Refresh Your Smile with Restorative Dentistry in St. Augustine

Restorative dentistry repairs or replaces damaged or missing teeth in St. Augustine

You brush your teeth twice a day, floss before bed, and visit Anastasia Dental Associates in St. Augustine every six months for a cleaning and check-up. That should prevent any problems from happening with your teeth.

While preventive dentistry is critically important and will reduce your risk for many common problems, the reality is that problems can still occur — and when they do, you want to know that the health and appearance of your smile can be restored.

Your dentist in St. Augustine is highly skilled in restorative dentistry procedures. If the need arises, your dentist will discuss your options with you to treat the issue, relieve any pain, and restore your smile.

Dental Fillings

If your tooth becomes damaged by decay, the best treatment is often a filling. Your dentist will carefully remove the damaged portion of the tooth and then build the tooth back up, restoring its shape and appearance.

Fillings can be made of a variety of materials, including tooth-colored porcelain, glass ionomer, and composite resin. Your dentist will recommend the right type of filling based on a number of factors, including the location and size of the damaged area.

Dental Crowns

When a tooth has more damage than a filling can restore, a crown is often the best option. Crowns can be used to fix cracked or broken teeth, or they can be used as part of another restorative system to replace missing teeth, such as an implant or a bridge.

The custom-made crown fits directly over the affected tooth, providing support to prevent further damage and helping to complete your smile. Like fillings, crowns are made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, gold, and stainless steel, so your dentist can work with you to choose an appropriate material based on the location of the tooth being repaired. For example, tooth-colored porcelain is a good choice for a crown on a visible tooth while a molar may require the added strength of a metal crown to restore your ability to comfortably chew food.

Dental Implants

A missing tooth can really cramp your style. It’s uncomfortable, you may have to avoid some of your favorite foods, and you may even find yourself avoiding smiling because you don’t want people to see the gap in your smile. A dental implant replaces the lost tooth with a new tooth that will look and feel so natural, you’ll have trouble remembering which tooth is the implant!

A dental implant is made up of a porcelain crown, designed to perfectly match the shape and shade of your natural teeth, and an artificial root, which is placed into the jawbone to provide stability. Aside from being the most attractive and natural-appearing solution for missing teeth, implants have a few other advantages as well. They don’t require any alteration to your existing healthy teeth and can even prevent further tooth loss.

If you’re concerned that you don’t have the bone density needed for dental implants, we can discuss other, less-invasive options, such as mini-implants or implant-supported dentures.

Dental Bridges

While dental implants are a great tooth replacement option for many people, they aren’t right for everyone. In this situation, a dental bridge might be the best solution.

A bridge is made up of one or more artificial teeth held in place using your own existing natural teeth. The artificial teeth “bridge the gap” to complete the chewing surface and your smile. A bridge can also be used with implants—a great option if you need to replace multiple teeth.

At Anastasia Dental Associates in St. Augustine, we create custom dental bridges that are color-matched to your smile for an attractive, natural appearance. We believe the best dental work is the kind that nobody will ever notice!

Root Canal Therapy

When infection or damage hits your root, the result is often pain and sensitivity. Root canal therapy treats this pain by removing the damaged or infected pulp, cleaning the tooth’s interior, filling it, and sealing it. In many cases, root canal therapy can save a tooth from being lost, preventing the need for further restorative dental work.

We are dedicated to ensuring that every visit to our dental office in St. Augustine is a pleasant, comfortable experience. Whether you’re getting a filling or a root canal, we will take every measure possible to help you relax and remain comfortable. If you are stressed or anxious about your appointment or upcoming treatment, let us know. We’re happy to discuss your options, including sedation dentistry.

A Wealth of Dental Treatments Available for You

This list of restorative treatments isn’t exhaustive. From dentures to periodontal therapy and more, we’ve got you covered with personalized treatment plans to address your specific needs and concerns. We want you to be happy with your results and ready to show off your new and improved smile.

Don’t put off treating a damaged tooth. There’s no reason to live with tooth pain. Call Anastasia Dental Associates in St. Augustine today and schedule a consultation with our skilled dentist today so we can help you restore your smile and your comfort.