Are you struggling with teeth that are damaged, hurting, or even missing? At Crovatto & Edwards Family Dentistry, our team is always here for patients during these difficult times. We want to help you regain a complete and sturdy smile as soon as possible, and our available restorative services will make this goal a reality, whether you’re experiencing relatively minor flaws or extensive trauma that needs a skilled hand. Please contact us today here in Orange Park, FL if you have any questions for us, or if you’re ready to schedule a first visit.
Dental crowns and bridges are two of the most common restorations we recommend for rebuilding and revitalizing teeth. Our dentists may suggest a new, custom-made crown for the following situations:
Dental crowns can also be paired with bridges, which are designed to replace one or multiple missing teeth that appear next to one another in the mouth. The crowns work like “anchors,” fitting over natural teeth and holding the bridge in place so that it functions like the rest of the smile. In most cases, though, implant-retained bridges are actually a healthier and longer-lasting option, so be sure to ask us if you’re interested in learning more!
Almost everyone in the United States will need a filling at one point or another. While our team is never happy to find a cavity, we are proud to offer a solution for this common damage that’s easy, comfortable, and very lifelike – tooth-colored fillings. Composite resin comes in a variety of lifelike shades that can be closely matched to your natural enamel’s color. Because the material forms a direct bond with the tooth, we can also create smaller fillings that preserve more of the tooth’s healthy shape – and the tooth-colored material blends seamlessly into your natural smile!
Dr. Crovatto and Dr. Edwards always enjoy being able to save their patients valuable time in the treatment chair. If you’re in need of a new dental crown or other restoration for a struggling tooth, CEREC technology helps keep this process short and sweet. We can capture digital impressions, design the new crown, create it with our in-office milling unit, and place it in your smile during one appointment while still maintaining the high quality you deserve – no weeks of waiting required.
Dentures have been around in some shape or form for thousands of years, and today’s versions are more modern, comfortable, and lifelike than ever before. Our dentists will take the time to design the perfect full or partial denture for your needs, ensuring a stable and confident smile. Traditional dentures are removable for cleaning and storage during sleep, while implant-retained dentures are fixed in place over dental implants for a more reliable and lifelike result. Not sure which one is right for you? We’ll be happy to help during your first consultation.
Root canals have a scary reputation – just the words themselves can cause the color to drain out of our patients’ faces. Thankfully, there’s nothing to worry about! This procedure is actually a saving grace that we use to remove harmful bacteria from inside an infected tooth, helping it stay a healthy and thriving part of your smile for many more years to come. The pain people associate with this procedure is caused by the infection itself, not the actual process – in fact, today’s modern tools and techniques make it a very simple and safe experience.
Extracting a natural tooth is never our team’s first choice for patients in need. We want to help you enjoy your full smile for life, of course! However, there are situations where there really is no other option available and this procedure is the best way to protect your oral health and wellbeing. Our dentists can provide nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) and other amenities to create a genuinely comfortable atmosphere. If the tooth needs to be replaced, we will also start that process right away so that your smile isn’t left incomplete.
Possible reasons for tooth extraction include: