Poor oral health can have a negative impact on your overall quality of life. Perhaps you are experiencing pain, or maybe you are uncomfortable revealing your smile due to missing teeth or other obvious signs of decay or damage. Fortunately, Dr. Scott Udoff offers a wide array of restorative dentistry treatments to his Middletown, New York patients. No matter how minor or extensive your needs may be, Dr. Udoff can find a solution to bring your smile back to its optimal state. Our talented team aims at delivering high-quality service with a gentle, caring hand. There is no need to put off treatment any longer – eat, speak, and smile with confidence again. To learn more about restorative dentistry, contact our Middletown dental practice today.
Restorative Dentistry Procedures
Before recommending any treatment, Dr. Udoff performs a thorough evaluation of the teeth and gums. He then determines the best course of action for achieving optimal oral health. Restorative procedures include:
Dental crowns, which are also referred to as “caps,” can restore strength and functionality to badly damaged and decayed teeth. Crowns can be made from various types of material, such as metal, ceramic, or resin. For the most natural appearance, crowns can also be made from porcelain. Dr. Udoff will first remove any decay from the tooth. Next, a custom-fabricated crown is placed over the tooth, completely encasing it. The crown is affixed in place using dental cement, and Dr. Udoff will make sure it looks and feels to your liking. Immediately after the procedure, your smile will appear strong, healthy, and beautiful again.
Dental bridges are recommended for patients with up to three consecutive missing teeth. The bridge consists of two dental crowns attached to artificial teeth. The crowns are secured to the existing teeth, while the prosthetic teeth fill the open space. The result is a natural, complete smile. With proper upkeep, dental bridges can last 10 years or more. Patients can eat, speak, and smile with renewed confidence. The apparatus can also help to prevent additional oral health issues, such as bone loss and periodontal disease.
Dental implants are among the most effective solutions for patients with one or more missing teeth. An implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jaw to function as the root of the tooth. Over time the implant fuses with the bone, becoming a permanent fixture in the mouth. A natural-looking prosthetic tooth is then fastened to the exposed portion of the implant, called the abutment. The result is a healthy, beautiful, and complete smile. Tooth loss is often caused by poor oral hygiene. Therefore, Dr. Udoff wants to make sure you are aware of proper techniques for keeping your smile healthy. Implants can help prevent further issues from occurring, such as shifting of other teeth or bone loss.
Full-mouth reconstruction is the process of rebuilding the smile through multiple restorative treatments. Dr. Udoff will perform a combination of procedures at once to completely restore the strength, functionally, and beauty of the smile. Dr. Udoff will carefully examine the condition of your mouth and then put together a treatment plan to achieve optimal oral health. Full-mouth reconstruction is recommended for patients with extensive dental needs and may need to be completed over an extended period of time.
Learn More about Restorative Dentistry
If you have dental problems, it is important to seek treatment right away. Otherwise, they will inevitably worsen. Fortunately, Dr. Udoff has great experience and skill in restoring the teeth and gums to their optimal state. To learn more about restorative dentistry treatments, contact our Middletown dental practice today.