Restorative Dentistry in Midtown NYC
The goal of restorative dentistry is to help patients regain oral health with treatments that rebuild the function and improve the appearance of teeth. We believe that it is important to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible; and whether a tooth needs full or partial replacement, we opt for high-quality solutions that look and function like your own natural teeth.
Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Inlays and Onlays
While crowns replace an entire tooth structure, inlays and onlays replace only the diseased portion of the tooth structure. When neither composite fillings nor full crowns are an option, we turn to inlays and onlays as a solution. To restore a natural smile, we can use tooth-colored porcelain to precisely match your tooth shade, although some patients opt for gold restorations instead.
Whether you're replacing an old silver amalgam filling, or you have a new cavity that needs treatment, we use composite fillings/bonding to restore the decayed portion of your tooth. We carefully match the composite material to the rest of your tooth and use a specialized ultraviolet light to cure (set) the material in a matter of seconds. Composite restorations are best for small cavities and fillings on your front teeth.
A dental crown completely covers your tooth when composite fillings are not an option. They can be made from many different materials, including metal alloys, porcelain, and zirconia. Once your crown is placed, it will look exactly like a natural tooth.
Implants are titanium fixtures that are placed in a patient’s jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. Once the implant is placed and integrated, it is attached to a crown in order to fully replace the function and appearance of a natural tooth. Implants can also be used as anchors for removable appliances, such as complete or partial dentures. Implants are durable and functional, allowing you to continue eating whatever foods you like without concerns about your teeth.
A bridge replaces missing teeth without the use of a denture or dental implant. Using healthy teeth as abutments for the bridge, we create a segment of artificial teeth to restore the portion that is missing. In order to fabricate a bridge, a crown is made for the teeth on either side of the space and a false tooth is placed in between the adjacent crowns, as a support.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. There are two types of dentures, complete (full) and partial dentures.
Complete (full) dentures are made after all the teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. The denture includes an acrylic base that is custom made in the dental laboratory and is made to look like natural gums, which sits over the gums or can be anchored to dental implants.
Removable partial dentures are made only when a few teeth need to be replaced. The removable partial denture either attaches to crowns on either side of the denture or to a metal framework that is attached to the teeth on both sides of the removable partial denture. Removable partial dentures can be supported in place by attaching them to dental implants when wearing them during the day.
Contact Us Today
At Gdental we offer a full range of restorative dental services. When you come in for a consultation, we will evaluate your oral health and help you decide on the best option for your individual needs. Call us today at 212-486-6622 to schedule your appointment.