If you damage a tooth, develop a cavity, or lose a tooth due to extractions, consider restorative dentistry. Dental restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures, can restore your smile and encourage optimal oral health. At his self-titled practice in Midtown, Manhattan, cosmetic dentist Dr. Dorian Cucereanu, DDS, provides restorative dentistry to individuals and families. To make an appointment, call the office in New York City, or book online today.
Restorative dentistry uses oral prosthetics to repair or replace damaged or missing teeth.
If you develop a cavity or damage a tooth, it’s vital to seek treatment. Without intervention, the issue might worsen, increasing your risk of complications. Restorative dentistry can preserve your teeth, gums, and smile for years to come.
Dr. Cucereanu offers a wide range of restorative dentistry services, including:
If you have a small cavity, Dr. Cucereanu might recommend a filling. A filling uses composite resin or another similar material to repair damage to your tooth enamel.
During treatment, Dr. Cucereanu carefully removes the decaying portion of your tooth. Then, he fills the hole with composite material and lets it dry. After the material dries, Dr. Cucereanu polishes your tooth and provides care instructions.
If you develop a deep cavity and Dr. Cucereanu has to remove a significant portion of your tooth enamel, he might recommend a crown. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap bonded on top of a damaged or decaying tooth. Crowns restore your tooth to its near-original size, allowing you to bite and chew.
If you lose a permanent tooth due to trauma or extraction, consider a dental bridge. A bridge closes a gap in your smile. To prevent the bridge from shifting out of position, Dr. Cucereanu bonds crowns to your two permanent teeth on either side of the gap. The crowns hold the bridge in place, allowing you to bite and chew.
If you’re missing most or all of your permanent teeth, Dr. Cucereanu might recommend dentures. Dentures are removable prosthetics that replace your permanent teeth and surrounding tissues. Dr. Cucereanu offers several types of dentures, including full dentures, partial dentures, and implant-retained dentures.
If you’re missing teeth but want a longer-lasting restoration than dentures, consider dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts that Dr. Cucereanu inserts in your jaw. Over time, the posts fuse with your bone, providing a base for crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures.
Only a qualified dentist, like Dr. Cucereanu, can determine if you’re a candidate for restorative dentistry. After a review of your dental records, an oral exam, and a discussion of your symptoms and goals, Dr. Cucereanu develops a custom treatment plan.
To explore the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, make an appointment at the practice of Dr. Dorian Cucereanu by calling the office or booking online today.