While your teeth maintain a thick layer of enamel, which also happens to be the toughest material in the human body, it can still break easily. If it does break, you shouldn’t expect it to get better on its own. That’s why you’ll need to visit us for treatment to repair or replace it outright. With one of his customized dental restorations, Dr. G will make sure that each restoration fits over your teeth exactly and blends in esthetically, giving you the confidence to smile and live your life to the fullest. If you’d like to set up a consultation and learn more about your options for restorative dentistry in Staten Island, NY, give us a call today.
Out of all the restorations we offer, dental fillings are the most basic. They can be used to restore tooth structure broken down from decay and are often made from composite resin that’s been shaded to match your existing teeth. This is in stark contrast to metal fillings, which are not bonded to teeth like composite resin. That also means there’s no need to remove existing tooth enamel just to ensure they stay in place. Not only does this mean your tooth stays protected, but it stays stronger as well.
Designed to restore decayed and damaged teeth, tooth-colored fillings are comprised of composite resin instead of metal. As a result, this restorative solution comes in a wide range of lifelike colors, ensuring the end result is as flawless as it is functional. Plus, since composite resin is biocompatible, it allows our Staten Island dentist to preserve more of your natural tooth’s structure in the treatment process.
Following your initial appointment, Dr. G. will numb your mouth, ensure you’re comfortable, and remove the decayed sections of your tooth. Then, he will select the perfect shade of composite resin to restore the missing structure. After it’s been sculpted, he will use an ultraviolet light to harden the material in place. The final step is to check your bite, make any small adjustments that are needed, and polish it up!
Still on the fence about whether or not tooth-colored fillings in Staten Island are right for you? Here are several benefits to consider:
Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” are designed to cover the top portion of teeth. This may be done to prevent cracked teeth from breaking down further or to hide permanent discolorations in your enamel. Regardless of the reason, crowns are designed to blend in with real teeth and mimic their appearance as closely as possible. Additionally, if you’re looking to replace multiple consecutive teeth, we can fuse a set of crowns together and use them to create a dental bridge.
While bridges are used to replace one to three teeth at a time, dentures are capable of addressing even the most severe levels of tooth loss, which is more common than you’d think. Millions of patients experience major tooth loss due to physical trauma, oral health issues, or as a natural part of aging. If you want to be able to maintain a reasonable diet and speak with clarity, dentures are a great option to consider. Not only are dentures today more comfortable than ever before, but they also look far more natural thanks to the acrylic and porcelain materials used to create them.