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From the first cavity to the first set of dentures, people rely on dental restorations to make the most of their smiles. Modern dentistry provides amazing treatments for a variety of ailments that give people many chances to achieve the smile of their dreams. The dental office of Dr. Joseph LoPinto, DDS, PC specializes in restorative and aesthetic dental care, so you look beautiful and feel healthy.
Serving Midtown Manhattan with compassion and expertise, Dr. LoPinto looks forward to learning about your concerns and offering a plan of treatment you will appreciate.
Restore Dental Health after Decay with Composite Fillings, Inlays, Onlays, and Porcelain Crowns
Cavities are the most common ailment that warrants tooth restoration. The dentist will recommend a plan of treatment depending on the level of decay.
Most cavities are treated with tooth-colored composite resin. These fillings inconspicuously treat decay with a material that is matched to surrounding teeth. Tooth-colored fillings last for several years, and they are lauded by dentists because a minimal amount of tooth structure is removed before the tooth is filled. The filling is a mixture of glass and resin that is resistant to temperature changes, which prevent them from cracking and further damaging teeth.
When decay permeates the enamel and dentin of a tooth, it infects its inner chamber or pulp, and a person experiences the agony of a toothache. Immediate care from a dentist is crucial. Dr. LoPinto removes the infected pulp from the tooth with root canal therapy, and he restores its full function with a beautifully matched porcelain crown.
Large cavities may require a partial crown, also known as an onlay or an inlay. Partial crowns are made of porcelain, and they blend seamlessly with teeth. After decay is removed, the dentist will take an impression of the tooth. A lab creates a customized restoration that is bonded to the tooth.
Solutions for Tooth Loss with Dental Implants, Dentures, and Bridges
Many people experience tooth loss, even those that have maintained good oral health habits. Fortunately, today there are many restorations that can help you carry on with a normal lifestyle.
Dentures and partial dentures provide many benefits for those missing teeth. These are removable prosthetics customized to fit the unique contours of your palate. The teeth are made of beautiful porcelain that patients can help design. Partial dentures are anchored in place with metal clasps that are attached to healthy, neighboring teeth. A full arch of dentures relies on adhesives.
Tooth loss is also sometimes treated with permanent bridges that are cemented or bonded onto natural teeth. The bridge is matched to the gums and adjacent teeth for a natural looking solution to tooth loss.
The most effective way to replace missing teeth is with dental implants. Dental implants give people normal chewing function and a beautiful crown for a completely life-like restoration. Implants can support the restoration of one tooth, a row of teeth, or a complete arch of teeth. They also support the health of the jaw bone by preventing it from undergoing resorption, a common problem after tooth loss.
Plan to Restore Teeth at the Dental Office of Dr. Joseph LoPinto, DDS, PC
At Dr. LoPinto’s dental office, we provide information about all the different types of restorations available, and your concerns and priorities will be taken seriously. Give us a call in Midtown Manhattan for prompt, professional and expert care.