Restorative dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on repairing or replacing the teeth to keep your mouth fully functional. New York Smile Institute’s skilled restorative dentists can tackle all of your restorative needs.
Restorative Dentistry Services
Failing to deal with dental problems as they are discovered increases your risk for developing additional problems that may require more involved (and expensive) procedures. If you are experiencing oral pain, have trouble speaking or eating in a normal manner or just want to restore a healthy and attractive smile, allow the dentists at New York Smile Institute to get your teeth back into great shape.
Commonly performed restorative dental procedures include:
A dental implant involves a minor surgery in which a post is attached to the jawbone. After your dentist has confirmed that your gum tissue has healed and the post has securely latched to the bone, he will screw a prosthetic tooth (made to look like your natural teeth in size and color) onto the post to permanently fill in the gap and complete your smile.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
If your mouth can benefit from replacing multiple teeth (particularly multiple teeth in a row), dentures and partial dentures are a great option. Custom designed to fit in your mouth, these prosthetic teeth will restore a smile that is both attractive and functional. Because dentures are removable, they are easy to keep clean as well.
A bridge is a device that fills in the gaps in your smile with a prosthetic tooth or row of prosthetic teeth. Filling in this space not only prevents your natural teeth from shifting out of place, but it should restore your biting motion. New York Smile Institute offers four different types of bridges, each of which can address different dental problems commonly found in the mouth.
When a tooth has become weakened from crack or decay, our dentists may need to strengthen the tooth by putting a cap, better known as a crown, on top. By reinforcing a tooth, a crown allows your mouth to chew and function in a normal manner. Crowns are available in a variety of materials, though porcelain is the most popular option because it looks the most like a real tooth.
If a decaying tooth goes unfilled for too long, your tooth is liable to become infected. To prevent the tooth from falling out eventually, our dentists will need to clean out the contaminated soft pulp in the middle of your tooth and then replace it with composite material. Filling this space with composite should prevent the infection from returning in the future.
Don’t Delay on a Restorative Dentistry Procedure
When you procrastinate on undergoing a restorative dental procedure, you increase your risk for developing additional issues. Moreover, a problem that could have been treated with an easier and less expensive procedure may eventually need more drastic intervention. To completely restore the condition of your mouth, contact the outstanding dental team at New York Smile Institute by calling (212) 319-6363.
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Dr. Dean Vafiadis is the Founder of New York Smile Institute and a respected Prosthodontic specialist in New York and around the world. He also serves as an Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry and routinely lectures around the world on dentistry. His mission is to serve his patients’ dental needs while also helping to advance dental care treatments and therapeutics on an industry level.