Restorative Dentistry in Fleming Island
Doctors Lake Family Dental provides restorative dentistry in Fleming Island, FL. Call 904-264-6700 to learn more and schedule your reservation.
Even with diligent brushing, flossing, and dental care, sometimes a tooth suffers damage or decay. Restorative dentistry is a term used to describe any procedure that restores strength, function, and appearance to a tooth that is compromised. We use state-of-the-art technology and the latest dental techniques to provide restorations that are comfortable, realistic, and durable.
At Doctors Lake Family Dental, we want to ensure that every visit to our office is a positive experience, which is why your comfort is always our top priority. If you’re new to our practice, you’ll be welcomed with a new patient gift. Feel free to grab a snack or use our coffee station, and ask our team about upcoming office giveaways and patient appreciation events. When it’s time for your procedure, you’ll find a Comfort Menu in your treatment room, which includes options to help you feel at ease while we work. Our goal is for our office to be your home away from home!
Restorative Dentistry Options
Unlike the silver fillings of decades past, modern composite fillings are designed to blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile. Once we remove the decayed portion of your tooth, we select a shade of composite material that matches your enamel for a natural looking restoration.
Despite the jokes people make comparing unpleasant experiences to root canals, the only thing painful about a root canal is not getting one when you need it! With our state-of-the-art equipment, local anesthetic, and compassionate care, you’ll find that getting a root canal is more comfortable than you ever imagined.
Inlays and Onlays
An inlay or onlay is a partial crown restoration that can be placed when there is not sufficient tooth structure to support a filling but enough tooth structure left that a full crown is not needed. Inlays/onlays are made of porcelain or gold, and they aesthetically and functionally replace the missing tooth structure.
Crowns can be used in conjunction with dental implants, to support bridges, to restore a tooth after a cavity, and for protecting a tooth after root canal therapy. We take the hassle out of the process by using CEREC technology to create convenient, high-quality same-day crowns.
Bridges can replace a single missing tooth or more than one adjacent missing teeth. The same CEREC system used to create crowns is used to create our bridges, which means you’ll be able to leave our office with a beautiful new smile.
Same Day Crowns
Using CEREC™ technology, Same Day Crowns offer patients dental restorations made from materials that provide superior strength compared to other restorations and also reduce the need for multiple visits to the office.
With dental implants, missing teeth are replaced both above and below the gum line. Dr. Boitet is one of the premier providers of dental implants in the Jacksonville area, with years of experience, training, and leadership in the field.
We offer several denture options at Doctors Lake Family Dental, including partial dentures, complete dentures, fixed implant-supported dentures, and snap-in dentures.
Frequently Asked Questions About Restorative Dentistry
What are restorative dental procedures?
Restorative dental procedures are used to repair teeth that are damaged and replace teeth that are missing.
Can dentists fix really bad teeth?
With modern dental techniques and technology, there is nothing we can’t fix! Dental crowns can be used to restore most damaged teeth; in cases where extraction is needed, bridges or dental implants are realistic replacements.
Why do I have cavities even though I brush?
Sometimes cavities just happen! There are some patients who naturally have more pits and grooves in their teeth where plaque can collect. Other times, you may brush well, but cavities form between your teeth where your brush can’t reach, which is why flossing is important. When brushing, be sure to brush for a full two minutes and brush the fronts, backs, and chewing surfaces of all of your teeth.
How do you repair a damaged tooth?
It depends on the amount of damage a tooth has suffered. Minor chips may need only simple cosmetic procedures, while more severe damage could require a root canal and dental crown.