A damaged smile can be easily noticeable and cause damage to your self-esteem. Luckily, it is possible to restore your beautiful smile and the function of your mouth with restorative dentistry procedures from the highly experienced team at New York General Dentistry.
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is an umbrella term for any dental procedures that repair damaged teeth and the surrounding oral structure. These procedures can range from fillings after a cavity to porcelain crowns that strengthen and protect the tooth against further decay or damage.
What Do Restorative Dentists Do?
Restorative dentists at New York General Dentistry in Manhattan offer quick treatment for dental trauma and are available to treat a variety of teeth problems. One of the most common treatments they perform is removing tooth decay and filling in the area with a filling, crown, or dental implant. They also diagnose and treat periodontal (gum) disease.
What Qualifications Do Restorative Dentists Have?
After graduating from an undergraduate college or university and receiving their Bachelor’s degree, restorative dentists continue their education with a 4-year Dental school curriculum and a residency of varying years focused on restorative dentistry.
Dr. Chern was the best dentist I’ve ever had. She made me feel comfortable, and we talked as if we knew each other for years. She gave great advice on my teeth, and what I should do following my appointment. During my procedure, she was gentle and made sure to check on me multiple times until she was done. As odd as it sounds, I’m definitely looking forward to my next appointment with her.– Inshallah C
Restorative Dentistry Services
Dental bonding repairs chips or gaps in the teeth using a tooth-colored composite resin material. This resin material is applied to the tooth and molded to hide cracks, gaps, and tooth discoloration. Dr. Chern will carefully choose a composite that matches your tooth color to create a natural-looking, polished shape.
A dental bridge is a false tooth that fills in a missing spot and is held in place by crowns or other supporting structures placed on one or both of the teeth on either side of the bridge. Dr. Chern offers traditional dental bridges, cantilever bridges, Maryland bridges, and implant-supported bridges at her office. Filling in gaps between the teeth not only creates an aesthetically pleasing appearance, but also improves the ability to properly speak, chew, and smile.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are two options to restore teeth after removing cavities or tooth decay. An inlay fits into the grooves of the tooth and an onlay acts as a cap around the edges of the tooth. Both of these fillings are made from tooth-colored porcelain or composite so that they will blend in seamlessly with the tooth.
Dr. Chern offers conventional, immediate, and implant-supported dentures. Dentures are removable appliances that can replace a worn-down smile (full dentures) or fill in missing teeth (partial dentures). Dentures not only create a beautiful smile, but they also prevent sagging around the mouth and restore the ability to eat, speak, and chew normally.
Porcelain crowns fit over teeth that have been weakened due to decay or extensive fractures and protect them from further damage. The durable cap fits over the entire tooth and is made from a tooth-colored material so that it blends in with your natural teeth.
A root canal is necessary to prevent reinfection when tooth decay spreads and infects the internal canal system of a tooth. Dr. Chern will remove the bacteria and infected nerve using the latest technology to make your procedure as painless as possible.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full mouth rehabilitation is an extensive treatment process designed to transform your smile. It’s one of the best options available for patients who have extensive oral decay or sustain a traumatic injury, requiring reconstruction. Using the most advanced technologies and appliances available, Dr. Chern can ensure your new smile remains healthy and functional for years to come.
Meet With Dr. Chern &
Her Manhattan Team
General dentistry comes with a lot of benefits and can help you optimize your oral health for a lifetime. To meet with our team and learn more about your options, we invite you to contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.
What Makes Our Office the Right Fit for Your Dental Needs?
We never take a one-size-fits-all approach to your oral health. Dr. Chern will evaluate your teeth and gums, working closely with our team to create a custom solution.
Our bright and modern Midtown East Manhattan office was designed with you in mind. Enjoy a calming atmosphere and comfortable amenities to help you feel at ease.
New York General Dentistry uses modern techniques and equipment to ensure your treatment is a success.