Repair Worn-Down and Damaged Teeth with East Amherst Restorative Dentistry
We’d prefer to help you prevent dental problems altogether here in East Amherst, NY, but that doesn’t mean we’re not prepared when cases of decayed, injured, and even missing teeth do happen. This is never a fun time for anyone, and Dr. Shannon McCarthy and her team understand this well – that’s why you can look forward to experiencing a supportive, judgment-free atmosphere at our practice. We offer several restorative services that can rebuild your smile and bring back the quality of life you need and deserve as soon as possible. If you’re from Buffalo, NY or a surrounding area, contact us today to get started!
The traditional process of having to wait multiple appointments for a new crown, inlay, onlay, or other restoration can leave patients struggling for far too long. That’s why our team is happy to offer one day restorative work with E4D! This advanced technology streamlines the process and creates impressive results for your smile. There is no need for two visits, goopy impression material, temporaries that may fall off or needing to get numb twice.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are one of the most common restorative solutions in dentistry, and Dr. McCarthy is likely to recommend their placement in a wide variety of situations, including when you’re struggling with a weakened tooth that has a large filling, a severely decayed tooth, or a badly injured tooth. The crown is designed to cover the entire shape of a single tooth, restoring its strength, shape, and appearance all at once while protecting what remains of the natural tooth underneath. Additionally, crowns are commonly used to compose dental bridges, which can span the space where teeth are missing and replace the missing structure in a durable and lifelike fashion.
Older patients surely remember the days of noticeable metal fillings that stood out in a natural smile. Today, Dr. McCarthy is happy to offer a much more aesthetically friendly solution – tooth-colored fillings. Our team uses high-quality composite resin that’s shaded to be a precise match for the rest of your smile, and the flexible nature of it makes it much easier to fill the cavity without sacrificing too much remaining healthy tooth structure in the process. Better yet, the lack of metals makes them more comfortable and less prone to sensitivity!
Full & Partial Dentures
When you’ve lost several or even all of your natural teeth, a custom-made denture can provide an affordable, reliable solution that gives you back much-needed oral function. There are several types of dentures available to patients in need – traditional full and partial models are recommended depending on the extent of your tooth loss, and they’re removable in nature. Alternatively, dentures can also be stabilized with placed dental implants, which improve oral health while also increasing the permanence and stability of your new teeth.
Losing one or more natural teeth is never our first choice by far for patients, but there are some reasons why this service can become necessary and even beneficial for your overall health. These include:
- A tooth is badly decayed and can’t be treated with a crown, filling, or root canal therapy.
- A tooth has suffered a serious injury and can’t be successfully restored.
- A tooth needs to be removed to make way for orthodontic treatment.
- A “baby” tooth needs to be removed to make way for the erupting permanent tooth.
During your extraction procedure, Dr. McCarthy and the rest of our team will make every effort to keep you comfortable and at ease. We may recommend sedation dentistry as a helpful aid that increases relaxation. If the teeth need to be replaced, we’ll be sure to start reviewing potential options with you right away so that any time spent without a complete, strong smile is as minimized as possible.