Highest Quality Service

General Dentistry

Our practice provides the highest-quality services for restoring mouths that have been damaged by dental disease and injury and common problems that require cosmetic dentistry. Our primary goal for our patients is to achieve and maintain optimum oral health through advances in techniques, technologies and by maintaining their scheduled dental exams.

Crowns & Bridges

Beautiful, natural-looking porcelain teeth

Inlays & Onlays

A longer-lasting restoration

Filings & Bondings

No more metal

Dentures & Partial Dentures

Bringing back your smile

Bite/Night Guards

Stop grinding your teeth

Crowns & Bridges

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap”, usually made of porcelain, that is placed over a tooth to cover it, restoring its shape and size, strength, and improving its appearance.

A crown may be needed to:

  • Restore teeth that are broken
  • Restore teeth that have extensive decay
  • Protect a tooth that has had a root canal
  • Cosmetically improve appearance

A bridge is a dental device that fills a space that a tooth previously occupied.

A bridge may be necessary to prevent:

  • Shifting of the teeth that can lead to bite problems (occlusion) and/or jaw problems and resultant periodontal disease.
  • Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations used by a select number of dentists. More conservative than a crown, inlays and onlays are two methods of restoring normal tooth structure after decay or other damage. Unlike standard fillings, inlays and onlays do not weaken the tooth structure, but actually strengthen it and preserve as much healthy tooth as possible. An inlay is done when the tooth structure replaced is within the cusp tips of the tooth. If the damage is more extensive and the new structure covers the entire chewing surface including one or more tooth cusps, the procedure is called an onlay.

Filings & Bondings

The concept of a “filling” is to replace and restore tooth structure that is damaged due to decay or fracture and to reshape teeth or close small spaces. Dr. Still will replace old, broken-down amalgam/metal fillings with white fillings (composite bonding) to restore your teeth to a more natural look and feel. With today’s advancements, no longer will you have to suffer the embarrassment of unsightly silver fillings or metal margins of the past. Eliminate the dark, black appearance in your teeth with new-age, state-of-the-art, tooth-colored bonding and porcelain materials.

Dentures & Partial Dentures

Periodontal disease, injury and tooth decay can all cause a loss of your natural teeth. However, we can bring back the smile on your face with dentures to restore your missing teeth. With improved technology and updated materials, dentists can now make them appear more natural and more comfortable for the patient.

There are two types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures cover the patient’s entire jaw while partial dentures, with their metal framework, replace multiple missing teeth. Ask Dr. Adam Still to see which type would be right for you.

It may take some time to adjust to your dentures. Speaking and eating may feel different at first, but these regular activities will resume normally once you are accustomed to your dentures.

Bite Guards

Are you clenching and grinding your teeth? Stop! If you are one of the millions of people who clench and grind your teeth together, you may greatly benefit from a bite guard (night guard). There are many reasons why patients clench and grind, but no matter what the cause, the destruction to the teeth, gums and bone in a person that is clenching or grinding can be very detrimental.

The process of making the bite guard is pretty simple. First we take impressions of your upper and lower teeth. Then at your next visit we will try the bite splint in, make any adjustments that may be necessary and advise you on how often to wear your night guard and how to clean it.

For more information, give Smile Sarasota a call and Dr. Adam Still can answer all your questions.