What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry includes all the ways that we can repair your smile for ultimate function. Whether you experience trauma, decay, or gum disease, we can make your smile comfortable again. For example, if you go through trauma, our dental team can repair your smile with dentures, veneers, or dental bonding.

On the other hand, you may experience dental decay. For dental decay, we always try to use the least invasive treatments possible. These include tooth-colored fillings and dental bonding. If you experience more severe dental decay, we may recommend a crown or root canal to diminish your pain.

Ultimately, if we are no longer able to mend your decaying tooth, you might need an extraction. However, there’s no need to fear tooth extractions. With modern technology, extractions are painless and easy. Additionally, modern tooth replacements are beautiful, comfortable, and snugly fit.

In addition to tooth decay, we may have to restore your gums if you experience gum disease. If you experience gum disease,  you have an excess of bacteria in your gums rather than on your teeth. Without treatment, you could experience extreme pain and tooth loss. With Perio Protect, though, you will have a comfortable, functional smile.

Who Needs Restorative Dentistry?

Our teeth and gums alert us when there’s a problem by triggering pain and discomfort. Therefore, if you experience any pain in your smile, you should seek professional help immediately.

If you see a dentist as soon as you experience pain in your smile, you have a better chance of catching dental decay early. If you catch it early, you may only need minor repairs rather than a major procedure. For example, a small ache might lead to composite fillings. This quick procedure often takes less than an hour. However, if you wait until your pain is unbearable, you might need a root canal or extraction. Both of these procedures require local anesthesia and recovery time.

Even if you don’t experience pain, dark spots on your teeth could warn you of dental decay. Sometimes, dark spots aren’t just staining. Instead, they can be signs of dental decay within your tooth. In order to determine what your dark spots are, visit Dr. Martirossian. If the dark spots truly are just staining on your enamel, your dentist can help with professional tooth whitening. Here at Marlen Elite Dental Wellness, we use Zoom! Teeth Whitening to ensure a brighter smile.

Types of Dentures at Marlen Elite Dental Wellness

If you need an extraction, you may wonder what’s next. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers tooth replacement options for all lifestyles and budgets.

At Marlen Elite Dental Wellness, you can choose which option is best for you. We have traditional dentures available but we also utilize New You Dentures. New You Dentures use modern technology to increase the comfort and functionality of your smile.

Also, modern dentures can fit your smile as removable fixtures or implant dentures. Additionally, we can provide All-On-4 dentures, which allow us to combine the benefits of dentures and implants. This denture method allows us to place a whole arch of dentures on just four implants. Based on your budget and lifestyle, you can decide which option is right for you.

Your Restorative Dentist in River Edge

If you experience dental pain, you should seek help as soon as possible. Here at Marlen Elite Dental Wellness, we want to ensure your smile’s comfort and functionality. Therefore, we’ll help you restore your smile to achieve your smile goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Martirossian, give us a call at (201) 546-8512.