While teeth are used continuously for everyday eating, speaking, and smiling, we commonly take our smiles for granted until faced with complications from decay, damage, infection, or an injury. Too often, many individuals wait until they’re in pain or when their oral health is in jeopardy before making a trip to the dentist for relief.
Whether it’s a current infection or missing teeth that are impacting your smile’s overall health, function, and beauty, the experts at Coram-Selden Dental Group can help. Our seven-member team of dental specialists offers a full range of restorative treatments and restoration prosthetics designed to address everything from chips, cracks, and wear to dental diseases and tooth loss.
As one of your most prominent and memorable features, you deserve to enjoy a smile that looks, feels, and functions properly. To get your dental and oral health back on track, contact us to schedule your appointment today!
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Our Available Services for Smile Restoration
Because our practice is home to a team of experts, some specializing in restoration, prosthetic, and endodontic treatments, we can provide a vast range of services and procedures designed to rehabilitate your smile.
Our services include:
How Can Dental Restorations Help Me?
Restorative dental care involves treating many dental issues that impact the smile, everything from health and function to structure and aesthetics. Restorative dentistry also involves fabricating customized dental restorations or prosthetics, which are used to help rejuvenate, protect, and preserve your teeth as much as possible.
Dental restorations and restorative dental care can effectively address the following:
Small Amounts of Damage and Minor Decay – Treatments such as fillings are an efficient and effective way to repair smaller chips, cracks, and broken pieces of enamel from damage. Fillings are also used to seal and protect vulnerable teeth after root canal therapy, or to strengthen worn teeth due to nail-biting, clenching, or grinding (bruxism).
Moderate to Extensive Damage and Larger Cavities, Decay, and Wear – Pre-made dental prosthetics such as inlays, onlays, and crowns are used on teeth and molars when they have experienced too much damage to support a filling.
Both inlays and onlays can fit inside or extend to the chewing surfaces of teeth. Crowns encompass the entire structure of severely-damaged, decayed, or weakened teeth. Each of these restorations is fabricated to look, feel, and function exactly as a natural tooth.
Dental Disease, Infection, and Abscessed Teeth – When teeth are in jeopardy due to an infection, restorative procedures like root canal therapy are used to try and save them by removing the diseased nerves and soft-tissues inside.
For teeth that are so damaged, decayed, or infected, they’re unsalvageable, extraction is often necessary to help protect other teeth and preserve your oral health.
Lost, Extracted, or Missing Teeth – Whether an accident, extraction, or periodontal (gum) disease was the reason for your tooth loss, missing teeth must be replaced to protect your oral and overall health. Successful and permanent resolution is possible with the help of dental implants and restorations supported by implants.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
When teeth are missing from your smile, so are their roots. Just as teeth are essential for daily chewing and speaking, the roots are vital for providing stimulation to your jawbone to help it remain full, strong, and healthy. The longer tooth loss is not addressed, the higher the chances healthy neighboring teeth will shift out of position and the jawbone will weaken and recede. These conditions can significantly affect your oral health, digestion, facial features, and much more.
Dental implants are titanium posts that, once surgically placed, are accepted by the body and fuse with living bone and tissue in a process called osseointegration. Because of this bonding process, dental implants permanently replace lost tooth roots, restoring full function.
At Coram-Selden Dental Group, we provide Straumann® dental implants to ensure the most effective way to replace missing teeth. Widely renowned for their high success rates and longevity after treatment, these implants are highly compatible with the body, dramatically increasing the chances of successful osseointegration.
How Much Will My Dental Implants Cost?
Just as every smile is unique, so will your cost for implant treatment be. The final expense depends greatly on several factors, including how many implant posts are needed for placement and where they are located, as well as which restoration (prosthetic) appliance will be affixed to your implant(s).
How Many Implants Will I Need?
When receiving implants, one dental implant is typically placed for each tooth that is missing. However, the number of implants and the attached restoration can vary depending on your needs and the location of the tooth.
Continue reading to discover our available prosthetic options supported by implants.
Implant Crowns for Replacing a Single Missing Tooth
When a tooth is missing, a porcelain crown attached to a single implant is an excellent way to replace it completely. An implant-supported crown is a popular and highly favorable solution to tooth loss as these prosthetics are designed to look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth.
Replacing One to Several Missing Teeth with Fixed Bridges
When replacing one to three missing teeth in a row, fixed bridges supported by implants help fill the gap permanently without having to use remaining healthy teeth as the anchor. Often secured with two implants, fixed bridges not only restore teeth discreetly, but they also help reinstate a proper bite and keep surrounding teeth from shifting out of place.
Dentures and Partials for Replacing Multiple to All Teeth in Your Smile
Multiple missing teeth throughout your smile can pose a serious threat to your oral health, dental function, and overall quality of life. For replacing many teeth in your smile, partial dentures offer a lasting and reliable solution.
When no teeth remain in your smile, complete implant-supported dentures utilize four to eight posts for replacing all your teeth completely. By using implants as the permanent foundation for your denture appliance, they are affixed securely in place, so you can chew, speak, and smile with full confidence once more.
Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?
Because the success of your implants relies heavily on osseointegration and a dense jawbone for support, you must be in good oral health and overall wellness to promote proper healing. Just as importantly, your jawbone needs to be full, healthy, and strong.
For these reasons, we do not recommend implants for children and teens or individuals with chronic diseases or autoimmune complications. However, to know for certain if you qualify for dental implants, contact us today!
What Can I Expect from the Dental Implant Process?
The course of getting dental implants involves many steps. When undergoing the process at our office, implant treatment often includes:
Before your implant placement procedure can be scheduled, we conduct a detailed consultation to make sure implants are the best course of action for you. Your consultation involves an oral health examination, as well as analyzing your jawbone’s structure and health. We also review your medical history and ask questions about any medications or prescriptions you’re taking. X-rays of your teeth, gums, and facial structures will also be taken.
Personalized Treatment Plan
After your oral health is determined in good standing, we’ll explain what to expect during your implant process and go over the available options for implant-supported restorations. Our team will work closely with you to craft a customized treatment plan that is entirely your own, keeping you in the know every step of the way.
The Implant Placement Procedure
Our implant specialists use proven methods for placing your implants accurately, making for ideal location in the jaw. Special tools are used to measure the precise amount of force put on the posts during placement as well. These techniques allow us to insert your implants successfully, encouraging proper healing and long-lasting results.
Osseointegration and Healing
After your placement surgery, several months are needed for your implants to fuse properly with your smile and to allow for your bone and gum tissues to heal. This period of healing and waiting for osseointegration is essential to ensure your implants will remain permanently in place.
Attaching Your New Teeth
After healing, we’ll invite you back to our Selden office to attach your final dental prosthetic. You could get an individual crown, an implant-supported bridge, or full or partial denture containing numerous replacement teeth.
Regardless if you’ve had one tooth or all your teeth replaced with dental implants, scheduled visits to our office are necessary. These appointments are vital for our team to monitor the health of your smile and to ensure your implants and restorations are functioning as designed.
Still Not Convinced About Dental Implants? Consider These 7 Benefits!
- Prevent further bone loss and stop jawbone recession
- Keep neighboring healthy teeth in place
- Prevent facial features from shifting or sagging
- Provide discreet and natural-looking aesthetics
- Improve chewing functions and promote proper digestion
- Behave almost exactly like healthy, natural teeth
- Can stand the test of time with proper care and oral hygiene
Because of their ability to replace missing tooth roots and teeth completely, dental implants provide many benefits. With success rates of over 95% in healthy patients, it’s easy to understand why dental implants are considered the gold standard for replacing missing teeth.
My Teeth are Damaged – What Can Be Done?
Although teeth are strong, they can still chip, crack, wear, and become weak from infection or everyday use. With dental restorations, we can repair damage, strengthen worn or vulnerable teeth, and remove disease and infection so that you can enjoy a healthy, strong smile once more.
Fillings are used to literally “fill” the area of a tooth where cavities or decay was removed beforehand by our team. At our office, we provide amalgam fillings that are known for their strength and durability, which can withstand the pressures from constant chewing.
Our white, composite fillings can provide the same level of protection and resilience but offer more discreet natural-looking results.
By encompassing the entire structure of a badly-damaged, decayed, or weakened tooth, dental crowns can provide lasting strength and durability to afflicted teeth.
In addition to looking, feeling, and functioning like a natural tooth, crowns are very versatile, meaning they can address many types of dental issues.
With dental crowns, we can:
- Strengthen worn or weak teeth
- Address dental damage, from chips and cracks to fractures and broken enamel
- Protect teeth from future harm or re-infection after root canal therapy
- Restore the feel, function, and appeal of teeth
- Support teeth with larger cavities or fillings
I’m Experiencing Tooth Pain and Sensitivity - How Can You Help?
When the inner soft tissues, blood vessels, and nerves (also known as the pulp) inside your tooth become infected, your dental health is jeopardized. Without the proper removal of the infection, you may need extraction to help preserve your oral health and stop the bacteria from spreading to other areas of your smile.
Endodontic treatment with root canal therapy not only helps alleviate discomfort and pain caused by infection, but it is the last line of defense for saving as much of your natural tooth as possible.
During your procedure, our specialists remove the diseased tissues and the root canal chamber is disinfected and sealed with a body-safe material. Once the root canal is filled, we’ll seal it off with a filling or crown.
Why Choose Coram-Selden Dental Group for Root Canal Therapy?
It’s not uncommon for individuals to dread the thought of having a root canal treatment because of their long-standing negative reputation. While past endodontic procedures that took place many decades ago were known for being painful and frightening, modern root canal therapy performed at our office is anything but.
At Coram-Selden Dental Group, our experts include endodontic specialists. This means that we have the experience, skill, and techniques needed to perform successful root canal therapy to save your teeth from extraction and preserve your oral health as much as possible.
Restore Your Smile and Overall Quality of Life Today!
The skilled and compassionate team at Coram-Selden Dental Group is here to help repair and restore your smile. If you’ve suffered a dental emergency, have weak or damaged teeth, or are experiencing the effects of tooth loss, contact our practice to set up your consultation!
Our team of experts happily cater to the those throughout Selden, Port Jefferson Station, Centereach, Farmingville, and the surrounding Suffolk County communities.
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