Restorative Dentistry Sarasota, FL

With restorative dental care, we can address various dental problems, from missing and damaged teeth to bite disorders. Our goal is to help patients renew the full function and health of their teeth, gums, and jaw with restorative dentistry solutions in Sarasota, FL. Our office provides a comfortable space to ask any questions you may have and to receive high-quality restorative dental treatment. We also offer general dental services to our patients for preventative care.

Dr. Melvin Benson and the team at Integrated Dental welcome patients with restorative dental problems from the simple to the complex. Our team has the experience and expertise to meet your needs with a comprehensive approach for sustainable results.

Restorative Dental Care in Sarasota, Florida

Why Treat and Replace Missing Teeth

Dr. Benson offers several options to replace missing or damage teeth including dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges. Tooth loss is a complex oral health issue that requires a thorough dental exam before your dentist can make recommend the best replacement option. Each option has benefits and drawbacks that you will need to consider.

When choosing the best option to replace your missing teeth, you will need to take into account your oral health status, the number of missing teeth, and your personal preferences. Whichever procedure you choose, we highly recommend replacing your teeth instead of doing nothing. The benefits of replacing your missing teeth include:

  • Improved oral health
  • Jawbone preservation
  • Improved chewing and nutrition
  • Better self-esteem and appearance
  • Improved speech

The Dangers of Untreated Gum Disease

Failing to seek treatment for gum disease will only lead to the progression in the disease. Additionally, it can lead to a host of serious oral and systemic health problems. This is why Dr. Benson stresses the importance of early detection and gum disease treatment. Regular dental checkups and treatment are vital to preventing the following serious issues:

  • Tooth loss
  • Infection and abscesses
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Worsening of diabetes
  • Respiratory problems
  • Complications in pregnancy
  • Jawbone deterioration
  • Increased risk of certain cancers

How TMD Causes Orofacial Pain

Our office provides restorative care for patients with TMD. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) occur when pressure or stress causes dysfunction in the joints that connect the jaw bone to the skull.

Many patients with TMD experience orofacial pain, or pain in the face and oral cavity. TMD causes this pain because the temporomandibular joints are behind a major network of facial nerves. Pain and stress on the TMJ can affect the surrounding muscles and joints.

Contact Dr. Benson if you begin to notice pain in your face and jaw. Dr. Benson is a Dawson-trained dentist who focuses on the comfort of the bite and its relation to the TMJ. He also completed a residency at the Louisiana State University School of Dental Medicine in Oral Facial Pain, TMD Disorders, and Dental Sleep Medicine.

The Dangers of Uncontrolled Sleep Apnea

There are many risks to having sleep apnea, especially if it’s not treated. It can affect your health and overall well-being. Sleep apnea deprives your body of oxygen causing many medical issues including cardiovascular problems. You are at a higher risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias) if you have untreated sleep apnea.

Even if you do not remember waking, sleep apnea constantly interrupts your sleep, and you get less sleep at night. The disrupted sleep patterns lead to daytime fatigue, depression, irritability, and memory problems. Concentrating on easy tasks becomes difficult due to drowsiness.

Overall, people who suffer from sleep apnea and fail to seek treatment live a decreased quality of life. Their life becomes overwhelmed with fatigue and health issues that affect all aspects of their life.

Restorative Dentistry in Sarasota

Restorative dentistry is used to restore your smile, and improve functionality and oral health. Our restorative dental services address multiple dental concerns with state-of-the-art care. Continue reading to learn more about our restorative dentistry services:

Dental Implants

Implants are high-quality dental restorations that consist of a titanium screw, abutment attachment, and dental crown. Once we place a dental implant, it begins to fuse with the jaw bone. After three to six months, the implant becomes a part of the smile.  Dental implants are versatile; they may secure a single dental crown or larger restorations like bridges and dentures. To learn more about our dental implant services, see Dental Implants

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge fills the gap left by one or more consecutive teeth. It consists of pontics or false teeth, and dental crowns. The crown portion of the bridge is secured to abutment teeth or dental implants. Traditional dental bridges require the support of teeth on either side of a missing tooth gap. However, implant-secured dental bridges can provide a longer-lasting restoration and does not require the support of natural teeth. To learn more about dental bridges, see Dental Bridge

Dentures and Partials

Our dental office provides traditional dentures and partials for patients missing multiple permanent teeth. Full or complete dentures can restore an entire row of missing teeth on the top or bottom arch. A partial denture will replace several missing teeth on the top or bottom arch. A denture is made up of false teeth that are fused to an acrylic base that will blend in with the gum tissues. We also offer implant-supported dentures that are secured to dental implants. To learn more about dentures, partials, and implant-secured dentures, see Dentures and Partials

Dental Crown

A tooth crown acts as a cap to cover worn, damaged, or weak teeth. We will also use a dental crown as a replacement tooth along with a single dental implants. Integrated Dental uses CEREC and CAD/CAM technology to design and create custom dental crowns. This cutting edge technology allows us to design, fabricate, and place them in a single dental appointment instead of two separate visits. We will color match the dental crowns to your tooth enamel so that they will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. To learn more about dental crown process, see Dental Crown

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection that affects the gum tissues. Because gums support teeth, they are a large part of patients’ oral health. We encourage patients to contact our office if they notice common symptom of gum disease including bleeding, swollen, or sensitive gums. We also screen for it during your regular dental checkups twice a year. Our team provides deep cleaning like scaling and root planing to prevent further bacterial buildup. Failure to properly treatment this progressive disease can result in tooth loss, bone loss, and receding gums. To learn more about gum disease treatment, see Periodontal Disease Treatment

TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) can be highly painful for many patients. Common TMJ symptoms include jaw pain, frequent headaches, difficultly opening and closing mouth, and bruxism. Integrated Dental offers TMJ treatment including custom nightguards that will help patients combat TMJ symptoms. This type of mouthguard prevents tooth damage and jaw strain when worn by patients who clench and grind their teeth at night. Nightguards alleviate jaw and tooth pain and prevent further tooth wear. To learn more about our TMJ/TMD treatment options, see TMJ Treatment

Sleep Apnea

Do you find yourself waking up gasping for air? Are you constantly tired during the day? You may have sleep apnea. The most common treatment option for this sleep disorder is the CPAP machine. It delivers continuous air so patients can breathe comfortably. However, it can be inconvenient to sleep with a mask on that blows air in your face. Integrated Dental offers an oral appliance for patients that have mild to moderate sleep apnea symptoms. Oral appliances are fitted nightguards that move the lower jaw forward to open up the airway. To learn more about sleep apnea and the services we provide to prevent it, see Sleep Apnea

Integrated Dental Offers Expert Restorative Dentistry in Sarasota, FL

To learn more about how we can help you restore a functional smile with restorative dentistry, book a consultation with Dr. Melvin Benson. He will choose the best option to help you meet your goals and restore your oral health. Request an appointment with us online or call 941-270-9755. No matter what kind of restorative concerns you are suffer from, we can help you get back a comfortable, beautiful smile.