Restorative dentistry aims to restore the function and appearance of teeth damaged or lost due to decay, trauma, or aging. Restorative dentistry restores the optimal functioning of your teeth while improving your smile aesthetics. Additionally, many restorative dental materials are designed to mimic the natural appearance of teeth, ensuring that your smile looks healthy and beautiful. Whether you need a minor restoration or a full-mouth reconstruction, restorative dentistry Upper East Side can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.
A dental crown is a custom-made cap that fits over the entire surface of a damaged tooth to restore its shape, strength, and functionality. Crowns are typically made from porcelain, metal, or a combination of both and can be tooth-colored to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Dr. Chason may remove any decay during the first appointment and shape it to accommodate the crown. He may also take impressions of your mouth and send them to a dental lab to create the customized crown. The team may place a temporary crown on the damaged tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready. During your second visit, they may cement the permanent crown onto the tooth, providing a long-lasting, durable restoration that can restore the function and appearance of your tooth.
Dental implants are a popular alternative to dentures and bridges because they offer a more permanent solution. The implant consists of a small titanium post that your provider surgically places into the jawbone. Over time, the post fuses with the bone, creating a stable base for a prosthetic tooth or teeth. The prosthetic tooth is custom-made to match your natural teeth in size, shape, and color, resulting in a natural-looking, functional, and durable smile. Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. During the initial consultation, your dentist may evaluate your dental health and determine your eligibility for the procedure.
Full and partial dentures
Dentures are removable oral prosthetics that replace missing teeth and restore the aesthetics and functionality of your mouth. Full dentures replace all teeth in your upper or lower jaw, while partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth. During your appointment, your dentist may take impressions of your mouth, create a mold, and use it to fabricate the dentures. During subsequent visits, the team will adjust the fit of the dentures to ensure they are comfortable and function properly. Dentures can significantly improve your ability to eat and speak and enhance your smile and overall appearance.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are more conservative than dental crowns, as they only cover a portion of the tooth. Inlays and onlays are typically made of porcelain or composite resin material, which is custom-matched to the color of your teeth. Your provider bonds the restoration of your tooth, providing strength and protection against further damage. Inlays repair damage to the inner cusps of your tooth, while onlays cover a larger portion of the tooth, including one or more cusps. The Madison Dental Spa team may recommend these if the filling is insufficient to repair the damage, but a dental crown is unnecessary.
For more information about restorative dentistry, call the Madison Dental Spa office or schedule an appointment online.