Restorative Dentistry – Dentist Bay Shore NY
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is a special form of dental treatment that can restore function and improve overall health of your teeth and gums. When teeth have been compromised or lost, restorative dentistry can reinforce oral health. The team at Dental Health provides our patients with a wide range of restorative dentistry service options that are appropriate for every situation, from minor damage to major tooth loss.
Each of our restorative dentistry service options are tailored to correct any dental concerns you may have as well as improve your oral health. Our highly trained and skilled dentists will work with you to devise a specialized treatment plan to best suit your individual needs and dental goals.Dental Health can provide the following restorative dentistry services:
• Full Mouth Reconstruction
• Dental Crowns and Bridges
• Dental Inlays and Onlays
• Dental Implants
When you are unhappy with your smile due to tooth loss or damage, Dental Health is here to help with services that will give you the beautiful smile you desire.
What Services Are Included in Full Mouth Reconstruction?
There are a number of tooth complications that can effect a patient’s smile and confidence, including:
• Missing teeth
• Split teeth
• Damaged teeth
• Tooth decay
• Crowded teeth
If all or most of your teeth are in need of specialized dental work, the most efficient treatment plan may be a tailored full mouth reconstruction. This procedure brings a number of effective restorative and cosmetic services together to give the patient a complete set of teeth that are functional, beautiful, and healthy. Full mouth reconstruction can strengthen the patient’s quality of life as well as improve personal confidence.
Depending on your particular oral health situation, proposed full mouth reconstruction treatment options may include:
• Dental implants
• Dental crowns
• Porcelain veneers
• Dental inlays and onlays
• Replacement of outdated metal fillings with natural tooth-colored fillings
When you decide to undergo a full mouth reconstruction, your dentist will develop a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan based upon your specific requirements and overall expectations.
What Services Do You Provide for Missing Teeth?
If you have lost teeth, it is important to seek help from a dentist to fill in the missing spaces. Missing teeth can cause your remaining teeth to shift and may also lead to other oral health issues.
There are several ways spaces that are created by missing teeth can be eliminated, such as installing dental crowns and bridges in the mouth. Dental bridges are special implements that merge dental implants and crowns together. Bridges can improve your chewing function as well as make your smile more aesthetically pleasing.
Dental crowns are one of the simplest forms of restorative dental implements and are used to restore the function of a single tooth. When a tooth is badly decayed or damaged, requiring the patient to undergo a root canal treatment, the tooth often requires a dental crown to ensure the patient has full biting power after the procedure.
A dental bridge is used to replace one or several missing teeth and involves a substitute tooth being fused with existing teeth to form a bridge. This gives the patient a strong and stable bite.
If you are missing a larger group of teeth, an implant-supported dental bridge may be a good option. This type of service requires a minimum of two dental implants to provide the anchors for the dental bridge. When the dental implants are in place, the final dental bridge will be constructed to replace each missing tooth in that specific section.
What Is Involved in a Dental Bridge and Crown Procedure?
When you undergo the installation of dental crowns and bridges, the teeth surrounding the void area are lightly reduced to be made ready for dental impressions. A mold of these teeth are made and used to create crowns that will fit the teeth that surround the missing tooth. A substitute tooth is then fused to the new crowns to produce a single “bridge.” This special bridge is placed into your mouth and cemented to the teeth. This special method will offer the rest of your teeth durable and lasting support.
Dental crowns and bridges utilize tooth-colored materials to provide a natural look. Along with restoring function, dental bridges and crowns can also improve or restore the aesthetics of your smile, improving your self-confidence.
What Are Dental Onlays and Inlays?
Dental inlays and onlays can greatly benefit patients who have decayed or otherwise compromised teeth. These special restorative treatments are more conservative alternatives to traditional dental crowns. A dental inlay replaces the tooth structure inside the cusp tips of molars. Dental onlays can be used to manage and remedy more considerable damage by encompassing the entire chewing area of the compromised tooth. Unlike crowns, dental inlays and onlays do not require a large portion of the compromised tooth to be removed. Instead, these treatment options only require the decayed portion of the tooth to be removed. Both dental inlays and onlays are developed to fit the existing tooth perfectly. They can be made of porcelain or composite material. Once a mold has been made, the dental inlay or onlay can be fabricated and bonded to the tooth to provide more chewing power and support to the tooth structure.
Are Dentures the Right Option for Me?
Dentures are an option for those who have missing teeth and prefer to avoid the time-consuming and expensive process of permanent dental implants. Dentures can consist of a full or partial set of replacement teeth. They are removable and rest on the gums. When teeth are missing, dentures can be used to restore mouth function such as chewing and talking. Dentures can also be removed for easy cleaning.
As you choose the right dentures for your needs, it is important to consider your personal requirements. Dentures are usually made in one of two forms:
• Natural-looking ceramic
Whichever you choose,your new dentures will aide in the proper functioning of the mouth and significantly improve your smile and self-confidence. Full dentures offer the added benefit of providing support for the cheeks and lips that your teeth would have provided naturally. Without the support of your teeth, your facial muscles could sag. Partial dentures not only replace missing teeth but also ensure that any remaining teeth do not shift or become crooked.
Should I Choose a Dental Implant Procedure Over Other Options?
A dental implant is an alternative to a partial denture or bridge and crown. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or to restore your entire smile. Either way, dental implants will provide a permanent solution to missing teeth.
Dental implants are considered a good alternative for those who have good oral health but have lost their teeth due to an accident or have lost a single tooth to periodontal disease. It is well known that dental implants offer a long-term solution for missing teeth. This is due to long-lasting titanium posts that are embedded to become part of your jawbone. This post is then topped with a natural-looking tooth.
When you lose a tooth, you will become more prone to gum recession and bone loss. Dental implants can help you avoid these issues and help you maintain good oral health. These special implants can protect the delicate facial bones and structure as well as strengthen your ability to bite.
If you are interested in dental implants, dental inlays and onlays or a complete full mouth reconstruction, the team at Dental Health can help. We are proud to offer a range of restorative dentistry services that can help those who have lost one tooth or even all of their teeth. Be sure to give us a call today to book your appointment and see what we can offer you to help you get the smile you want.