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What is Dental Restoration?

There are several different types of dentistry - cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, and a few others. The differences between these different types of dentistry can be quite significant. Restorative dentistry may have some overlap with a few other different types of dentistry. Dental restoration is the practice of improving the function and health of a person’s mouth. Unlike cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry is necessary for the patient’s wellbeing. Without dental restoration, a patient’s symptoms could worsen and negatively affect the rest of their health.

Who is Restorative Dentistry For?

Dental restoration is for people whose wellbeing is negatively affected by an ailment or pain in their mouth. Without dental restoration, the person’s pain would not abate and the function of their mouth would not return to its full capacity. If your symptoms do not improve and the overall functioning of your mouth is negatively affected, you need some sort of dental restoration. Dr. Liberman of Great Neck Family Dentist has the experience in dental restoration to provide you with the relief and comfort that you need.

The Types of Restorative Dentistry Procedures

At Great Neck Family Dentist, Dr. Liberman performs a variety of different restorative dentistry procedures. Please schedule an appointment with us if any of them seem like a good fit for you.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

When there are missing, cracked, or rotten teeth, then there needs to be either a replacement or a large, structural improvement to the tooth - and that is exactly what dental crowns and bridges are for. Made from either zirconia or porcelain, dental crowns and bridges will rest on top of the affected tooth and perhaps the adjacent teeth. The new porcelain or zirconia crown will blend in seamlessly with the rest of the enamel. In addition, Dr. Liberman can provide a patient with dental implants, should any teeth be missing.


When there is wide-scale tooth loss or decay, Dr. Liberman and her team recommend that a patient get a full-arch of artificial teeth. Depending on the patient’s own goals and the advice of Dr. Liberman, a patient may either receive dental implants or will receive dentures, which can be removed. It has been Dr. Liberman’s experience that dental implants provide better outcomes for patients with widespread tooth loss or decay.

Dental Fillings

When there is minor tooth loss, trauma or decay, and dental crowns, bridges, or implants are not needed, then Dr. Liberman will use dental fillings. Dental fillings are the same color as your tooth enamel and the composite material will fill in any of the traumatized area, which is either absent or has been removed by Dr. Liberman.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

For patients with more complicated or widespread symptoms and maladies, Dr. Liberman may suggest a restorative dentistry procedure that aims to fix several different problems over an extended period of time: full mouth reconstruction. Not every problem has just one solution. Dr. Liberman will provide a thorough review of your medical history, goals, and an examination of your mouth to chart out the most sensible path forward for you and your dental health.

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Never been happier with a dentist before! The professionalism, individual care, sparkling clean office, and the range of services are amazing. Highly recommended! 

-Dave K., From a Yelp Review
Merrick, NY