At Blue Line Dental in NYC, we understand the importance of a healthy and confident smile. Our tooth repair treatments will restore the strength, function, and aesthetics of your teeth, ensuring you can smile with confidence. Our skilled team utilizes advanced techniques and materials to provide effective and long-lasting solutions for tooth damage.
Dental Fillings NYC: Restoring Tooth Structure and Function
You have a cavity that needs a filling. You’re in good company. The average American adult has 3-4 fillings in their mouth. Cavities, and therefore fillings, are extremely common.
Our dental fillings are an ideal solution if you have a cavity or minor tooth damage. Using tooth-colored composite fillings, we can seamlessly repair the affected area, restoring both the function and appearance of your tooth. Our fillings are carefully matched to your natural tooth color, ensuring a seamless and discreet repair.
Signs You May Need a Filling
The following signs could indicate the need for a filling due to cavities or damage:
- A dull toothache
- Enamel erosion
- Pain when chewing
- Visible holes in the tooth
- Chipped or cracked tooth
- When you floss, your tooth shreds the thread
- An old filling is missing or loose
- Tooth sensitivity
Benefits of Composite Fillings
Blue Line Dental exclusively uses mercury-free, biocompatible composite fillings that require less drilling to repair the teeth from damage and cavities. Unlike traditional silver amalgam, composite fillings are tooth-colored, so they’re highly aesthetic and blend in with your natural teeth. Fillings are an effective treatment for early-stage tooth decay and damage, preventing the need for a root canal or extraction.
Dental Crowns: Protecting and Strengthening Teeth
Dental crowns are an excellent option if you have more extensive tooth damage or after you receive a root canal treatment. Our crowns are custom-made to fit over your existing tooth, protecting it from further damage and restoring its strength and appearance. Our expertise in cosmetic dentistry ensures that your dental crown blends seamlessly with your natural teeth, giving you a beautiful and confident smile.
Dental Bridges: Replacing Missing Teeth
Dental bridges are an effective solution to restore your smile if you have one or more missing teeth. These custom-made prosthetics consist of one or more artificial teeth anchored by dental crowns on neighboring teeth. Dental bridges not only fill the gaps in your smile but also help maintain the alignment of your remaining teeth and restore your ability to chew and speak comfortably.
Why would I need a crown or bridge?
Generally, a crown protects a deteriorating or vulnerable tooth by restoring the tooth structure when worn down, cracked, or chipped. Crowns provide strength and durability to the tooth so it can withstand the force of chewing. A crown may also be placed after a root canal because this treatment weakens the tooth.
A dental bridge, however, is used to replace missing teeth and is a fixed alternative to partial dentures. A bridge can replace a single tooth or up to 3 consecutive missing teeth.
Inlays and Onlays: Conservative Restorations for Tooth Damage
Inlays and onlays are ideal for restoring teeth with moderate damage or extensive cavities. They are conservative alternatives to dental crowns, as they preserve more of your natural tooth structure. Crafted from durable materials, inlays and onlays are custom-fitted and bonded to your tooth, providing a natural-looking and long-lasting solution. We may recommend one of these ‘indirect fillings’ if your tooth is too decayed or damaged for a regular filling but has yet to weaken to the point that it needs a crown.
What’s the difference between an inlay and an onlay?
Both inlays and onlays repair the chewing surface of a tooth. The difference lies in how much of the chewing surface they cover.
- Inlays cover the pits and fissures of the tooth’s chewing surface without covering the tooth cusps.
- Onlays are also called partial crowns. They cover one or more of a tooth’s cusps.
Experience Comprehensive Tooth Repair in NYC at Blue Line Dental
Most people will damage a tooth in their lifetime and need tooth repair in one form or another. You can trust your smile to the expert team at Blue Line Dental. Our commitment to patient-focused care ensures personalized treatment plans that address your unique needs and concerns. Our advanced tooth repair techniques and materials restore your smile’s health, function, and beauty.