Some dental problems cannot simply be covered up by cosmetic dentistry. When teeth are seriously damaged, restorative dentistry procedures may be needed. At our North Jersey dental practice, Dr. Harold Pollack is skilled not only in preventative care and cosmetic dentistry treatments, but also in restorative procedures, which are performed primarily to repair damaged smiles. Dr. Pollack offers a range of services from tooth-colored fillings to dental implants at his office in Millburn, New Jersey.
The following professional services can repair seriously decayed, weakened, broken, or missing teeth, as well as relieve pain and restore your smile:
Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite specifically designed to match the shade and color of your existing teeth. Done right, composite fillings are virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth material, and they provide an excellent compliment to other cosmetic dental work. Unlike old metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings are virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth material. And because of the composite material of tooth-colored fillings, they can be placed on your existing teeth while removing a minimum amount of existing tooth material. If you are interested in tooth-colored fillings, please contact us today.
Crowns, Onlays, and Inlays
While inlays and onlays are typically used in restorative work, we are happy to inform our patients that most dental work can look great, as well as function properly. Inlays and onlays are durable, look exactly like natural teeth, and provide much more strength than bonding or filling materials.
To restore badly damaged teeth, crowns, onlays, and inlays provide support, strength and durability. Crowns fit snugly over an entire existing tooth and can also be used to cover a dental implant.
Onlays cover and structurally support a damaged tooth. Inlays are inserted within teeth as standing supports. To determine which restorative dentistry procedure is right for your damaged tooth, contact us today.
A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. Most bridges consist of a false tooth placed between two crowns. The entire structure is cemented to teeth on each side of the gap, making it a permanent fixture. There are three types of bridges: traditional, resin-bonded, and cantilever. Depending on the situation, many times bridges can be used as a less expensive alternative to dental implants. Our Millburn, New Jersey dentist can help you determine whether a dental implant or one of the types of bridges is better for your situation.