At National Dental Sunnyside, we prefer to prevent dental issues from occurring in the first place. However, there will be times when restorative procedures are necessary. Restorative care focuses on repairing and replacing teeth so that your proper bite function can be reestablished. Whether you have a small cavity, or you need to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, our team can help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
Oral bacteria like to feed on starches and sugars in the mouth. This process produces acids that eventually dissolve the enamel – the hard, outer layer of a tooth. Once the enamel has been breached, bacteria can penetrate the deeper layers of the tooth, causing decay. When this occurs, the damaged portion must be removed, and the void left behind must be filled. At National Dental Sunnyside, we offer composite fillings, which blend in with your natural teeth for a seamless smile. >> Learn more about dental fillings
Occasionally, a cavity becomes larger and larger, until it is too severe to be repaired with a filling. In these cases, a dental crown may be required to address the problem. A crown is designed to fit over the entire tooth structure, and can be crafted from a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or ceramic. This custom restoration can not only return a tooth to its original shape and size, it can also strengthen the overall structure, making it more resilient to damage. >> Learn more about dental crowns
Inlays and Onlays
If a cavity is too large for a filling, but not critical enough for a crown, an indirect filling may be considered. Indirect fillings – referred to as inlays and onlays – are designed to fit onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Whereas an inlay is intended to rest between the cusps of a tooth, an onlay will include one or more cusps. >> Learn more about inlays and onlays
Root Canal Therapy
If decay reaches the innermost portion of a tooth – or, the pulp chamber – there are only two predictable options: root canal treatment or an extraction. Because we prefer to save natural teeth whenever possible, we always recommend root canal therapy when it is feasible. During this procedure, the inflamed, necrotic tissues inside the tooth are removed. Next, the empty canals are then filled with a rubber-like dental material and a filling is placed. This will effectively seal the tooth and prevent recontamination. In many cases, a dental crown will also be placed to reinforce the structure and restore the bite. >> Learn more about root canals
A common teeth replacement option, a dental bridge consists of two dental crowns on either side, with artificial teeth (pontics) in between. These custom-designed restorations are generally intended to replace up to three consecutively missing teeth. Using your adjacent teeth as anchors, the bridge is bonded into place to fill in the gap in your smile.. >> Learn more about dental bridges
Full and Partial Dentures
Full dentures can effectively replace an entire arch of missing teeth. These conventional prostheses rest atop the gums and are supported by the bone ridge underneath. Patients who are living with sporadic tooth loss can benefit from a partial denture. This type of prosthesis also includes metal clasps which can be attached to the adjacent teeth for additional stability >> Learn more about dentures
Same Day Dentures
At National Dental, we believe that no one should have to leave our office without their new smile. Therefore, we offer same day dentures, so you can live in full confidence while you wait for your final restoration. >> Learn more about same day dentures
Advanced Laser TechnologyY
Developments in dental technology now allow us to use lasers in place of traditional dental instruments. Therefore, whether you are having a crown placed or undergoing periodontal treatments, you can enjoy more comfortable treatment and a faster recovery. >> Learn more about laser dentistry
Contact Your Restorative Dentist in Queens
If you have decay or dental damage, schedule a consultation at National Dental Sunnyside. Call us at (718) 925-3365 or contact us online.