Finding out you need a dental filling is never exactly fun. But when you choose The Dental Suite in Rockville Centre, NY for restorative dentistry, getting a filling might actually feel more like a treat than a trauma. Our office is so comfortable, so pampering, so patient-centered that any treatment has a spa-like feel. More importantly, Dr. Mariya Dayanayeva never uses dark, metal-based materials to fix your tooth. Instead, she has chosen to only offer tooth-colored composite fillings to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay and cavities. That’s important because not only will your teeth look better in the long run, they will feel better too! The biggest difference between outdated metal fillings and tooth-colored fillings is the materials they are made of and how those materials perform. “Silver” metal fillings actually contain very little silver.
Instead, they are made up of an amalgam of metals – including Mercury! And who doesn’t know about the potential health risks posed by having that in your mouth? In addition, metal fillings react to changes in temperature such as eating or drinking hot or cold foods. This can allow bacteria to get in under the filling or even cause damage to the tooth itself. Tooth-colored composite fillings, on the other hand, contain no harmful heavy metals and are inert in your tooth. Plus they look so natural, no one will ever know you had a problem. You might even forget which tooth was filled yourself. It’s the new way to experience cavity fillings – and it benefits the whole family!
Porcelain Inlays/Porcelain Onlays
Porcelain inlays and onlays are the next step up from composite bonding and tooth-colored fillings. Created at world-class labs to Dr. Dayanayeva’s exacting specifications, these beautiful restorations repair damaged teeth with the strength of crowns but without the commitment. Each inlay or onlay is crafted from the purest, dental-grade porcelain so you can be sure your tooth feels as good as it looks, and is durable enough to last for years of chewing, speaking, and laughing.
Inlays are the smaller version of the two and are bonded in place between the cusps or points of the teeth. They act much as a filling does, but are better able to seal and restore advanced damage while also withstanding greater bite forces.
Onlays act more like mini crowns but do not cap the entire tooth the way a crown does. These cover one or more of the points or cusps of your teeth but allow for more of your natural tooth to be preserved even in the case of extensive damage. Dr. Dayanayeva loves offering these conservative restorative dentistry options to her Rockville Centre patients – and her patients love the health and comfort they offer to broken, decayed, and damaged teeth.
Dental crowns and dental bridges are two of our most requested restorative dentistry procedures here in Rockville Centre, NY. Not only can they work together as a system or repair and replace teeth separately, but they are also always custom-created just for you.
Crowns, sometimes called caps, are most often used to fully encase a severely compromised tooth, creating an entirely new tooth structure all the way to the roots. Crowns can be used to:
- Hold together a weak, broken, or cracked tooth
- Rebuild worn-down, decayed, or broken teeth
- Rebalance the bite after dental damage or wear
- Cover a severely discolored, stained or misshapen tooth when a veneer is not sufficient
- Create a prosthetic tooth in conjunction with an implant
- Hold a dental bridge in place
Bridges, on the other hand, usually incorporate crowns to hold prosthetic teeth in place. The name actually describes the treatment perfectly: a series of crowns, some attached to your healthy teeth and some acting as prosthetic teeth, bridge a gap created when teeth are lost. Bridges can also be held in place by dental implants to preserve the healthy teeth on either side of missing teeth. Implant-retained bridges are also more secure and keep the bone stimulated to prevent bone resorption.
Implants are the preferred way to replace missing teeth in Rockville Centre. They let you eat what you like, stay younger looking and feeling, and throw away your dental adhesive. What could be better? Implants are restorative dentistry at its finest!
Full & Partial Dentures
Not all dentures are created equal. Some full or partial dentures may have a fast turnaround. Some are even made in a day.
- But are they truly custom-created for you?
- Will they feel secure – and stay that way?
- Do they allow you to eat comfortably?
- And do they look natural or is it obvious to everyone that you are wearing dentures?
Dr. Mariya Dayanayeva believes that all of her Dental Suite patients deserve replacement teeth that look and feel better than the average denture-mill denture. That’s why her first choice for tooth replacements are implant-retained full dentures or partial dentures. Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants because of health issues, bone deterioration, or other ongoing problems and removable dentures are the only options. That’s when restorative dentistry really needs to get customized – not the other way around! The Dental Suite team understands how distressing tooth loss can be and how important it is to be able to replace your teeth in a way that feels comfortable, looks attractive, and allows you to function as normally as possible. Our dentures are custom designed and created just for you for exactly that purpose. We even make sure your bite will be balanced to avoid the TMJ issues that so often occur with dentures. Don’t let missing teeth get you down. Ask how our full and partial dentures can bring your smile back.
Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)
Root canals! Far too many people hear those words and instantly feel anxious. It’s true that root canals have somehow gotten a bad reputation, but the reality is that root canals save teeth. That’s right! What really hurts is your infected tooth. You see, inside your tooth and roots is a network of nerves and blood vessels called the pulp. This pulp was necessary when your teeth were growing, but once you reached adulthood, it stopped being vital to the health of your teeth. It also became prone to infection – an infection that could make your tooth throb with pain all the way down into the roots and even your jaw. Root canal treatments are the superheroes that come to the rescue:
- Stopping pain
- Ending infection
- And saving both your tooth and your health
In fact, root canal treatment is one of our most smile-saving restorative dentistry options!
So how do root canals work? We simply:
- Open your tooth in a way similar to removing decay during a cavity treatment
- Clear away all the infected pulp from inside your tooth and down into the roots
- Sterilize and treat your tooth
- Fill your tooth and roots with a special material that keeps future bacteria out
- Securely seal and rebuild your tooth with a beautiful porcelain crown
Your pain, inflammation, and infection are gone and your natural tooth is saved. No extraction, no artificial tooth, and no long-term discomfort. So the next time you hear the words “root canal,” don’t cringe – smile! It’s advanced, conservative, restorative dentistry at its most smile saving.
Isn’t it nice to know, just in case, that any oral surgery can be completed in one, convenient place? A place where people know you. A place that feels as comfortable as home. Even major surgeries, wisdom tooth extractions, and bony impactions can be dealt with right here at The Dental Suite. Plus, because we can bring in any specialists you might need, you can have anything done easily and conveniently – including extractions with immediate load dental implants!
And remember, we offer the tried-and-true sedative benefits of nitrous oxide to help you relax and remain pain-free through all care. Just breathe deep, lie back on one of our massaging chairs with a neck pillow tucked under your head and relax. In no time at all, your mouth will be healthier and your discomfort relieved. If you have been told that you need oral surgery or tooth extractions, give us a call and let our full menu of restorative dentistry soothe you right back to health.