When disease, decay, or damage ruin a smile, a patient may feel embarrassed about seeking professional dental care. To those people we say, “Take heart”—Dr. Rosenfeld and his team welcome patients with broken-down smiles. In fact, we applaud you for taking a step toward reclaiming a strong and healthy smile for a healthier life! You’ll feel better emotionally and physically when you have a comfortable, beautiful smile to share with the world.
There are times when a few crowns, fillings, or replacement teeth just aren’t enough to completely restore dental health. When you visit our East Islip dental office, Dr. Rosenfeld will evaluate your teeth, gums, and soft tissues, as well as your occlusion (how your teeth fit together when you shut your mouth). We will take x-rays and intra- and extra-oral images to provide us with detailed information in order to create your full-mouth reconstruction plan.
We will also talk with you about your concerns. Are you experiencing any pain? Does dental work make you nervous? What do you want to achieve from your dental work? The dentist will address your concerns and present a plan to restore your optimal oral health. We will explain our suggestions, your options, and the time and financial commitment involved. With creative scheduling and financing, you can enjoy the healthy, comfortable, beautiful smile you deserve.
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As part of your full-mouth reconstruction, Dr. Rosenfeld will present you with a treatment plan that is essentially a road map to your new smile. If you have teeth that need restoration, then we may recommend:
- Tooth-colored fillings to repair decay or replace an unsightly amalgam, or silver, filling
- A dental crown, also called a dental cap, to restore the structure, strength and function of a tooth that is cracked, broken, severely decayed or unevenly worn
- Inlays and onlays, which are milled restorations (much like a dental crown) that fit between or over a tooth’s cusps, may be ideal for a tooth with damage that needs something more than a filling but less than a crown
For patients who have missing teeth, Dr. Rosenfeld may suggest bridgework, dentures or dental implants. As the name suggests, bridgework spans the gap left behind by a missing tooth or teeth. Attached to crowns on adjacent teeth, a bridge is firmly held in place. A partial denture consists of false teeth mounted on a gum-colored place and secured with clips or brackets. These can replace consecutive or non-consecutive missing teeth. A full denture is an oral prosthetic that rests snuggly and comfortably on your gums to replace the teeth along an entire arch.
Finally, Dr. Rosenfeld may include a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments in your full-mouth reconstruction plan. These treatments may include:
Orthodontics, oral appliances, and other treatments may help your unique situation, as well. We sometimes work with specialists in an interdisciplinary approach to ensure that patients receive the treatment they need. Our goal is to deliver the smile you want, then help you maintain it for life.