Cavities, broken teeth, gum recession or disease, and missing teeth can happen to anyone at any time. While checkups, cleanings, and daily brushing and flossing go a long way toward maintaining optimal oral health, our mouths endure significant temperature fluctuations, an onslaught from 600 types of bacteria, and crushing pressure every day. Even people with the most diligent oral healthcare routine may, at some point, need restorative dentistry.
Dr. Polansky understands his patients’ desire to maintain an attractive smile. He prefers to place white fillings and crowns because they are durable and lasting options. The location of a cavity or crack in a tooth must be factored in when choosing the best restorative material. In most cases, though, the teeth that show in your smile can be repaired with composite resin, tooth-colored fillings or white, custom-shaded porcelain crowns.
Tooth-colored fillings not only provide a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to silver or amalgam fillings. The composite resin used in these fillings bonds to your remaining tooth structure, thereby creating a stronger tooth. Moreover, a minimal amount of natural tooth structure needs to be removed when you have a tooth-colored filling. So, there is less drilling and your tooth is ultimately healthier.
For a tooth with extensive decay, a deep crack or any other type of invasive injury, an all-porcelain crown can restore form and function to your tooth. Also called caps, dental crowns are designed to fit snuggly over your tooth. Dr. Polansky carefully reduces the size of the tooth, so the crown sits comfortably without crowding adjacent teeth or interfering with your bite. All porcelain crowns are handcrafted by our on-site master ceramist, Joshua Polansky.
We’re pleased to offer our patients a variety of options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Depending on your specific goals and needs, Dr. Polansky may recommend a fixed bridge, a partial or full denture, or an implant-supported crown. As the closest prosthetic to nature’s design, dental implants offer unrivaled comfort, function, and support. Unlike dentures that merely rest on top of your gums, dental implants are anchored in your jawbone. As such, they offer unrivaled security and function.
As a well-respected cosmetic dentist in Cherry Hill and nationwide, Dr. Polansky holds his restorative dental designs to the highest standards. Whether you’re receiving crowns, fillings, a bridge, or implant-supported prosthetic, you can expect results that uphold our high standards for quality, longevity, and beauty.
For restorative dentistry in Cherry Hill, call our dental office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Polansky. He and his staff will be glad to meet with you to go over your options for creating your best smile. Our Cherry Hill office serves Voorhees, Marlton, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Audubon, and surrounding areas.