While preventative dentistry aims to maintain healthy teeth and gums, the focus of restorative care is to repair dental damage that has already occurred. Whether you have sustained dental trauma or have damage from decay, restorative procedures can repair or replace teeth to reestablish healthy function. At National Dental Williston Park, we offer numerous treatments in restorative dentistry, including fillings, crowns, dentures, and more.
One of the most common restorative procedures in dentistry, fillings are necessary to restore a tooth after the removal of a cavity. In the past, silver fillings were the only option. Today, we can use tooth-colored composite fillings that blend in with your neighboring teeth for a seamless smile. >> Learn more about dental fillings
Individuals who have significant tooth damage – either from a fracture or a cavity – may require a dental crown. While a filling is simply placed within the tooth structure to fill in a void, a crown is placed over the entire tooth. This not only conceals the natural tooth, it also reinforces it. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), or ceramic. Most patients opt for PFM or ceramic, simply because these materials can be color-matched to the surrounding teeth. >> Learn more about dental crowns
Inlays and Onlays
Occasionally, dental damage is isolated to the chewing surfaces of a tooth. Oftentimes, this type of damage is too severe for a filling, but not significant enough to warrant a dental crown. In these instances, an inlay or onlay may be recommended. Using digital technology, we can fabricate these custom restorations to fit precisely into your tooth structure. An inlay is for a smaller surface area, which sits between the cusps of the tooth. An onlay, on the other hand, is designed for a larger surface area, which includes at least one cusp. >> Learn more about inlays and onlays
A dental bridge is a common, tried-and-true option for replacing a row of missing teeth. Usually fabricated from ceramic porcelain, this type of restoration consists of two crowns on either side and false teeth (pontics) in the middle. Anchored by your natural adjacent teeth, the bridge fills in the gap, completing your smile. >> Learn more about dental bridges
Root Canal Therapy
There are times when bacteria breach the pulp of a tooth. When infection gets too close to the nerve, it can cause a dental abscess. If this occurs, root canal therapy will be necessary. During this procedure, the necrotic (dead) tissue is removed from inside the tooth. The canals are then filled, and the tooth is sealed to prevent further contamination. In most cases, a dental crown is also necessary to reinforce the tooth and restore your bite.>> Learn more about root canals
Full and Partial Dentures
Today, those who are missing most or all of their teeth have several replacement options. We offer both conventional and implant-supported dentures at our practice, based on the needs and preferences of our patients. While partial dentures can replace sporadically-missing teeth, full dentures can replace an entire arch. Our doctors will work with you to determine which treatment option is right for you. >> Learn more about dentures
Same Day Dentures
We know everyone is excited about their new smile. At National Dental Williston Park, you don’t have to wait several weeks for it. While our lab is crafting your final prosthesis, we will provide you with a temporary set of dentures for you to enjoy. >> Learn more about same day dentures
Whenever possible, we use laser dentistry at our practice. Replacing dental drills with lasers has several advantages. Not only are they less noisy than traditional dental drills, they also perform with remarkable precision. Therefore, treatment is less invasive and more comfortable for our patients. >> Learn more about laser dentistry
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To find out what National Dental Williston Park can do for you, schedule a consultation at our practice. Contact us online or call us at (516) 686-9780.