Restore Your Smile In St. Petersburg, FL
Welcome back to our oral health blog!
Today, we want to talk about restorative dentistry in St. Petersburg, Florida. As you might have guessed, this realm of dentistry is concerned with restoring the health and appearance of your smile after things have gone awry in one area or another.
Whether you have only a small cavity or you are in need of a major smile renovation, the Jeffery A. Spilman DDS team can meet you where you are and take you where you want to go!
We promise to go easy on you! This is a pain-free and lecture-free practice, so you never have to be afraid of us adding insult to injury. Our only desire is to get you smiling at full capacity again.
This seems like a good time to mention that, if you are currently in pain or think that something might be amiss in your mouth, please get in-touch with us right away before the situation gets any worse.
We will evaluate your condition and come up with a plan for treatment. Some of our restorative dental procedures include: tooth-colored fillings, root canals, crowns and bridges, implant restorations, and dentures.
Are you ready to learn more?
Tooth-Colored Fillings Are Better Than Metal
For this procedure we will numb the affected tooth and create a small opening in it, getting rid of all of the decay in the cavity. Once the decay is removed, we will then fill the hole in with a composite resin.
In earlier eras, and in some places even today, cavities were filled with a metal amalgam, which was reasonably effective but looked bad and contained mercury.
You’ll be happy to know that, at Jeffery A. Spilman DDS, we have been metal-free since 1993! That’s a long time to be cutting-edge!
We use only tooth-colored composite resin fillings, which are much more attractive and safer to use than conventional metal fillings.
We’ve found that this is a more subtle and painless way to address tooth decay. Come see for yourself!
We Make Root Canals As Pleasant As Possible
Prevention is always better than treatment. And fillings are better than most treatments.
That said, if tooth decay ever reaches the soft pulp of a tooth, a simple filling will not be enough to prevent infection and ensure that the health of the tooth can be restored.
In such instances, we will perform what is known as a root canal, which will rid the tooth of infection, replace the tooth’s pulp with an inert material, and seal it off again.
These aren’t as bad as they are made out to be. And at least you’ll know that your health will be restored when it is all over!
Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures
Some of our treatments are designed for specialized functions. These three are restorative components that will help your mouth look, function, and feel like it would naturally following tooth loss, a root canal, or some other scenario. This is what makes modern dentistry so exciting.
Take The Next Step Today!
Now that you know what you need to do, don’t put it off any longer!