Restorative Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile’s Health and Function
Dr. Ilya Yagudayev, alongside the rest of our team, offers a wide range of restorative dentistry treatments at our Riverhead, NY, dental office. At Affordable Dental Care, he can restore dental implants to improve oral health and function, perform tooth extractions, or simply place a filling to prevent further tooth decay. Our goal with restorative dentistry is to help you achieve and maintain an optimally healthy smile that also looks beautiful.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
With restorative dentistry, we can diagnose problems inhibiting the health and function of a patient’s smile, and provide treatment for teeth that are missing, infected, or severely damaged.
During an initial consultation, your doctor will administer x-rays and a thorough examination to detect any damage and, if so, to review its extent. He will tailor each treatment plan with the goal of producing the healthiest and most attractive smile. At Affordable Dental Care, we offer comprehensive dental services at an affordable rate, all while using the latest dental technology and highest quality materials.
Maintaining Your Smile
The best way to avoid restorative treatments is through preventative care. Keeping your teeth clean and free from plaque and tartar buildup can prevent tooth decay and prolong healthy teeth and gums. To do this, you can implement a healthy oral hygiene regimen by brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily.
It is important to come in every six months for a hygienic dental cleaning and an examination. During your appointment, your dentist can detect decay and other complications, carefully monitoring the need for restorative treatment.
Common Restorative Dentistry Treatments
For mild to moderate tooth decay, we can repair cavities with either silver amalgam fillings or tooth-colored composite resin fillings. Both can help save a tooth and restore its structural integrity.
For teeth with severe decay or damage, we can provide customized porcelain crowns to strengthen and restore your teeth. Your crown will blend beautifully with the natural aesthetics of your smile.
If you have one or more adjacent missing teeth, a customized bridge can fill in the gap. A dental bridge is designed as one piece, with two dental crowns and at least one artificial tooth (pontic) in between. It can be attached to your natural teeth for support, or it can be supported by dental implants.
When a tooth has been severely damaged by infection or injury and is unable to be repaired with a filling, crown, or root canal therapy, Dr. Yagudayev can perform a simple extraction. He can then present you with options for replacing the tooth.
Dental implants provide a permanent and extremely stable solution to missing teeth. Once you have fully recovered from dental implant surgery, Dr. Yagudayev can supply a customized implant-supported restoration, such as a dental crown, bridge, or denture, for a natural-looking and highly functional smile.
Inlays and Onlays
If you have damage or decay on the biting surface of a molar, an inlay or onlay can be designed to restore your tooth more conservatively than a crown. Both inlays and onlays can be designed from strong, durable materials such as porcelain and gold.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are experiencing any type of tooth pain, you may be in need of a restorative dentistry treatment. Contact our practice today to schedule your consultation and learn more.