Restorative Dentistry Specialist

Hertel Family Dentistry

General Dentist located in Buffalo, NY

Restoring the teeth you have or receiving replacement teeth can brighten up your smile, giving you the boost of confidence you deserve. Dr. Sabiha Samad provides dental restoration services — such as tooth-colored fillings and bondings — at Hertel Family Dentistry, located in Buffalo, New York, to perfect the shape, color, and texture of your teeth. Call today to learn more about dental restoration, or book an appointment online with Dr. Samad.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

Hertel Family Dentistry

What are dental restorations?

Dental restorations involve various dental procedures that give your teeth their natural shape, texture, and color. Teeth restoration procedures may be a good option if you have:

  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Dental decay

What are different teeth restoration procedures?

Among the teeth restoration procedures Dr. Samad and the experienced dental team at Hertel Family Dentistry off are:

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening restores the bright, white color of natural teeth. This procedure gets rid of staining that occurs over time from foods, drinks, or cigarette smoke. Dr. Samad may recommend in-office whitening, at home-treatment, or both depending on how stained your teeth are.

Tooth-colored fillings

Getting tooth-colored fillings is a standard dental restoration procedure, one that Dr. Samad performs regularly. Porcelain inlays and onlays create fillings that strengthen teeth and make your smile more aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Another perk of choosing tooth-colored fillings to restore teeth is that the resin used in these fillings contains cavity-fighting fluoride to lessen tooth decay.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding helps restore cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth to their natural shape, texture, and color. This procedure involves etching the tooth’s surface, applying a bonding liquid and plastic resin, and sculpting the damaged tooth into a more desirable shape.

Your tooth is then smoothed and polished to perfect its appearance. Bonding may last up to five years, but teeth may require further repair after that time.

Dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures

If your teeth are loose or missing, Dr. Samad may recommend dental implants. These devices are shaped like screws and surgically placed within your jawbone. After the implants heal, crowns (artificial teeth) are permanently secured to them.

Dental implants also firmly support dental bridges and dentures, which are options if you have more than one missing tooth.

Which teeth restoration procedure is right for me?

Dr. Samad and the dental team at Hertel Family Dentistry determine if you’re a good candidate for teeth restoration, and which procedure best matches your needs. Dr. Samad:

  • Goes over your medical history
  • Completes imaging tests (X-rays) as needed
  • Recommends procedures that match your comfort level

When you’re ready for a whiter, brighter smile, call Hertel Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online with Dr. Samad.