Reverse the Effects of Damage and Decay with Restorative Dentistry
Damage and decay can seriously compromise your oral health, and if left untreated, can lead to gum disease and even tooth loss. Dr. Scott Schmitt offers a full range of restorative dentistry services at his dental practice in Altamonte Springs, FL. Dr. Schmitt provides his patients with the procedures they need to repair the effects of infection and injury, such as dental implants, crowns, and fillings. His training as a prosthodontist has provided an advanced understanding of the relationship between teeth and jaw structures, as well as the ability to leverage procedures for the best results.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry includes procedures that treat oral health diseases and trauma. These services include:
- Dental Crowns
- When a tooth has suffered a significant crack or chip, a dental crown can be used to cover the entire tooth to restore structure and strength. They are also often placed after root canal treatment.
- Dental Implants
- These small titanium posts can be combined with a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge to replace one or more teeth from root to crown. Though they require a longer treatment timeline and cost more than traditional restorations, dental implants are highly recommended for patients suffering from tooth loss because of their added security and durability. We also offer the All-on-4® dental implant system.
- Those who need to replace one or both dental arches due to extensive tooth loss can receive dentures to restore a natural-looking smile. We offer both traditional and implant-supported dentures.
- Dental Bridges
- If you have lost a few teeth in a row, a dental bridge can be placed and secured with either dental crowns on each side or with dental implants to close the gap in your smile.
- Inlays and Onlays
- While inlays can be used to fill spaces between the cusps, onlays can be placed to cover cusps or the entire biting surface of the tooth. These restorations are typically used when a filling is not sufficient but a dental crown is not necessary.
- Dental Fillings
- When mild decay is removed from the tooth, a filling can replace the natural tooth structure. Instead of covering the tooth like a dental crown, dental fillings are embedded within the tooth.
For patients with widespread damage or decay, full mouth reconstruction may be necessary. Full mouth reconstruction is personalized for each patient to address specific concerns on a large scale. Dental implants are often part of a full mouth restoration treatment plan as a longterm oral health solution.
Restorative procedures can not only alleviate the pain you are experiencing, but also restore full function to the treated areas.
Preventing Further Damage
Restorative procedures can not only alleviate the pain you are experiencing, but also restore full function to the treated areas. By undergoing restorative dentistry procedures, you can help prevent further damage to a tooth and those surrounding it. A single damaged, missing, or infected tooth can put surrounding teeth at risk for:
- Excessive wear
- Weakening of tooth roots
Meeting the Needs of Our Patients
Dr. Scott Schmitt and his staff are dedicated to providing professional, precise care that meets your needs in the most efficient and effective manner. Send our practice a message or contact us by phone at (407) 478-4960 to schedule your consultation today.