Within the field of dentistry, there are several branches, each with a different focus. The primary objective of restorative dentistry is to repair damaged teeth and replace missing ones. Essentially, restoring your bite will enhance your overall oral health so you can enjoy a healthy smile and a boost in confidence. At National Dental Douglaston, our team of doctors provide patients with a number of restorative procedures, including fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and more.
Nearly every restorative procedure we offer at our Douglaston practice is performed with a dental laser. Used in the medical field for decades, laser technology has found its way into dentistry as well. Our innovative dental laser can remove, reshape, and re-contour hard tissues with remarkable precision using a combination of light energy and water. Taking the place of dental drills, lasers offer a much more comfortable experience for our patients. >> Learn more about laser dentistry
Sometimes, even those who brush and floss persistently can develop cavities. When tooth decay becomes evident, it is imperative to address the situation in a timely manner. If left untreated, a small cavity can become a large cavity, and can eventually begin to affect the neighboring teeth. To address tooth decay, the damaged portion of the structure is removed, and the void is then filled with composite resin, a tooth-colored material that will blend in for a natural look. >> Learn more about dental fillings
INLAYS & ONLAYS
If a cavity is on the chewing surface of the tooth, an inlay or onlay may be recommended. Designed to cover a larger area, these restorations – sometimes called indirect fillings – are custom-made to fit within a tooth and replace the decayed portion. Inlays rest between the cusps of a tooth while onlays also include at least one cusp.>> Learn more about inlays and onlays
Maybe you have a large cavity, or perhaps part of a tooth has broken off. In these cases, a dental crown may be suitable. Used in dentistry for decades, a crown fits over the whole tooth structure. This can reinforce a tooth that has been compromised by decay or breakage. Crowns are available in a variety of materials. Many patients choose ceramic or porcelain-fused-to-metal, as these options can be color-matched to your adjacent teeth. >> Learn more about dental crowns
Root Canal Therapy
Have you ever woken up with a painful tooth and a swollen jaw? When this occurs, it indicates that a dental abscess is present. Typically, an abscess requires root canal treatment. During this procedure, the dentist removes the source of the infection – the pulp, nerves, and blood vessels inside the tooth. Once the surfaces have been cleaned, the canals and tooth will be filled to reduce the risk of reinfection. Oftentimes, a dental crown is also placed to strengthen the tooth and properly restore the bite.>> Learn more about root canals
Missing teeth can significantly limit your ability to chew. To replace one to three teeth in a row, a dental bridge can be placed. This custom restoration is supported by the adjacent teeth, and artificial teeth, or pontics, fill in the gap.>> Learn more about dental bridges
Full and Partial Dentures
At National Dental, we offer a wide range of denture options. Those missing most or all of their teeth can opt for conventional full or partial dentures. Individuals who prefer a more modern, stable option can choose an implant-supported prosthesis. >> Learn more about dentures
Same Day Dentures
Undergoing treatment to restore your smile is a big deal. Most patients want their new set of teeth right away. That is why we offer same day dentures, so you can take on the world with confidence while you wait for your final restoration to be crafted.>> Learn more about same day dentures
Learn More about Restorative Care at National Dental
Whether you are missing all of your teeth or simply need one tooth filled, our team can help. To learn more about your treatment options at National Dental Douglaston, contact us online or call us at (718) 407-0574.