Restorative dentistry can fix what’s broken, remove what’s damaged or infected, and build your teeth up to levels of health and strength that have to be seen to be believed. Dr. Nisenboym fabricates dental restorations that return full function to your bite and form for aesthetics you want. Today’s restorations are not only durable—they blend together with natural teeth almost seamlessly.
Modern advancements in dental materials and technology allow Dr. Nisenboym to create restorations that are often difficult to distinguish from your original teeth. From durable tooth-colored fillings and crowns to bridges and dentures to root canals, we can bring your teeth back to a place that makes you smile again.
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Although they’re less common today than they were decades ago, metal (or amalgam) fillings are still placed in many dental offices across the world to restore teeth after decay removal. Their durability and affordability are the main reasons they’ve stuck around, but not everyone wants a visible silver filling, and because they contain mercury, they’re understandably seen as risky.
Now, composite fillings of today are color-matched to your natural teeth by Dr. Nisenboym. The materials used to craft composite fillings are durable, light, and enable the wearer to withstand hot and cold temperatures when eating or drinking. Even up close, it’s difficult to tell there was ever a cavity once it has been restored by a tooth-colored filling.
Inlays and onlays are intermediate restorative procedures that correct a cavity—intermediate because the best way to explain them is to say, “they’re between a filling and a crown”. Like other tooth-colored restorations, inlays and onlays are color-matched to the teeth and make the wearer feel more secure about the way their teeth function.
Crowns repair the largest, deepest cavities in order to save natural teeth, something dentists prefer to do whenever possible. Like fillings, crowns can be tooth-colored. The lifespan of a dental crown ranges from 5-15 years, and they sometimes last even longer with a combination of careful care and luck. Dr. Nisenboym offers several different types of crowns.
Bridges and partials are similar in many ways. Both are dental prosthetics that fill gaps and replace missing teeth. A bridge is permanently attached to surrounding teeth (sometimes called abutment teeth) or dental implants. Bridges can be a good option for missing teeth replacement when patients have too much bone loss to be successful implant candidates.
Partials—sometimes called partial dentures—are removable dental prosthetics that attach to abutment teeth with clasps or precision attachments that enable the wearer to remove them. Some dentists feel patient satisfaction levels tend to be higher when a bridge is chosen over a partial, probably because a bridge is not removable and can be cared for like natural teeth.
Today’s prosthetic removable dentures look similar to the old-school version but are made from lighter, more durable, and better-fitting materials than those of yesteryear. Implant-supported dentures are also an option today for a permanent, secure solution for those missing many, or even all of their teeth. (More about implant-supported dentures below.)
Root canals have been a punchline for many years—a metaphor for the most dreaded medical procedure one can imagine. The fact is, root canals are performed so routinely today that having one is comparable to getting a filling. The most important thing a root canal does: it saves your tooth.
Dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement not only by dentists, but by patients. An implant post is placed into the gum and jawbone where the missing tooth was located. Usually made of biocompatible titanium, implant posts prevent you from experiencing jawbone deterioration and accompanying consequences.
Because of titanium’s capabilities, a dental implant becomes a permanent part of your bite. The fact that dental implants mimic natural teeth so successfully accounts for a large part of their popularity. They are also cared for just like natural teeth, which is a definite plus!
The advantages of dental implants outlined above can also bolster a set of implant-supported dentures—the only difference is that more teeth are being replaced. Dr. Nisenboym can secure your smile with standard implant-supported dentures or All-on-4, a different type of implant-supported dentures using the minimum amount of implant posts possible to secure and complete your smile.
Sometimes called full mouth rehabilitation, full mouth reconstruction is simply a long-term treatment plan combining any reconstructive dentistry we offer to bring your smile back to its full form and function. (There is a similar concept in cosmetic dentistry called Smile Design—and cosmetic procedures can be added to your treatment plan when restorative work is complete.)