Proper function is a key feature of health. No one tooth functions independently of the others, and therefore one damaged or missing tooth can put unnecessary strain on other teeth. Without timely treatment, oral health issues will escalate and can progress to bite problems, weakening or shifting of other teeth, and even tooth loss. We take pride in providing truly comprehensive restorative services. Dr. Ventresca has extensive experience with restorative treatments, and can plan a personalized smile restoration for each and every patient.
Onlays, Crowns, and Bridges
Dental onlays are an option for restoring a tooth that has been damaged due to oral trauma or tooth decay. If a cavity or a chip is too large to treat with a filling, but doesn’t require a crown, onlays are often the best choice for conservative restorative care.
Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” are typically used to treat more severe oral issues. After the damaged tooth is cleaned and any infected material is removed, a crown is custom-made to fit seamlessly over the remaining tooth structure. Your dental crown will essentially replace the exterior chewing surface of your tooth, protecting and even improving its form and function.
A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth using the help of two adjacent teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The zirconia framework on the two teeth supports the single false tooth, which sits in the space where the missing tooth used to be. This restorative treatment literally “bridges” the gap left behind after tooth loss.
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are the best permanent replacement option. A dental implant consists of a titanium rod used to replace the root of your missing tooth, and the crown. After placement and once the bone heals around the implant, a dental crown is permanently attached to replace your missing tooth. Dental implants help prevent bone resorption which is a consequence of tooth loss, and the result is a durable, beautiful tooth that requires no special care beyond brushing and flossing.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
If you are missing multiple teeth due to decay or gum disease, or you were involved in a serious accident resulting in oral and facial trauma, or if your current bite is not healthy and leads to continuous deterioration of your dentition, the team at the Dental Studio offers compassionate treatment and restorative solutions. Dr. Ventresca has advanced training in full mouth rehabilitations, ensuring healthy function is the foundation upon which aesthetics are built. We thoroughly assess your smile and function to develop a customized treatment plan that will meet your goals long-term.
If you are interested in correcting your smile, but would prefer to avoid highly-visible, uncomfortable metal braces, Invisalign may be the right choice for you. Invisalign uses a system of clear plastic aligners to move teeth into desired position. This option is a favorite because it is discrete, it is easy to maintain oral hygiene throughout the treatment, and it's also a great option for minor relapse if you have not been wearing your retainer.