Dental TreatmentsDr. Robert E. Lane D.M.D.
Regular dental exams and cleanings are a part of general dentistry that help maintain the health of teeth and gums and keep the rest of the body disease-free. It is much easier to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent tooth decay than it is to have to seek treatment. Make regular dental exams and cleanings a part of your regimen for maintaining good health.
Dental implants are surgically implanted metal frames or posts that provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants don’t slip and shift in your mouth, making them feel more natural than conventional dentures or bridges. Dental implants can improve your smile and give you confidence when you eat and speak.
An important part of preventative dental care, a tooth filling can restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal shape and function. When your general dentist fills the tooth and closes off spaces where bacteria can enter and grow to help stave off further decay. In addition, many patients who still have mercury fillings from previous procedures choose to have them replaced with a safer material. Materials used for fillings include porcelain, gold, composite resin, and an amalgam.
Dentures replace missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. They can take some time to get used to and most likely will never feel the same as your own teeth. However, today’s dentures are more comfortable and natural looking than ever. There are two types of dentures: partial or full. Visit our general dentistry office in Boca Raton to find out more about the procedure.
Dental crowns provide a secure way to fill gaps and restore your smile. They can also help you bite and chew better, which will impact your general health. You may need a crown if you have a cavity that is too big to fill, need to cover a dental implant, have a missing tooth, have a cracked tooth, need to protect a tooth after a root canal, or want to improve your smile.
If you have a tooth that is broken or badly damaged and cannot be fixed with a filling, crown, or other treatment, you may need to have it extracted. Some other reasons for tooth extractions include extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in, baby teeth that haven’t fallen out to let the permanent teeth come in, the need for room in your mouth for teeth that are being moved with braces, and wisdom teeth that are impacted, decayed, or infected.
A root canal is used to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth. It involves removing the damaged area of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the area, and then filling and sealing it. If the tooth is severely damaged, it may require a crown to protect it from further infection and decay. Our non-surgical root canal can be formed in our general dentistry office in Boca Raton.