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.
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.
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:
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.
A dental bridge fills the gap left by one or more consecutive teeth. 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. To learn more about dental bridges, see Dental Bridge.
Dentures & Partials
Our dental office provides traditional and implant-secured dentures and partials for patients missing multiple permanent teeth. Dentures can restore rows of missing teeth or full tooth arches. To learn more about dentures, partials, and implant-secured dentures, see Dentures & Partials.
A tooth crown acts as a cap to cover worn, damaged teeth. Crowns may also cover single dental implants. Our office uses CEREC and CAD/CAM technology to design and create custom crowns in our office. Crowns are color matched to your tooth enamel so that they match your smile seamlessly. To learn more about crowns, see Dental Crown.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Gum disease, or periodontitis, 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 bleeding, swollen, or sensitive gums. Our team provides deep cleaning like scaling and root planing to prevent further bacterial buildup. To learn more about gum disease treatment, see Periodontal Disease Treatment.
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) can be highly painful for many patients. Patients with TMD can experience headaches, jaw pain, and bruxism. To help combat these symptoms, patients can wear a custom nightguard during sleep. Many TMD patients 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.
Do you find yourself waking up to breathe? You may have sleep apnea. Using a CPAP machine delivers continuous air so patients can breathe comfortably. However, we may recommend an oral appliance if patients have mild 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.
Restore Your Natural Smile
Are you looking for the best restorative options for your smile? Schedule a dental visit with us online or call 941-270-9755. Let us know if you have any questions or current restorative concerns, and we can help!