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Restorative Dentistry – Cocoa Beach, FL

Don’t Leave Your Damaged Teeth Unprotected

Leaving a cracked or decayed tooth alone will only cause the problem to grow worse. Teeth can’t heal by themselves, so the damage will only spread further and further until it grows so severe that an extraction is the only viable option. Dr. Nawrocki can save your tooth by placing a customized restoration that will keep it safe while you speak, eat, and smile. Does it look like parts of your smile are in need of repair? Call us today for a consultation to discuss options for restorative dentistry in Cocoa Beach, FL.

Why Choose Nawrocki Dental of Cocoa Beach for Restorative Dentistry?

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Dentist examining patient's tooth colored filling during restorative dentistry visit

Tooth-colored fillings have widely replaced traditional amalgam as the material of choice for treating cavities, and it’s not hard to understand why. Dr. Nawrocki uses high-quality composite resin, which is precisely shaded to be a close match for your tooth enamel. This means that the final result is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your smile, which is ideal for image-conscious patients. Your new filling should last for several years (up to 10-15 with proper maintenance and care), but they will need to be replaced over time for optimal results.

Animated smile during tooth colored filling placement

Do I Need a Tooth-Colored Filling?

Patients who would benefit the most from the placement of one or more tooth-colored fillings have the following problems:

  • If the tooth has a small chip or cracked area.
  • If the tooth has significant decay.
  • If the tooth is worn down.
  • If there is a small gap between two teeth that needs to be corrected.
  • If the tooth currently has an amalgam filling that’s failing and requires a replacement.
  • If the patient currently has an amalgam filling and would like to replace it with a tooth-colored filling for aesthetic reasons.
Animated smile with a cavity before tooth colored filling restoration

What Happens During the Tooth Filling Procedure?

A new, customized tooth-colored filling can typically be placed over the course of a single appointment here in Cocoa Beach. After the tooth has been appropriately numbed, Dr. Nawrocki will remove the decay and thoroughly clean the space. Then, the composite resin is placed within the tooth, sculpted into a pleasing shape, and polished for a natural look and feel. Patients are likely to experience some heightened sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures immediately after their filling placement. This should subside quickly over time.

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Dental Crowns

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Cocoa Beach Restorative Dentistry Two dental crowns A dental crown (also commonly referred to as a “cap”) is a singular restoration that’s designed to cover the entire visible surface of a natural tooth, protecting and strengthening its structure while rebuilding its appearance as well. Several materials are available for dental crowns, but Dr. Gary Nawrocki is likely to recommend porcelain for its lifelike appearance and excellent quality.

Person pointing to chipped tooth before dental crown

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are very versatile, and they can be used to treat a wide variety of common dental concerns, including the following:

  • Broken/fractured teeth
  • Significant tooth decay that can’t be treated with a filling
  • A fractured or failing filling
  • Cosmetic imperfections
  • Repairing a tooth after a root canal
  • Restoring a lost tooth that’s been replaced with a dental implant
Animated smile during dental crown placement

What Happens During the Dental Crown Procedure?

The traditional process of having a new dental crown created typically requires two appointments. After capturing highly detailed impressions, Dr. Nawrocki will send this information along to a trusted dental laboratory and place a temporary crown so that any disruption to your day-to-day routine is as minimized as possible. Then, after we’ve received the finished restoration, you’ll return to our dental office so that we can place it and ensure that the fit and bite are accurate and comfortable.

Alternatively, Nawrocki Dental offers state-of-the-art CEREC technology, which creates high-quality dental crowns, inlays, onlays, and other restorations over the span of a single appointment. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact our Cocoa Beach, FL dental office! Our team looks forward to welcoming new patients from Merritt Island, FL and other nearby areas.

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CEREC One-Visit Dental Restorations

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In the past, patients in need of dental crowns, inlays, onlays, or veneers were always subjected to multiple appointments and a large amount of waiting time. Today, CEREC has transformed this process for the better, helping Dr. Nawrocki design, create, and place a beautiful, high-quality restoration over the course of a single appointment.

Dental team member using CEREC one visit dental restoration system

Why is CEREC Right for Me?

Here are some of the valuable advantages associated with choosing a CEREC restoration:

  • No temporary restorations are needed.
  • The materials used are high-quality ceramic for optimal results.
  • There are less injections and less overall discomfort to worry about.
  • More of the natural tooth can be successfully saved.
  • There are no messy physical impressions – everything is handled digitally.
Closeup of CEREC one visit dental restoration being crafted in the dental office

What Happens During My CEREC Procedure?

After our team has prepared the tooth or teeth in question, Dr. Nawrocki will remove any existing decay and capture a highly detailed image of the tooth with the CEREC camera. This image is instantly transferred to the computer screen, where it can be viewed from every angle. Dr. Nawrocki will then design the new restoration and transmit the final result to the in-office milling unit. A block of ceramic (precisely chosen to match your natural shade of enamel) is transformed into the new restoration right away – in fact, the process typically only takes 15 minutes.

Once the new restoration is fully crafted, Dr. Nawrocki will ensure that it’s a proper fit before polishing it and making any last-minute adjustments. Finally, it’s time to cement it securely in place. You’ll be able to walk out of our Cocoa Beach, FL dental office with solid, permanent improvements you can take pride in – no extra waiting required.

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