Restorative Dentistry

Our goal is always to help our patients maintain their oral health and to care for and protect their natural teeth. Maintaining oral health involves the examination, identification and treatment of diseases of the teeth, the surrounding tissues (gums), and the supporting structures (bone).

Even with excellent care, however, teeth and gums can be susceptible to disease, infection, cavities, cracks, or other forms of damage. Restorative Dentistry is the aspect of dentistry that helps maintain a patient’s oral and overall health even when the health of one or more teeth or the surrounding areas are compromised.

Our practice specializes in offering restorative dentistry to help preserve natural teeth. The goal of restorative dentistry is to restore the function and integrity of the tooth structure, function and health, while maintaining a natural appearance.

Many procedures are used to restore teeth. It is important to get an accurate diagnosis and analysis of patients’ oral and overall health in order to choose the most appropriate and effective procedures for each individual. Our team will discuss the options available and help choose the solution that best fits the individual needs and goals of each patient.

Restorative procedures help protect both oral health and overall health while improving the appearance of the patient’s smile. The right restorative procedures at the right time can also greatly reduce the need for additional dental work in the future.

 

Restorative Dentistry May Include:​

  • Inlays and Onlays (Fillings)

    • Inlays and Onlays are used to repair teeth damaged by cavities.​

    • Tooth-colored fillings are the most lifelike material used to fill cavities. Composite fillings can be done in one visit. Once the decay is removed, the tooth is filled with this composite material that hardens immediately after placement.

  • Crowns

    • A crown is a dental restoration that completely covers the outside of a severely decayed tooth. Dental crowns can be completed in two visits. During the first visit, the tooth is prepped (shaved down) and an impression is taken. A temporary crown is placed while the permanent crown is being made. During the second visit, the permanent crown is carefully fitted and then cemented into place for a permanent restoration.​

  • Dental Implants

    • Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants, which are placed in the jawbone, are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium. The anchors begin to fuse with the bone over the course of a few months. After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth.​

  • Dentures

    • A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. There are two types of dentures: Complete (Full) and Partial Dentures.​

  • Root Canals

    • Root canals are most often necessary when decay has reached the nerve of the tooth or the tooth has become infected. When root canal therapy is performed, infected or inflamed pulp is removed from the tooth chamber. The inside of the tooth is then cleaned and disinfected before filling and sealing to limit the possibility of future infection. Soon after the root canal is performed, the tooth is restored with a dental crown or filling to protect the tooth and restore normal tooth function.​

  • Periodontal Treatment

    • Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. During the scaling process, specialized dental instruments are used to remove dental plaque and calculus from beneath the gums. Planing is the procedure used to smooth the tooth’s root after the scaling process. Root planing helps the gums heal and reattach themselves to a cleaner and smoother root surface.​

  • Bridges

    • A bridge replaces missing teeth without the use of a denture or dental implant. A false tooth is held in place by being attached to a neighboring tooth. In order to fabricate a bridge, crowns are made for the teeth on either side of the space and a false tooth is placed in between the crowns, which act as supports.​

  • Full Mouth Restoration
    and more

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44 Pondfield Road,#10 

Bronxville, NY 10708

914-337-3863

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