Comprehensive Restorations in Ocoee, FL
Dental restoration can help you put back the sparkle in your smile. Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing damage and improving the alignment of teeth. If you have stained, decayed, or crowded teeth, restorative dentistry can help you recover your smile.
Serving the Ocoee, FL, Windermere, and Bay Hill communities since 1995, Dr. John Zargari's dental practice offers exceptional, comprehensive dental health care services to help you fulfill your smile goals. We are located on Maguire Road between Windermere and 7th Avenue, in front of the Publix shopping center. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!
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Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
If you have damaged or missing teeth, Dr. John Zargari can find the right replacement procedure to meet your individual needs. All our restorations are amalgam-free, without any elemental mercury that could be harmful to your health. Our replacements offer many benefits, including:
- Elimination of dental discomfort
- Long-lasting solutions through durable ceramic or porcelain crowns
- Improved appearance with crowns that match the shade of your teeth
- Convenient solutions that improve chewing and prevent cavities
- Improved dental structure with dental implants
Tooth decay affects people of all ages. Composite fillings help restore volume and structure to a tooth after removing the decay. Dr. John Zargari uses composite fillings that can fit into tiny spaces and bond with the enamel. As a result, they preserve more of your tooth while giving you a long-lasting seal of protection.
Inlays & Onlays
Sometimes, composite fillings may not be strong enough to withstand biting or chewing, but a crown would be unnecessary. A dental inlay provides a mid-level treatment by protecting your tooth's biting surface. Onlays are very similar to inlays, but they cover the edges instead of the biting surface.
A dental crown is perfect for fractures, breaks, or teeth too weak to withstand daily wear. Dental crowns are custom-made to fit over your damaged tooth, stabilizing and protecting it from decay or further damage. We only use high-quality ceramic designed to resemble your natural tooth in both color and appearance. The average lifespan of a dental crown is typically around 15 years. But, you can extend the lifespan of your crowns to last 25-30 years by taking good care of them.
Reasons You Might Need a Crown
Crowns can address a wide range of dental issues. Their durability and longevity make them a popular choice for repairing damaged teeth. Here are some common uses of dental crowns:
- Treating a severely decayed tooth
- Repairing broken or cracked teeth
- Improving bite or alignment
- Completing a dental implant
- Reinforcing a tooth with a large filling
- Strengthening teeth after root canal therapy
- Repairing a worn, misshapen, or small tooth
Dental crowns come in different materials, including porcelain, Porcelain Fused-to-Metal Crowns (PFM), Zirconia, and Lithium Disilicate.
Fixed bridges are common solutions for missing teeth. If dental implants are not right for you, our dentist can recommend a fixed bridge. This porcelain prosthetic can replace as many as three teeth in a row. Prosthetic teeth are suspended between two dental crowns, which are placed over neighboring healthy teeth to hold the bridge in place. With fixed bridges, you can eat and speak normally. Bridges will also prevent your remaining healthy teeth from shifting out of alignment and ruining your bite.
Types of dental bridges
At Dr. John Zargari's dental office, we use a variety of bridges, including:
Traditional Fixed Bridges – Traditional fixed bridges use a filler tooth supported by crowns anchored over healthy teeth. These bridges are typically made from porcelain fused to ceramic or metal.
Cantilever Bridges – These bridges work well when there are no existing teeth on one side of the missing tooth. So, only one side will support the bridge with a healthy tooth and crown.
Maryland Bonded Bridges - Also known as resin-bonded bridges, they are mostly used to replace missing front teeth. They are made from metal frameworks with porcelain fused to metal. These bridges are more conservative because they don't require reshaping or placement of crowns on the adjacent teeth. The metal wings snugly fit behind the abutment teeth.
Bridges, Dentures, or Implants?
We can recommend dental bridges, dentures, or implants based on your health condition as well as the location of the problematic teeth. A bridge is slightly more noticeable than a dental implant since the false tooth isn't embedded in the gum. Dental implants are a great option, but you need to have healthy gums and good overall health to qualify for implants. Dentures are ideal for replacing a group of missing teeth and can even be used with implants. Dr. John Zargari will evaluate the situation of your dental health and recommend the right solution that suits your needs and budget.
Types of Dentures
Dentures work well for patients looking to replace groups of missing teeth. We use high-quality materials to ensure that your dentures last a long time. Dr. John Zargari takes great care when designing dental prosthetics to ensure that they accurately fit and function well. You can choose from a wide range of dentures depending on how many teeth you've got left, your dental structure, your budget, and your overall oral health. We offer three main types of dentures:
Full Dentures – Full dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth on your upper or lower jaw. Our full dentures typically feature an acrylic base, with replacement teeth made of ceramic or acrylic.
Partial Dentures – If you're missing just a few teeth, partial dentures can help you replace what is missing and preserve the remaining healthy teeth.
Implant-Supported Dentures – A full denture can support up to 6-8 implants, absorbing the pressure of chewing and keeping the denture firmly and comfortably in place. Our implant-supported dentures fit and function just like natural teeth, and you won't need to remove them for cleaning.
Caring for Dentures
To enjoy several years of functionality and aesthetics from your removable partial or full denture, you need to take care of them properly. Here is what we recommend at Dr. John Zargari's dental office:
- Take off and rinse your dentures after meals
- Soak dentures overnight in clean water or a mild denture-soaking solution
- Rinse your dentures before putting them back in your mouth
- Handle your dentures with care to prevent bending or damaging the plastic or the clasps
- Rinse your mouth thoroughly after removing your dentures
- Gently clean your dentures using a soft brush at least once every day
- Schedule regular dental exams
- Visit our dental office if they hurt or feel loose
If you're seeking a permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants are an excellent option. It is the only method that replaces both the root and crown of your tooth, providing stability, and preserving your oral health. Implants can withstand bite pressure and last a lifetime with proper care.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants are considered a safe and effective treatment for missing teeth. However, before considering this treatment method, our dentist will take the time to examine your oral health to determine if you're a good candidate for dental implants. You must have overall good health to qualify for the procedure. Additionally, your jawbone should be strong enough to support the implants.
The Dental Implant Process
Getting dental implants is a process that lasts several months, but the results can last a lifetime. At Dr. John Zargari's dental practice, we place dental implants in four phases, each step designed to make the implant treatment successful. The steps include planning, placement, healing, and completion.
After careful planning, a specialist will place the implants with skill and precision. Then we allow you time to recuperate at home to allow your mouth to rest and heal as the implant fuses with your jawbone. During the final appointment, we will attach your custom prosthetic to the implants with an abutment.
Dental implants can be used as the "foundation" for a wide range of restorations. The most popular restoration uses a dental crown to replace a single tooth. However, multiple dental implants can support different types of dental prosthetics, including:
Implant-Supported Bridge – A traditional dental bridge uses two "abutment" teeth to support multiple false teeth. Implant-supported bridges, however, use two dental bridges instead of your existing teeth. This method is preferable if you're missing just a few teeth, or when healthy abutment teeth aren't available.
Implant-Supported Dentures (All On Four) – Implants can also support permanent dentures to replace either the lower arch, upper arch, or both. They dentures will look and feel natural.
Implant Bar Overdenture – Overdenture bars can be used instead of an implant prosthesis and removable partial dentures. Implant bars allow free movement of the prosthesis to divert forces away from the retaining abutments to the supportive tissue and bone.
Full-Arch Fixed Hybrids – Full-arch fixed dentures can be fitted over implants to provide a full smile restoration. They consist of high-quality prosthetics that replace a full row of teeth.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
As the name implies, full mouth reconstruction is the art of rebuilding all of the teeth in your mouth. A full mouth reconstruction treatment combines art with the science of restorative dentistry to enhance the health, function, and aesthetics of your mouth.
Full mouth reconstruction treatments can include inlays, onlays, bridges, crowns, veneers, dentures, and dental implants. These treatments will essentially provide a "smile makeover" and improve your chewing efficiency. Other specialties, such as orthodontics, can also help.
Invisalign is an innovative way to straighten teeth using a series of almost invisible, custom-made, removable aligners. As you replace the aligners every two weeks, your teeth will shift gradually and move into position after several weeks.
Invisalign treatment is a clearer alternative to metal braces for children, teens, and adults. Invisalign is gradually transforming how we practice orthodontics as you can now straighten crooked teeth without wires and brackets. After your initial consultation, measuring, and 3D imaging, our dental specialist, will create a treatment plan that fast-tracks your smile transformation.
Periodontal Care Protect your Smile
Maintaining a healthy smile requires more than daily brushing and flossing. Regular dental exams and cleanings should be part of your oral health routine. Through our bi-annual dental exams and cleanings, we can catch oral issues early and treat them before they become severe.
Dental exams are generally painless and involve checking your teeth, gums, and oral tissues for signs of damage. Dental cleanings use special tools to scrape away plaque, tartar, and other debris from the teeth. We take special care to clean trouble areas, such as the gum line and back teeth. Finally, we floss and polish the teeth to complete the cleaning.
If you have symptoms of gum disease, we may recommend scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure that we provide to treat periodontal disease. Sometimes called deep cleaning, scaling, and root planing is considered the most effective way of treating chronic periodontitis.
Restore Your Smile with Dr. John Zargari Today!
Dental restorations are an excellent way to boost your confidence and ensure long-lasting oral health. Dr. John Zargari offers traditional and implant-supported restorations at our Ocoee, FL, dental practice for anyone seeking to replace missing teeth and restore their smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to get a healthier smile!
CALL US: (407) 654-0070 REQUEST APPOINTMENT