Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

The term “restorative dentistry” describes how damaged or missing teeth are repaired or replaced. Restorative options at Sunrise Mall Dental Center include fillings, crowns bridges, dentures, and implants. The objective is always to restore your smile’s natural beauty and function and to prevent oral health concerns in the future.

Restorative Dentistry in Massapequa, NY

Filling in gaps in the oral cavity helps maintain proper teeth alignment.

Replacing missing natural teeth makes it easier to keep your mouth clean. This is necessary to help prevent plaque build-up and oral health problems.

Tooth loss can affect your overall health, aesthetic appearance, and how you feel about yourself.

Restorative Dentistry Treatments at Sunrise Mall Dental Center

The most common treatment used to repair a cavity is to remove the decay and pack the space with filling material. These restorative materials include traditional silver amalgam, gold, porcelain, composite resin or tooth-colored plastic. In addition, Sunrise Mall Dental Center offer a variety of restorative dentistry options to treat many cosmetic and oral health concerns.

Dental Crowns: A tooth-shaped crown covers the entire tooth. It is used to add strength and protection to the weakened tooth structure. Your dentist removes a small amount of enamel to make room for the restoration, takes an impression that is sent to an outside lab was the dental crown is custom made.

Dental Bridges: A tooth bridge has a crown on each end with a prosthetic tooth or teeth filling the gap and joining the crowns. This type of restoration can prevent adjacent teeth from shifting out of place. A dental crown functions and looks like your natural tooth.

Dental Implants: A popular tooth replacement solution, implants consist of a titanium post (replacement root) and a dental crown (prosthetic tooth). A dental implant feels, functions and looks like a natural tooth.

Proper Care of Dental Restorations

Avoid chewing hard or sticky foods. These items can damage your restorative dental work.

Be sure to floss around each tooth, dental implant, crown, and bridge every day.

Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least one time daily.

An electric toothbrush is a useful tool to remove plaque from both natural teeth and restorative dental work.

For extra protection against plaque bacteria, rinse your mouth with an ADA-approved antibacterial mouthwash.

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