Posts Categorized: Restorative Dentistry

Astoria Dentist Offers Smile Restoration with Dental Crowns

The enamel coating our teeth is the hardest substance in the human body, allowing your teeth to withstand powerful bite forces and harmful bacteria. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean our teeth aren’t weakened by poor oral hygiene or injury. When this happens, you may require a dental crown to repair your tooth. In today’s blog, your… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Discusses the Benefits of Composite Fillings

What happens when you develop a cavity? Without treatment, the decay may spread and eventually lead to an abscessed or infected tooth. At this point, the tooth may even require extraction to prevent the spread of infection. Fortunately, your Astoria dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz, can address tooth decay in the early stages with a tooth-colored… Read more »

Astoria Dentist: Try Our Dental Bridge Quiz

Recently, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons conducted a study that shows 69% of adults over 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. By age 74, the number of adults missing all of their teeth reaches 26%. Tooth loss can be an embarrassing issue that hinders the health and beauty of your… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Answers FAQs About Invisible Braces

How do you feel about braces? Even though crooked or crowded teeth can be embarrassing, most people still feel hesitant to correct their smiles with braces. Fortunately, a clear and comfortable alternative exists. Clear Correct provides patients with an inconspicuous method of addressing misalignment. In today’s blog, your Astoria dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz, explains how… Read more »

Dr. Leibowitz Explains How to Treat Tooth Decay with a Dental Filling

Treating tooth decay is an intricate but common practice, and one that may be vital to your continued good oral health. Unlike the common cold, tooth decay doesn’t resolve itself with rest and relaxation; like most dental diseases, tooth decay is progressive, and time is its greatest ally in the destruction of your teeth. Luckily,… Read more »

Your Astoria Dentist Explains Life After Tooth Extraction

Knowing that one or more of your teeth must go for the good of your oral health probably doesn’t make the process any easier to accept. Your permanent teeth have been with you for most of your life, and you’ve probably looked forward to having all of them for much longer. Unfortunately, some extreme cases… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Explains the Capabilities of Dental Crowns

Most people are familiar with the concept of a dental crown these days, and many people have had one placed without anyone even realizing it. As the name suggests, a dental crown is essentially an exact replica of the top part of your tooth, also called a crown. The dental restoration can help protect and… Read more »

Astoria Dentist Discusses the New Face of Dental Fillings

If you’ve ever had to treat a cavity, or know someone who has, then you may be familiar with a dental filling. If the cavity was treated years ago, then there’s a good chance that the filling was made from silver amalgam—the dental filling material of choice for over a century. Amalgam makes for a… Read more »

Do You Need a Root Canal Treatment?

Not many people would be excited at the prospect of needing root canal treatment. In fact, the procedure has gained a foul reputation mainly due to misreports and exaggerations among those who’ve never had one. The truth, however, is that root canal therapy is designed to relieve your dental discomfort, not cause it, and if… Read more »

Astoria Dentist on the Science Behind Dental Implants

If you or someone you know has lost teeth, then you may be familiar with the importance of replacing those teeth to restore proper mouth function. With such a variety of options for replacing lost teeth, however, how do you know which is the right choice for you? Your dentist can answer that after a… Read more »