Bringing New Life to Your Natural Smile
When teeth decay, crack, fracture, or succumb to damage, the entire structural integrity of your mouth is compromised. Our restorative dentistry services will bring back the natural glow of your smile and provide a lasting, more stable structure for your teeth. We’re committed to helping you achieve a healthier, happier smile for years to come.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or an entire set of teeth. Implants are the best option for replacing teeth. If you are interested in dental implants, Dr. Shefrin will work with a specialized surgeon to have your implants placed. You’ll have a temporary restoration while the implant posts heal. Then, our team will finish your restoration. Dr. Shefrin can place a specially crafted prosthetic tooth on the implant, restoring function to your mouth. Implants are durable and natural looking.
When one or more of your teeth have succumbed to decay that deteriorates your tooth and causes cavities, you may be in need of a filling. Our team removes the decayed area of the tooth and fills the tooth with a white composite resin. This material is the most natural looking, and is also quite durable. The process is quick, and is also the most commonly performed restoration. You’ll be back to using your teeth normally in no time, without the discomfort caused by cavities.
Crowns and bridges are restorative options that reinforce the affected teeth. Crowns are little “caps” that fit over a tooth that has had root canal therapy or is fractured. Crowns cover the tooth completely and are comprised of quality porcelain.
Dental bridges fill in gaps created when teeth are missing. Bridges are a set of prosthetic teeth anchored in place by a crown on each tooth adjacent to the gap. Both crowns and bridges are custom created and fit your mouth perfectly, in both comfort and functionality, and seamless blend in with your natural teeth.
Patients who need to replace a full set of teeth can find comfort in custom-created dentures. We ensure your dentures are crafted with quality materials, and that you’ll always have the perfect fit. Dentures allow you to continue to use your mouth as you have previously, but restore your peace of mind knowing that your smile is perfect. Ask us if dentures are an appropriate option for you.
When you have missing teeth, you may worry about the appearance of your smile. Partials are one option for patients who want to replace a series of missing teeth with a removable prosthetic. It’s important to address missing teeth, as healthy teeth can shift to compensate for the gap, which inhibits the true functionality of your mouth.
Despite their negative reputation, a root canal may be essential for saving a tooth that has been damaged by infection and decay. Dr. Shefrin will review your case, and refer you to a specialist if needed. Our priority is to save as many of your natural teeth as possible.
In some situations, you may need a tooth extracted, or more complex oral surgery. Dr. Shefrin will evaluate your case, and determine the appropriate option for you. Our team works closely with a team of trusted oral surgeons to ensure you are getting quality care when you need it most. For any case we do in-house, our team will ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
Porcelain Inlays/Porcelain Onlays
If your teeth are decayed to the point where a traditional filling is not acceptable, Dr. Shefrin may suggest an inlay or an onlay restoration. Both made of porcelain, an inlay covers the top of the tooth up to the cusps, while an onlay sits inside and covers one or more of the cusps or sides of the tooth. This is a great option for patients with moderate decay, because unlike a traditional filling, an inlay or onlay actually strengthen the integrity of the tooth and makes it more durable.