When a cavity forms it can leave you with much discomfort and affect your ability to eat and speak. The most common cause is poor hygiene, sugary foods and drinks, and missed dental check-ups.
At Smiles of the Hudson, our restorative dentists focus primarily on how your tooth can be saved and restored. That is why we use modern metal-free fillings.
Using these fillings bring several benefits:
Inlays and onlays are typically used when the affected or missing tooth area is too big for a filling but doesn’t require a crown.
Also, inlays and onlays are a great solution for teeth that have already had a small restoration, but due to recurrent decay, it needs to be removed.
These restorations are custom-designed to fit your afflicted tooth. Your dentist in Edgewater, NJ typically uses an inlay to fit inside the outer edge of the tooth, while an onlay covers a small portion of the tooth (usually beyond the cusps of the tooth).
Dental crowns are very common and extremely effective when it comes to protecting a damaged tooth. This restoration is similar to a cap placed over your afflicted or discolored tooth. All our dental crowns are mercury-free and are designed to resemble the color of your natural smile.
Crowns can be used to solve a number of issues:
A missing a tooth not only affects your confidence but can also negatively impact your health. Did you know that if your tooth is not replaced, the surrounding teeth could begin to shift? This can lead to further tooth loss and even your jawbone deteriorating.
It is essential to act now in order to preserve the health and function of your smile!
You may feel uncomfortable and even embarrassed due to a missing tooth or teeth. What’s more, you may also feel limited while doing day-to-day activities like eating, speaking, or smiling.
Dental implants act as replacements for your missing teeth so you can restore the function of your smile.
They mimic the function of your natural tooth roots while providing a stable foundation for our beautiful restorations. Dental implants help preserve your oral health and support your jaw and facial features too.