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Restorative Dentistry

Restore Your Smile with Help From Smile Design Dental

When you lose function in your smile, restorative dentistry from Smile Design Dental can help. Call trusted Newburgh, NY dentist Dr. Petrosino, and find out how we can give you back your smile.


What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is the practice of restoring the function, look, and feel of your smile. Saving the life of your real teeth or replacing them so your mouth can function normally is the goal of restorative dentistry. Dental fillings, crowns and bridges, dental implants, and even dental veneers are considered to be restorative techniques.

What is a dental filling used for?

Tooth decay eats a hole in your tooth. If left untreated, tooth decay will destroy your tooth. Top-notch Newburgh, NY dentist Dr. Petrosino can clear your tooth decay but then has to take care of the void that it leaves. Otherwise, your tooth is left exposed and vulnerable to infection or damage. A dental filling is used to fill the hole after the decay is removed. Smile Design Dental uses porcelain or composite resin fillings, both of which keep the metallic hue of amalgam far away from your smile. You can have a tooth filled, and the only people who will know are you and Dr. Petrosino.

Are root canals as bad as people say they are?

No, a root canal is actually a lifesaver for your tooth. It is no more painful than a dental filling, and that is only if there is still life in the nerve. Many times, the nerve is already dead, and you don’t feel anything except a little bit of pressure. Without root canals, the only other option for clearing the infection that killed your dental nerve would be a tooth extraction. Root canals make it possible to keep your real tooth and just remove the infected part.

How do crowns help save my tooth?

A crown can save your tooth by keeping it together after a break and protecting it from further damage. This way, your tooth can continue to do the job it was meant to do but be safe from further harm due to biting forces and food debris or bacteria that could cause infection.

What does a dental bridge do?

It does just what the name suggests: it bridges the gap between teeth. When you lose a tooth, there is a space open. Eating can be difficult and sometimes painful. A bridge fills that gap to restore function back to that area of your bite.

Aren’t veneers a cosmetic fix?

They are, but they also have a restorative use as well. This is especially true when it comes to cracked teeth. A veneer can effectively support a cracked tooth and keep it from further damage. Like splinting a broken bone, the cracked tooth cannot crack anymore due to the support of the dental veneer.

What tooth replacement options does Smile Design Dental have?

Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option available from Smile Design Dental. They are superior in look, feel, and function to other methods such as bridges and dentures, and they will last you for years to come.

You can trust Dr. Petrosino to provide you quality restorative dentistry. She has been in the dentistry field for more than 22 years. On top of that, Dr. Petrosino earned a dental implant certificate and cosmetic dentistry certificate at NYU School of Dentistry.

Call our Newburgh, NY dentist office at 845-670-5423 to schedule your appointment. You can also schedule an appointment online.