Restoring Dental Health in Peekskill
As your dental professional, one of our primary goals is to save every tooth and only replace it when absolutely necessary. When teeth are damaged, cracked, or decayed, it is important to visit us sooner rather than later to prevent more sever problems. At the dental office of Alfred S. Bassin, DMD, FAGD, PC, our team is proud to help you renew your smile with high-quality restorations paired with a skilled and compassionate approach.
Dental restorations are designed to improve your overall quality of life by providing you with beautiful and healthy teeth once more. Don’t let dental damage get the better of your beautiful smile, call us to schedule your appointment today!
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Fillings for Mild to Moderate Damage
If a tooth is structurally sound with a small amount of decay, we often recommend fillings. Open cavities can allow oral bacteria to enter your tooth’s structure and damage the root. Fillings can repair the damage and preserve your natural tooth.
Restorative filling are effective and can be discreet, so much so that you may not be able to distinguish them from your surrounding, natural teeth. They can be shaped and shaded to resemble your exact smile.
Dental Filling Materials
Dental fillings come in a wide variety of materials, the most common include:
- White composite
Amalgam fillings have been used for many years because of their durability, but they also contain certain components, like mercury, that both dentists and patients may want to avoid.
Composite fillings are made from tooth-colored materials that are more aesthetically pleasing and are just as durable. The best type of material depends on the location of the filling and your personal preference.
Crowns for Moderate to Extensive Damage
Crowns are used to cover existing teeth, enhancing their appearance outward, and protecting their structure. For visible teeth with noticeable damage, dental crowns are highly beneficial, making them a popular treatment option.
Dental crowns are versatile and reliable restorations often used for a single-service or combined to finalize other treatments. We recommend crowns to:
- Protect a badly chipped, cracked, or fractured tooth
- Seal a tooth treated with root canal therapy
- Cover a worn or weak tooth
- With a dental implant to replace a missing tooth
- Correct the shape and size of a tooth
Partial & Full Dentures Bridges for Restoring Your Oral Health
A dental bridge is a prosthetic solution if you have lost a tooth and can fill in the missing space, creating a natural appearance while restoring your bite function.
An implant-supported bridge uses titanium posts secured to your jawbone for maximum stability. With these bridges, you can expect to feel confident with a smile that looks completely natural.
Partial dentures are designed to be removable and replace multiple missing teeth. A partial denture is made of a molded plate, usually of pink acrylic to imitate your gums, attached to neighboring teeth with metal clasps. Full dentures can also be supported by dental implants for reliable security and durability while helping restore your appearance.
Dental Implants for Replacing One or More Teeth
When even one tooth is missing from your smile, it can have repercussions that can negatively impact your dental and overall health.
Dental implants are body-safe, titanium posts that provide a reliable and highly successful solution to replacing missing teeth as well as resolving the many issues associated with prolonged tooth loss.
What Does Getting Dental Implants Involve?
Dental implants are a multi-phased process, usually involving three essential steps. Your implant process will often include the following:
Your post is surgically inserted into your jawbone and given several months to fuse and heal properly.
A tiny, screw-like piece is fixed on top of your implant post. This fixture also known as the abutment, is responsible for attaching your restoration to your implant post.
Final Restoration Attachment
Your custom prosthetic is permanently affixed to the abutment, connecting to the implant below. Implant restorations can include crowns, bridges, dentures, and partial dentures.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Because dental implants consist of titanium that is accepted by the body, they can fuse naturally with living bone and tissue once surgically inserted into your jawbone. This fusing process, called osseointegration, allows your implants to provide your jawbone with the crucial stimulation it needs to remain healthy, full, and functional.
Since their discovery in the early 1950's, implants are still considered today to be one of dentistry’s most dependable ways for replacing missing teeth.
What are Benefits of Dental Implants?
In addition to preserving jawbone volume, dental implants can deliver numerous benefits to your smile as well as your overall well-being, such as:
- Rejuvenate appearance of facial features and smile
- Protect jawbone structure
- Preserve surrounding teeth
- Enhance ability to speak and chew
Root Canal Therapy for Saving Your Natural Smile
Despite the negative things you may have heard or believe, the goal of root canal therapy isn't to cause you pain through an invasive procedure. Instead, this treatment is designed to alleviate discomfort while saving teeth that are severely infected.
Root canal treatment is needed when there is an infection deep within the tooth. The inner chamber that contains tissues, blood vessels, and nerves, known as the pulp, can become infected with bacteria due to an injury or deep cavities. Without proper treatment, the infection can become so severe that your tooth may need to be removed to prevent further harm to your smile.
If we recommended root canal therapy, remember there is nothing to fear. The treatment is designed to save your smile while eliminating discomfort and maximizing your comfort.
Rejuvenating Every Aspect of Your Smile with Smile Design
Smile Design, also known as a complete smile makeover, is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your appearance. A beautiful, functioning and healthy smile can increase self-confidence and overall quality of life.
Our Smile Design process involves creating a customized treatment plan to restore the health, appearance, and function of your teeth. While traditional services focus on dental aesthetics alone, we use our expertise to look into all aspects of your oral health.
From gum health to an aligned bite, we take a creative approach designed to exceed your expectations and give you a smile you want to share with everyone you meet.
The 3 Restorative Elements of Your Smile Makeover
In addition to evaluating the aesthetic factors of your smile, your makeover will also involve using restorative treatments to help you achieve the best results, including:
Alignment and Spacing:
Teeth that are crooked, overlapping, or have gaps between them can be straightened and aligned when necessary through treatments like veneers or crowns.
One or more missing teeth can negatively affect your smile in many ways. Missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures or partial dentures.
Uniformity and Balance:
Uneven, chipped, and cracked teeth can be improved with any one of our restoration treatments to enhance the overall health, function, and look of your smile.
Cost of a Smile Makeover
The cost of your smile makeover will vary depending on factors such as your level of dental insurance and the extent of your customized plan.
Your treatment can also vary in price and may take longer if we identify any underlying oral health issues before beginning treatment. To get a more precise quote, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule your consultation!
Experience Gentle, Skilled, and Compassionate Care
At the office of Alfred S Bassin, DMD, FAGD, PC, we want every patient residing throughout Peekskill and the Westchester County community to feel comfortable and confident about their smile. Most of all, we want to make a difference in the way you smile when receiving restorative care from our team.
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