Restorative dentistry restores the strength and beauty of your smile. Whenever possible, we will preserve your natural teeth. When needed, we can also provide tooth replacement options that are both functional and beautiful.
Your restorative dentistry treatment plan may include one or more of the following solutions:
Inlays / Onlays
Restorative dentistry may be right for you if you have experienced any of these dental issues:
Cracked or broken teeth
Severely worn teeth
The Schiff Dental Group has the training and experience to restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile safely and gently. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Doctors Jill Moniz, Lawrence Schiff, Jill Zurek, Reza Hakim Shoushtari, and Richard Titlebaum.
Harmful bacteria on teeth can lead to decay. Untreated decay may cause further complications, such as pain or infection. Composite fillings are a safe, effective solution to help preserve your teeth.
Composite fillings are made of a tooth-colored, composite resin. This resin is strong, durable, and aesthetic. We gently remove decayed tissue and place your filling to help prevent further damage.
We can help you decide whether composite resin fillings are right for you. To request an appointment, contact The Schiff Dental Group.
Over time, teeth begin to weaken. This leaves them more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks or discoloration. A dental crown can renew the appearance and function of a tooth.
Dental crowns can:
Protect a weak tooth from breaking
Hold a cracked tooth together
Cover and support a damaged or decayed tooth
Cover a severely discolored tooth
Restore a broken or severely worn tooth
Also, dental crowns are often used in conjunction with root canal therapy, dental implants or as an anchor for a bridge.
Crowns are typically made from porcelain to provide both strength and a natural appearance. Once treatment is complete, continue routine brushing and flossing. Keep regular office visits to help your crown last many years.
For more information or to request an appointment, contact The Schiff Dental Group.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are used as an alternative to full coverage dental crowns. These dental restorations offer a well-fitting, strong, long-lasting solution to tooth decay. Inlays and onlays can also be used in place of dental fillings. While dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a single dental visit, inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab before being fitted and bonded to the damaged tooth.
An inlay restoration is when the material is bonded within the center of the tooth. An onlay restoration is like an inlay restoration except the extent of the damage requires inclusion of one or more cusps (the pointed portion of the tooth on the biting surface) on the tooth. Both inlays and onlays are highly durable and with proper care, can last for many years. Some reasons for needing these restorations include large, failing restorations, lost fillings or fractured cusps.
Advantages and benefits of inlays and onlays include:
Tooth color – Inlays and onlays are not likely to discolor over time.
Superior fit – This conservative approach preserves as much healthy tooth as possible.
Tight space protection – Inlays are best for sealing teeth to keep out bacteria.
Strength and stability – Inlays and onlays are extremely stable restorative solutions for the treatment of decay.
Tooth structure safeguard – Since the fit is tailored at all edges and preparation is minimal, your tooth will be easier to clean.
Weak tooth protection – An onlay can protect the weak areas of the tooth and the procedure does not require the complete reshaping of the tooth.
Dental implants are a safe, durable replacement for missing teeth. Dental implants function and appear like natural teeth. The Schiff Dental Group is committed to ensuring your optimal comfort and quality care. We use the latest techniques to ensure efficient, stress-free treatment.
Dental implants may be paired with replacement crowns for full tooth replacement. They may also be used to anchor dentures. Drs. Jill Moniz, Lawrence Schiff, and Reza Hakim Shoushtari will recommend your teeth replacement plan based on your individual needs and preferences.
In some cases, we may recommend advance treatment for your upper or lower jaw. Your individual plan is based on your unique needs and goals for your healthy smile.
Be sure to let us know about any medications you are taking. Your health and safety are paramount.
To see if dental implants may be right for you, contact The Schiff Dental Group for a consultation.
A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. With this type of restoration, one or more neighboring teeth may be crowned and used to anchor the replacement.
Tooth replacement helps avoid shifting of surrounding teeth into gaps. If left untreated, structural changes to your mouth and jaw may occur. This can cause you difficulty with eating, speech, and other functions.
A dental bridge is custom-made to match your natural teeth in color, size, and shape. We use strong and durable materials for your restoration. With appropriate at home and professional care, your dental bridge may last for years.
If you are considering replacing a tooth, contact us to schedule a consultation.
Dentures are a removable replacement for one or more missing teeth. They are used to restore both function and aesthetics. Dentures are custom-fabricated to fit your mouth and match the appearance of your natural teeth. The fit of your dentures may be adjusted as needed to ensure comfort and proper function.
Complete dentures replace the full upper or lower set of teeth. Partial dentures are used to replace one or more teeth when some natural teeth remain. This prevents teeth from shifting into the space left by missing teeth.
You should clean your dentures regularly using a soft bristle toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleanser. Keep your regular dental appointments as recommended. Dentures should be replaced every 5-10 years. Ask Drs. Lawrence Schiff, Jill Moniz, and Reza Hakim Shoushtari to evaluate whether your dentures should be refit or replaced.
Let us help to restore your smile today. Contact The Schiff Dental Group today to see if dentures are right for you.