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Relax And Smile Dental Care
Steven E. Roth DMD, CHt, CMT
Giving Miami a Reason to Smile!
Call: (305) 358-3384

Restoration Procedures

RESTORATION PROCEDURES

Composite Fillings * Crowns * Dentures and Partial Dentures * Fixed Bridges * Root Canal Therapy *

 

Composite Filling

A composite is a tooth colored filling that repairs a tooth that has decayed, cracked, or fractured. People also choose to get composite fillings to close a space between two teeth, and fix a worn or chipped tooth.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

Composites are normally placed in one appointment. The tooth is numbed and the dentist removes decay in the tooth. The space left must be thoroughly cleaned and prepared before putting in the new filling in order to avoid infection. The dentist then places the filling and ensures that it is properly shaped, polished, and restores your tooth to its normal function.

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Crowns

A tooth crown covers the entire tooth surface to restore it to its original form. There are many reasons to get a crown put on a tooth, including a borken or fractured tooth, tooth decay, a fractured filling, a root canal, or for cosmetic improvement.

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular.  They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.  Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

Receiving a crown ordinarily entails two appointments. During the first appointment, the dentsit will take many accurate molds of your teeth to create a custom crown and create a temporary crown that will stay on your tooth until your final crown is ready. The dentist will then numb the relevant tooth, remove the decay, and fit the temporary crown.

During your second appointment, the dentist will remove your temporary crown, clean the tooth, and place the final crown in the proper position.

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Dentures

Dentures are removable dental appliances that serve as a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They closely resemble your natural teeth and give you a beautiful smile. People choose to get dentures for a number of reasons, including improving chewing/speech/digestion, Enhancing a person's smile, and replacement of several or all teeth in an arch.

There are two types of dentures - complete and partial dentures.  Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.  A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.

 

What to Expect at Your Appointment

Getting dentures normally happens in a series of appointments over many weeks. First, the dentist will take precise impressions (molds) of your teeth and measure your mouth so that your dentures will fit your mouth.  You will come in for "try on" appointments where you'll test out dentures to see if they're the right fit, shape, and color. When you achieve optimal look and comfort, the dentist will precisely adjust them.

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Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a permanent dental fixture. People get dental bridges for many reasons, including to fill in the sapce of a missing tooth, to prevent teeth from drifting out of position, restore a person's smile, upgrade a mouth from a partial dentures, or to maintain face shape. 

 

What to Expect at Your Appointment

Getting a bridge normally requires at least 2 dental appointments. During the first visit, the dentist numbs the relevant teeth and removes part of the enamel to make room for a crown. The patient then gets molds made of their teeth that ensure that the dental laboratory makes a dental bridge that fits their mouth. The dentist puts a temporary bridge into the patient's mouth that are worn until the next appointment.

During the second visit, the permanent bridge is put in place, adjusted, cemented into place.

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Root Canal Therapy


When the root of a tooth becomes infected or decayed, or an infection or abscess develops on the inside of the tooth, a person likely needs root canal therapy.  A person might choose to receive root canal therapy if Root canal therapy involves removing the living tissue, nerves, bacteria, and decay from a tooth and filling it with medicated dental materials in order to save the tooth. Receiving root canal therapy is often the cheaper, more effective option than merely extracting the tooth, because extraction can lead to significant problems with adjacent teeth.

 

 What to Expect at Your Appointment

A root canal procedure often requires only one visit, but can require more depending on the patient's situation.  When the patient sits down, the dentist will first numb the tooth and place a sheet of rubber around the tooth to keep it dry during the procedure. The dentist creates an access opening at the top of a toot and the pulp, nerve tissue, bacteria, and decay are removed. The dentist then thoroughly cleans the tooth and seals it with a permanent filling.

The following week, at a second appointment, the dentist fills and seals the inside cavity of the tooth and a filling is put on top of the tooth. All teeth that receive root canal treatment should receive a crown to protect the tooth.


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138 NE 2nd Avenue | Suite 200 | Miami, FL 33132
Phone: 305-358-3384 - Fax: 305-358-2368 mgrelaxandsmile@gmail.com

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