Restorative Dentistry - Long Island City, NY
The Art of Repairing Damaged or Missing Teeth
Restorative dentistry is the discipline of dentistry that involves the repair or restoration of teeth and their supporting structures. It includes a wide range of procedures, such as fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants.
The goal of restorative dentistry is to restore the function and appearance of your teeth. It will improve your oral health and prevent further damage. That way, you'll be able to eat the way you want and smile without hesitation.
Our Restorative Services
At 1311 Jackson Ave Dental, our expert team of dentists is proud to offer an extensive array of options for restorative dentistry in Long Island City. We will help you restore your teeth so that you can smile from ear to ear. Contact our Long Island City dental office today to schedule a first appointment, or if you have any questions.
Dental fillings are a restorative dentistry procedure that is used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay or other means. It can last for years and prevent further problems.
There are many different types of filling materials such as amalgam and tooth colored composite resin. If you are considering getting one, speak with one of our dentists to determine the best option for you.
Dental crowns are caps that are placed over your teeth to restore their shape, size, strength, and appearance. They can be made from a variety of materials, such as metal, porcelain, and resin.
Dental crowns can be used to protect damaged teeth, support teeth with large fillings, and provide cosmetic improvements. Speak with our dentists to determine if you can benefit from a tooth cap.
A dental bridge is a restorative dental procedure that is used to replace a missing tooth. The false tooth is held together by abutment teeth on both sides of it. You can think of it as multiple crowns that are joined together.
Dental bridges are typically made from porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two. Our dentists use them to replace one or more missing teeth so that it can restore your smile back to what it used to be.
Dental implants are titanium screws that are surgically implanted into your jawbone. The purpose of this restorative dental procedure is to permanently replace missing teeth.
Dental implants are a fixed replacement option whereas dentures are a removable option. Patients much prefer them since they don't come while you're eating dinner. Our dentists love them as well.
Post and Core
A post and core is done after a root canal to restore the tooth back to proper form that can fit a crown over it. Usually after the cavity has been fully removed, the tooth will look severely damaged and it will be missing a lot of tooth structure.
That is unfit to place a crown over it. It needs to be built back up so that the tooth can be restored.
The cost of a restorative dental treatment
The cost for restorative dental treatments would depend on what specific procedure you need to have done. The fee for a tooth filling would be different from a dental crown.
Also, if you have dental insurance, they will typically cover a portion of it.
The tooth filling is considered a basic procedure and our long island city dentists typically see it being covered at 80% so your copay would be 20% of the procedure.
A dental crown is considered a major procedure and the usual coverage rate is at 50% so you'd be responsible for 50% of the entire procedure.
What the exact cost would be, will depend on which dental insurance you have because your insurance company is the one that sets the fee.