Midtown Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry is the practice of returning your smile to perfect condition. You may have lost teeth due to illness, tooth disease, or an injury. Regardless of the reason, we want to help you regain your perfect smile. Restorations can involve a single tooth up to your entire mouth. Don’t feel you have to live with missing teeth, because we have a range of restorative services to help you, including:
- dental implants
- partial or full dentures
- dental veneers
New York City dental implants use a titanium post that is embedded in the bone beneath the missing tooth or teeth. After a healing period where the post is allowed to stabilize in the bone, color-matching replacement teeth are connected to the post structure, providing a permanent repair and restoration of your smile. Implants can involve one or many teeth, so don’t feel you are limited to your choice of a permanent fix.
Dentures are removable devices that restore your smile. They are another option for restoring your best look. Dentures can replace a few missing teeth or your entire dental structure if your natural teeth are gone. You will look and feel better, and be able to regain a normal lifestyle of eating, speaking, and smiling.
Dental crowns are synthetic caps that return a tooth to its normal shape and function. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials including ceramics, composite resins, porcelain, or even metal alloys.
A dental bridge is a replacement for missing teeth. It might be as small as a single tooth or can replace entire sections of your teeth. If you are missing teeth for any reason, it is important to replace them with a bridge for a number of reasons.
Dental veneers are different from bonding, as the veneer is a thin shell made from porcelain or resin that covers the entire front surface of a tooth. This is an effective way of covering larger defects that bonding might not, or to have a consistent look for several adjacent teeth. Porcelain is very effective for veneers because it is a very close match to the look of natural teeth. Porcelain is stain-resistant, maintaining a great look for years. Resin is useful as it can be color-matched to existing teeth in cases where a veneer is only being added to a single tooth. Veneers are useful for improving the look of discolored, cracked, misshapen, or otherwise imperfect teeth.
People think of dental restorative services as painful and inconvenient, and therefore will avoid having a procedure done. Please don’t wait; we have modern techniques and equipment that will minimize the discomfort you will feel during any restorative procedure. Ignoring missing teeth or living with tooth pain due to a tooth nerve injury or infection not only affects you personally, it can affect your health. A tooth or gum infection can lead to serious health complications involving your heart and other major organs, so come see our dentistry office and discuss your restorative needs while these issues are minor. Your mouth will thank you for it.