Restorative Dentistry in Lindenwold, NJ

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Lindenwold Dental Center provides restorative dentistry in Lindenwold, NJ. Call 856-783-3777 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Restorative dentistry is a term used to describe procedures that replace missing teeth or restore strength, function, and appearance to teeth that are damaged or decayed. Even with regular preventive care, you may require restorative dental care on occasion. We prefer a conservative approach that preserves as much of your natural tooth as possible for optimal oral health.

Our restorative dentistry services include:

Dental Crowns

Porcelain crowns

Crowns have a number of different uses in dentistry, but their most common is restoring teeth that have deep decay that is too extensive to be repaired by dental fillings. Your tooth is prepared by removing all of the damaged areas, then your crown is placed over the prepared tooth to protect it from further damage and decay. You can choose between a durable metal or gold alloy crown, or a more aesthetic porcelain or ceramic crown that blends in naturally with the rest of your teeth.

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Dental Bridges

Porcelain bridge

Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth that are adjacent to each other. While there are a few different types of bridges available, the most common option involves placing two dental crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap and using these crowns to support a bridge of prosthetic teeth.

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Dental Fillings

Tooth shade guide being held up to teeth

Dental fillings are used to restore teeth that have damage from tooth decay. The decayed areas are removed, then a tooth-colored composite material is used to repair the tooth structure.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Restorative Dentistry

What are restorative dental procedures? Restorative dental procedures replace teeth that are missing or restore strength, function, and health to teeth that have been damaged by dental trauma or decay.

Which is better, a filling or a crown? Fillings and crowns are both used to restore teeth that have suffered decay. Fillings are used for small cavities that don’t compromise the overall structure of a tooth. If more of the tooth structure must be removed, a crown is necessary because a filling will leave the tooth susceptible to fracture.

How long does a dental bridge last? Dental bridges can last about a decade, although their lifespan can be longer or shorter depending on a number of factors, including the material the bridge is made from, its location in your mouth, and your oral habits.

Is getting a dental bridge painful? No, getting a bridge is not painful. Your mouth will be numbed with local anesthetic when we place crowns on the supporting teeth. You may experience some sensitivity and tenderness in the hours after your procedure once the anesthetic wears off, but this is typically mild.

What is the difference between a crown and a cap? Crown and cap are two different terms for the same restoration. In other words, caps are crowns.

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