The dentists at Ocala Dental Care are experts in restorative dentistry. At our Ocala, FL, practice, we provide a full range of treatments to replace missing teeth and repair dental damage, including crowns, bridges, fillings, bonding, and full mouth reconstruction. We even offer comprehensive implant dentistry, and we can both place and restore dental implants. We have an on-site lab, equipped with the latest technology, such as a 3-D digital scanner. Working out of this facility and collaborating with skilled ceramists, we can often complete restorative procedures in a single day. Finally, we focus on holistic dentistry, using safe, metal-free materials whenever possible.
Dental crowns are a multifunctional restoration that can repair many types of damage. If you have a weakened tooth, severe decay, pronounced dental erosion, or a misshapen tooth, a crown may be right for you. Also called a “cap,” a crown will fit completely over your tooth. Therefore, to prep for a crown, your dentist will need to reshape the outside of your tooth. Then he will take impressions, typically using our 3-D scanner, to ensure a near-perfect fit. With the assistance of a skilled ceramist, we can often provide same-day crowns.
Dental bridges are a common and economical way to replace missing teeth. This type of restoration is made of several fused crowns. A bridge can fill in this space by attaching to the remaining teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile. In this way, it can help restore your appearance and oral function. It can also keep your other teeth in proper alignment. As with our crowns, we use advanced materials to create bridges. Frequently, we can prep for, design, and place bridges in one appointment.
Receiving a Dental Bridge
Your dentist will reshape the teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile before placing a dental bridge.
Modern filling materials are more effective than traditional metal fillings. Dental composite is available in many different shades, so we can find one that blends naturally with your grin. An additional benefit is that composite resin requires less removal of healthy dental tissue. The material will also bond with your tooth more securely. Unlike traditional silver amalgam fillings, composite resin does not expand and contract in response to temperature variations. Our dentists can place new tooth-colored fillings or remove and replace old metal fillings.
Composite Resin Bonding
Our dentists can also use composite to repair the outside of your teeth. If you have small cracks or chips, bonding may be appropriate. This treatment can also conceal severe stains, close gaps in your smile, reshape teeth, and strengthen weakened teeth. To perform the treatment, your practitioner will choose the composite that most closely matches your smile. Then he will sculpt the material for a natural finish before hardening it with a curing light.
Dental implants are the most durable, stable, and realistic way to replace missing teeth. Your dentist will surgically set the titanium posts in your jawbone. After they fuse with the bone, they can support a custom dental restoration, such as a dental bridge or a full or partial set of dentures. By replacing your tooth roots, dental implants also prevent jawbone recession. As a dental implants specialists, Dr. Woo and Dr. DeLeon can perform all steps of the implant process. They can also place various types of implants, including traditional posts, mini implants, and the LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant system (LODI).
We provide a full range of treatments to replace missing teeth and repair dental damage, We even offer comprehensive implant dentistry, and we can both place and restore dental implants.
Drs. DeLeon and Woo offer multiple types of dentures to replace many or all of your teeth. We provide both traditional full and partial dentures are removable as well as implant-supported dentures. Regardless of which option you choose, your custom-crafted restoration can successfully restore both the aesthetic of your smile and your dental function. Of course, for the greatest stability, we recommend implant-supported dentures. We can often place your restoration using the LODI system. In addition to being a cost-effective option, the smaller posts offer other benefits, including that patients who might otherwise require bone grafting may not need to undergo this preliminary procedure.With our on-site lab, we also offer same-day denture repair, and we can reline dentures for a more comfortable fit.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction is a personalized process that combines various restorative procedures and repairs even extensive dental damage. We use advanced imaging technology, including digital x-rays and scans, to evaluate your teeth. Then we can choose the most appropriate treatments and design customized restorations. We can also perform your procedures in stages to ensure that your full mouth reconstruction fits your budget.
Contact Us to Learn More
Call us at (352) 877-2117 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.