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The strength, function, and appearance of your smile are all very important. When there are issues detracting from your smile – particularly issues that cause functional limitations or impact the health of the teeth and gums, a combination of treatments will be necessary to restore both beauty and strength.
It’s never too late to restore full dental well-being. The experienced and compassionate dentists at NYC Smile Design have the resources and experience to help people of all ages address their dental problems, even when those problems are in advanced stages. If you are facing multiple oral health and beauty issues, we encourage you to call our Manhattan office today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you achieve the healthy and attractive smile you deserve.
To schedule a personalized, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Mello or Dr. Tabib, please call NYC Smile Design at 212-452-3344 today. We welcome patients from all areas of New York City as well as surrounding communities in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Rehabilitating Full Dental Function
Restorative dentistry is a collection of dental treatments and dental prosthetics designed to rehabilitate damaged teeth and gums. Unlike a smile makeover, many of these treatments go beyond aesthetics to address issues like gum disease, severe tooth decay, and age-related enamel issues for a complete restoration of form and function.
You may be a great candidate for restorative dentistry if you are dealing with more than one of the following issues:
- Missing teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Enamel erosion
- Yellowed, discolored teeth
- Crooked or irregularly shaped teeth
- Inflamed, infected gums
- Infected tooth pulp
- Advanced tooth decay
- Recessed gums
Many of these problems are cosmetically undesirable, but more worrisome, they can affect the function and health of your teeth and gums, and even result in additional problems including systemic health issues like hypertension, heart attack, and kidney failure.
Cosmetics and function are not mutually exclusive in dentistry. Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib fully understand the relationship between aesthetics and utility, and they approach your care comprehensively to improve all aspects of your smile and oral health.
A Comprehensive Approach to Restoring Your Smile
As experienced cosmetic, neuromuscular, and restorative dentists, Dr. Tabib and Dr. Mello can determine the right combination of treatments to rehabilitate your smile and restore optimal dental health. Possible treatments may include:
- Dental implants to replace the roots of missing teeth
- Dental crowns to protect teeth weakened by advanced decay or infection, or damaged through trauma
- Gum disease treatment to restore health to the support structures of the teeth and help prevent issues like tooth loss, jaw necrosis, and systemic health problems
- Tooth-colored fillings or porcelain inlays/onlays to address tooth decay on all surfaces of the teeth
- Dental bonding to repair damaged teeth, improve tooth shape and size, and address enamel erosion
Dentures and dental bridges may also be used during rehabilitative dentistry to replace several missing teeth at once. Both dentures and bridges can be secured to dental implants for improved function and lasting results. Dental crowns can also be used to restore implants when appropriate.
No matter the restoration used, every step is taken to ensure it fits perfectly into your smile, matching adjacent teeth in shape, size, and color, to produce the most natural-looking results.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you live in Manhattan or surrounding areas and are searching for an experienced dentist to provide life-changing restorative dentistry, please call NYC Smile Design, at 212-452-3344 and schedule a consultation today. Dr. Mello and Dr. Tabib welcome patients from New York City and all nearby communities.