Whether you are missing one or multiple teeth, or your tooth has been damaged due to a dental injury or tooth decay, we offer a wide range of restorative dentistry options to repair your smile. The dentists at Altamar Dental Studio is compassionate and kind, and our judgement-free care will make it easy to get the treatment you need. Schedule an appointment at our Naples office to get started.
Composite fillings are a natural-looking alternative to traditional metal (mercury-amalgam) fillings. They are made of special dental resin that is very durable and long-lasting. Composite fillings also have a number of benefits:
- They look more natural, since they can be “painted” to match the color of your teeth.
- In many cases, less tooth structure needs to be removed in order to place a composite filling.
– The composite bonds directly to the tooth and enhances its strength.
Since many dental patients are opting to replace their old or failing mercury-amalgam fillings with new composite, they're quickly becoming the new standard in dentistry.
There are many misconceptions about root canal therapy and one of the most widespread is that they are very painful. The truth is that root canals are quite similar in process to having a cavity filled.
Local anesthetic is used to prevent any discomfort, and at Altamar Dental Studio we also offer sedation to ensure that you always feel calm and comfortable. A root canal is the best way to eliminate toothaches caused by infected teeth, so don’t hesitate to make an appointment if you think your tooth may be damaged.
Dental crowns are typically necessary when tooth decay or a dental injury has destroyed most of the enamel of your tooth, and an alternative treatment like a filling is not appropriate. They are also used to protect teeth that have been treated with root canal therapy. Crowns are used to “cap” and protect the remaining enamel from further damage by replacing the tooth’s exterior surface, allowing you to smile, chew, and speak normally.
For a partial denture, which only replaces a few teeth, Dr. Marquez will take measurements and images of your teeth and send this information to a dental lab, where your denture will be created to fit seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
For patients in need of full arch dentures, all remaining upper and/or lower teeth must be extracted to make room for the replacement arch or arches. Depending on your case, your dentures may be fitted right away, or your gums may need time to heal. Dr. Marquez will take impressions of your gums, and your permanent set of dentures will be custom made for your smile. Contact our Naples office to make an appointment today.