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Fort Myers, FL
At Tropic Dental, we understand that tooth damage is going to occur. Our teeth are strong, but they are subject to constant daily wear and decay causing bacteria. When disease or damage occurs, we can help. We provide restorative services that will improve the function and the aesthetics of your smile, keeping your teeth healthy is not only good for your oral health, but overall health.
Dental fillings are the most common of all dental restorations. It is the application of composite filling material or amalgam to make simple repairs. Most fillings these days are completed using a quartz composite resin, it is a strong, moldable material that we are able to shade to match your teeth. Patients like this material because the repair will hide in your mouth and requires less tooth material to be removed prior to placement. With composite, we can fill cavities, repair chips and fractures and even reshape teeth.
A dental crown is a customized tooth-shaped cap that completely covers and encases a damaged or weakened natural tooth. It can also be used to cover a surgically placed dental implant to restore a missing tooth. Dental crowns improve the shape and provide a layer of protection to a tooth after it has been broken or weakened. Today, we most frequently fabricate crowns with porcelain, the material used today is superior in strength and durability with unmatched aesthetics in coloring and translucency.
A dental bridge is a device we can use to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth with the use of firm anchors on either end. Traditionally, anchors have been healthy teeth, but today we can use any combination of healthy teeth or dental implants to anchor the device. A dental bridge is an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. If you are missing teeth, a bridge will restore your ability to properly chew and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of their position protecting your bite.
A denture is a full arch of teeth. A partial denture is a customized piece that is used to replace multiple missing teeth. Dentures are removable appliances that can be supported in multiple ways. Partial dentures are generally supported with clasps that attach to your remaining teeth. Full dentures traditionally were retained with simple suction or adhesives, but today they are also be attached with the assistance of dental implants. We have options today that can greatly improve how your dentures look and feel.
Inlays and onlays are partial crowns, sometimes referred to as ¾ crowns. They are ideal for areas of decay too large for a filling, but not large enough to require the placement of a dental crown. In general, it’s best to do as little repair as needed, we want to help you retain your tooth structure. An inlay is placed within the occlusal (bite) surface of a tooth. An onlay is placed if it extends beyond one or more of the occlusal cusps.
A root canal is a treatment we perform to save a tooth that would otherwise require extraction. A root canal is needed when infection has extended through the enamel and reached the inner portion of the tooth known as the pulp. Once the pulp is infected, a root canal is necessary, the tooth can not heal on its own. The root canal process involves the removal of the infected material, the cleansing of the area with an antibacterial wash, filling the space, and then sealing the tooth. Oftentimes, we will recommend a dental crown to provide an added layer of strength to the now weakened tooth.
The extraction of a tooth is the full removal of the tooth. We do not take extractions lightly, we attempt to save the tooth whenever possible. The most frequently extracted teeth are teeth that are impacted, teeth that are severely broken, teeth that impact the patient’s bite negatively and teeth that are decayed beyond repair. Simple extractions are performed in our office, surgical extractions are often referred to an oral surgeon.
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