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Soul Dental Tooth Restoration- Fillings, Crowns & Bridges, Inlays Onlays

Tooth Restoration

At Soul Dental in NYC, we’re committed to the art of restorative dentistry and are passionate about the transformative power of a beautiful smile. Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive care that not only restores your smile, but also gives you confidence in your smile. Our brand of expert, individualized care is meant to elevate your entire experience around visiting the dentist. You can expect to feel heard, understood, and cared for every step of the way, even when you come in for “just” a little filling.

Soul Dental Tooth Restoration- Fillings, Crowns & Bridges, Inlays Onlays

We serve our discerning patients with the following options for restoring decayed, damaged, or missing teeth:

Tooth-Colored Fillings: Aesthetic and Functional Restoration

When it comes to treating cavities and protecting your oral health, not all filling options are created equal. At Soul Dental, we utilize dental composite materials that match the color of your teeth so no one can see them, including you. Tooth-colored fillings offer a unique blend of aesthetic appeal and functional restoration. Let’s delve into what makes tooth-colored fillings such a standout choice.

  • Aesthetically pleasing: With tooth-colored fillings, you can say goodbye to the noticeable metallic fillings of the past. Composite fillings are designed to match the color of your natural teeth—delivering a seamless, natural look.
  • Strong and durable: Despite their aesthetic appeal, these fillings also hold their own in terms of function. They form a strong bond with your tooth structure, restoring your tooth’s natural functionality and increasing its longevity.
  • Preservation of natural tooth structure: Composite fillings require less removal of the original tooth structure for placement, allowing you to keep more of your natural tooth intact.
  • Reduced risk for tooth breakage: Tooth-colored fillings are less likely to lead to tooth breakage compared to their amalgam counterparts, as they do not expand or contract with temperature changes.
  • Versatility: Besides filling decayed teeth, tooth-colored fillings can also rectify issues such as worn teeth or chipped/broken teeth through a procedure known as dental bonding.

How Many Years Do Tooth Fillings Last?

Tooth-colored, or composite, fillings can reasonably last a long time, depending on various factors. The longevity of a filling depends on several factors, including: 

  • The filling’s location in the mouth and how much chewing “action” it sees
  • The size of the filling
  • The overall health of the tooth
  • Whether other fillings are present
  • Oral hygiene
  • Extent of the cavity in question
  • Habits such as clenching or grinding

It’s important to note that fillings are not permanent solutions, and they may need to be replaced over time due to normal wear and tear, decay around the filling, or damage caused by accidents or trauma. Regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing regularly, can help prevent further damage and prolong the lifespan of fillings.

Can Dental Fillings Fall Out?

Yes, dental fillings can fall out or break. This can happen due to a variety of reasons such as: 

  • Further decay
  • Trauma
  • Wear and tear over time
  • Poor oral hygiene 
  • Biting down on hard objects 

If a filling does fall out, it’s important to contact a dental professional as soon as possible to prevent further damage and decay in the affected tooth. Regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene practices can help you keep your fillings in good working order!

Crowns & Bridges: Restoring Your Smile with All-Ceramic Solutions

At Soul Dental, our skilled team of dentists is dedicated to providing comprehensive restorative dental solutions, including all-ceramic crowns and bridges. Our goal is to help you regain your confidence by restoring damaged or missing teeth, allowing you to enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile once again.

Dental Crowns: Protecting and Beautifying Your Natural Teeth

A dental crown is like a protective shield for your natural tooth, providing strength and durability. If a tooth suffers from too much decay or damage to be restored with a filling, inlay, or onlay, it can often still be saved with a crown. 

A dental crown is a cap that replaces the entire top portion of a tooth, protecting what remains of the natural tooth. Our all-ceramic crowns are carefully crafted to closely mimic the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth. Here are the benefits you can expect from our ceramic dental crowns:

  • Enhanced protection: Dental crowns provide excellent protection for teeth that are severely damaged, weakened, or susceptible to fracture. By covering the entire top portion of the tooth, the crown acts as a shield, safeguarding the tooth from further harm.
  • Restored functionality: A dental crown restores the functionality of a damaged tooth, allowing you to chew, bite, and speak without discomfort.
  • Natural appearance: Our all-ceramic crowns are designed to blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth, ensuring a natural-looking smile. The ceramic material used reflects light in a similar way to natural teeth, giving your crown a lifelike appearance.

If you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth, a dental crown might be your best choice for restoring it. Make an appointment today to see a Soul dentist and learn about your options. We’ll create a treatment plan that’s just for you based on your unique situation and needs.

Dental Bridges: Completing Your Smile

A dental bridge is one of several choices we offer for patients who are missing a tooth, or more often, multiple teeth in a row. There are a few types of bridges, but the most common variety is anchored to adjacent teeth by way of crowns. Here are the key benefits of our all-ceramic dental bridges:

  • Improved oral health: By filling the space created by missing teeth, dental bridges prevent surrounding teeth from shifting into that space. This helps maintain a proper bite and promotes better oral health.
  • Restored confidence: Dental bridges not only restore the functionality of your smile but also enhance its aesthetics. They are custom-designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, giving you a complete and confident smile again.
  • Easier oral care: Dental bridges are a fixed restoration, meaning they are permanently attached to neighboring teeth or dental implants. This eliminates the need for removable appliances such as partial dentures, making oral hygiene and maintenance more convenient.

At Soul Dental, we prioritize using all-ceramic materials for our crowns and bridges to ensure optimal aesthetics and functionality. Our dentists meticulously craft each restoration to closely mimic the look and feel of your natural teeth, providing a seamless blend that restores your smile.

Onlays: Conservative Restorations for Moderate Tooth Damage

Onlays represent an intervention that falls between fillings and crowns in terms of invasiveness. If a tooth is too decayed or damaged for a simple filling but doesn’t quite rise to the level of needing a crown, then an onlay might be the Goldilocks solution. 

The difference between a filling and an onlay, or an onlay and a crown, might be a millimeter or less, so why does it matter? Why not just get a crown and call it done? The reason we like to offer the very nuanced, in-between option of onlays at Soul Dental is because we want to preserve absolutely every bit of your natural tooth we can. This is always preferable! 

Also known as partial crowns, onlays are used when the damage to a tooth extends beyond its cusps. Onlays are custom-made and they cover a larger portion of the tooth surface than a filling, providing additional support and reinforcement for the weakened tooth. Onlays are created outside of the mouth and bonded to the tooth, ensuring a precise fit and durable restoration.

At Soul Dental, we take pride in our use of advanced techniques and materials to ensure a precise fit and optimal function of your onlay. Each restoration is custom-made to match the shape and contours of your natural tooth, resulting in a seamless and comfortable fit with healthy bite function.

Additionally, Soul Dental’s onlays are carefully crafted to blend with the natural color of your teeth, providing a restoration that is virtually indistinguishable from your surrounding dentition. This helps to maintain the beauty of your smile while effectively restoring damaged teeth.

Why Choose Soul Dental for Restorative Dentistry

At Soul Dental, we care about building real relationships with our patients. We believe the key to providing our patients the best possible care is through listening and understanding. Soul Dental proudly offers:

  • Comprehensive restorative services: Our dental professionals offer a wide range of restorative dental services to address various concerns, ensuring that all your needs are met under one roof.
  • High-quality materials: We believe in using only the finest materials and products available to achieve exceptional results. By using high-quality materials, we can ensure that your restorations are durable, natural-looking, and long-lasting.
  • Patient-centered care: At Soul Dental, we prioritize understanding your unique concerns and goals. Our compassionate staff takes the time to listen to our patients and develop personalized treatment plans that meet their specific needs.
  • Extraordinary results: At Soul Dental, we have the tools and expertise to give you the best smile possible, restoring your health and confidence. You can rely on our team of professionals to support you from start to finish and provide the exact results you’re looking for.

We invite you to experience the exceptional restorative dental care at Soul Dental. Trust our expert team to restore your smile and enhance your overall oral health. Make an appointment today!