Sometimes, despite our best efforts, dental damage occurs. The field of restorative dentistry aims to repair and replace teeth to optimize your bite and preserve long-term oral health. Our team at National Dental East Meadow provides a number of restorative procedures, including fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and more. Whether you need to replace all of your teeth or simply fill a single cavity, our doctors are well-equipped to address your unique dental needs.
Our entire team takes great pride in staying up to date with the latest innovations. With all of the benefits laser dentistry has to offer, we find it important to include this technology as an essential aspect of care. Used in place of traditional dental drills, lasers can remove and shape hard tissue with precision, meaning that more of your natural, healthy tooth structure is left intact. Lasers are also much quieter and more comfortable compared to traditional dental drills – and because they are less invasive, it means less post-procedure discomfort as well. >> Learn more about laser dentistry
If a cavity develops, it is important to address it right away so it does not worsen. Small and moderate cavities can often be repaired with a simple dental filling. In the past, most fillings were silver. However, at National Dental, we offer tooth-colored composite fillings so that your new restorations can blend in with your natural teeth for a lifelike result. >> Learn more about dental fillings
If a cavity is too large for a dental filling, a crown can be used to restore the tooth. This tooth-shaped restoration fits over the entire compromised structure, reinforcing it. Custom-made in a dental lab, a crown can be crafted from metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or ceramic. >> Learn more about dental crowns
Inlays and Onlays
Occasionally, dental damage may be too advanced for a simple filling, but not severe enough to necessitate a crown. In these cases, an indirect filling can be used. Indirect fillings – also referred to as inlays and onlays – are custom-crafted to fit precisely into your natural tooth structure, much like a puzzle piece. An inlay rests between the cusps (or bumps) on the chewing surface of a tooth, while an onlay also includes at least one cusp.>> Learn more about inlays and onlays
Root Canal Therapy
Sometimes, a cavity or fracture reaches the nerve of a tooth. When the pulp chamber is compromised by infection, root canal therapy is necessary to save the tooth and prevent an extraction. To perform this procedure, the doctor removes the necrotic, infected tissues inside the tooth. Using tiny dental instruments, the internal surfaces of the tooth are cleaned and disinfected. Next, the tooth and canals are sealed to keep bacteria out. Finally, a crown is often placed to protect the treated tooth and restore the bite.
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Patients who are missing teeth now have several options. One of the most common teeth replacement methods is a dental bridge. This restoration consists of two dental crowns with artificial teeth (pontics) in between. While the crowns are anchored to the natural teeth, the pontics fill in the gap in your smile. Generally, bridges are recommended when replacing one to three teeth in a row. At National Dental East Meadow, we also offer implant-supported bridges, which are connected to dental implants rather than natural teeth. >> Learn more about dental bridges
For centuries, dentures have been used to replace missing teeth. Of course, today’s prostheses have come a long way since George Washington’s wooden teeth. At National Dental, we offer a few different types of dentures, including full dentures, partial dentures, and implant-supported dentures. >> Learn more about dentures
Same Day Dentures
We understand that patients want their new teeth as soon as possible. While your final prostheses are being fabricated, we will provide a temporary set of dentures the same day.>> Learn more about same day dentures
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No matter what your dental needs, National Dental can help. Contact us online anytime or call us at (516) 962-2292.