At Whole Life Dentistry in Plantation, FL, we help our patients of all ages who are in need of care for tooth decay or gum disease by offering a wide range of general dentistry services.
Crowns or Onlays
Dental crowns and onlays are used to cover, protect, and strengthen a tooth that has been impacted by extensive decay, trauma, or injury. Porcelain is the most common material used in a dental crown because it is strong and closely resembles natural tooth enamel.
Most crowns are placed in two separate visits. During the first appointment, the tooth is prepared and impressions are taken and sent to the dental laboratory. A temporary crown is placed during the interim. Once the final crown is prepared, you will return for placement.
If left untreated, even the smallest cavities can destroy a tooth. For any cavity, large or small, professional dental intervention is necessary to restore oral health and protect the tooth from further damage. We use composite resin dental fillings because they blend in seamlessly with the rest of the structure. Depending on the size and location of the cavity, porcelain inlays can also be used to preserve the integrity of the tooth structure.
Periodontal is a dental term that refers to the gums. The gums are the soft pink tissue in the mouth that cover the jawbone and support the teeth. When the gums become infected, usually due to a build-up of plaque and calculus, it can have a serious impact on oral and overall health. Gum disease can not only lead to loss of teeth and bone structure but it can increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, low-birth weights, and stroke.
Nearly 80% of American adults are affected by gum disease, and the good news is that when caught early, gum disease can be reversed. Depending on the stage at diagnosis, we can help recommend the appropriate treatment plan to restore oral health.
Please browse our site for a full list of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry solutions provided for you and your entire family at Whole Life Dentistry. If you wish to schedule a consultation, call us at 954-382-0110
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