At Prosthodontics of Princeton, we specialize in prosthodontics, the field of dentistry focused on improving your oral health through innovative and advanced restorative treatments. We address both the aesthetics and functionality of the teeth.
Composite Resin Restorations
Taking care of your teeth is essential for preventing oral health issues, including tooth decay. Cavity prevention involves brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings and exams. After a tooth develops a cavity, it needs to be treated. Left untreated, a cavity only grows larger, causing more serious problems. A composite resin restoration, or white filling, is an excellent, conservative option for restoring small cavities. At Prosthodontics of Princeton we will always consider composite resin restorations as a first treatment option when small cavities are present.
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Single Crowns and Bridges
Single crowns and bridges are two of the most common restorations available today. At Prosthodontics of Princeton, we specialize in both of these restorations because they are time-tested and effective solutions for teeth that have been damaged beyond the repair of a composite restoration. If you have a problematic tooth our restorative treatments can get your smile back on track!
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Tooth Supported Bridges
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement that relies on natural teeth that are adjacent to the missing tooth or, in some cases, missing multiple teeth, for support. A three unit bridge, for example, typically utilizes the teeth on either side of the space, called abutments, to support the false tooth, or pontic in the middle. If a bridge is to be constructed for multiple missing teeth, an appropriate number of abutment teeth are needed for support. A bridge can also be supported by a series of dental implants, however a combination of natural teeth and implants are not appropriate to support a bridge. If you are missing a tooth, a bridge will prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of their proper position.
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A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. The implant serves as the root component of a prosthetic tooth. Once the implant is in place, it will fuse to the bone during the process of osseointegration. The fusion of titanium and bone allows the implant to support a restoration against the strongest forces of your bite. For this reason, dental implants are widely considered to be the next best thing to your natural teeth.
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A denture is a removable appliance that is usually used to replace one or more missing teeth. A partial denture is used when some teeth in an arch are missing, and the remaining, healthy, natural teeth are used to support it. The removable partial denture usually attaches to the surrounding teeth with metal clasps. A complete denture consists of a tissue colored acrylic base that supports a complete arch of prosthetic teeth that is supported by the remaining gum ridge. We offer custom-fit dentures as a more comfortable, functional, and durable solution.
Discover how different types of removable dentures can replace missing teeth.
An overdenture is a full-arch restoration that is often supported by dental implants. The difference between a conventional denture and an implant-supported overdenture is that the overdenture has components to connect to underlying implants that help support it. An implant-supported overdenture is a great alternative to traditional dentures due to the added stability that the Implants provide.
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Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full Mouth Reconstruction is a multi-step process that involves a skilled team of dental professionals. Depending on your case, you may need to see a few dental specialists to achieve the ideal result. However, all reconstructions involve one of our prosthodontists who are the captains of the team and guide the patient towards the precisely accurate final result.
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An alternative to the traditional bridge is the maryland bridge (also called an adhesive bridge). A maryland bridge is designed with "wings" on the sides of the replacement or pontic tooth which attach it to the abutment teeth. The abutment teeth require minor or no preparation. A maryland bridge can only be used if supporting abutment teeth are natural teeth with minimal restorations.
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To learn more about our restorative services call (609) 924-1975 and schedule your appointment now!
Our Convenient Location
Prosthodontics of Princeton
601 Ewing St Suite B-4, Princeton, NJ 08540-2757