The Dentists and staff at East Boca Dental strive to provide exceptional dental care delivered expediently and professionally in a safe, comfortable setting at reasonable fees. Patients are treated like friends and family. Quality and caring are paramount.Our talented, caring dental team consists of General & Cosmetic Dentists, Periodontist, Orthodontist, Endodontist, Oral Surgeon, Hygienists, and Dental Support Staff.
We specialize in caring for all your dental health needs. Our dental team consists of highly trained General Dentists and Specialists to provide you with optimal care. We are dedicated in creating beautiful smiles, maintaining your dental health, and helping you improve your appearance.
To restore a tooth with a crown, first any decay must be removed from the tooth. It is then shaped to accept the crown. Then an impression is made of the tooth for use in fabricating a crown. The crown is made, usually of high-strength porcelain over gold alloy, all ceramic material, or gold. During this time a temporary crown is worn. Later this temporary is removed. Then the permanent crown is adjusted as needed and cemented in place.
Implants can also be used as support as part of an implant bridge. This is an alternative to partial dentures, and has several advantages. First, there is no adjustment period to acclimatize the patient who, once the work is finished, only feels teeth, not metal supports intruding into the mouth. Second, this slows the bone loss occasioned by missing teeth. Third, there is no discomfort or difficulty in eating. And, best of all they don't have to be taken out all the time.
We also offer implants for Dentures that are used to stabilize dentures. These implants can be placed in one appointment and may be immediately used. Call us for a free consult.
The entire mouth is examined and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed, and which will remain. The loose teeth are then extracted. Dentures are fitted to go over or around whatever teeth remain in the mouth, depending on the type. There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, and it can take some getting used to. But once accustomed to the dentures, all the normal functionality and appearance return and one just carries on as usual. Often implants can used to further stabilize the dentures.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
A root canal is then performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. The only other treatment would be to extract the tooth. Once the infection is resolved, the canal(s) are filled in to prevent any further infection. Usually a core build-up and/or crown is recommended for restoring a tooth that has had root canal therapy.
It is important that a missing tooth be replaced as soon as possible for several reasons. If not treated the teeth surrounding the gap begin to shift inward, creating a whole chain reaction of bad things. Teeth use their neighbors for support, and, with one missing, they start to "fall." As this worsens the bite changes in response to the pressure. This can eventually result in problems with the entire jaw, e.g. TMJ. The surrounding teeth deteriorate and it is just a matter of time before they, too, are lost. Gum disease becomes a serious problem, with the difficulty of treatment increasing as the neglect continues.
Problems in this area can cause:
Dental treatments for the condition can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting the bite, filling gaps between teeth, etc. There is no one solution that is right for all cases. Sometimes a plastic mouthpiece is used to prevent clenching or grinding that is contributing to the problem. If untreated and taken to extremes, surgery may be required to repair a badly damaged joint.
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East Boca Dental
2151 NW 2nd Ave, Suite 102, Boca Raton, FL 33431