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By Dr. Vincent A Grosso, II
November 25, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Whether you have a large chip, a decayed tooth or a painful abscess, a dental crown could protect your tooth from further damage and unwanted extraction. Crafted to resemble your natural tooth in color and shape, an all-porcelain crown from your dentist, Dr. Vincent Grosso II, in Kissimmee, FL, will fit right in with your smile. Dental crowns are a definite win-win.

When a filling won't help...

A crown is your best bet. To decide if this ceramic restoration would serve your oral health needs, Dr. Grosso will inspect your tooth, ask you about any symptoms you have and take digital X-rays. Some teeth require root canal therapy before crown placement because of extensive damage or abscess (infection) in the interior pulp chamber and slender channels in each root.

Other uses of crowns

Crowns support fixed bridgework to complete smiles missing one or more teeth. Also, crowns finish single dental implants, the most popular, efficient and lifelike tooth replacements available to teen and adult patients. Whatever your need, your dentist provides his Kissimmee, FL, patients comfortable treatments, high-quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship.

How crowns protect your teeth

Crowns fit right over the healthy portions of your tooth. Dr. Grosso gently removes any filling material and then shapes your tooth so it properly receives the porcelain restoration and bites perfectly with the opposing arch of teeth.

When cared for properly, a crown avoids additional decay on your tooth and makes imperfections--both large and small--literally disappear. Your crown will last many years with proper oral hygiene at home, check-ups and cleanings with Dr. Grosso and your gentle treatment. That means no nail-biting, teeth grinding, chewing ice cubes or opening beer bottles with your teeth. Those things would wear down, dislodge or crack your crown.

How the treatment goes

Just contact our Kissimmee, FL, office for a crown consultation with our dentist. After your qualifying exam, Dr. Grosso will take oral impressions to send to our trusted lab. A temporary cap will protect your tooth in the interim. During final placement, your dentist will remove the temporary and bond the new crown in its place. That's all there is to it.

Learn more

Popular, useful and long-lasting, a dental crown could create your best smile. To learn more, call Dr. Vincent Grosso II in Kissimmee, FL: (407) 350-5969.

By Dr. Vincent A Grosso, II
February 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: root canal  

How a root canal from your dentist in Kissimmee, Florida can save your smile

If you suffer from chronic tooth pain that never goes away, root canal treatment could be the answer to your problems. Available from Dr. Vincent A. Grosso II in Kissimmee, FL, read on to learn how root canal therapy can relieve your tooth pain and keep your smile intact.

More about Root Canal Treatment

So, how do you know if you need a root canal? Truthfully, only your dentist can tell for sure if this treatment is the best option for you. This is why it’s so important to visit your dentist at the first sign of dental pain. You may need a root canal if you are experiencing:

  • Tooth pain that continues even after dental treatment
  • Tooth pain increases when you consume foods and beverages that are hot, cold, or sugary
  • Sharp, stabbing pain when you bite down
  • Pain that radiates to other areas of your jaws, face, or head
  • A red or white bump appearing on your gums next to a tooth root
  • Blood or pus draining from the bump o your gums
  • A tooth becoming darker or grayer compared to the teeth next to it

If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, you should seek out Dr. Grosso as soon as you can. During a consultation, he will take x-rays and perform an examination of the tooth to determine if a root canal is necessary.

If you do need a root canal, the treatment is simple. It begins with the administration of a local anesthetic to ensure a discomfort-free procedure. Next, Dr. Grosso removes the diseased tissue inside your tooth through a small opening at the top, before temporarily replacing it with a sedative material. This sedative material dries up the fluid inside your tooth, eliminating inflammation, pressure, and pain.

When your painful symptoms are gone, the sedative material is removed and replaced with an inert material, which is left inside your tooth. The opening is then sealed up with a permanent filling and your root canal is complete!

Concerned? Give Us a Call

If you have tooth pain, root canal therapy could be the answer to saving your smile. To learn more about the benefits of root canal therapy, call Dr. Vincent A. Grosso II in Kissimmee, FL, today by dialing (407) 350-5969.

By Dr. Vincent A Grosso, II
January 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Implants  

How dental implants from your dentist in Kissimmee, FL, can rebuild your smile

Do you need to replace missing teeth? If so, have you thought about dental implants? The truth is, dental implants are strong, permanent, and natural-looking tooth replacements that can give you a beautiful smile. Here at the Kissimmee, FL, office of Dr. Vincent A. Grosso II, we offer dental implant treatment to cure your tooth loss problems. Read on to learn the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on this topic:

Why should I choose dental implants to replace my missing teeth?

Dental implants are completely stable tooth replacements because they are embedded in the jaw and surrounded by bone. They also look beautifully natural, due to how the crown material is light-reflective and closely resembles natural tooth enamel. Finally, they are convenient because you never remove them, and you brush and floss them just like natural teeth.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

If you are generally healthy, dental implants are an excellent choice. There are some factors that may affect the healing of dental implants, so be sure to let your dentist know if you smoke, have uncontrolled diabetes, or have a history of oral cancer/radiation to your jaws or face.

How does dental implant treatment work?

Your dentist will insert the dental implant screw in your jaw, during a simple in-office procedure. The dental implant screw functions as the “root” of your missing tooth. After the area has healed, the dental implant screw is capped with a beautiful dental implant crown, and you have a new addition to your smile.

Need dental work? Give us a call

To learn more about how dental implants can enhance your smile and your life, call Dr. Vincent A. Grosso II in Kissimmee, FL, today by dialing (407) 350-5969.

By Dr. Vincent A Grosso, II
July 23, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Filling  

About 80% of us has had at least one cavity by the time we were age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fillings, as their name suggests, seal the small hole(s) in a person's tooth that have been caused by decay (i.e. cavities). This prevents the acid-producing bacteria from further decaying teeth and spreading the infection to other parts of your mouth.

In fact, if left untreated, bacteria can infect sensitive nerves in the inner pulp tissue of the tooth's root canal, which means that you'll need a root canal. Something your Kissimmee dentist, Dr. Vincent Grosso, knows that you probably want to avoid.

How Fillings are Administered

The procedure is simple:

  • Your dentist performs a clinical exam using x-rays to determine the extent of tooth decay.
  • Under anesthesia, the decayed area is removed using a handheld instrument.
  • Your dentist then roughens or etches the remaining tooth with a mild acidic solution.
  • Finally, translucent cement is applied to bond the tooth and filling material together.

Types of Fillings

There are two categories of dental fillings:

1. Metal Fillings

Amalgam: This classic silver filling is strong and inexpensive but hardly transparent. Dental amalgam is an alloy made of silver, tin, and copper.

2. Tooth-Colored Fillings

  • Composite: This transparent composite is a mixture of plastic and glass that bonds to the rest of the tooth.
  • Porcelain: This filling is made of a high-tech dental ceramic that's strong, lifelike and doesn't stain like composites.
  • Glass Ionomer: This option is made from acrylic and glass powders, making it a more budget-friendly translucent filling.

Need Dental Work? Call Today!

If you have any questions about fillings, be sure to contact your Kissimmee, FL, dentist today! Dr. Grosso is available at (407) 350-5969.

By Dr. Vincent A Grosso, II
November 13, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental ImplantThis artificial tooth offers an array of unique benefits for your oral health.

Are you wondering why so many adults are turning to dental implants to treat their tooth loss? Sure, there are different ways to replace your missing teeth but dental implants are as close as you can come to the real thing. Find out why you may want to turn to our Kissimmee, FL, restorative dentist Dr. Vincent Grosso for dental implants.

What are dental implants?

Implants are small metal posts that function like tooth roots and are surgically placed into the jawbone to support a false tooth. Several implants can also be placed to support multiple false teeth (e.g. dentures). As you might imagine, dental implants are pretty unique in the way they replace missing teeth, so this comes with some pretty amazing and unique benefits.

What are the benefits of getting dental implants?

Here’s what you can look forward to if you get dental implants in Kissimmee, FL:

Dental implants function like real teeth

One of the major benefits of getting implants is that they don’t just look like real teeth they also function like real teeth. You can even care for them like you would the rest of your natural smile when it comes to brushing and flossing. Plus, they restore full chewing power so you can feel confident eating.

They could last the rest of your life

Most tooth replacements have a shelf life of a decade or more; however, since dental implants naturally integrate and fuse together with the jawbone this means that you could end up having your implant for the rest of your life.

Implants prevent jawbone loss

Did you know that one of the major complications of untreated tooth loss is bone loss? While other tooth replacements won’t actually prevent bone loss, placing a dental implant will actually provide the jawbone with the stimulation it needs to prevent bone loss.

If you are looking to get dental implants in Kissimmee, FL you’ve come to the right place. Our very own Dr. Grosso has helped countless adults get a full smile back and you could be next. Feel confident smiling again. Call us today!