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Restorative Dentistry Can Repair Weak and Damaged Smiles

Man with flawlessly repaired smileWhether you’re struggling with a minor cavity or a full-blown missing tooth, restorative dentistry from Windermere Center for Dentistry can bring back the strong, attractive dental structure you’ve been missing. Patients don’t have to feel embarrassed with our gentle and compassionate approach, and our team’s wide range of services covers many needs, small and big alike. If you’re in need of help, don’t hesitate to contact us in order to set up a consultation with Dr. Rapport.

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dental crown and fixed bridge restoration on table

Dental crowns are individual restorations that are designed to cover a single tooth while preserving the healthy structure that remains underneath; they’re recommended in a variety of circumstances, including:

  • When a tooth has suffered a major injury/breakage
  • When a tooth has a severe cavity that can’t be treated with a normal filling
  • When a tooth is badly weakened and needs support to prevent a fracture
  • When a tooth has a serious cosmetic imperfection
  • When a natural tooth has been lost and a dental implant in its place needs restoration

Another important function of a dental crown is an “anchor” that keeps a dental bridge securely positioned within a patient’s mouth. Bridges are tooth replacements that are designed to literally “bridge” a gap left by consecutive missing teeth, and they have to be held in place by dental crowns that are fitted over natural teeth on either side of the gap. Dental bridges are essentially permanent, and patients who have them will no longer need to worry about their remaining teeth shifting out of place over time because of the loss.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Closeup of tooth with filling

Did you know that nearly 92% of the population will experience a cavity at one point or another in their lives? This common dental problem can be caught and treated simply enough, and now patients don’t even have to worry about having their smile marred by a dark silver filling. At Windermere Center of Dentistry, we use composite resin, which comes in several different lifelike shades that can be matched precisely to your natural smile. Once Dr. Rapport has sculpted the material securely into place within the treated tooth, it’s likely you won’t even recognize it’s there at all.

Full & Partial Dentures

Senior woman in dental chair holding denture

People who have lost a significant number of natural teeth can struggle to eat, speak clearly, smile, and perform other functions that make up a fully lived life. If you’re one of them, don’t wait to reclaim a set of strong, beautiful teeth – our team can help with a custom-made full or partial denture!  These prosthetics provide affordable sturdiness and convenience, and they’re removable for easy cleaning and storage. If you’d prefer a more permanent tooth replacement, Dr. Rapport also offers implant-retained prosthetics.

Root Canals

Man in pain holding cheek

The words “root canal” may sound a little scary initially, but this procedure is actually a highly successful method for rescuing natural teeth from the brink of extraction. Our team will carefully access the inner chamber of your heavily infected tooth and remove the diseased pulp and bacteria from within, replacing it with a safe, biocompatible material. After the tooth has been treated and sealed, a custom-made restoration is fitted to protect it and bring back its natural function. Many teeth treated with root canal therapy go on to last for the rest of the patient’s life!

Extractions

Man relaxing in dental chair

Although Dr. Rapport will do everything in her power to help you keep your original teeth safe and strong, the need for extraction can be an unfortunate reality sometimes. Maybe you’ve badly damaged a tooth that cannot be saved, or you’re in need of orthodontic treatment and certain teeth must be removed from the mouth to make room. Whatever the reason is, patients can rest easy and let our team take care of the matter in a smooth and comfortable fashion. If needed, we will also start working with you right away on determining the right tooth replacement solution.