To repair cavities with white fillings that look and feel natural, Drs. Bartimmo and Vizcaya rely on porcelain and composite inlays and onlays. While fillings made from other materials, including metals like gold, silver, and mercury, were historically popular and common, we now know that these materials result in a weaker tooth structure.
That’s why we use technologically advanced materials in cavity repair. Composite materials provide a more durable filling that’s made to blend right in with the rest of your real teeth. Resin composites bond directly to the teeth which provides extra protection and strength against future tooth decay.
Strength and beauty the result is a great smile!
Our goal is to make your dental work indistinguishable from natural teeth. Crowns are a common restorative method that serves both a functional and aesthetic purpose in repairing teeth with significant damage:
Restore a tooth following a root canal
- Repair broken teeth and prevent further damage
- Complete the last portion of dental implant installation
- Attach bridges
Crowns are created in a skilled laboratory. As such, crown placement is a two-part process, with the initial step involving impressions, matching tooth shade and a fabricated temporary crown. A temporary crown is mounted and then replaced with the permanent one at a follow-up visit.
Our approach is aimed at enduring longevity, delivering a dental treatment as close to permanent as possible.
Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. There are two types of bridges:
- Fixed bridges — are permanently attached to the teeth that border the missing tooth or teeth using crowns.
- Removable bridges — are better known as partial or full dentures. These dental devices are required to be taken out and cleaned several times a day.
Dr. Bartimmo places importance on providing as much information as each patient needs to make an informed decision regarding the type of bridge with which to move forward. With either choice, you’re restoring your dental health, confidence, and smile.
If you lost or suffered severe damage to a tooth, you know well the discomfort and anxiety that typically follows. With the help of dental implants, Dr. Bartimmo can help you restore the functionality and beauty of your natural smile.
Dental implants are surgically mounted into your jawbone, so they don’t slip like dentures or bridges tend to. Implants also have the benefit of looking and feeling like natural teeth.
Let’s talk about how we can help your smile. Schedule a visit to our office in Manhasset for a dental implant consultation.
Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Dental Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of regular chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.
Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.