Dentist in Midwood NY
The primary approach that most dental professionals take when it comes to preserving good dental health is to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which, in turn, will stop tooth loss. The philosophy is to prevent first then restore if tooth problems do occur. Our dentist in Midwood NY
offers our patients quality preventative dentistry services but even with the most diligent home tooth maintenance and in-office care some tooth problems do occur. At A plus Dental our practice uses the latest dental equipment, technology and techniques to restore teeth that have had significant decay problems or have been chipped in an injury. In the event that a tooth cannot be restored to its full functionality our practice is ready to help our patient by replacing it.
When tooth problems happen that limit a tooth’s ability to perform our dentist in Midwood NY
will restore it, often by placing a crown on it if the tooth is badly decayed, chipped or broken or has undergone an endodontic treatment. A crown is a synthetic cap, which is why they are sometimes called a cap that is usually made of porcelain or a combination of similar materials often on a metal frame. The crown is cemented onto the remaining portion of the original tooth, which has been prepared to accept the crown. The crown has been made from impressions that our doctor took when the tooth was prepared. Crowns are also used to restore the appearance of a badly discolored or stained tooth that is not a candidate for whitening through bleaching.
Another use for a dental crown is to hold a fixed bridge. When a tooth is missing due to decay, periodontal disease, an injury or has been extracted our dentist in Midwood may suggest a bridge as an option for replacing the tooth. A fixed bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth placed in a gum-like substrate that is suspended between two adjacent teeth. The two supporting teeth have crowns put on them that hold the bridge. Another way our doctor uses crowns to replace missing teeth is to place them on top of dental implants, which are permanently anchored into the patient’s jawbone. Make an appointment with our practice to help prevent tooth and gum disease and to restore or replace any teeth that do succumb to an eventual problem. Keep your teeth and mouth in great shape for life.
A Plus Dental, PC
1812 Quentin Road Suite M1
Brooklyn, NY 11229
By A Plus Dental, PC
April 15, 2016