Tooth Repair & Replacement in Yorktown Heights, NY
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When your teeth become damaged due to decay, poor habits, accidents, or age, it’s important to seek out immediate tooth repair to restore your dental health and function, along with your appearance and self-esteem. Some dental damage is clearly visible, such as discoloration or receding gums. Other time, problems make themselves known by causing pain or sensitivity. Regardless of the problem, it needs to be repaired or it can affect your eating, speech, other surrounding teeth, and overall quality of life. To prevent any problems from becoming even worse, let our practice resolve your dental issues. Our dentists are experts in dental repair and tooth replacement in Yorktown Heights. They have vast experience and knowledge in all kinds of dental replacement and repair, so you can be assured that your smile will be in the very best hands.
How is tooth decay treated?
Tooth decay is becoming an epidemic, leaving more than 90% of adults over age 40 in the U.S with cavities. When a tooth becomes damaged by decay, the decayed area gets removed and then sealed with a tooth-colored filling called a composite filling. These are extremely strong and can resist the heavy pressure of eating. But be aware that a tooth filling should only be placed if the decayed tooth has enough healthy structure to support it. A badly decayed tooth with a lack of structure will be treated with a crown instead.
What is a dental crown?
A crown provides a natural-looking cap that completely covers a damaged tooth to restore its full function. Our dental experts can create a crown that closely resembles the translucence, color, size, and shape of your natural teeth so no one will be able to notice any difference. Placing a tooth crown typically requires two dental visits. At the first, the dentist will get the tooth ready for the crown, then make a mold that is sent to a dental lab for crown creation, and fit you with a temporary crown until the permanent one is prepared. When you return to our office, your permanent crown will be securely bonded into place.
Is a dental bridge a better way to replace lost teeth?
Unlike a filling or crown that can repair existing teeth, a bridge can restore a missing tooth or several teeth. A tooth bridge also feels completely natural because it is permanently placed in the mouth, which makes it different than a denture that can be removed. A bridge is an artificial tooth that is supported by being attached to crowns placed on the teeth surrounding the empty space in the mouth. There are different types of bridges based on the number of teeth being replaced. To see if a bridge will work for you, call our practice for a consultation.
Will dentures be right for you?
Have you lost a few or all of your teeth? They must be replaced in order to have good dental health, full function, and proper support for surrounding teeth. The best way to replace lost teeth for a very long time is with dentures. They may sound similar to bridges, but where a bridge is permanently placed, a denture can be removed. If you are only missing a couple of teeth in your bottom or top jaw, then a partial denture may provide relief. If all of your teeth are missing, then you may be better off with a full denture.
Our dentists can determine whether full or partial dentures will be a better way to save your smile. Our dentists have extensive knowledge in denture placement and denture repair. Unlike bridges, which are fixed in place, dentures are removable. There are several types of dentures available, including implant-supported dentures. Call our office to today to schedule an appointment to learn more about your options for dentures.
When are dental implants recommended?
Are you missing a tooth and want a longer-lasting replacement? Then implants may be right for you. While a crown will only cap a tooth, an implant provides a full replacement for the tooth. A small titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone and then topped with a crown that resembles your natural tooth, or some type of denture, based on your needs. Implants are one of the most enduring types of tooth repair and replacement. They can last for between 10 years and a lifetime with regular dental care. They have proven extremely successful for millions of people and may be ideal for you. Our experts are happy to give you an estimate of your dental implant cost. READ MORE
When you’re searching for a specialist for dental replacement and tooth repair in Yorktown Heights, you will find everything you need and more at our trusted dental practice. Call our office to schedule a consultation and discover all of the ways we can restore your smile. Call today to schedule your appointment or request an appointment online.