Missing and decayed teeth don’t just make you feel painfully self-conscious about your smile — they also cause discomfort when eating. For some, chewing can be so difficult that they are forced to change their diet. A restricted diet, however, can cause appetite loss and poor nutrition over time.
Your dentist in Orlando wants you to enjoy life again. Imagine eating your favorite food with restored teeth. Dr. Overmeyer offers several solutions to restore chewing ability: tooth-colored fillings and crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
Metal-Free Crowns (Caps) & Bridges
Restorative procedures at our practice are designed to end discomfort and help you chew normally again. Tooth-colored fillings and metal-free crowns can help restore severely damaged teeth. A crown, or cap, is used to cover and protect the remaining tooth after the tooth has been cleaned and rid of decay. Bridges can fill holes in your smile from missing teeth and restore a full smile. Bridges are a cemented series of crowns, or caps, that bridge a gap of missing teeth.
Partial and Complete Dentures
Dentures and dental implants are used to replace lost teeth. Dentures may be classified as partial (if some natural teeth remain) and complete (if all teeth are missing), and they are both removable. A partial denture or “partial” is a removable series of replacement teeth that are used to close the gap left by missing teeth.
For maximum stability, Dr. Thomas and Dr. Jessica recommend dental implants. Implants are small screw-like posts that replace the tooth root. A crown is attached to the implant post to simulate a real tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth when used with a crown, or used in groups to stabilize a loose partial or complete denture. Overmeyer Family Dental offers standard dental implants and mini implants as long-term solutions that feel and function just like real teeth.
Make An Appointment
If you are ready to eat the foods you love once again, please contact our Orlando, FL dental team to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to examine your situation and help you choose a solution that meets your specific needs. To make your appointment, please call us at 407-603-3839. You can also send us a message using our online contact form. We will be delighted to help you find a date and time that works for you.
Don’t let a dysfunctional smile hold you back. Get the restorative or replacement option you need to enjoy your meals again! We look forward to working with you