You brush and floss. You attend routine dental visits. You do everything right. Despite your best efforts, you will probably require restorative care at some point in your life. Restorative dentistry focuses on rebuilding your smile for optimal function and health. For example, if teeth are decayed or damaged, we can repair them. If teeth are missing, we can replace them. At National Dental, we offer a wide array of restorative treatments for you and your entire family.
Oral bacteria can lead to the demineralization of enamel. This earliest stage of tooth decay can actually be reversed through topical fluoride treatments if it is detected right away. However, if the condition goes on untreated, the bacteria will begin to invade the inner layers of the tooth, creating a cavity. Mild to moderate cavities can be repaired with dental fillings. At National Dental, we offer tooth-colored composite fillings that blend in with your smile for a beautiful, lifelike result. >> Learn more about dental fillings
If your cavity is slightly larger, a dental filling may not be enough to repair it reliably. In some cases, moderate decay can be addressed with inlays or onlays – sometimes called indirect fillings. These restorations can be fabricated from a variety of materials, such as composite resin, ceramic porcelain, and even gold. Inlays and onlays both rest on the chewing surface of a tooth. However, an inlay is positioned between the cusps, or “bumps”, while an onlay also includes at least one cusp. >> Learn more about inlays and onlays
Tooth decay that is too severe for a filling, inlay, or onlay can often be repaired with a dental crown. Made from metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or ceramic, crowns can also be used to strengthen a fractured tooth. This custom-designed restoration fits over the entire tooth structure, making it resilient to breakage and further decay. >> Learn more about dental crowns
In some cases, oral bacteria breach the innermost layers of tooth and enter the pulp chamber. Once this occurs, it cannot be repaired with a standalone restoration; it will necessitate root canal treatment. During this procedure, the infected tissues inside the tooth are removed. This effectively eliminates the source of bacteria. The canals are then filled with a flexible material, which will seal these channels and deter further infection. Finally, a filling will be placed. In most cases, a dental crown is also needed to properly restore the bite and strengthen the treated tooth. >> Learn more about root canals
Time-tested and reliable, dental bridges have been used for teeth replacement for decades. This type of restoration is intended to replace one to three missing teeth in a row. Consisting of two dental crowns on either side and prosthetic teeth in between, a bridge is a multi-unit piece that fills in the gap in your smile. >> Learn more about dental bridges
Patients who are missing most or all of their teeth can restore their bite with full or partial dentures. Made to rest stop the gums for support, these custom prostheses can restore your smile – and your confidence. >> Learn more about dentures
At National Dental, we believe no one should have to leave our office with missing teeth. That is why we offer same day dentures, so you can enjoy a brand-new smile while your final prosthesis is being made. >> Learn more about same day dentures
Traditional dental instruments and conventional techniques are a thing of the past at National Dental. We utilize laser dentistry for several procedures, including removing decay, reshaping the gum line, and even treating gum disease. Laser dentistry results in less bleeding and pain, so you can resume normal life much sooner. >> Learn more about laser dentistry
Whether you have a small cavity to repair or a full arch of missing teeth to replace, the team at National Dental is well-equipped to meet your unique needs. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, contact us online, or call us at (646) 736-2206.