Restorative Dentistry in Bradenton FL
If your teeth are missing or in need of repair, you’ll be glad to know that modern dentistry offers many options to restore function and form to your smile. You may benefit from restorations like dental crowns or a bridge. Dr. Clarke uses advanced technology such as digital x-rays and impressions to streamline procedures and make a more precise and attractive restoration.
Crowns are used to restore a tooth that has sustained damage from infection, trauma, an accident, or fractures. A dental bridge is a permanent option for replacing one or more missing teeth using porcelain crowns and prosthetic teeth that anchor to your natural teeth. Tooth-colored fillings repair the damage done by cavities with an esthetically appealing and durable restoration.
What Is a Dental Crown?
Made of high quality porcelain, a crown is designed to fit over your existing tooth structure like a “cap,” replacing your damaged tooth. This also preserves your root, natural tooth structure, and the integrity of your healthy existing teeth. Your porcelain crown is also durable and designed to last for many years.
In most cases, Dr. Clarke is able to take impressions digitally with the 3M TruDef laser scanner, which means no sticky, messy impressions! The high quality digital scan is emailed to the laboratory and then your crown is precisely milled and sent back to us.
Your new crown functions just like your natural tooth, so you’ll be able to brush and floss like you normally would. Dr. Clarke custom designs your crown to match your existing teeth, which will naturally complement your smile.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a permanent option for replacing one or more adjacent missing teeth. A bridge fills the gap with prosthetic teeth that are custom blended in order to complement your smile, while using your natural teeth or dental implants as anchors for crowns. It’s important to keep your anchor teeth clean and healthy with regular cleanings, checkups, and excellent home care in order to get the most longevity from your dental bridge.
Composite resin is used to restore teeth that have small chipping or decay. Composite is tooth-colored, pliable, and easy to work with, making it an ideal choice for dental fillings and bonding. It bonds directly to your tooth, and with the help of the laser, that bond is strengthened, making composite fillings a durable restoration for your teeth. Best of all, composite can be custom blended so no one will notice your dental fillings.
At Laser Dentistry, we pay attention to the small details. Dr. Clarke takes his time during restoration procedures to make sure they’re done accurately and precisely so you can rest assured that you’re getting a high quality restoration you can rely on for years to come.
We can’t wait to restore your teeth and help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of! Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.