Restorative Dentistry in Bronxville & Yonkers, NY
When a tooth is structurally worn down or lost, a prosthetic restoration is used to rebuild or replace it, respectively. Our dentist, Dr. John A. Bobinski, DDS, provides dental restorations in Bronxville, Tuckahoe, Yonkers, and all surrounding communities.
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What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry includes diagnosing and treating oral health problems to restore the form and function of your smile. Services also include cosmetic touches to improve aesthetics. From replacing missing teeth to repairing structural damage, our restorative treatments offer tailored services for the whole family.
We provide the following treatment options:
Traditionally, fillings and crowns are made of metal because it is highly durable. However, growing concerns about the biocompatibility of amalgam fillings have made it all the more critical to provide alternatives to metallic restorations.
Our Bronxville dental practice offers metal-free restorations, from composite fillings to dentures. Not only do we avoid placing amalgam fillings, but we can also remove them from teeth and replace them with a superior option. We provide high-quality restorations without using materials that could cause more problems.
Do I Need Restorative Dentistry?
There are many reasons why you may need restorative care; they often include:
An accident or injury - Sports injuries, car accidents, falling , or other mishaps can result in harm such as chips, cracks, fractures, broken enamel, or even teeth loss.
Results from poor diet or oral hygiene - Issues like tooth decay and cavities can be the result of surgery foods and drinks as well as inconsistent oral hygiene. Removing damage will prevent further deterioration and help you maintain the natural structure of your tooth.
Pain and damage from cracks, fractures, or gum disease - Tooth decay, gum disease, broken or chipped teeth can leave nerves exposed, increase the risk of infection, and contribute to toothache pain.
Even if you know you have slight chips or cracks to a tooth, it's always a good idea to have minimal damage repaired before it has the chance to evolve into a severe issue.
Dental Fillings, Inlays & Onlays
Tooth-colored inlays, onlays, and white fillings can be used cosmetically as well as to restore the damage. Depending on your specific situation, we work with you to determine the best solution. We also take into consideration your aesthetic desires and budget. We use enamel-colored fillings produced from high-quality, body-safe materials such as composite resin. Fillings are used to restore a decayed or otherwise slightly damaged tooth and provide a natural appearance.
An onlay is sometimes called a partial crown. Onlays can be used to repair teeth that have large fillings or trauma. An inlay is a custom filling form. These restorations differ from a filling in that they are fabricated outside the body. Similar to a crown, inlays and onlays are created from precise digital imaging, then placed securely on the tooth.
Restoring Teeth After Trauma, Decay, and Infection with Crowns
Crowns may be necessary to restore teeth that, over time, have become less structurally sound. Crowns are lifelike prosthetics used to enclose the top portion of the tooth, improving its appearance and protecting the internal structure of your tooth. We offer crowns made of porcelain and zirconia, which are both durable and lifelike. Your tooth structure is restored and looks and feels natural.
Porcelain crowns can also be designed to rest on top of single dental implants, which are titanium posts that serve as artificial tooth roots. If you have only one missing tooth, an implant-supported porcelain crown is an effective way to replace it without altering the dental structure.
What If I Have Missing Teeth?
Our dental team provides the following restorations for rejuvenating your smile after tooth loss:
- Crowns for single tooth replacement
- Fixed bridges to replace several missing teeth in a row
- Partial dentures to restore function and replace one to several teeth
- Full dentures to restore many or an entire arch of missing teeth
- Dental Implants for restoring missing teeth from root to crown
Porcelain bridges replace one or more missing natural teeth by suspending new ceramic ones at the site of tooth loss. These prosthetics are stable because they are connected to porcelain crowns added to the natural teeth on each side of the gap. A bridge is an effective nonsurgical solution to replace a small number of missing teeth. Supporting them with dental implants is another option that increases stability and provides vital stimulation to the tissue and bone.
Traditional full dentures can replace all the teeth on the upper or lower arch without surgery. Partial dentures restore two or more teeth in a row and can be designed to accommodate different configurations. These acrylic devices are secured either by natural suction or by clasps that wrap around the remaining natural teeth. Except for the clasps built into a partial denture, these prosthetics are made of acrylic and are metal-free for your best health.
Additionally, full dentures can be used in conjunction with dental implants. Dentures supported by implants have a built-in metal structure that attaches to the posts, locking the removable denture in place until it is ready to be removed. With dental implants, crowns, bridges, partials, and dentures are a permanent way to replace missing teeth completely.
How Do Dental Implants Help?
If you are in good oral and overall health and your jawbone has sufficient strength and volume, chances are you will be an ideal candidate for dental implant placement. Dental implants can help you regain the ability to eat comfortably and smile with confidence. Once surgically inserted into your jawbone, implants mimic natural tooth roots.
Implants offer numerous benefits, including:
- Restoring essential stimulation to your jawbone
- Helping preserve facial features and bone structure
- Improving chewing, which encourages proper digestion
- Filling empty spaces to keep neighboring teeth in place
- Providing discrete and natural-looking results and function
When visiting our office for dental implant treatment, we recommend asking as many questions as possible. This helps give you a better understanding of potential treatment options and helps you feel more confident about your care. It is essential to have a complete exam before deciding, then work with us to map out each step of the procedure. We can work around your schedule and your finances to help you get the best treatment at an affordable price.
Caring for Your Smile
To prevent damaging your restorations, avoid chewy or sticky foods for the first 24 hours after treatment. When you keep dental plaque and bacteria under control, your dental restorations remain long-lasting and beautiful. Additional cleaning tools like a water flosser or dental pick can help reach into tight spaces and keep the area completely clean.
Renew Your Smile with Restorative Dentistry
Dr. John A. Bobinski, DDS, offers restoration dentistry in Bronxville and beyond. We will gladly rebuild the structure of your teeth so they can remain healthy for a long time. For more information, call our practice and schedule an appointment today.
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