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Cutler Bay Cosmetic Dentist

Cutler Bay Cosmetic Dentist

Fillings have traditionally been thought of only as functional. You get a cavity in your tooth and a filling is put in. Fairly simple and common. Nowadays, though, your fillings can serve a cosmetic purpose as well. Why settle for metal fillings when you can get fillings that are virtually undetectable? Ones that look like your natural teeth. Dr. Robert Cuckler, our Cutler Bay cosmetic dentist can offer you fillings made from porcelain or composite resins. They are safe, strong, effective, and they match the color of your teeth. They are a wonderful solution when you need to address a new cavity, but they can also be used cosmetically to replace existing metal fillings in your mouth.

Cutler Bay Dental Care

Cutler Bay Dental Care

The process for replacing your current metal fillings is fairly straightforward. Call us and schedule an appointment with our Cutler Bay cosmetic dentist. Typically, two visits will be needed. First, Dr. Cuckler will remove your old metal filling. He will clean the area and check to see if there is any additional tooth decay. If so, he will remove it. He will then make an impression of your tooth. This will be sent to the dental lab where they will fashion your filing. A temporary onlay will be used to protect your tooth until your second visit. At that time, Dr. Cuckler will remove the temporary onlay, apply conditioning gel, and fit your new filling. He will use bonding cement and a high intensity light to bond it to your tooth. The final step is polishing the tooth.

Which is best for you, porcelain or composite resin? Porcelain resists stains better than composite resins and they can last for 15 years or more. They are, however, more expensive. Composite resins offer most of the same advantages, minus the stain resistance and the longevity, at a more reasonable cost. Both types bond very well to your tooth and usually require less drilling than is needed for metal fillings. Porcelain and composite fillings may not be the best choice for back teeth, which take the brunt of your chewing and where cosmetic concerns are probably not very important. Consult with our Cutler Bay cosmetic dentist to determine which filling is the best for you in each situation.

Cutler Bay Dentist
311 NE Eighth Street #107
Homestead, Florida 33030
(305) 508-4736

Cutler Bay Dentist

Cutler Bay Dentist

Dental crowns are some of the most versatile devices used by our Cutler Bay dentist, Dr. Robert Cuckler. One of the most common uses for dental crowns is to complete a dental restoration procedure, such as root canal therapy. Crowns, also known as caps, are able to restore a tooth’s appearance and function at the same time. If you have a severely decayed tooth, to the point where portions of the tooth need to be removed, a crown can be used to replace those pieces and to preserve your tooth so that the entire tooth does not need to be extracted.

General Dentist Cutler Bay

General Dentist Cutler Bay

Crowns are also used to attach bridges, which are used to fill the space of a missing tooth or teeth. If you get a dental implant, a crown is used to complete the process by providing the function and appearance of a natural tooth. If you have a tooth that is cracked or broken, a crown can be put in place to keep the problem from getting worse, and again to restore the functionality of your tooth. If you have an especially discolored or stained tooth, our Cutler Bay dentist, Dr. Cuckler can install a tooth-colored crown for aesthetic purposes as well. All of our crowns are fabricated in a laboratory and customized to your specific needs. They can be made from porcelain that is baked onto a metal substrate, porcelain on its own, or special ceramic materials that have been more popular in recent years. As you can see, crowns are very useful tools that can be used in a number of dental situations.

If you are interested in learning more about crowns or any of the services provided by our Cutler Bay dentist, we encourage you to visit Dr. Cuckler’s website for additional information. Should you have any questions or concerns related to our services or any other topic, do not hesitate to reach out to the specialists at our practice; we would love to hear from you. Feel free to give us a call during our regular office hours, or to send us a message anytime using the contact form on our website. You can also schedule appointments either by phone or online. Dr. Cuckler and the rest of the staff here look forward to your next visit.

Cosmetic Dentist Cutler Bay
311 NE Eighth Street #107,
Homestead, Florida 33030
(305) 508-4736