Composite resin fillings, also referred to as tooth-colored fillings, are a relatively recent development. Composite consists of a mixture of glass, plastic and other materials. This material is also frequently used for dental bonding. Because of its color matching ability, composite resin is a popular choice for filling cavities in the teeth toward the front of your mouth.
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When bacteria enter the inner portion of your teeth, the result is an infection. Not only are you faced with pain, but the bacteria can also spill into your bloodstream and contribute to serious health issues such as heart problems, stroke, and diabetes. The only way to rid a tooth of infection is with a root canal, and National Dental East Meadow can help.
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A dental crown is a "cap" that covers the entire visible portion of a damaged tooth. It is designed to help keep your tooth in its socket, eliminating the need for an extraction. The crown does this by holding a damaged tooth together, providing it strength, and protecting it from bacterial invasion.
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A bridge is a restoration designed to replace anywhere from one to three missing teeth. Frequently made of ceramic, it "bridges" the gap between two teeth. The restoration consists of your replacement tooth (or teeth) set between two dental crowns, which anchor on the adjacent healthy teeth. It is meant to restore the functions of your teeth, and, in the case of a ceramic bridge, your smile.
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Dentures - Complete & Partial
Dentures have been used for hundreds of years to replace missing teeth. However, today's dentures are nothing like the ones first made. In fact, they are vastly different than they were only a few decades ago. Today's dentures are less bulky and more natural looking than dentures of the past. They are removable prosthetic teeth that are made from molds of your mouth, designed to be supported by your gums and held in place by suction.
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Same Day Dentures
Same day dentures eliminate the wait for your final restorations. Also known as instant or immediate dentures, same day dentures are made before your tooth extractions so that they are ready and waiting for you as soon as your extractions are completed. Same day dentures can be used for partial dentures as well as full dentures.
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Inlays & Onlays
Fillings are an extremely common treatment for cavities. However, they are not always the best solution. Inlays are often used when you have a cavity that affects a single cusp of a molar’s chewing surface.
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With the development of the laser for use in dentistry, your experience is greatly improved. The laser uses a high-intensity beam of light approximately the thickness of a human hair. The laser is used to remove the infected gum tissue, providing us with the access to your teeth that we need to effectively perform scaling and root planing. We scrape the surfaces of your teeth and smooth their roots, removing plaque, tartar bacteria and other contaminants. This prevents new buildup and allows your gums to heal.
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