Your smile is our top priority at Suncoast Dental at Litchfield Park. As a full-service dentist, we can handle routine services such as your exam and cleaning every six months as well as major restoration services on your whole mouth. No matter how extensive the services you need, we will treat you gently as we restore or enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Some of the procedures we offer include:
Having checkups every six months is a great way to maintain good oral health. When you come in for your scheduled cleaning and checkup, we will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums, take X-rays of your teeth to find any hidden decay, and perform an oral cancer check. One of our hygienists will clean your teeth with fluoride before the dentist comes in. The dentist himself will look at your teeth and X-rays, help you get to the root of any problems you have, and, if you need further treatment, schedule additional appointments.
When your teeth are decayed, cracked, or broken, they may be painful and unsightly, especially if they are in the front of your mouth. After removing decay and filling the teeth with sturdy replacement material, your pain will stop and your appearance may improve if front teeth were involved.
Dental Composite Fillings
When you develop cavities and need dental restoration, Suncoast Dental in Litchfield Park can offer you the best in durable composite fillings. Designed to blend in with the color of your teeth, your filled teeth will function as normally as your untreated teeth and be more cosmetically appealing than a metal filling. Our dental team will use the most exciting new materials on the market to provide the best composite filling for your teeth.
Structure of Composite Fillings
Having a composite filling installed can be completed in one visit. We will numb your tooth so that you do not experience pain as the dentist works to remove decay, clean the space, and get it ready for the filling material. He will check for additional decay near the root of the tooth and treat it to prevent future problems. Only then will he put in the new composite material and shape and polish it to blend with your other teeth.
When your teeth have gaps between them or have sustained structural damage, your Suncoast dentist can restore your smile with porcelain veneers. The process requires no surgery, as the dentist bonds a small piece of durable material to your original teeth. As a result, the dentist can make your teeth white and uniform in appearance, while building a healthier, disease-free structure.
Dental Veneers for Your Teeth
Applying veneers requires just two appointments to complete. At the first one, the dentist will address any decay around the area to be bonded and then make an impression of the spot where the veneer will be placed. After working with you to decide the best color match for your teeth, he will send the impression to the dental lab and it will be ready and waiting for you for your second appointment.
At your final apartment, the dentist will prepare your teeth by cleaning them with a special solution and then will bond the veneer to your teeth using a special light. When you look in the mirror to examine your teeth you will be pleased to notice that they look like your original teeth, only better.
The Benefit of Veneer
Veneers can improve your oral health as well as restore your smile:
- They give your teeth a more uniform appearance
- Veneer materials are more resistant to stains
- Custom veneers are more even and appear whiter
- They strengthen your tooth structure
To cosmetically improve the appearance of your teeth that are broken or fractured or repaired after decay, a crown may be the answer. Also called a cap, a crown restores the size and shape of the original tooth by covering what remains of the original with composite material. It also can make decayed or damaged teeth healthier.
The crown covers the whole surface of the tooth and protects the root from further decay. Suncoast Dental offers this effective restoration service at its Litchfield Park office as well as other branches.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
Since porcelain crowns are the color, shape, and size of your other teeth, they are a popular way for your dentist to restore your smile with teeth that look as good as your original teeth or even better. Custom made by your dentist, they are made to last for many years as long as you treat them like your natural teeth and give them the same regular oral care by brushing them twice a day, flossing them daily, and going in for regular dental checkups.
When your teeth have lost their whiteness due to stains or age, the process of tooth whitening can make them look white and bright again. Your Suncoast Dental professional will help you decide on the best product to make your teeth 1 to 2 shades lighter. Your treatment in the office takes only about an hour and achieves results that are more effective than most over-the-counter whitening kits. After your first treatment, you can continue the process at home with whitening supplies we will send with you.
When possible, best dental practice is for you to keep your original teeth after decay or injury rather than having them extracted. Root canal allows you to save a decayed or infected tooth from extraction by cleaning out the diseased root, medicating it and filling the area with an elastic material and then sealing it.
Suncoast Dental of Litchfield Park can do the procedure for you. If your tooth becomes abscessed from infection, we will offer you the number for emergency dental services to ease your pain.
When you have a checkup, the Suncoast Dental team will examine your mouth for potential gum disease. When plaque builds up, you can develop gingivitis, the first step to the more serious problem of periodontitis, a condition where your gums become inflamed and tender and even bleed.
As full periodontitis develops, the plaque on your teeth hardens into a substance known as calculus, which accumulates in your mouth with additional plaque. Eventually, pockets form between your teeth and gums that can filled with pus and bacteria as your gums continue to become more inflamed and painful. Bone loss occurs as your gums recede from your teeth.
Some cosmetic and therapeutic conditions may require oral surgery. Your Suncoast dentist may use surgery along with other techniques to correct disorders of the face, jaw, teeth, and gums and restore the appearance and function of your mouth and smile in the process.
If your teeth are impacted or are too decayed or damaged to be salvaged, extraction may be your only remedy to prevent future dental problem. Your Suncoast dental professional will extract them quickly, painlessly, and safely to nip other problems in the bud.
In when an accident or another condition has left your face, teeth, mouth, or jaw distorted, your dentist may need to perform maxillofacial surgery to reconstruct the damage, prevent infection, and improve your appearance. Circumstances that may call for maxillofacial surgery include serious accidents, use of dentures, misalignment of the jaw that results in improper bite, chronic pain, or oral dysfunction or defects.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Along with many other oral surgeries, Suncoast Dental can evaluate and remove problem wisdom teeth. Using modern equipment and techniques, we make the extraction process as painless as possible in our comfortable office facilities.