Restorative Dentistry in Princeton, NJ
Protect Your Smile
When your smile isn’t complete, it can be challenging to lead a life full of confidence. Whether you suffer from dental trauma or oral health conditions, a smile can sometimes use a dental restoration. You don’t have to suffer from a damaged smile any longer. If you’re looking for a restorative dentist in Mercer County, NJ, Dr. Cortese has the tools and skills to restore your smile.
What Is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry focused on restoring the health, function, and appearance of your smile. At our Princeton, NJ dental practice, restorative dentistry involves diagnosing and treating issues crucial to a smile's health and function, including broken, damaged, or missing teeth. If Dr. Cortese deems dental restoration necessary, he takes the time to thoroughly educate our patients as to the variety of options available.
Our Restorative Dentistry Services
Dental implants are titanium posts that mimic natural tooth roots and are topped with realistic replacement teeth. Implants replace the entirety of a missing tooth and the titanium post helps prevent jawbone deterioration and premature wrinkling.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
When a tooth is badly damaged, Dr. Cortese can fit a custom-sculpted porcelain dental crown over the tooth. The crown helps strengthen your tooth and protect it against future decay and infection.
Porcelain Dental Bridges
In some cases, a dental bridge is the best way to replace a tooth that has been lost or removed. Bridges are authentic-looking replacement teeth grounded by a porcelain dental crown on either side. Bridges can be secured with or without implants, making them a stable, long-lasting alternative for patients who can’t undergo implant placement.
When a tooth becomes infected or damaged and needs to be filled and repaired, tooth-colored white fillings can repair the damage. These fillings also blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth for a natural look.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a good candidate for restorative dentistry treatments?
To make an ideal candidate for restorative dentistry, Dr. Cortese looks for these factors:
- Missing teeth
- Weakened or worn-down teeth
- Severely decayed teeth
- Irreparable damage
How long does a dental restoration treatment take?
The duration of your dental restoration depends on your individual needs and the treatment you choose. For example, a tooth-colored filling can take one appointment to complete whereas dental implants require multiple appointments at our Princeton, NJ office. During your consultation with Dr. Cortese, he’ll provide you with an estimated treatment plan timeline.
Restore Your Smile at Princeton Prosthodontics
Our expert dentist, Dr. Cortese is well-qualified to apply restorative dentistry techniques and artistry to restore functionality and beauty to your smile. If you’re interested in restoring your smile, existing patients can call our Princeton, NJ office at (609) 638-8282. If you’re a new patient, call our office at (609) 552-0800 to get started today. You can also fill out our convenient contact form and one of our knowledgeable staff members will get back to you promptly.