The purpose of restorative dentistry is to repair or replace damaged or missing teeth. At National Dental Oakland Gardens, we offer a number of restorative treatments, including fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and more. Learn more about how restorative care can reestablish your oral health and protect your teeth from further damage.
Before we explore specific procedures in restorative care, we will take a moment to discuss the benefits of laser dentistry. Traditionally, damaged teeth were prepared with a high-speed dental handpiece, or drill. These instruments are loud, and quite unsettling for patients. At National Dental, our laser uses a combination of light energy and water to remove damaged portions of a tooth with great accuracy and precision. As an added bonus, there is no noise or loud whirring sounds associated with traditional dental drills. Therefore, patients can be comfortable while they are undergoing treatment. >> Learn more about laser dentistry
Small cavities can typically be addressed with a dental filling. In order to perform this procedure, the dentist must remove the decayed portions of the tooth. Then, the void left behind will be filled with a biocompatible dental material. At our Oakland Gardens practice, we use tooth-colored composite resin, which is matched to your surrounding teeth for a natural-looking outcome. >> Learn more about dental fillings
Moderate to severe cavities often require a crown. Used in restorative dentistry for decades, these custom-fabricated restorations are placed over the entire tooth to protect and reinforce the structure. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), and ceramic. Many patients prefer PFM or ceramic, as they offer the most natural-looking solution. >> Learn more about dental crowns
Inlays and Onlays
Moderate cavities that are too significant for a filling but not large enough to necessitate a crown can be repaired with inlays or onlays. These restorations, also referred to as indirect fillings, are affixed to the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Inlays rest between the cusps (or bumps), and onlays include one or more cusps, as they are intended to cover a larger area. >> Learn more about inlays and onlays
Root Canal Treatment
In the event that a cavity reaches the pulp of a tooth, root canal therapy will be necessary to save it. This process involves removing the infected nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth, cleaning the surfaces, and filling the canals and the tooth to prevent recontamination. Oftentimes, a crown is also placed to reinforce the structure. Many individuals assume that this treatment is painful. On the contrary, the very nature of the procedure involves removing the source of the infection. Therefore, most patients feel relief almost immediately. >> Learn more about root canals
If you are missing a single tooth or two to three teeth in a row, a dental bridge can complete your smile and eliminate the gap. A bridge is a multi-unit custom restoration that is anchored to the natural teeth on either side of the space for support. At National Dental, we use tooth-colored materials so your bridge blends in nicely with your smile. >> Learn more about dental bridges
Trying to eat or speak without teeth is challenging to say the least. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, our team in Oakland Gardens can fabricate a full or partial denture to serve your needs. Supported by the gums and the underlying jawbone, full dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth, while partial dentures are an excellent solution for patients with sporadic tooth loss. >> Learn more about dentures
Same Day Dentures
Whenever patients undergo treatment at National Dental, we like them to leave our office with a beautiful set of teeth. Therefore, while you wait for your final dentures to be crafted, we will provide you with a set of temporary dentures on the same day. >> Learn more about same day dentures
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If you are suffering from dental damage or decay, don’t wait until your symptoms worsen. Call us at (718) 407-0574 or contact us online anytime.