Dr. Dennis Lucas offers a variety of restorative dentistry options
Now that Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Executive Order 20-112 allows for elective procedures to resume in Florida dental offices, Dr. Dennis Lucas and his team are ready to welcome back patients for restorative dentistry procedures in Naples, Florida.
As the term implies, restorative dentistry techniques focus on restoring the function of your teeth and improving the appearance of your smile. Repairing damaged or missing teeth is an important step in helping your mouth perform properly while minimizing the opportunities for bacteria to enter your body.
Dr. Lucas will recommend appropriate restorative dentistry options
Every restorative dentistry procedure has a specific purpose in returning your mouth to optimal conditions. Dr. Lucas has expertise in a number of restorative dentistry techniques. He will recommend the appropriate procedure after a thorough examination of your mouth and overall health status.
Bridges – This restorative dentistry technique features two anchor crowns on either side of a replacement tooth. This bridges the gap created by missing teeth.
Crowns – You might know these restorative dentistry classics as caps. These covers fit over damaged teeth to conceal cracks, chips, and discolorations to strengthen your bit and brighten your smile. Crowns also provide support for damaged teeth and help certain facial muscles re-engage after what may be a long period of inactivity.
Onlays and Inlays – These similar terms pertain to a restorative dentistry technique that uses porcelain to repair teeth that have too much decay for traditional crowns or fillings. We use inlays when the chewing surface is in need of repair, while onlays are partial crowns that provide more coverage than an inlay.
All-on-4® – Dr. Lucas uses this revolutionary technique as an alternative to using dental implants for individual missing teeth. The All-on-4 process uses four implants to replace the complete lower or upper arch of teeth. This cost-effective restorative dentistry option allows patients to return to full function as quickly as the same day as their procedure.
Mercury-free fillings – We use tooth-colored, composite resin fillings to repair cavities and eliminate the potential health risks associated with amalgam fillings. These next-generation fillings are less likely to become brittle and look much better than the silver color of amalgam fillings.
Please call us at (239) 262-5851 to schedule a consultation about restorative dentistry options in Naples, Florida, that might be appropriate for your situation.
About Dr. Dennis Lucas – Naples, Florida, dentist
Dr. Dennis Lucas performs cosmetic and restorative dental techniques, as well as traditional preventive dental services for patients in and around Naples, Florida. His combination of expertise, supported by the latest in dental technology and a holistic approach to care, ensures oral health plays a role in his patients’ total healthcare picture. Call (239) 262-5851 to schedule an appointment.