A Gulf Breeze family dentist will help to prevent dental issues and keep your smile healthy and beautiful. They will also provide treatment for any existing problems you may have.
When looking for a Gulf Breeze family dentist, you should look for one that will work with your loved ones with special needs. This will make the experience of going to the dentist easier and less stressful for them.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. They are a permanent and natural-looking solution to tooth loss that will last for years to come.
Implants are made of a titanium screw-like post that simulates the root of the missing tooth and is surgically placed into your jaw bone. This is followed by an abutment that attaches to the post and serves as the base for a restoration, or replacement tooth.
Teeth are prone to staining from many factors, including the foods we eat, beverages we drink, tobacco use and the natural process of aging. Tooth whitening can restore the brightness and beauty of your teeth and improve your overall smile.
There are several teeth whitening options that you can choose from, both at home and in the dental office. Professional whitening is generally the most effective and safest option.
If a tooth is cracked, broken or weakened due to decay, fracture or other issues a crown can improve its strength and appearance. These restorations can also improve bite balance and help with pain.
Crowns can be made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal (PFM) or gold. They are custom crafted to fit over your tooth or teeth and can be color-matched to the surrounding teeth so they blend in seamlessly.
Bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth and improve your smile. They are also a great way to help prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of place. At Bright Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Gulf Breeze, we offer a range of solutions for our patients.
A dental bridge is a fixed restoration that consists of two crowns for the teeth on either side of a gap, and a false tooth in between. It can be made from a variety of materials, including gold alloys and high-tech ceramics, but porcelain is often the most durable choice for your smile.
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment that can improve the look of your smile. They can correct discoloration, chips and cracks, and even straighten crooked teeth.
Veneers can be made of several different materials including porcelain and composite resin. Both types can be custom-made to match your teeth color and shape.
They can also be fabricated and placed by your dentist in one visit using digital imaging technology, resulting in restorations that are virtually identical to your natural tooth enamel. These new materials are also stronger and more lifelike than ever before.
A root canal, also known as endodontic treatment, is a procedure that saves teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. This is because root canal treatment removes damaged or infected pulp tissue, which a tooth contains.
The tooth is numbed and the infected pulp is removed and cleaned. The infected area is then filled with a sealant called gutta percha.
Afterwards, a dental crown may be placed over the tooth to protect it and help it look more natural. The process is relatively painless and successful at restoring the health of the tooth and its strength.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of permanent adult teeth to erupt. They generally appear between the ages of 17 and 25.
If you don’t have enough room for them or they become impacted (trapped under the gums), they can cause complications. These may include infection, cysts or tumors, or damage to other teeth and bone.
A dentist will monitor your developing wisdom teeth and refer you to an oral surgeon when it’s time for removal. During the consultation, the oral surgeon will take X-rays of your mouth and create a plan for extraction.