Enhance Your Smile with Dr. Aimee Kraft
A healthy smile can do a lot for you. It can solidify a good first impression. It can boost your confidence. A good smile can even reduce stress. If you have a damaged tooth or cavities, our restorative dentistry services can help. From crowns to implants to fillings and beyond, Dr. Aimee Kraft offers comprehensive restorative dentistry services to patients in the Brooklyn Heights, New York City area.
What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is exactly what the name suggests. It’s a field encompassing dental treatments that are aimed at restoring lost or damaged teeth to give you a bright, healthy smile. These treatments include:
- Dental implants
Restorative dentistry techniques may be used to restore a single tooth, or they can restore multiple teeth at the same time. If you’re looking to restore your smile to its natural beauty, give us a call at (718) 625-6629.
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that’s placed in the jawbone to replace a missing tooth from root to crown. The “root” is fabricated from titanium, which is well-suited to fusing with human bone and is used regularly in surgical restorations. A customized crown is then fixed to the post, replacing the visible portion of the missing tooth. If you’re living with one or more missing teeth, dental implants may be the perfect solution to give you back your complete smile.
Porcelain veneers are thin, durable shells designed to elevate the beauty of your smile. Each veneer is fully customized to match the shape and color of your teeth. This custom cosmetic treatment can completely transform your smile. In some cases, they can be an excellent alternative to dental crowns, as porcelain veneers provide solutions to many dental conditions.
A dental crown, also known as a tooth cap, is placed over the entire tooth surface to restore its natural shape and size. A tooth that’s been structurally damaged by decay or trauma will often need to be crowned for it to function properly again. Crowns enhance the stability of a damaged tooth, protecting you from infection and resolving any discomfort.
If you have small cavities in your teeth, it’s critical to receive treatment right away. Cavities can get worse over time and should be treated immediately to avoid a more serious infection. To combat this, Dr. Kraft may recommend dental fillings. Fillings are a simple, common remedy wherein the dentist removes the decaying tooth matter and fills in the hole with a durable composite material. They’ll restore your tooth to full strength and put an end to the pain from a cavity.
Dentures are a quick, attractive, and affordable solution for tooth loss. Depending on your needs, we can customize dentures to restore any number of missing teeth. This may mean a smaller, partial denture for a few missing teeth or a full arch appliance to replace your complete smile. No matter what your needs, Dr. Kraft is experienced and ready to provide you with your brightest smile yet!
If you’re missing one or more adjacent teeth, a dental bridge may be the most effective and affordable solution to replace them. These restorations are made from natural-looking prosthetics supported on either side by your adjacent teeth. Alternatively, we can secure a bridge with dental implants for patients that need added stability. Dental bridges restore your ability to eat and speak comfortably while significantly enhancing the appearance of your smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is restorative dentistry just one type of treatment?
No. Restorative dentistry is a category of dental care that includes many different types of treatments. Most procedures in this field of dentistry are aimed at restoring and replacing any damaged or missing teeth. This can be anything from dental implants and dentures to simple fillings and crowns. Best of all, restorative dentistry can also improve the appearance of your overall smile along with its functionality.
How can my dentist restore a broken tooth?
Teeth can break due to decay, injury, or even normal wear and tear. Depending on the damage, a broken tooth will usually be repaired with a custom-made porcelain crown that’s fixed over the original tooth. Porcelain is a durable, natural-looking material often used in restorative dentistry, so you can be confident in knowing that your crown will be strong enough to handle your day-to-day lifestyle.
Should I have my tooth extracted rather than trying to repair it?
That depends on the tooth itself. While Dr. Kraft will do whatever is possible to save the original tooth, in some cases, the best course of action is to remove it to protect your smile. This is especially true if the tooth is severely infected. No matter what ends up happening, your dentist will be able to replace an extracted tooth with a beautiful dental implant that’s designed to perfectly mimic the real thing in both look and function.
How much does restorative dentistry cost?
The exact cost of restorative dentistry will depend on the treatment itself and your insurance plan. We recommend speaking with your insurance company to determine what your out-of-pocket responsibilities are as well as what benefits you’re entitled to. Since most restorative procedures are done due to medical necessity, chances are they may pay a portion of your cost.