Restorative

If a patient’s tooth needs to have its shape, size, strength or structure restored our dentists, Dr. Mitchell Gardiner or Dr. Christopher Di Turi might suggest a restorative dentistry procedure at their Shrewsbury, New Jersey office. These procedures can correct any flaws and give the patient a more complete and beautiful smile. Please feel free to contact Shrewsbury Dental Associates to schedule a consultation with any of our great dentists.

Post & Cores

Posts and Cores are used to:

  • Restores the tooth after a Root Canal Therapy
  • Provides strength to the tooth
  • Provides foundation and support for Crowns and Bridges

If the patient is missing adequate tooth to hold a crown or bridge securely, a post and core restoration may be suggested for treatment. This post and core would help hold the crown in position and replace the necessary missing tooth structure to support the crown.

You will find that Dr. Christopher Di Turi, through his educational background, serves as the chief scientific officer of engineering and design for Archer Medical Corporation. He maintains a US patent on his endondontic (root canal) post research and design.

Crowns

Crowns are used to:

  •  Protect a tooth that underwent root canal treatment
  •  Act as an abutment or anchor to a dental bridge
  •  Complete an implant restoration
  •  Strengthen a tooth that is damaged or fractured

If you have a tooth that needs to be replaced or restored, Dr. Mitchell Gardiner or Dr. Christopher Di Turi may suggest placing a dental crown on that tooth.

A dental crown or “cap”, is commonly used to restore a tooth that has been significantly damaged or shows considerable decay. The dental crown will be made to fit over the existing tooth and be shaped in such a way to restore the tooth to its original shape and size.

Typically dental crowns are made of porcelain or porcelain fused to metal, also known as PFM crowns. Porcelain crowns are the most popular because they most closely match the natural color and appearance of your teeth.
Bridges

Bridges are used to:

  • Replace the need for a removable denture
  • Prevent your existing natural teeth from shifting out of their current position
  • Restore your ability to speak and eat food back to normal
  • Enhance the appearance and shape of your smile

If a patient is missing a tooth or even a series of non-consecutive teeth our dentists may suggest placing a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a series of crowns that span multiple teeth.

A dental bridge, unlike a denture, is a fixed dental restoration meaning that it is non-removable. At a minimum a dental bridge is fixed in place with the use of two abutment or anchor crowns either on existing natural teeth or on implants spanning over the space left by the missing tooth.

To complete a bridge restoration at our Shrewsbury, New Jersey location typically takes two to three visits depending on the complexity of the restoration. This dental procedure is designed to restore your natural smile and function.

Dentures

Dentures are used to:

  •  Replace missing teeth in an arch
  •  Prevent your existing natural teeth to shift out of their current position
  •  Restore your ability to speak and eat food back to normal
  •  Enhance the appearance and shape of your smile

If a patient is missing some or all of their permanent natural teeth, Dr. Mitchell Gardiner or Dr. Christopher Di Turi might suggest removable dentures to replace the missing teeth.

Our dental team at our Shrewsbury, New Jersey office offers both complete dentures and partial dentures in attempt to meet the needs of our patients.

Dentures are removable oral appliances that are used to replace missing teeth. There are two types of dentures that depending on your needs will restore the functionality, beauty and health of your smile.

The more common type is a partial denture. This is used when you are missing multiple teeth but still have remaining health natural teeth. A partial denture will have a series of clasps or a thin framework that attaches to your existing teeth ensuring a secure fit. 

The other type is a complete denture. This is used to replace all of the teeth in a full dental arch. Our dentists may suggest a complete denture for both upper and lower arches depending on your physical needs. The dentists will customize a denture to fit the needs of your mouth and smile. 

If you are missing multiple teeth and want to restore the healthiness of our smile, please feel free to reach out to our dental team to set up an appointment. 

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy is used to:

  • Relieve sensitivity and pain with infected teeth
  • Salvage your natural tooth
  • Restore your ability to speak and eat food back to normal
  • Prepare the tooth for restoration

If a patient has a severe toothache or tooth sensitivity, their tooth and nerves may have become infected or damaged requiring root canal treatment. Dr. Mitchell Gardiner and Dr. Christopher Di Turi may recommend root canal therapy to save your tooth and restore the health of your smile.

This type of treatment is a type of therapy that is recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected by bacteria that entered the center cavity of the tooth through existing decay. If left untreated, this can lead to severe sensitivity and tooth pain, and eventually might cause the tooth to die and require an extraction.

Our dentists in our Shrewsbury, New Jersey office, will expertly remove the infected tissues within the tooth, clean it and fill it with a medicated material. This procedure can typically be performed in one to two visits to our office.

Historically root canal treatment has had a reputation for being uncomfortable, however due the advance of new technologies and techniques, as well as the gentle touch of our staff, this procedure can be performed with minimal discomfort.

Please feel free to contact the office if you suffer from any considerable discomfort. Delaying treatment will always lead to more severe sensitivity and prolonged discomfort.
 
Dr. Mitchell Gardiner and Dr. Christopher Di Turi, as well as the rest of our staff, are committed to restoring your smile to its greatest potential. 
Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings are used to:

  • Relieve pain with infected teeth
  • Salvage your natural tooth
  • Prevent further decay
  • Reduce sensitivity

If a patient’s tooth suffers from a mild to moderate toothache or some sensitivity, the tooth might have a cavity. Dr. Mitchell Gardiner and Dr. Christopher Di Turi may recommend either an amalgam (silver) or composite (white) filling to restore the health of your smile.

This type of treatment is recommended if the tooth becomes infected by bacteria that leads to decay. If left untreated, this can lead to severe sensitivity and tooth pain, and eventually might require the need for a root canal or extraction.

Our dentists in our Shrewsbury, New Jersey office, using the DIAGNODent which identifies the decayed parts of the tooth, will expertly remove those parts of the tooth. They will then restore the tooth using a silver or white tooth-colored filling.