When your tooth sustains damage, you need a dental restoration to protect it. At Alliance Dental, we use the highest quality restorative materials and techniques in order to deliver the best results.
Dr. Spaska Malaric is experienced and highly skilled in all types of dental restoration procedures. She provides comfortable treatment in a caring and compassionate setting. When you come to our Fort Myers dental office for treatment, you can count on receiving the very best. We never cut corners with our patients, and we approach treatment with your health and comfort in mind.
If your tooth has a crack or a chip or has become weakened from deep decay, you may benefit from a porcelain crown to protect and stabilize your tooth. When a substantial part of your tooth structure sustains damage or breaks off, it destabilizes your tooth and puts you at risk for tooth loss.
Dental crowns fit over your natural tooth structure and provide support when chewing. Since your jaws exert an enormous amount of pressure, having a dental crown to protect your tooth can prevent it from breaking and splitting, which can cause pain and even require an extraction.
In order to place a dental crown on your tooth, Dr. Spaska Malaric will need to make room for the restoration. She will make sure you are completely numb for your procedure. Comfort is a top priority to us! She will remove any damaged or decayed tooth structure and prepare the surface of your tooth to hold your crown.
Once Dr. Malaric prepares your tooth, she will make a temporary crown to protect it while our trusted dental lab creates your permanent crown. Each dental crown is a small work of art and will match your existing teeth so that your smile remains natural and seamless in its appearance.
Once we receive your permanent crown, Dr. Malaric will adhere it to your tooth structure, creating a tight seal that keeps out food and bacteria. Your crown will absorb some of the force from chewing, and it will protect your nerve.
With proper care, your dental restoration could last many years and prolong the life of your tooth. Regular dental exams, professional dental cleanings, and diligent home care are good for your oral health and your dentistry.
When a tooth is lost, the adjacent teeth can move and tilt. This can create problems with your bite and cause conditions such as bone loss. A missing tooth also affects your appearance. Having a gap in your smile may mean that you avoid laughing, talking, eating, and smiling in front of others, keeping you from enjoying some of the best things in life!
When our patients want to replace a missing tooth, we provide all the options available so you can make an informed decision that matches your health goals, lifestyle and budget. For some patients, having a dental implant is not possible because of health reasons or because you simply want another choice. You might decide on a dental bridge instead. Dental bridges are a common choice for patients with missing teeth, and Dr. Malaric is highly skilled in creating comfortable, attractive dental bridges.
A dental bridge will complete the appearance of your smile and provide an added benefit of keeping your teeth from tipping into the gap created by your missing tooth. Because two crowns support the artificial tooth, you will want to take extra care to keep it clean. Good oral hygiene and routine dental cleanings are the best insurance to protect your dental restorations. At each of your dental exams, we will inspect the condition of your dental bridge to make sure it still provides you with the function and aesthetics you desire.
If you have multiple missing teeth and would like an option other than a partial denture to replace them, you might consider an implant-supported bridge. An implant-supported bridge uses two or more dental implants to secure your bridge in place, giving you more stability.
Call Alliance Dental today at (239) 939-2433 and schedule an evaluation with our experienced and gentle dentist. She will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision regarding your dental health. We look forward to hearing from you!