Restorative dentistry rebuilds damaged smiles in strong, lasting ways, whether you’re experiencing a minor cavity or the loss of several adult teeth. At Shore Dental, our team of experts regularly partners with local laboratories to ensure that your final results are as high in quality as they can possibly be. We look forward to helping you regain excellent oral health function and aesthetics through our dedicated, personalized approach. Please contact our practice in North Port, FL today to schedule a first appointment.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
When natural teeth are injured, decayed, or missing altogether, a custom-made restoration can help you reclaim your smile’s strength and appearance in seamless ways. For instance, dental crowns are designed to cover a tooth’s visible structure, rebuilding its natural shape and ability to function while still preserving what remains. Dental bridges, on the other hand, are designed to literally “bridge” the gap left by consecutive missing teeth. Our doctors will ensure precise and attractive results for valued patients.
Fillings have always been the treatment of choice for repairing cavity-stricken teeth. Traditionally, dark-colored amalgam was relied on by dentists, which offered durability but lackluster aesthetic quality. In today’s world, we’re happy to offer an alternative: tooth-colored composite resin. Composite resin comes in a variety of lifelike shades that can be precisely matched to each patient’s tooth enamel, and its flexible nature also lends itself well to smaller, more conservative fillings that preserve more of your healthy smile.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Losing any number of natural teeth is a serious matter, especially when it’s so significant that even chewing food, speaking clearly, and other essentials of everyday life become difficult. At Shore Dental, we want to help patients regain a complete, reliable smile in whatever way fits their personal preferences best. A customized full or partial denture can replace several teeth at once in affordable ways. We offer both traditional (removable) prosthetics and implant-retained prosthetics.
When a dental infection becomes severe enough that it pierces your tooth’s outer defenses, severe pain and sensitivity can follow. Extraction may even become necessary if nothing is done to reinvigorate the tooth. Thankfully, Dr. Stein and Dr. Smith offer a saving grace in the form of root canal therapy.
During a root canal, we will access the inner canals and remove diseased pulp and bacteria from within, filling the tooth with a safe, biocompatible substance. A custom-made dental crown will be the last touch, protecting and strengthening the remaining structure. Our goal is to help you maintain your natural smile for many more years to come!
Here in North Port, our team will never recommend tooth extraction as a first resort. We strive to maintain natural teeth for our patients whenever possible. However, there are circumstances where this service can become necessary for your or your loved one’s wellbeing, such as:
When a tooth is suffering from advanced decay
When a tooth has been seriously injured and cannot be restored
When a patient has severe periodontal disease
When a “baby” tooth needs to be removed to make way for the adult one to emerge safely
When a patient needs orthodontic treatment and one or more teeth need to be removed to allow for the proper care.
Rest assured that our team will help you stay comfortable and at ease throughout the procedure. Sedation dentistry is available upon request!
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) are the last adult teeth to emerge into your smile, typically making their appearance somewhere between the ages of 16 and 22. Unfortunately, most mouths simply don’t have the proper amount of room left, which can lead to impaction (the teeth becoming trapped in the jawbone) or harmful overcrowding. Our team will keep a close eye on this area in our teenage patients, tracking the development of wisdom teeth and recommending extraction as needed to protect their oral health and overall wellbeing.