Let’s say you’re involved in a sports injury, or you bit down on a particularly hard piece of food. You then feel some pain and find out you managed to chip or even break your tooth. Now what? Fortunately, we can use dental restorations to fix a broken tooth and protect your smile from oral health complications.
Frequently Asked Questions About Restorations
Question: How do you address tooth decay?
Answer: We often place a filling to correct decay! The procedure only takes one visit to complete. Instead of using metal, we now use a composite resin that can be shaded to blend with your smile. The tooth is then protected from further decay or infection.
Question: What if I damage a tooth?
Answer: Should a tooth become cracked or chipped, we can place a crown. While a filling targets a specific area of the tooth, a crown covers the entirety of it. We can use a variety of materials, including ceramic, which provides a natural looking restoration that will blend with your smile. Placement only takes about two visits and can transform the tooth’s appearance.
Question: What do you do if an infection develops?
Answer: Should a tooth become infected, we may recommend a root canal procedure. The treatment involves removing infected tissue, replacing the teeth with a restorative filling material, and capping the tooth with a custom-made ceramic crown. Once complete, you avoid the discomfort and tooth loss risks associated with infection.
Question: Do you offer emergency services?
Answer: We do! Should you damage a tooth or experience serious discomfort, then give us a call. We can schedule a visit to address your dental emergency and improve your smile’s health and appearance. If you have any questions about our emergency services, or any of our dental restorations, then please contact our office today.
Interested in Our Lifelike Dental Restorations?
At Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, we can restore your teeth to optimal health, function, and beauty. We’ve proudly served our patients in Astoria, NY (including Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and all surrounding communities) since 1991. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Leibowitz, call our office in Astoria today at 718-728-8320.