Get Back Your Smile with Restorative Dentistry. Make an Appointment Today!727-645-4727
If you have damaged or missing teeth, you may have a number of problems:
- Pain in your teeth or gums
- An unattractive, unhealthy-looking smile
- Inability to eat the foods you love
You need a St. Petersburg, FL dentist who can get your smile back. Jeffery A. Spilman, DDS offers a variety of restorative dentistry services to get you out of pain and into a beautiful, healthy smile again:
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Inlays and onlays
- Root canals
- Dental crowns and bridges
Call us today at 727-645-4727 for your free consultation.
Repair And Prevent Damage From Tooth Decay
When tooth decay goes untreated or undetected, the acid it produces can create a cavity. This often painful hole in your enamel can grow larger if we don’t intervene. We’ll remove all the decay and fill or cover the hole. Depending on their severity, we treat cavities in three ways:
- White fillings with composite resin
- Inlays and onlays
- Ceramic crowns
Many dentists have traditionally used a metal amalgam to fill cavities. Not only is amalgam unattractive, but it also contains mercury. At Jeffery A. Spilman, DDS, we’re proud to say we have been metal-free since 1993! We use only tooth-colored composite resin fillings, which are both more attractive and safer than traditional metal fillings.
Prevent Further Damage With Restorative Options
If tooth decay or damage reaches the soft pulp of a tooth, a simple filling will not be enough to prevent infection and ensure the health of the tooth. We must remove the pulp to avoid spreading infection to other teeth or even your jaw. That’s what a root canal entails. After we clear out your infected tooth, we seal it off with a natural-looking dental crown to keep your smile safe and healthy.
Your crown will be specially selected to match the shade of your other teeth as closely as possible. You’ll be able to smile with confidence, knowing that it looks and feels completely natural. We even offer same-day crown prep right after root canal therapy.
Sometimes a tooth cannot be saved, even with a root canal. When this happens, or when you already have a missing tooth, you could benefit from a dental bridge. Dr. Spilman can anchor a bridge to the missing tooth’s adjacent teeth or a dental implant.