, too. Our office uses the rotary method complete with rotary handpieces for more comfortable root canal treatments. Dr. Rosenblatt will also completely numb the area to keep you from feeling any pain. Then, he will remove the decay, the spongy material surrounding the nerve (pulp), and the nerve from the inside of your tooth. Once all of the infected or damaged material is removed, Dr. Rosenblatt will fill the inside of your tooth with a mixture of sealer paste and a compound called gutta-percha. Then, he will fill the access hole with a composite resin dental filling. He may also recommend placing a crown on top for maximum protection. After this procedure, your tooth will be back in good working order and ready to eat food with no pain.
What does a dental crown do?
Dental crowns are used to repair damaged teeth and save them from eventually having to be extracted. Crowns are used for cracked, decayed, or broken teeth and fit over top of them like caps. Dr. Rosenblatt will remove a small amount of your tooth enamel to prep the tooth for crown placement. After that, he will take an impression to use for making your custom crown. Then, Dr. Rosenblatt will permanently bond the crown over your damaged tooth. The crown will protect your tooth from further damage and give you back the function that was lost.
What types of dental bridges are available from Dr. Rosenblatt?
The two types of bridges we offer at Hugh B. Rosenblatt, DMD, PA are implant-supported bridges and fixed dental bridges. Implant-supported bridges are secured to implants, allowing Dr. Rosenblatt to give you the superior feel and stability that comes with implants. A fixed bridge uses dental crowns to secure a bridge in your mouth. Two crowns are placed over your natural teeth surrounding the gap, and these are attached to another crown that fills the gap left by your missing tooth. Either way, you will have a new smile and can live confidently knowing that your teeth will stay right where they are supposed to be.