Bronxville Family Dental provides restorative dentistry in Bronxville, NY. Call 914-337-8430 to learn more and schedule an appointment.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry refers to dental treatments and procedures that restore the health of your teeth. It can involve repairing your natural teeth or replacing teeth that are unable to be saved. The overall goal of restorative dentistry is to restore proper function of your teeth so that you can chew and speak effectively.
Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
Restorative dentistry offers many benefits:
- Save your natural teeth. In many cases restorative procedures can save your natural teeth. The key is getting the procedure taken care of at the right time before the damage to the tooth is too severe.
- Replace missing or severely damaged teeth. When a tooth is decayed or damaged beyond repair, restorative dentistry can replace one or more teeth with a variety of prosthetic options.
- Improve chewing capabilities. Restorative procedures can repair or replace your teeth so that you are able to effectively chew your food, allowing you to get adequate nutrition and enjoy your favorite foods.
- Improve the appearance of your smile. Restoring the health of your teeth also improves your smile, which in turn can boost your confidence and help you feel better about yourself.
We provide the following restorative procedures:
Root canals. When a cavity in a tooth is large enough to reach the inner chamber of the tooth that contains the dental pulp, the tooth may develop an infection. A root canal involves removing the dental pulp and replacing it with a filler material that fortifies the tooth and prevents infection.
Crowns. A crown is a protective cover placed over a tooth that has severe damage to the natural crown. The existing enamel is reduced to make room for the crown and the natural root of the tooth remains in place for support. Crowns can be made of porcelain or metal depending on the location of the tooth.
Bridges. A bridge is a tooth replacement option for one or a few teeth in a row. Each end of the bridge consists of a crown that is placed over the remaining tooth on either side of the gap. One or more artificial teeth, called pontics, are suspended between the crowns.
Dental Implants. A dental implant is an artificial root that is surgically placed in the jaw. An artificial tooth can be attached to the implant to replace a single tooth. Multiple implants can be placed in the jaw to support a bridge or dentures.
Dentures. When some or all of the teeth need to be replaced, dentures provide a partial or full restoration. Traditional dentures can be secured with suction or adhesives. Partial dentures can attach to the remaining teeth for support. Implant supported dentures are held in place with anywhere from 4-6 dental implants.