Portale Dental

General Dentists located in Ridgefield, NJ

Your smile is one of the first things that people see when they meet you, broken, missing, or decaying teeth can be both painful and embarrassing. Dr. Joseph Portale and his team at Portale Dental in Ridgefield, New Jersey, want to help you restore your smile through restorative dentistry. Examples restorations include fillings, crowns, and other natural-looking options. Do you want to regain your healthy, beautiful smile? If so, schedule an appointment with Dr. Portale online or over the phone today.

Restoration Q & A

What are restorations?

Restorations are any procedures that Dr. Portale performs in order to restore the health and function of your smile following tooth trauma. Usually, this trauma is tooth loss, tooth decay, or tooth damage.

Restoration procedures can either be direct or indirect. Dr. Portale performs direct restorations in one visit. During direct restorations, he places the restoration (ex. filling) immediately after he prepares the tooth. Indirect restorations take more than one visit. During these procedures, Dr. Portale places a tooth replacement over a missing or damaged tooth.

Examples of various direct and indirect restorations include:

  • Dental implants
  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Bridges
  • Fillings
  • Inlays
  • Onlays

Can I get mercury-free fillings?

Dr. Portale offers all mercury-free fillings, as mercury-free fillings are safer, better for the environment, easier to place, more effective at preventing tooth decay, and better at maintaining tooth structure their outdated counterparts.

In addition to mercury-free restorations, Dr. Portale offers metal-free restorations in the form of ceramic restorations. Ceramic restorations are popular because you can match them to your natural tooth color, and they blend whether you place them in/over the front or the back teeth.

To find out more about your restoration material options, book an appointment with Dr. Portale.

What should I expect when I come to talk about restorations?

When you meet with Dr. Portale to discuss tooth restorations, he will start by talking to you about:

  • Your expectations and hopes
  • Your medical history
  • Your dental history (including your history of oral diseases)
  • Any medications you are taking

Once he’s discussed all of this with you, Dr. Portale will proceed to examine your smile. Based on what he sees, he’ll decide which treatment options might be best for you. Then, he’ll talk over these options with you and you’ll agree upon a treatment option. You will make follow-up appointments as necessary.

Dr. Portale and his team are passionate about your smile. If you’re ready to explore restorations, reach out to them at Portale Dental today. Make an appointment over the phone or via the online booking tool.