You want your smile to look nice, but if your teeth do not function properly or you are constantly in pain, there is a deeper issue that needs to be addressed. Damaged or decayed teeth will not heal themselves. In fact, over time, the problem will get worse and could eventually get the point where you need to have the tooth removed entirely. Allow Dr. Chi Fu at Chester Hill Dentistry help prevent your oral health from deteriorating with Restorative Dentistry.
Depending on the nature of your oral health complaint, there may be more than one restorative dentistry solution to consider. Dr. Fu will present all options to you and, together, you will determine what procedure will be the most effective for your teeth.
Our restorative dentistry services include:
The space that missing teeth leave behind can create more than aesthetic issues. Missing teeth allow far too much room for neighboring teeth to shift position, threatening the foundation of your entire smile. Formed by a prosthetic tooth and anchored on one or both sides by porcelain crowns, a dental bridge is designed to fill the gap, make it easy for you to eat again, and make your smile strong. Plus, the natural appearance of the bridge makes it look like you never had any missing teeth.
Bonding is a fast and effective restorative dentistry solution that doesn’t get quite enough credit. Versatile and exceptionally good at hiding faults, bonding involves the application of customized tooth-colored resin to a problem tooth. The resin is then cured with an ultraviolet light and sculpted to match your teeth in size and shape. Whether you have long dealt with damaged or unsightly teeth, or whether you just chipped your tooth by accident, bonding is a minimally invasive, long-lasting repair that gives you a new, natural-looking smile immediately.
Many people don’t realize that missing teeth affect not only the appearance of your smile but the shape of your face. Over time, the absence of multiple teeth and their all-important tooth roots will contribute to a shrunken look, making you appear older than you are. Dental implants use a manmade “root” to replace the absent tooth root, thereby supporting your jaw and serving as a place for a prosthetic tooth to be attached. The result is a fully functional and strong smile that looks natural.
Also known as composite fillings or white fillings, tooth-colored fillings are a natural-looking solution for repairing decayed or damaged teeth. Because the filling is tinted to match the color of your other teeth, once the repair is completed you’ll forget it’s even there. Quite durable, composite fillings are ideal for small cavities or medium-sized cavities, taking the place of the spot where decay or damage occurred. Tooth-colored fillings are not only used to repair cavities, but to restore, reshape, or rebuild teeth that are broken, disfigured, cracked, or chipped.
Patients with broken teeth almost always assume that a porcelain crown is the only repair for their compromised teeth. In fact, dental inlays and onlays are two of the least-invasive restorative dentistry solutions, only requiring minimal removal of tooth structure, preserving the tooth’s shape and size. Durable and natural-looking, inlays are placed on the biting surface of the tooth. Onlays are situated in the same place but also go over one or more cusps of the tooth. Both repairs rebuild your tooth into a functional and aesthetically pleasing structure. Onlays can last for decades, and their composition and careful placement by your Westchester dentist minimizes the chances of more tooth problems later.
Full dentures are designed in two parts, with one upper row of prosthetic teeth as well as one lower row. Both are customized on a gum-colored base. Partial dentures take the place of several missing teeth in one area, being clasped to neighboring teeth. In either situation, dentures act as support for the cheeks and lips, helping to prevent skin from sagging. While many people drag their feet about the idea of removable dentures, modern technology has made your grandmother’s restorative dentistry repair more attractive and far easier to use.
If you are interested in restoring your smile to its fully glory, contact Dr. Fu at Chester Hill Dentistry in Rye, NY, to make an appointment. Our office serves the residents of Rye, Westchester, Port Chester, Rye Brook, and surrounding areas, including Greenwich, CT
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