Restorative Dentistry – Ocala, FL
Give Your Smile the Protection It Needs
We take pride in restoring smiles to full health. Using the latest techniques, materials, and technology, we love the satisfaction that comes from seeing our patients’ oral health and well-being returned to them. From crowns and bridges to periodontal disease therapy and dentures, Dr. Weldon ensures that his patients maintain excellent health and quality of life. To learn more about restorative dentistry in Ocala, see below, and contact us with any questions you may have!
Dental crowns are customized restorations designed to protect damaged and decayed teeth. When dealing with a tooth that has severe tooth decay, is cracked, or recently underwent a root canal or dental implant placement, crowns are one of the most effective restorative solutions available.
They are made to help strengthen the tooth’s structure while preventing future infection and harm. Often made out of different types of materials (i.e., ceramic, metal), crowns can be fabricated to look, feel, and act as a regular tooth.
Dental bridges are beneficial should you be missing one or more teeth. These gaps in your smile can make it difficult to eat, speak, or even feel comfortable smiling. Instead, a customized bridge can be created to fill in the gap and restore your smile’s aesthetics and functionality.
When preparing for a dental bridge, impressions are taken of your smile only for multiple dental crowns to be fused to create the bridge. It is then placed over the healthy abutment teeth on either side of the gap that is viewed as the anchors for your natural restoration.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are a common restorative procedure that can save unhealthy teeth from further decay and removal. In most cases, root canals can be done non-surgically by removing the diseased pulp and cleaning and sealing the root canal. Even though the normal source of vitality including blood and nerve supply has been removed from the tooth, it can remain in the oral cavity and save the patient from more expensive and invasive alternatives like dental implants and dentures.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease especially in the early stages can often have no noticeable symptoms. This makes routine dental cleanings much more important because a trained clinician can diagnose gingivitis. At Weldon Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry of Ocala, we utilize the latest treatment to arrest and cure gum disease.
In many cases, gum disease can be arrested and reversed with a thorough cleaning by the hygienist and adequate home care following the cleaning. In other situations, more aggressive treatment is indicated. Dr. Weldon has the ability to treat these cases.
Dentures are one of several treatment methods for the replacement of missing teeth. In addition to the teeth, dentures replace what is missing from the surrounding supporting structures (gum tissues). There are two main variants of dentures; complete dentures which replace all of the teeth in the upper and/or lower arch and partial dentures which are designed to replace some of the missing teeth. The results can be transformative and can provide a return to the necessary form and function.
When a tooth is severely decayed, irreparably broken, or impacted, you and Dr. Weldon may decide it will be most beneficial to have the tooth extracted. Maintaining healthy natural teeth is one goal in dentistry but the extraction of a tooth or teeth at times is inevitable.
We believe that there is no replacement for healthy natural teeth. We attempt to save teeth in every situation. When extractions are necessary, we will make every attempt to provide this treatment in a comfortable, relaxed, and caring environment.
When cavities form, the first option for treatment will be a tooth-colored filling. As long as the decay has not spread beyond the enamel, our team can apply a filling that will safeguard your smile. With a tooth-colored filling, we will use a composite resin that is matched to the shade of your tooth. Filling in the cavity will form a tight seal to keep bacteria out and better protect your weakened tooth.
The process is fairly quick and can be completed in just one dental visit.
We are dedicated to promoting oral health to the residents of Ocala and surrounding communities. If at any point you would like to discuss the best ways to prevent dental decay, we would love to meet with you. Feel free to contact us today!