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Restorative Dentistry

Ideally, you can enjoy a healthy, attractive smile that will last a lifetime, but lifestyle habits and general wear and tear can all take their toll on your teeth. As a result, teeth can become damaged or require removal.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry covers a wide range of procedures designed to repair or replace teeth, protect and preserve natural teeth, and restore your smile and ability to eat and talk comfortably and confidently. When restoring or replacing teeth, South Nassau Dental Arts uses the latest materials and most advanced techniques, providing you with excellent results that last longer.

When Would I Need Restorative Dentistry?

You will need restorative dentistry when a tooth becomes damaged. For example, if you chip or crack a tooth, or when a tooth becomes infected and develops a cavity. After root canal treatment, restorative dentistry is also required to protect the remaining tooth structure. Other restorative procedures replace teeth too badly damaged to save, and where we have no choice but to remove the failing tooth or where it is knocked out during an accident.

Restorative dentistry treatments include:

There are numerous different dental implant treatments available. These are designed to restore single or multiple teeth or complete upper or lower arches. Full mouth dental implant options also include implant dentures.

When to See Us for Restorative Dentistry?

We check the condition of your teeth carefully at every appointment for any signs of chips or cracks to teeth that may require restoration. If you have missing or failing teeth, we can discuss the most suitable way to replace them. It’s important to replace missing teeth quickly because even losing a single tooth can impact your oral health. When you lose a tooth, your remaining teeth can shift position, destabilizing them and negatively impacting your bite. Tooth loss makes it more difficult to eat comfortably and talk clearly. Additionally, having a gap in your smile can be embarrassing.

What are the Benefits of Dental Restorations?

Restorative dentistry helps to eliminate any unpleasant symptoms such as tooth sensitivity or pain and preserves and protects your natural teeth. After receiving restorative dentistry, you can expect to have teeth that feel natural and look good, enabling you to eat, smile, and talk confidently.

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Dental Fillings

A dental filling is designed to fill a cavity or restore a tooth damaged by trauma. It helps restore strength, structure, and appearance while preventing further infection and decay.

Root Canal Therapy

When a tooth is more badly damaged, it can need root canal therapy, an excellent treatment that helps remove the infection while protecting and preserving the tooth so it can be fully restored with a dental crown. People who need root canal therapy will often have a severe toothache, and this treatment quickly helps them feel more comfortable, getting rid of pain and discomfort.

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a quick and non-invasive way to replace missing teeth, bridging the gap left behind. The bridge consists of dental crowns fitted over the adjacent teeth, and these support the replacement tooth called a pontic. The result is a stable and strong restoration that looks good and quickly feels natural.

Dentures

Dentures have existed for a very long time and remain a popular solution. They are cost-effective and non-invasive to make and fit, however, they are removable. Partial dentures are very good for replacing one or more teeth in an arch, while full dentures can replace entire arches of teeth. We also offer denture implants, where a traditional denture is held firmly in place by implants in the jawbone.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most innovative and modern way to replace missing teeth, artificially restoring the entire tooth using a small implant post that closely replicates a tooth root. This versatile treatment can replace single or multiple teeth, including complete arches. It can be an especially good option for anyone currently wearing or who faces wearing full dentures and is looking for replacement teeth that feel secure and strong.

Are There Any Potential Risks or Complications?

After restorative dentistry, it is common to feel some slight discomfort or sensitivity immediately afterward while your mouth settles down. It may take a few days to become accustomed to a new restoration, but it should quickly feel natural and comfortable. Sometimes it may be necessary to make minor adjustments to a restoration after fitting to ensure your teeth bite together accurately and comfortably.

At South Nassau Dental Arts, we provide metal-free restorations. These are also an excellent choice when aesthetics is a particular concern. The very latest all-ceramic or metal-free restorations can look amazing.

Caring for Your New Dental Restorations

It is important to properly care for your dental restorations, ensuring you clean them thoroughly following our instructions. Proper oral care will help prolong the life of your dental restorations and keeps them looking good for longer, and of course, it protects your oral health.

Replacing Existing Restorations

Our dentist will also check the condition of all existing restorations. Although we take care to use the most advanced and hard-wearing materials to repair and restore teeth, eventually, these will begin to age and need replacing. Generally, crowns and bridges will last ten years or more with proper oral care. Dental fillings may need replacing more frequently, depending on the restorative material chosen.

If you wear dentures, we need to check the fit regularly. As dentures begin to age, they can start to fit less securely due to changes in the shape of your jawbone. Sometimes it is possible to reline the fitting surface of a denture, so it fits more snugly and helps prolong the life of the denture a little longer.

We recommend seeing us straight away if you notice a crack or chip in a crown or bridge or another restoration or if you have a filling that is crumbling. The sooner we can repair a damaged tooth or restoration, the better we can protect your dental health.