Restorative Dentistry Tampa, FL

Restorative dentistry in Tampa aims to repair damaged teeth and restore their function and appearance. Your Tampa dentist offers a wide array of restorative dental procedures to help our patients achieve optimal oral health, regain proper dental function, and get their beautiful smiles back!

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What Is Restorative Dentistry in Tampa?

When a tooth is damaged, we need to restore it to save the tooth, improve its appearance, and allow it to function optimally.

Some people think removing a tooth is their best option, especially considering the cost of an extraction versus a more complex restorative procedure. The problem with this is that removing a tooth without restoring it (with a bridge, partial denture, or implant) can increase your risk for:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Bone loss
  • Tooth loss

Restoring a tooth may have a higher up-front cost, but it’s a good investment that can help protect your teeth, gums, and jawbone in the long run.

Additionally, restorative treatments aren’t just done when you’re at risk of losing a tooth. Restorative treatments include procedures like fillings. If we catch decay early, we can restore the damaged tooth with a simple, affordable filling.

And that is why it’s so important to visit your Tampa dentist regularly. With regular diagnostic and preventative appointments, they can monitor your oral health and catch issues when they’re just beginning. When we do that, we help reduce your risk of losing teeth or needing costly restorative treatment.

Restorative Dental Services in Tampa

Following are some restorative treatments your Tampa dentist provides to help preserve a patient’s natural dentition.

Dental Fillings

When dental decay develops in a tooth, we must remove it as soon as possible. Failure to do so will allow the decay time to travel further into the tooth and eventually into the pulp (nerve) chamber. When this happens, you have two options: Restore the tooth with root canal therapy or extract the tooth.

Your Tampa dentist wants to help you prevent major dental issues, so they recommend removing decay as early as possible and filling the tooth with composite filling material.

In some cases, we can use composite filling material to repair teeth that aren’t decayed but that are broken or chipped. The filling material can restore the tooth’s appearance and provide stability to prevent further breakdown.

Root Canal Treatment

When the tooth’s pulp is infected or irritated, the tooth cannot be repaired with a simple filling. If your Tampa dentist determines that the nerve is damaged, they’ll need to perform root canal therapy. During this procedure, the dentist will remove the damaged or dead pulp tissue, disinfect the pulp chamber and root canals, and fill those areas with gutta-percha. A crown will need to be placed over the tooth for added support to fortify the tooth for the long term.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are restorations that fit over the tooth. They restore teeth with large fillings, deep dental decay, or fractured cusps. A crown adds strength and structure, protecting the remaining tooth structure from further damage.

Dental Bridges

If you’re missing a tooth, you can replace it with a dental bridge. A bridge consists of three fused components: Two abutment crowns that fit over the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth and a pontic (fake tooth) to fill the empty space. A dental bridge can prevent teeth from shifting, reducing your risk of malocclusion, damage to other teeth, and TMJ disorder.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace a missing tooth. A titanium screw is placed in the jawbone, acting like the root of a tooth, which helps prevent jawbone recession and gum disease. A crown is placed over the implant. You can eat anything you want and brush and floss just like usual.


Partial dentures replace one or multiple missing teeth, while full dentures replace a complete arch of missing teeth. Dentures make it easier to eat and help preserve the structure of your jawbone.

Periodontal Therapy

If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, you’ll need to act fast to prevent it from progressing, leading to gum infections and tooth loss. Periodontal therapy includes a deep dental cleaning to remove the plaque, tartar, and bacteria that contribute to the disease. It also includes periodontal maintenance cleanings that help maintain oral health and prevent disease progression.

We’ll Help Restore Your Oral Health and Your Beautiful Smile

We want you to achieve a beautiful smile because we know it can improve confidence and self-esteem. More importantly, we want to help you attain optimal oral health. One of the ways we do that is with restorative dental services in Tampa.

Restoring your natural smile after it’s been damaged can reduce your risk of tooth loss or developing conditions that require complex dental treatment like root canals or dental implants. We can work together to achieve and maintain good oral health so you can keep your teeth for a lifetime!

Are you ready for better oral health? Contact our team to schedule your new patient exam.

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