At Rowen Dentistry, we’ll do our utmost to prevent dental decay and damage in partnership with our patients, but only the very lucky patient is able to completely avoid oral health issues for the lifetime of their smile. That’s why our Boca Raton dentist and team are skilled in providing restorative dentistry services as well, including simple fillings and the most complex tooth replacement and restoration services. Contact us right away if you ever experience dental pain, sensitivity, damage or decay, and we’ll begin repairing your smile right away.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Still the most commonly used restorations, dental crowns are often an option to replace lost dental structures and preserve what remains of the healthy tooth. Crown supported fixed bridges give us the ability to replace one or a few consecutive teeth with a prosthetic that looks and feels like natural teeth. If we determine you need a dental crown or fixed bridge, the process is typically completed in two appointments. During your initial visit, we prepare teeth, capture impressions, and place a temporary. When our trusted local dental lab completes your custom restoration, you’ll return to our office to exchange your temporary for the permanent smile solution.
The Rowen Dentistry team thinks it’s just as important to restore the appearance of the smile as it is to replace the lost structure. If applicable, we recommend tooth-colored fillings for patients. In addition to providing a seamless, natural looking restoration, the composite resin material used for this procedure can actually strengthen the treated tooth. The process is simple. We begin by removing any damaged or decayed tooth structure. Then, we apply the tooth colored putty-like resin directly to the affected area and shape it into position to restore the lost tooth enamel. We make adjustments as necessary to perfectly replicate the damaged bite. Finally, a curing light hardens the composite into place, leaving patients with flawless smiles. The entire process is completed in a single appointment, and the beautiful results can last for decades with proper care. We can even use versatile composite resin for purely cosmetic enhancements. This cosmetic dentistry treatment is known as dental bonding, and it can be a budget stretching single appointment alternative to porcelain veneers for many patients.
Dentures & Partials
Traditional dentures are removable tooth replacement prosthetics used to restore patients’ smiles to full form and function following advanced tooth loss. There are two main types of dentures - partial and full. Partial dentures are used to fill gaps in patients’ smiles when they still have healthy teeth to retain. A full denture is used when patients no longer have any healthy dental structure remaining. Both types of prosthetic are crafted using a malleable, gum colored base material to support the replacement teeth. Partials are crafted to fit snugly between remaining teeth, and they attach to these healthy teeth with metal clasps. Full dentures don’t have any remaining teeth to connect with, so they rely on the natural suction between the base and gum tissue to remain firmly in position. For those patients who would like to add extra stability to their denture, we also provide dental implant supported partial and full dentures.
There is no need to panic if you hear the phrase root canal. While many people associate this procedure with pain, root canal therapy actually provides significant relief from a toothache and dental sensitivity for most patients. These procedures are necessary when the tooth’s nerve is irritated or damaged. The root canal procedure itself consists of the removal and replacement of the nerve and the tissue that houses it. Then, we re-seal the tooth, and in most cases, a dental post and crown are placed to strengthen the treated tooth.
We’ll always do our utmost to help you preserve the healthy dental structure. However, there are situations where we can’t avoid tooth extractions. It is important that patients understand we will only recommend an extraction if preserving a tooth or teeth will be more detrimental to the overall health of your mouth. Some of the reasons we need to extract teeth include severe damage or decay, crowding prior to orthodontic treatment, and preparation for partial or full denture placement.