Webster, NY Services: Dental Bridges, Partial Dentures, & More

Take good care of your dental health with Katz Family Dentistry. Our Webster, NY office provides only the best oral care, and our dentist has years of experience. Our primary goal is to develop a treatment plan that will help you keep your teeth for life. We work with people of all ages, from children to adults. Come in and talk to one of our friendly staff today and see what we can do for you!

Dental crowns

Depending on the type of treatment you have received for your dental problem, it might be necessary to:
• Have your tooth restored to its original size and shape
• Supply additional physical support for the treated tooth
• Get a complete "makeover" on the affected tooth
For cases like these, a crown is the most logical option.
While inlays and onlays cover the chewing surface of the tooth and fillings fill in the empty interior space of the tooth, crowns completely cover every visible part of the tooth - which is why they are sometimes referred to as "caps." A part of your tooth remains but is essentially "rebuilt" to resemble the tooth at its exterior best.

Full and partial dentures

When multiple teeth are missing, you have several restoration options, Full or Partial Dentures. To begin the restoration, impressions are taken to ensure that the denture fits your mouth perfectly.
Your denture is then custom made at the dental lab. At several stages in the development process, it will be trail fitted and adjusted to fit your mouth perfectly. 
Your final denture is placed in your mouth and any final adjustments are made. You can remove this denture as needed for cleaning and other considerations.

Root canals

In the past, teeth with diseased nerves have been removed from the mouth. However, through a root canal, most of the diseased tooth can be salvaged. In most cases, the root canal procedure is a simple treatment that involves little to no patient discomfort.
Within the walls of each tooth, a strand of dental pulp - the substance that supplies the tooth with nerves, nutrients, connective tissue and blood vessels - laces downward into the root. If the dental pulp becomes diseased, the pulp dies, cutting off the nutrients and nerve signals that the tooth needs to be healthy. If the diseased pulp is left in the tooth, the tooth will become infected, forcing it to need extraction.
Root canals allow the dentist to remove the pulp, clean the canal and seal the tooth, effectively protecting and saving the tooth. After an opening is created through the crown of the tooth into the dental pulp chamber, the pulp is removed. The canal is cleaned out, and the pulp chamber is permanently filled. The dentist will proceed by putting in a temporary filling. Afterwards, the temporary filling will be replaced with a permanent filling or a crown, depending on the location of the tooth within the mouth.
Call our dental team in Webster to learn more about the root canal treatment and whether this option is right for you.
Dentist with patient getting a dental bridge in Webster, NY

Dental bridges

Having one or more missing teeth can have a serious effect not only on your smile, but also on your dental health. Specifically, missing teeth can cause:
    • A shift in the alignment of your teeth
    • Increased risk of periodontal disease
    • Increased risk of tooth decay
    • Loss of adjacent teeth
    • Speech disorders
    • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are used to replace a missing tooth, bridges are supported by the teeth on either side called abutment teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Bridges?
Like many cosmetic dental procedures, placing bridges also serves a restorative purpose. A dental bridge will improve your ability to chew and speak as well as your smile. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, dental bridges were shown to dramatically reduce the risk of losing teeth that are adjacent to a missing tooth. In addition, dental bridges can help keep your jaw and face from changing shape, as they tend to do when a person has missing teeth.
What Types of Bridges Are There?
Cantilever bridges are used to replace a tooth that does not have supporting teeth on both sides of the affected area. Maryland bonded bridges include artificial teeth and gums, and are held in place by a metal frame. Traditional bridges are the most common, and literally bridge the gap of an empty tooth space by securing a false tooth using crowns on the teeth on either side.
How Are Dental Bridges Placed?
When a single tooth is missing, one restoration option is a porcelain fused to metal bridge. A color guide is used to match the color of the bridge to your teeth. Then the teeth on each side of the space are prepared to accept the bridge. This is a painless procedure, as we do not reach the nerve of the tooth.
How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?
Dental bridges can last from 8 to 15 years and can last even longer if you maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly.
Are Bridges Covered By My Dental Insurance?
Dental bridges are typically partially covered by insurers. Ask your dentist to find out exactly how much you will have to pay out of pocket.

Cosmetic procedures

We can provide cosmetic procedures including implants, crowns and bridges. Coffee, cigarettes, red wine and other factors can cause your teeth to yellow over time, but our dental practice can reverse those effects with our teeth whitening services. Ask how we can help restore that bright, white smile!

Oral care

Oral hygiene is an important facet of dental health. Modern diets can be high in sugary drinks and junk food, so our teeth face a battle every day. Our Webster dental specialists can show you techniques to maintain good oral hygiene for life. Let us put you on the road to amazing dental health!
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