Restorative Dentistry in Jacksonville, Florida
We believe that restoring your oral health can be beautiful, too!
Restorative dental care is what gets your smile back on track after decay, injury, or tooth loss. Dr. Jacqueline West is an experienced restorative dentist who provides personalized, beautiful solutions for all of our patients. All procedures are performed with the utmost care and attention to create healthy, beautiful Jacksonville smiles. Whether you need a traditional crown or bridge, dentures, a root canal, or anything else, you can feel confident when you partner with an expert like Dr. West!
Traditional Crown & Bridge
Whether you need to repair a weak, injured, or decayed tooth or replace teeth that have gone missing altogether, a traditional crown or bridge may be the best solution for you. A crown or bridge can be made of porcelain/ceramic, metal alloys, or gold. These restorative options are customized for your unique smile and can last for many years with proper care. Most crowns and bridges are completed over the course of two visits to our office.
Most adults wear the evidence of past cavities in the form of a silver filling on their white tooth enamel. These days, there is a better option in tooth-colored fillings. Made out of a biocompatible composite resin, tooth-colored fillings blend beautifully with your surrounding tooth enamel and can last for just as long as those made of silver (amalgam). They are also less sensitive to heat and cold, meaning they will not make your teeth more sensitive after being restored.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Dentures and partials are sets of prosthetic teeth affixed to a gum-colored base, and they offer a wonderful method of tooth replacement after significant loss. Whether you are missing several teeth or have lost an entire arch on the upper or lower jaw, a denture or partial can provide the solution you need. Modern dentures from an expert like Dr. West fit great and look natural for a beautiful and secure tooth replacement you’ll be able to trust for years to come.
A root canal is often the solution for patients who have experienced tooth decay or injury that affects the interior of the tooth, or its pulp. During this procedure, Dr. West removes all of the damaged tissue and replaces it with a biocompatible material. In the end, a sturdy crown or filling is placed on top — and that’s it! Despite their bad reputation, there is nothing to fear about a modern root canal. Anesthesia, sedation, and an expert approach help to ensure you won’t feel a thing.
While we work to protect your smile from tooth loss, there are some instances where an extraction is necessary to protect your oral and overall health. Problematic wisdom teeth are one example. If you need to have one or more teeth removed, you can feel confident visiting Dr. West. She will perform the extraction comfortably and effectively and help you consider your replacement options right away so you don’t have to spend any extra time without a complete, beautiful smile.