Family Dental Group of Fishkill
738 Route 9, Suite 22, Fishkill, NY 12524

Tooth Repair & Replacement in Fishkill, NY

Age, cavities, accidents and bad habits like teeth grinding can all damage teeth. Some of the damage may be visible to you. You may notice that you have a white, yellow, brown, or black spot on a tooth or that the entire tooth has become discolored. You may notice that your gums have receded or that your tooth wriggles.

Other times, you can simply feel that something is wrong. If you have a tooth that is sensitive to hot, cold or sweet food or beverages, that’s a sign that the outer enamel covering the nerves in the teeth has been compromised either by dental decay or by a crack in the tooth. Another sign that you may have a cracked tooth is if you experience a sudden, sharp pain in your mouth when you bite. As you bite down, you put pressure on the tooth, which causes the crack to open. When you stop biting, the crack closes again. That motion irritates the nerve inside the tooth.

If the problem is not identified and repaired, the tooth may have to be extracted, which would leave a hole in your mouth. A missing tooth or missing teeth is not just a cosmetic problem; it can impact how you speak and what you can eat. If the space is not filled, the surrounding teeth may shift out of position, causing even more problems.

Fortunately, our dentists in Fishkill, NY have several solutions to address all of these problems and restore your smile to its full functionality.

Dental Fillings

More than 90 percent of Americans over the age of 40 have dental decay.

A dental filling is one of the easiest and most cost-effective way to repair a tooth damaged by decay. If the tooth has a cavity, the dentist will remove the decayed area and fill it with a tooth-colored material that bonds to the tooth, making it stronger. These tooth restorations, which are called composite fillings, are strong and fracture-resistant so they are able to withstand the pressure of chewing.

Dental fillings are most effective when only a small part of the tooth has been damaged by decay. You still need to have enough healthy tooth structure left for the dentist to attach the dental filling. If there is not enough healthy enamel, then the dentist will recommend a crown instead.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a cap for your tooth. It completely covers the tooth above the gum line, strengthening the tooth and allowing it to function normally again.

If you need to get a dental crown in Fishkill, you’ve come to the right place. Our dentists will create a crown that matches the shape, color, and translucency of your other teeth. Once it’s in place, your friends and family won’t be able to tell it’s not your natural tooth.

Crowning a tooth usually takes two visits. During the first visit, we’ll prepare the tooth to fit inside the new covering. If you have very little natural tooth left, then the dentist may build up the tooth with a filling material to support the crown. This is called a core build-up.

After the tooth is prepared, the dentist will take an impression to send to the dental lab. Before you leave your appointment, the dentist will attach a temporary crown to your tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready.

At your next visit, the permanent crown will be attached to your tooth.

Dental Bridges

Fillings and crowns help restore teeth that are damaged but still in place. A dental bridge spans the space left by a tooth that is missing.

Unlike a partial denture, which is removable, a dental bridge is fixed permanently in the mouth. Here’s how it works. The bridge includes two crowns, which fit over the healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth. They will be attached to an artificial tooth, called a pontic. The pontic looks just like a crown; the only difference is that there is not a real tooth beneath it.

If you have one missing tooth, your dental bridge will require two crowns and one pontic. This is called a 3-unit bridge. If you have two missing teeth, the bridge will require two crowns and two pontics. This is called a 4-unit bridge. Longer bridges can also be created.

If you need a dental bridge in Fishkill, call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Dentures & Partials

If you’ve lost some or all of your teeth, it’s important to replace them. Teeth not only help us chew; they also support our mouth, cheeks, and jaws. If teeth are missing, the surrounding teeth can drift out of position and change your appearance dramatically.

If you’re missing some teeth but have others in your top or bottom jaw, then our dentist in Fishkill may recommend a partial denture. If you’re missing all of your upper or lower teeth, then the dentist will recommend a full or complete denture. Unlike bridges, which are fixed in place, dentures are removable. There are several types of dentures available, including implant-supported dentures. READ MORE

Dental Implants

If you’re missing a tooth, consider replacing it with a dental implant. A dental implant is a long-lasting tooth replacement option that mimics the entire tooth, not just the crown.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed in your jawbone and then topped with either a natural-looking crown or with a specific type of denture. Implants have a high success rate and often last a lifetime. If you are seeking a tooth replacement option that will last decades, then a dental implant may be the right choice for you. READ MORE

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Dr. Gelbart made a difficult situation seem easy.
Joan G.
I had a lot of fear about going to the dentist as I had a very bad experience with another dental office in CT and since then have been pretty afraid of dental work. The person I initially spoke with […]
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I had an implant put in Dr. Gelbart and his awesome dental assist James! They are both fantastic! They are both very comforting, very nice, knowledgable and I couldn’t ask for better service […]
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Great staff from front desk to hygienist to the dentist. I am impressed.
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Professional and pleasant staff. My son’s dentist is amazing!!
Pharaoh W.
I am very satisfied with the treatment I was provided by Dr. Peter Lucchese. Between the Dr. and Jose, my issues were immediately attended to! Dr. Gelbart – you have a great staff there!!!!
Edward D.
Great quality in dental care, kind and informative staff and clean office. As someone who has been receiving dental care for 10+ years here, I highly recommend this office!
Noelle T.
My visit yesterday was great! Demi and dr Lucchese were so sweet and made me feel at home. I wouldn’t trust any one else with my teeth from now on!
Kailee R.
I am and have always been a very nervous and scared dental patient. After being absent from visiting any dentist for years, I decided it was time to be brave and give it a go. I restarted at Family […]
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Great work
Kevin W.
Punctual, didn’t wait more than five minutes to be seen. Staff always friendly. Have been using Nikole the hygienist for many years. She is wonderful.
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This was my first visit to Family Dental. I was greeted nicely as soon as I walked in. Filled out the new client paperwork, and was taken back to see the dentist all within 10 minutes. Dentist, […]
Anthony C.
Just had my teeth cleaned…….Hygenist was gentle and thorough!
Joan S.
The service was great and my tooth feels fine. No pain dentistry is always best!
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I was scheduled for an 11:15 appointment for a cleaning with Ellen. There was no wait time at all. She answered any questions I had and did an excellent job. She has a great personalty and really […]
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My experience with Family Dental Group and Dr. Lucchese has been amazing! He truly has been understanding & has done incredible work with me. *My true SMILE has returned because of his wonderful […]
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