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Restorative Dentistry in Bronx, NY

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At Jason R. Gordon, DDS, we offer the most advanced dental restorations to improve your overall oral health. Restorative dentistry treatments allow Dr. Gordon and Dr. Iyman to transform damaged teeth and diseased gums with state-of-the-art technology and quality materials. As an experienced Bronx dentist and periodontist, they can offer advanced dental solutions. Each treatment is customized to meet your specific goals and needs and help you achieve a beautiful, radiant smile.

Whether you have gum disease, a broken tooth or missing teeth, our restorative team can help. We treat your overall oral health and work with you to help resolve the source of the issue. For a comprehensive evaluation, call us today!


The Importance of Periodontal Health in Restorative Dentistry

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The health of your gums affects all aspects of your oral health. Gums protect your teeth and their roots from decay and provide support for proper dental function and the success of your restorations. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States, but with appropriate professional and home dental care, we can prevent the severe consequences of the disease.

If you avoid treatment of gum disease, it can quickly progress and threaten your teeth and undermine the stability of previous restoration work. Advanced gum disease can cause more severe conditions where the body’s natural response triggers the loss of supporting bone and tissue.

Dr. Gordon and Dr. Iyman are highly proficient in all aspects of periodontal care, including tissue and bone regeneration procedures such as grafting. These treatments and other periodontal services can restore gum health and allow you to receive dental implants to rejuvenate the form and function of your smile.

Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges: Basic Restorations That Can Save Your Teeth

Restorations like fillings, crowns, and bridges have a common goal; to stop the progression of damage and decay and to prevent future oral health problems. To get the most value out of your restorations, the best thing you can do is be diligent about visiting our office at least every six months.

With regular exams and cleanings, we can catch decay or other damage before it can lead to more severe problems. At Jason R. Gordon, DDS, we use advanced technology like digital imaging to detect the smallest amount of decay or tiny cracks.

A filling is used to correct minor to moderate damage, and the treatment can be completed in one comfortable office visit. The damaged area of the tooth is removed, and the area thoroughly cleaned. We use composite resin to fill in the open space and shape it to blend in with the rest of your tooth. The material is hardened, then buffed and polished to a natural finish.

Porcelain crowns are used for a variety of purposes to repair moderate to severe damage. Our crowns are custom made to fit over the entire tooth starting at the gum line. They can restore a tooth to its original size and shape and shade-match the crown to blend with your whole smile.

A bridge is a fixed restoration, meaning it is non-removable and is used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row. A prosthetic tooth is anchored in place by two crowns attached to the teeth on either side of the open space. Bridges usually require two visits to complete, and they can last for many years with proper care.

Restoring Your Smile with Dentures & Partials

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Dentures and partials dentures can allow patients to eat more naturally and restore a natural-looking smile. Custom-made removable appliances can be a very cost-effective option for replacing missing teeth.

A complete denture replaces all of the teeth on either the upper or lower arch. A partial denture is useful if you are missing multiple teeth but still have some natural teeth remaining.

At Jason R. Gordon, DDS, we use digital imaging to create precise and comfortable dentures and partials. Dentures made with the highest-quality materials can improve your ability to eat and speak and restore your natural facial volume. Custom-made dentures can give you the function you need and enhance the overall beauty of your smile.

How Root Canal Therapy Can Save Your Tooth

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A root canal treatment targets the material inside teeth, called the pulp. When tooth decay is left untreated, bacteria can get inside and damage the inner tooth, causing a dull toothache or even severe pain. With root canal therapy, this infected tooth pulp can be removed, and the outer structure of your tooth can remain whole.

A root canal is no more painful than a filling, and it allows you to keep your tooth, which is essential to maintain the integrity of your oral health. After cleaning the individual tooth canals, we cover the tooth with a beautiful dental crown, so your smile looks and feels healthy.

Dr. Gordon and Dr. Iyman recommend root canal treatment to save a tooth whenever possible. Having the original tooth structure in place encourages continued bone and tissue growth and helps you maintain a youthful-looking facial appearance. Root canal therapy may also be the treatment of choice if a tooth is damaged in an accident or sports-related injury. The most conservative approach is always the one that preserves your original teeth as much as possible; however, there are some instances where the tooth needs to be removed.

Why Would I Need an Extraction?

Dr. Gordon and Dr. Iyman have advanced training and experience in oral surgery so we can perform extractions of third molars, or wisdom teeth, without sending you to a different office. Our extraction services include:

Simple Extractions

Wisdom teeth that emerge without becoming lodged in bone or soft tissue can be removed with simple, straightforward processes. It is common for wisdom teeth to surface at angles or to become stuck in surrounding tissue. We can also perform extractions for teeth that need to be removed because of disease, trauma, or crowding.

Removal of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

When dealing with third molars, impaction is a common issue. Many patients do not have extra space for wisdom teeth to move into place, so they become stuck in their current position or begin to press into existing teeth. Removing wisdom teeth helps to prevent shifting of existing teeth alignment and lowers your risk for developing periodontal disease around partially emerged wisdom teeth.

Traditional and Advanced Dental Implant Treatment in Bronx, NY

Implants provide some of the best choices for replacing teeth because they include a biocompatible post that becomes integrated with the bone, like a real tooth. A variety of different prosthetics can be attached to the post, including multiple-unit dental bridges or full dentures. When held in place with implants, your prosthetics look and feel more like natural teeth.

Jason R. Gordon, DDS offers a variety of options for correcting tooth loss with implants, including full mouth reconstruction. In some cases, we can extract any damaged teeth and place long-lasting dental implants in one visit. We make it easy to completely rejuvenate your smile and improve your quality of life – no more loose or unnatural prosthetics and dentures.

Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental implants are the modern alternative to traditional dentures and provide a permanent solution for a full arch of missing teeth. The dental implant post delivers a replacement root system to strengthen and improve the force of the bite. Customized restorations attached to the implant allow you can eat a wider variety of foods, leading to a healthier diet and a more confident smile.

5 Reasons Dental Implants Are So Popular

  1. High Success Rate
  2. Reliable and Long-lasting
  3. No Diet Restrictions
  4. Easy to Brush and Floss
  5. Support Healthy Bone

When is a Bone Graft Necessary?

Bone grafting is the surgical procedure that improves areas deficient in natural bone. Cells from the chin or hip can be used, or a synthetic source is also acceptable. While each bone grafting material has unique beneficial properties, the primary function is to support the bone through a process called guided tissue regeneration.

These methods widen the window of opportunity for receiving a dental implant by strengthening jaw health and improving accessibility. Though the term may sound alarming, bone grafting is a common, simple, and reliable procedure that helps patients achieve a healthy, fully-functioning smile.

Restoring Oral Health with Full Mouth Reconstruction and 3Shape® Digital Scanning

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Living life without your teeth can be a challenge. Temporary restorations leave much to be desired in the way of comfort and stability, and there are other options available that provide both strength and cosmetic appeal. At Jason R. Gordon, DDS, we can perform full-mouth restorations at our Bronx dental office by using dental implants and other treatments in a custom plan made just for you.

We use 3Shape® digital scanning to create high-quality, three-dimensional images of your teeth and supporting structures. The accuracy of this technology makes it possible to diagnose problems and provide more effective treatments. With up to 20 images per second in full color, we can easily differentiate between healthy and diseased tissue, create accurate digital models of your mouth, and design appliances and restorations that fit and function better. 3Shape® technology can even show you what your result should look like!

What is the Process for Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

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The smile rehabilitation process is designed to improve aesthetics and enhance bite function. If your teeth are missing, decayed, broken, or badly worn due to bruxism (teeth grinding), then you may be the right candidate for full mouth rehabilitation. There are also patients born with conditions such as Amelogenesis, Ectodermal Dysplasia, or Dentinogenesis Imperfecta who will need this kind of extensive restoration work.

A complete oral history, as well as a current list of medications, will be needed before the restoration can begin. Smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, drug use, or inadequate oral health care could compromise the success of any restorative work.

The next step is a complete exam to diagnose all the issues you want to improve. We use the 3Shape® Digital Scanning to identify and plan all your rehabilitation treatments. Our skilled team will schedule all your procedures and group them according to the plan. After your treatment is complete, we will continue to monitor your progress with regular follow-up visits.

A full mouth rehabilitation is a process that involves several different procedures to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Each person’s treatment is unique and based on gum health, the condition of existing teeth, and your dental goals. Some of your restorative and cosmetic options include:

Rejuvenate Your Smile with Restorations

At Jason R. Gordon, DDS, our experienced team specializes in returning form and function to your teeth and achieving attractive, natural-looking results. Whether you need a simple filling or full mouth rehabilitation, we can develop a plan that meets your personal goals and exceeds your expectations. Call our friendly Bronx team today and schedule your consultation!