Tooth enamel is considered one of the strongest substances in the body. It helps you chew and break down food, as well as protects the underlying layers of the tooth. Although durable, it is not invincible. Certain factors, such as decay, disease, and trauma can damage teeth and even result in tooth loss.
Damaged teeth can impair your dental function and smile’s appearance, but also negatively affect your self-confidence. When this happens, there are treatments intended to repair and strengthen teeth so dental function and aesthetics can be completely restored. Treating your damaged teeth immediately can help prevent tooth loss and complex treatments. At Celebrity Dental, Dr. Novick provides a full line of restorative treatments to help extend the longevity of natural teeth.
Cavities can occur in patients of all ages and are diagnosed on an almost daily basis. Tooth sensitivity is typically one of the first symptoms, but in its more aggressive stages, can result in severe pain. For mild to moderate cases, Dr. Novick can provide a dental filling. We prefer to use composite resin for a safer and more aesthetically pleasing alternative to amalgam fillings. Made from acrylic and ceramic, this material can be shade-matched to your natural tooth. Once applied, it will reinforce the tooth’s structural integrity.
When more of the tooth’s surface is damaged from decay, cracks, or permanent discoloration, Dr. Novick can secure a customized dental crown over the tooth. This restorative device is made from durable materials designed to strengthen the tooth. We provide crowns made from ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, zirconia, and metal. The type chosen will depend on your budget, severity of damage, and aesthetic desires. Porcelain-fused-to-metal and all metal crowns are sturdy and affordable, but they are best used for teeth not easily seen. Although ceramic and zirconia come at a higher price point, they provide the most realistic results and are best used for prominent teeth in the smile line.
Root Canal Treatment
When tooth decay penetrates in inner area of the tooth and damages the roots, the tooth can no longer be repaired with just a dental filling or dental crown – root canal treatment is necessary. Roots can also be damaged as a result of trauma to the mouth. During this procedure, Dr. Novick will access the inner tooth and remove the unhealthy bacteria and tissues. A special material known as gutta percha will be used to maintain the tooth’s shape. A dental crown will be placed over the tooth to completely restore dental function.
Although Dr. Novick tries to use conservative treatments first to help repair teeth, when damage is severe, he may be forced to remove the infected tooth to protect your oral health. We offer both simple and complex tooth extractions to meet our patients’ unique needs. Simple extractions are for teeth above the gum line, while complex extractions are for those partially or fully impacted. We can also perform a tooth extraction for teenagers or adults with problematic wisdom teeth.
These small titanium posts are surgically inserted in the jawbone and designed to provide a sturdy foundation for a dental crown, dental bridge, or implant denture when a patient suffers tooth loss. They are longer-lasting and more durable than traditional tooth replacement options.
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If you are looking for the right restorative dentistry treatment, please contact our Franklin Square, NY office today online or by calling (516) 481-1446 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Novick.