Restorative Dentistry – Cortlandt, NY
Dr. Taxin Can Fix Broken Teeth, Lost Teeth & More
A healthy smile is priceless, and it's our job to protect this valuable asset. Decay, breakage, and tooth loss can compromise your oral health and detract from your appearance. Dr. Taxin and the team at our Cortlandt dental office practice a philosophy of conservative dentistry that stems from a base of oral systemic care. We know it’s best for you to keep your natural smile, which is why we do everything possible to treat compromised teeth and maintain your original tooth structure.
One of the most common restorative treatments Dr. Taxin performs is tooth-colored fillings. Rare is the person who goes through life without experiencing some tooth decay. Fortunately, a tooth-colored filling allows us to restore your tooth with the same composite resin materials that are used for dental bonding. This type of filling is equally as strong and durable as an amalgam filling and offers the added benefits of retaining more original tooth structure and not marring your smile.
When tooth decay is extensive and a more comprehensive treatment plan is required to address it, a porcelain crown may be the ideal solution. Also called a dental crown or a cap, this tooth restoration covers an entire tooth in order to renew its form and function. To make sure your new crown fits comfortably and looks completely natural alongside your other teeth, we create an impression from which our skilled dental lab creates your customized porcelain crown. Your ability to eat and smile will be sustained with a cap.
Dental bridges are named as such because they’re designed to literally “bridge” the gap that’s been left by the loss of one tooth or multiple teeth that used to appear in a consecutive row. They stay in place within the mouth through the use of “anchors” on either side of the gap. Traditionally, these anchors were dental crowns, but Dr. Taxin recommends dental implants today as a healthier and more permanent alternative. The final result is sturdy and highly functional, helping patients regain their biting strength.
For patients who need a tooth replaced, the dentist they turn to is Dr. Taxin. With dental implants, we can restore your complete smile and help you retain your facial features. When you lose a tooth, the gum and bone tissue that surrounded and supported that tooth begin to atrophy. With a dental implant, the root is replaced with a biocompatible titanium post that stimulates healthy bone growth, helping you avoid the sunken facial appearance that can often happen among people with tooth loss.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
When a significant amount of natural teeth have been lost, a customized denture can help patients regain large portions of their smile all at once. Here in Cortlandt, Dr. Taxin offers both full and partial prosthetics. Additionally, your chosen denture can either be traditional in nature (held in place with suction and/or clasps) or securely affixed in place with modern dental implants for a much more lifelike and enduring fit.