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Restorative Dentistry in Hewlett

Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Ranan Wolff is an experienced restorative dentist in Hewlett, NY. Call Hewlett Dental Excellence at 516-569-5566
to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Is a Restorative Dentist?

A restorative dentist performs procedures that bring unhealthy or damaged teeth back to health. This may include fillings, root canals, and the placement of dental prosthetics. When a tooth is decayed, cracked, chipped, infected, or otherwise damaged or at risk, restorative dentistry is designed to repair the damage with the goal of restoring function and a natural appearance.

Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

  • Save your natural teeth. Restorative dentistry can often save your natural teeth so that they can remain in your mouth.
  • Restore dental function. Damaged teeth can be restored to health, allowing them to function properly and without pain.
  • Improve your smile. Restorative procedures can repair or replace damaged teeth so that your smile looks more natural.
  • Enjoy better health and wellness. A healthy mouth with functioning teeth improves your overall health and wellness in a variety of ways from getting better nutrition to reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Why Choose Hewlett Dental Excellence?

While our primary goal is prevention, we understand that maintaining your oral health can be challenging. Busy lives and circumstances beyond our control can sometimes result in damage to the teeth and soft tissues of the mouth. Our office is a judgment free environment where we provide the procedures you need to restore your oral health and maintain it going forward.

With over 40 years serving families in the community of Hewlett, we have treated multiple generations of patients, building relationships that extend beyond basic dental care. We are a privately owned practice where the primary focus is our patients. Through an advanced level of care and support, we hope to improve not just your oral health, but your quality of life.

Procedures Offered

Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings

Cavities are pits or holes that form in teeth from the presence of plaque. Composite fillings are tooth-colored patches for cavities that leave your teeth looking natural.
Inlays & Onlays. When the damage to a tooth is extensive, an inlay or onlay may be used to repair it. These are porcelain pieces that are bonded to the existing tooth to replace lost tooth enamel in a more structurally sound way.

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Inlays & Onlays

Inlays & Onlays

When the damage to a tooth is extensive, an inlay or onlay may be used to repair it. These are porcelain pieces that are bonded to the existing tooth to replace lost tooth enamel in a more structurally sound way.

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Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that fits over the top of an existing tooth that has extensive decay or damage. It protects the remaining tooth material and allows the natural root to stay in place for support.

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Dental Bridges

Dental Bridge Graphic

A dental bridge is a tooth replacement option for one or a few teeth in a row. It uses the neighboring teeth for support and artificial teeth to span the gap. Implant supported bridges are held securely in place with one or two dental implants on each side of the gap.

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Dental Implant Restorations

Dental Implant Restorations

Dental implant restorations can replace anywhere from a single tooth to all of the teeth in your mouth. An implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed in the jaw. One or more implants can restore teeth that are missing or too damaged to be saved.

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Dentures are designed to replace all or the majority of the teeth. Traditional dentures are held in place with suction and adhesives. Implant supported dentures attach to dental implants placed in the jaw for optimal support.

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Root Canal Treatment

Dental Instruments for Root Canal

Root canal treatment is a procedure that treats or prevents an infected tooth. The soft tissue at the center of the tooth is removed and replaced with a filler material that is resistant to infection.


Extracted Tooth

Teeth may need to be extracted for a variety of reasons from severe decay or damage to orthodontics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Restorative Dentistry

Is restorative dentistry worth it?
A common question about restorative dentistry is: why do it instead of having the tooth pulled? If the tooth can be saved, we always recommend restorative procedures over extraction. A simple repair procedure for your tooth can prevent a lot of additional dental work, and it is better for your oral health.
How do I know when a tooth needs to be extracted?
If you have a tooth that is severely decayed or damaged, your dentist can evaluate it to determine if it can be saved or if it will need to be extracted. If you see an orthodontist, they may recommend that a tooth be extracted for the benefit of your tooth alignment.
Traditional vs implant supported dentures: which is better?
Traditional dentures have been around for a long time, and while there have been major improvements over the years, they still have some disadvantages compared to implant supported dentures. Implant supported dentures stay more securely in place, are more comfortable, and prevent bone loss in your jaw.
Dental bridges vs dental implants: which is better?
If you’re replacing one or two teeth, we typically recommend dental implants. A dental implant looks and functions as closely as possible to a natural tooth. If you need 3 or more teeth replaced in a row, an implant supported bridge may be the better option. Traditional bridges can cause damage to the support teeth and are not as secure.
When is a crown necessary?
A crown may be necessary for a cracked, broken, or severely decayed tooth. Crowns are often placed over teeth that have had root canal treatment. The purpose of a crown is the protect the remaining tooth material, keeping the natural root in place for support.
Does restorative dentistry look natural?
Restorative dental procedures are designed to make your teeth look natural. From tooth-colored composite fillings to improved dental prosthetics, your restored smile will look as good as it did before, and even better in many cases.

Restorative Dentistry at Hewlett Dental Excellence in Hewlett

Looking for a restorative dentist on the South Shore of Long Island, NY? Contact us at 516-569-5566 to schedule an appointment today!

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

Hewlett Dental Excellence
1229 Broadway #204
Hewlett, NY 11557
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