The right restorative procedures at the right time can reduce the need for additional dental work in the future.
At our office, we use tooth-colored fillings to preserve teeth that are in the early stages of decay. These fillings will reinforce the structural integrity of your tooth and help insulate it against extreme changes in temperature, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages without discomfort.
Inlays & Onlays
Crowns are custom-made tooth replicas that are excellent for restoring the appearance of damaged or decayed teeth. Crowns can also be used to replace teeth that are malformed or misaligned.
Dental bridges are custom restorations designed to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of an artificial tooth or teeth attached to a crown on either side. The dentist places the crowns over the teeth adjacent to the gap, which allows the replica to fill in the empty space.
For multiple missing teeth, an implant may be used to anchor the bridge.
Dental Implant Restorations
Dental implants are considered the gold standard in dental restorations for missing and failing teeth. They provide virtually all the functionality of natural teeth and prevent bone loss that occurs when tooth roots are removed. The dentists at West Hempstead Dental, P.C. are highly qualified in providing the latest treatment in implant dentistry.
Dentures have enabled millions of people to replace their missing teeth and achieve gorgeous, natural looking smiles. Modern dentures come in a variety of forms and can be used to replace several or all of a person’s teeth.
There are several different types of dentures:
- Full or Partial
- Removable or Fixed
- Traditional or Implant-Supported
Root Canal Treatment
In this procedure, the infected tissue in the tooth is carefully removed and replaced with an inert filling material. After undergoing root canal therapy, a patient usually receives a crown on his or her treated tooth to provide it with a natural appearance and restore structural integrity.
While our goal is always to save your natural teeth, sometimes extractions are unavoidable. There are many reasons an extraction may be necessary including extra teeth, baby teeth that don’t fall out on their own, preparation for orthodontic treatment, severe infection, and wisdom teeth if they are decayed, cause pain, or are impacted.