Restorative Dentistry Can Give You Reasons To Smile Again
We can’t count how many patients have come to our dentist office in Millburn, NJ, who feel the need to hide their smiles. Some of them make it a point to hold their hands over their mouths whenever they talk. Others seem embarrassed to speak.
We don’t want any patient to feel that way. We aren’t going to judge you for the condition of your teeth.
We will do everything that we can go help you restore your confidence in yourself … and maybe yourself, too. At Millburn Dental Arts, we understand what restorative dentistry can do because we have seen time and time again how it has helped our patients both physically and emotionally.
If you are unhappy with how your smile looks today for any reason, please call (973) 957-1604 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott Krosser. Together, we want to find a solution that works for you.
How You Can Restore Your Smile
There is no single solution for every patient’s particular problems. Restorative dentistry includes a range of services that can fix an issue with a single tooth or replace every tooth in your mouth.
With that in mind, here’s a brief overview of some restorative services that we offer.
◻ Dental fillings and bonding — A vast majority of people (more than 90 percent) will have at least one cavity in their lives. When this happens, we want to restore the function of your teeth and the appearance of your smile. By using a cosmetic resin, we can make tooth-colored fillings that blend in with the rest of your smile.
Even if you never get a cavity, there’s a decent chance you could have chipped or worn-down teeth. That same resin can be used for dental bonding to rebuild the size and shape of individual teeth.
◻ Dental veneers — Veneers could be a considered a step up from dental bonding. Veneers last longer, and they can correct a variety of problems you may be having for both cosmetic and restorative reasons.
From a restorative standpoint, veneers can rebuild broken, chipped, and cracked teeth. They also can be used to conceal teeth that may have become discolored. You can get a single veneer to fix one tooth or a series of veneers to fix multiple teeth at the same time.
◻ Dental crowns — Dental crowns have been a staple of restorative dentistry for centuries. The difference today is that we have materials that look like natural teeth and can last for decades.
You may want a dental crown to fix a broken, cracked, decayed, or discolored tooth. You also can use a dental crown with a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. And if you are missing multiple teeth, dental crowns can be fused together to form a dental bridge to fill the gap in your smile.
◻ Inlays and onlays — This is the solution for when your chipped, broken, or decayed tooth is too much for a dental filling or bonding, but does not necessarily require a full dental crown. Whether an inlay or onlay is appropriate will depend on the tooth that is affected and what needs to be repaired.
◻ Root canal therapy — If tooth decay progresses untreated, it can lead to an infected tooth. This can be painful, and it can make it difficult to bite and chew. And yes, it can affect the appearance of your smile.
If you need a root canal, you will be happy to know that it can be done painlessly with modern technology and techniques. The process involves removing the infection from your tooth, filling the space inside your tooth, and covering the tooth so it looks natural again. Often a dental crown is used to complete the procedure.
◻ Dentures — Dentures are another service that has come a long way. Today’s dentures look like real teeth and they fit more comfortably as well.
If you need full dentures or partial dentures, we can help. If you want greater security and stability, we also provide implant-supported dentures at our dentist office in Millburn, NJ.
Contact Us About Restoring Your Smile
If you are tired of feeling like you need to hide your smile from the people you meet each day, then it’s time for you to make an appointment at Millburn Dental Arts.