Restorative Dentistry | Solutions for Damaged Teeth in Long Island City

   

Restorative Dentistry: Fillings & Crowns

For patients who are suffering from decay, chipped or cracked teeth, or other dental problems, Into White Dental Arts offers dental personalized solutions to restore your smile. The best way to restore a decayed or chipped tooth is with a crown or filling. The decayed or damaged portion of the tooth is removed and a direct restoration (fillings) or an indirect restoration (crowns or onlays) is placed.

For teeth with more extensive damage, crowns are the ideal choice. Dental crowns cover the entire visible surface of your tooth above the gum line. This means that they become your tooth’s new outer surface. Dental crowns are extremely durable and protect your tooth’s overall structure. They are often made of porcelain or a porcelain-metal mix, ensure a natural looking appearance. It usually takes two dental visits to place a crown. The first visit involves preparing the tooth and taking an impression. Once the restoration has been made, you’ll return to the office to have it placed.

Compared to crowns, fillings are smaller restorations. They are ideal for restoring minor decay and cavities, and can be applied directly to your tooth’s structure.

Once the decayed portion is removed, the filling is bonded and shaped in a single visit. Into White Dental Arts uses amalgam-free fillings which ensure your smile stays healthier.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Mantinaos and his dental team today. We offer flexible scheduling and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Bridgework

Although no longer the ideal choice, some patients are unable or unwilling to have dental implants replace their missing teeth, for these patients Into White Dental Arts offers dental bridges to fill in those missing gaps. Dental bridges are dental restorations that replace missing teeth with an artificial one. The artificial tooth stays in place by using the remaining teeth on either side as support.

Dental bridges are extremely durable and attractive looking. Unlike conventional dentures, bridges won’t shift around or become loose. This ensures a natural looking smile. To place the bridge, the adjacent teeth have to be prepared to ensure a proper fit. Once the bridge is placed, it is semi-permanent, meaning that only the dentist can remove it.

If you would like to find out more information contact Dr. Mantinaos to set up a consultation. You can contact us at (718) 361-3050 or by filling out our online form. We’re open four days a week and up to 8pm on Wednesday for your convenience.