Restorative dentistry is a field of dentistry that involves the diagnosis of diseases in the teeth and bone and the replacement and restoration of the structure to address the aesthetic and functional needs of a patient. Procedures often performed in restorative dentistry include tooth-colored composite fillings and dental crowns. Fillings can replace unhealthy tooth structure while maintaining full functionality. While preventative dentistry is key to avoiding many of these conditions, restoration can be done to bring the smile back to its original functionality and appearance. Dr. Mina Levi and her team provide many restorative procedures and services including metal-free alternatives.
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. This type of restoration can be necessary for a number of reasons, such as significant decay, restoring a broken tooth and more
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth to restore or improve person's smile
A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing