Mint Dental

Young Kim, DDS

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Edgewater, NJ

A confident smile helps you make a great first impression, but if you feel less than excited about your teeth, it may be time to consider dental restorations. Young Kim, DDS, of Mint Dental in Edgewater, New Jersey, offers full mouth restorations, from composite fillings to dental implants and bridges, for patients of all ages, including children. As an expert cosmetic dentist with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Kim recommends the most effective ways to enhance your smile and improve your oral health. To learn about dental restorations, call to schedule a consultation or book online.

Restorations Q & A

What are dental restorations?

Dental restorations are the numerous methods by which Dr. Kim replaces missing teeth or restores decayed or broken teeth. Restorations help improve the function of your teeth and make them more aesthetically pleasing. Restorations also help keep your mouth healthy at any stage of life, from childhood to adulthood.

Some of the most common dental restorations include:

  • Composite, tooth-colored fillings
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Full and partial dentures
  • Porcelain veneers

Depending on your individual needs, you may benefit from a single type of restoration or a combination of several. After careful evaluation of your oral health and areas of concern, Dr. Kim recommends the most effective, least invasive solutions, and customizes a plan to create a more beautiful smile.

What types of dental problems do restoration correct?

With today’s advanced technology and materials, dental restorations can correct a variety of common functional and aesthetic issues, such as:

  • Large gaps between teeth
  • Improper bite
  • Missing teeth
  • Damaged or decayed teeth
  • Older, unattractive dental work
  • Cavities
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Stained teeth

Restorations give you a more uniform, brighter smile and help keep your mouth healthy for the long term. They also help you avoid more extensive dental work in the future.

Children with severe tooth decay or damaged teeth also benefit from fillings or crowns that restore their bite and allow them to speak without pain. If your child has a large cavity or an injured tooth, it’s best to get it restored now before it creates more complex dental problems down the road.

Am I a good candidate for dental restorations?

Do you have missing or decayed teeth that make you feel embarrassed when you smile? Have you always wanted more uniform teeth without gaps? You may be a good candidate for dental restorations if you’re less than happy with your current smile.

Your overall health and oral health are among Dr. Kim’s priorities when considering you for dental restorations. In most cases, as long as you’re in good health, you don’t smoke, and you don’t have gum disease, you are a candidate for a variety of restorative services. Smoking inhibits your ability to heal from certain types of restorations like dental implants, so if you’re considering replacing missing teeth, you should first quit smoking.

If you’re considering dental restorations, or your child needs a tooth repaired, Dr. Kim explains which options work best for your individual needs. The first step toward a more beautiful smile is making an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation. Call the office today, or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule.