Restorative Dentistry in Hicksville, NY

Restorative Dentistry in Hicksville, NY

Broadway Mall Dental Center in Hicksville, NY, is proud to be able to provide a variety of dental treatments. When you have been affected by a dental issue such as cavities or periodontal (gum) disease, we can provide restorative treatment to get you back to health.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is the collection of treatments that have the goal of restoring function and/or appearance to the mouth. Most dentists practice restorative dentistry, such as your general dentist in Hicksville, NY. Restorative dentistry treatments include fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures.

Types of Dental Restoration

When your teeth have become decayed, damaged, worn, or have been lost, you have a variety of options available to you to restore both the looks and the function of your smile. There are two types of dental restorations.

  • Direct: This generally refers to a dental filling, which is placed directly onto a prepared tooth. Procedures involving direct restorations usually only require one visit to our dental office in Hicksville, NY. There are several options available for the restoration material, such as glass or resin ionomers or porcelain. The type of material chosen will largely depend on the location of the filling.
  • Indirect: These restorations are prepared in a dental laboratory, then placed onto a tooth to treat it. These include crowns, inlays, or on lays. To complete an indirect restoration, your dentist will first need to prepare the tooth or teeth being treated to receive the restoration, then make an impression of the prepared area. The restoration will be created in a dental laboratory, so more than one office visit will be needed. Indirect restorations can also be made from a variety of materials, such as gold, porcelain, and composite.

The type of dental restoration used for you will depend on what type of damage has been done to your tooth or teeth. For example, in most cases, cavities can be successfully treated with a dental filling. However, if the cavity is very large and a good amount of tooth structure has to be removed to get rid of the damage, a dental crown may have to be placed onto the tooth. Your dentist at Broadway Mall Dental Center will discuss your options with you to select the best procedure in restorative dentistry for you in Hicksville, NY.

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