Dental Restorations in Somerset, NJ
Your smile is such an important part of your overall appearance that a damaged or missing tooth can have a big impact on your self-esteem, especially if the affected tooth is visible when you smile. Dental restorations such as fillings, crowns, and bridges can repair a damaged tooth and restore a smile, to improve both your oral health and your confidence. Dr. Kosmas Kasimatis is a restorative dentist who works to conservatively improve your bite with the least restrictive procedure. We work to save as much original tooth as possible to support the long-term function and beauty of your smile.
Fillings, Inlays and Onlays
These dental restorations are used to repair minor to moderate damage and imperfections, including damage caused by decay and injury. Fillings are used to protect the interior of a tooth, while inlays and onlays are used when multiple chewing and biting surfaces of a tooth are affected.
Dental bonding with tooth colored material is a highly popular restoration method, thanks to its ability to produce natural-looking results. This restoration method is commonly used for fillings, but can also restore chips and cracks, and even improve the shape of teeth. Tooth bonding can produce some highly aesthetic results, and is a simple procedure that's completed more quickly than other kinds of restorations such as veneers and crowns.
Crowns and Bridges
These restorations are used to repair teeth that have been extensively damaged, or to replace teeth that have been dislodged or extracted.
When a tooth is extensively damaged, restoration can require a considerable amount of repair work. This may take the form of a root canal to remove infection from the interior of a tooth which is then capped with a protective crown. The crown will improve the overall function and aesthetics of your smile.
While Dr. Kasimatis makes every effort to save a damaged tooth, sometimes, damage is so extensive that extraction is the only option. In these cases, a dental bridge can be created to replace the damaged tooth. A bridge is made of porcelain and metal, and comprises a replacement tooth or teeth to fill the gap, sandwiched between two crowns. These crowns are fixed in place over adjacent teeth, and the new tooth will sit neatly in the gap.
Dental Implant Restorations
When extraction of one or more teeth is necessary, dental implants are considered the most desirable restoration option for people who are good candidates for the procedure. The dental implant is placed into the jawbone and the restorative piece will sit atop an abutment once the titanium post has fused to the bone. Dental implant restorations can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full arch as needed. Because dental implants and their restoration act alone, there is no effect on neighboring teeth. In fact, this permanent method of restoring missing teeth improves long-term oral benefits.
Contact Smile Designs 101 Today
Tooth damage and decay can be painful as well as unsightly, and if not treated can lead to more serious problems in the future. Don't wait to get the treatment you need to maintain your oral health. Contact Smile Designs 101 in Somerset, NJ today, and let Dr. Kosmas Kasimatis restore your smile.