As time goes on, teeth can take a beating. Ongoing issues with oral decay, powerful pigments in the foods that you eat, and oral injuries can all play a role in damaging a once bright smile. Restorative dentistry is the art and science of returning teeth to their natural, beautiful state through diagnosing and treating oral disease and injury.
At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, our staff includes a prosthodontist who received an extra three years of specialized training in restorative dentistry. Our specialists focus on treating a wide range of dental issues, including missing teeth, temporomandibular disorders, congenital deformities of the teeth, palate, or jaw, and many, many other problems. Here are just a few of the restorative techniques that our Westchester dentists might recommend for you.
Designed specifically for your smile and palate, custom-made dentures fit snugly and comfortably to allow you to talk and chew normally. Dentures can either be supported by a retainer-like device, fixed permanently with the support of neighboring dental implants, or pressure fitted to your gums. Dentures are an economical alternative for other teeth replacement options.
Unlike dentures, which typically replace entire arches of missing teeth, dental bridges span the gap left behind by a smaller number of missing teeth. Traditional dental bridges are supported by the neighboring teeth, while cantilever bridges are designed to support false teeth on only one side of the natural tooth. In cases where few teeth are available to provide support for bridges, Maryland bonded bridges may be used, which rely on a personalized metal framework to add support to the artificial teeth.
Designed to integrate with your natural jawbone tissue, dental implants are truly in a league of their own. In addition to being designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth, dental implants also provide an unparalleled level of stability. Also, since dental implants are designed with titanium posts that act like natural dental roots, they recreate the stimulation your jaw normally receives when you talk and chew. This helps to prevent bone loss, protecting the neighboring teeth and your jaw shape.
Occasionally, more than one restorative technique is needed in order to completely restore a damaged smile. In these instances, our team of clinicians will assemble a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Your full mouth restoration may involve several different restorative and cosmetic techniques, all with the goal of returning your smile to full health and beauty.
Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale is currently accepting new patients, so contact us to schedule your first appointment today. Our Westchester prosthodontist will start by evaluating your smile and talking with you about your dental goals, so that we can get you on the road to the smile you deserve.
There is a wide range of options available for restoring your smile. The dentists at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale in Westchester can replace missing or broken teeth with dental implants or dental bridges, fit you for dentures, or even perform a full mouth restoration to get your teeth back to optimum health.
Ask for a consultation if you are missing one or more teeth to learn more about restorative dentistry.Request an appointment