Despite your best efforts, sometimes tooth decay, infection, or fracture strikes. But all hope is not lost. At New Haven Dental Associates, experienced dentists perform wonders with innovative restorative dentistry services to renew your optimal oral health. They offer simple, pain-free procedures to restore the appearance, shape, and function of your natural teeth.
To learn more about the practice’s restorative dentistry services, call 203-562-0234 or use the online booking tool today and schedule an appointment in Hamden, Connecticut.
Restorative Dentistry Q & A
Restorative dentistry refers to the practice of diagnosing and treating teeth plagued with many issues. Whether it’s an infection, decay, fracture, or chip, the New Haven Dental Associates team can help restore your affected tooth to its normal shape, appearance, and function. Restorative dentistry can:
- Enhance your smile
- Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth
- Improve or correct an improper bite
- Prevent the loss of a tooth
- Relieve dental pain
- Repair damaged and decayed teeth
- Replace missing teeth
- Replace old, unattractive dental treatments
- Restore normal eating and chewing
At New Haven Dental Associates, dentists specialize in several ceramic restorations, particularly crowns and fillings.
Crowns are caps made out of either porcelain or zirconia — a translucent, metal-free material — that are fitted onto damaged teeth. Crowns strengthen tooth structure, prevent further damage, and can match the appearance of your natural teeth.
Zirconia crowns can provide certain benefits when compared to metal-fused porcelain crowns, such as:
- Good for patients with metal allergies
- Often more comfortable
- Less likely to cause gum recession
- Very strong, durable, mostly chip-resistant
Fillings, either made from powdered glass and acrylic resin or silver amalgam, are used to repair teeth affected by decay, cracks, or fractures. Your dentist removes the affected portion of your tooth then places the filling during a single appointment.
In most cases, your initial appointment to receive a crown involves taking an impression of your mouth. In between your first and second appointment, your crown is custom-made to fit your tooth and match its original appearance. Then you come in and get your crown placed during a relatively straightforward procedure.
For a filling, first, your dentist numbs your tooth then removes the decay as necessary. They then clean the space before placing your filling. If the decay was near the nerve of your tooth, your dentist applies a particular medication for added protection. The filling gets precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
Take good care of your restorative dental appliances by maintaining regular visits to your dentist and brushing and flossing regularly. This will ensure they provide long-lasting restorative results.
If you’d like to learn more about New Haven Dental Associates’ restorative dentistry services, call 203-562-0234 or use the online booking tool today to schedule a consultation.