At Upper East Dental Innovations, our New York-based dental practice, we offer dental restorations so that our patients can stay in excellent oral health. The dentists are expert at completing restorations in a way that restores the functionality of a tooth while also looking completely natural. This is important for ensuring that once the dental work is complete, no one can tell your tooth was ever damaged.
Why are dental restorations a necessity?A.
Patients throughout New York City frequently need to repair teeth due to accidents. Whether it is a car wreck, sports injury, playing with the kids, or falling at work teeth are often the victim of daily accidents and when they are, it is important to fix the tooth right away. Otherwise, discomfort or other problems can develop.
What are the various types of dental restorations?A.
At Upper East Dental Innovations we don’t believe that there is a one size fits all solution. The restoration that works for one person is not necessarily the one that we will recommend for you. We offer customized treatment plans, which are based on the unique needs of each patient.
Here are some of the common dental restorations that we offer:
Dental Crowns: When a tooth is chipped, cracked or missing a large portion of its enamel, a dental crown is the best type of restoration because it is a cap that completely surrounds the tooth. This way you can bite down with full force and not worry about being uncomfortable or damaging the tooth further. Fortunately, dental crowns now come in all-ceramic and ceramic-on-metal in addition to the traditional all-metal material. This means that patients getting crowns for dental restorations can have natural looking teeth after the fact. At Upper East Dental Innovations, we also offer single-appointment Lunchtime Crowns.
Dental Veneers: If a tooth is only slightly damaged with a small chip or crack, a veneer can be used to restore it. A veneer is a thin shell that is placed on top of a natural tooth and frequently used for restorations of the front teeth. The process of placing a veneer is similar to that of a dental crown only with less tooth preparation.
Tooth-Colored Fillings: At Upper East Dental Innovations we use tooth-colored fillings as a way to restore teeth that have had cavities. Once the decayed area of the tooth has been removed a filling is necessary to replace the missing enamel. We provide dental restorations using materials that look natural. So that when you smile, no one can tell that you had cavities.
Bondings: Those that need minor dental restorations can often benefit from a simple bonding procedure.
This is another option for restoring baby teeth. Children, for example, don’t need a dental veneer on a tooth that is going to fall out in short order. With this in mind, we can keep a baby tooth in place and ensure that it is functioning properly by restoring it using a bonding procedure. Our dentists will use a tooth-colored material so that it looks completely natural.
Dental Bridges: Patients throughout New York City who want to replace a tooth without undergoing surgery often decide on having a bridge. In this procedure, a dental crown is placed on the two teeth that surround the missing one. The crowns are used as anchors to hold a gum-colored bridge in place that the new tooth is secured to. The entire bridge is created in a local dental lab and will look completely natural by blending in with the surrounding teeth.
Dental Implants: Many patients in New York NY prefer to have dental implants. An implant is by far the most durable option for replacing a missing tooth. In this procedure our dentists implant a metal post under the gums and secure it to the jawbone. The bone and metal fuse together to create a synthetic root system that the new tooth is secured to. With this type of dental restoration, patients can maintain an active lifestyle without worrying about the impact on their new tooth.