Restorative dentistry is the study, diagnosis and management of oral health problems with the purpose of restoring the mouth to a functional state.
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Restorative treatment may be necessary if you present with a cracked, broken, decayed or missing teeth. You may also desire it, if you would like to change your smile due to gaps, misshapen or discolored teeth. Dr Ostrovsky offers restorative options that include composite restorations (fillings), partial coverage crowns (inlays, onlays), full coverage porcelain crowns (caps), bridges and implant supported crowns or dentures.

During your initial or follow up visits, Dr Ostrovsky will discuss your options in order to determine which is the best option for you.

When part of the tooth, single tooth or multiple teeth are lost, the effects of the loss may not be evident right away. Some think that they can utilize other, remaining teeth to substitute the function of the broken or missing tooth. Unfortunately when a single part of the whole is lost, slowly, remaining teeth and surrounding structures will slowly start to change. Some of the first things that happens, is the loss of bone and tissue around the missing tooth. That usually starts affecting supporting structures of nearby teeth, weakening them and allowing them to drift into the empty space. Eventually other changes follow – opposing teeth start shifting and erupting therefore creating less than ideal bite relationship that can then lead to further destruction of the teeth and bone.

Our goal in restoring your teeth is to bring back the proper function and alignment so that you can retain the health of the remaining dentition for the rest of your life.

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For a customized care plan that meets your smile needs, call us today!

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New Patients

We know that your time is valuable, which is why we offer a simplified office experience with online patient forms that you can complete prior to your appointment. This streamlines your initial visit as you will spend less time in the waiting area. Additionally, these forms help us to better understand your background and allow us to provide you the most effective care possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the patient forms or your appointment.

Please note that you’ll need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to download all patient forms.

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