General Treatment

Today’s advanced dental treatments and materials can give you a healthier, more complete smile that can last you a lifetime. Your Rochester, NY dentists, Dr. Palermo, Dr. Malatesta, Dr. Valerio, Dr. Molisani, Dr. Geminiani, Dr. Goodyear or Dr. White, can help revitalize and maintain your teeth and gums, giving you the smile you’ve always wanted.

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, but if you do lose teeth they must be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss.

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Dental Crowns

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and beyond repair with a dental filling, we can use porcelain or porcelain “fused to metal” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FIT A DENTAL CROWN?

Fitting a lab fabricated crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.

On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

KEY BENEFITS OF DENTAL CROWNS

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems

WHAT ARE THE CAPABILITIES OF CROWNS?

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to a metal. A higher strength of porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

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CEREC Same Day Crowns

Dentures

Our office understands that each person brings their own unique perception, concerns, and expectations when it comes to dentures. We know dentures are not a one size fits all solution and will work with you to design and deliver exactly what you need, want, and deserve. Whether you are new to dentures or are looking for options, our office is committed to help guide you toward a more confident smile.

Our doctors utilize a time-tested process requiring several short visits to achieve the best fitting, most comfortable and esthetic result possible. We encourage that you be involved in the selection, position, size, and shade of your teeth to ensure the beautiful smile you leave with is the one you’ve always wanted and deserve.

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Dental Fillings & Sealants

It is important to restore (fix) these cavities in your teeth, Teeth are important for eating, smiling, and speaking. A cavity left untreated could lead to infection, causing pain and even serious medical complications, and possibly damage the permanent tooth.

Composite (White) Fillings

White fillings are one treatment option for teeth with cavities. Composite materials come in a wide variety of shades to closely match the color of your teeth and allow them to look as natural and as beautiful as possible when you talk, laugh, or smile. 

When indicated, we restore your teeth with the safest and longest lasting resin-based composite materials available.

Composite is used in dentistry for a number of reasons. It is relatively easy to use and manipulate during placement; it remains soft so it can be packed to fill any irregular volume, and then forms a hard compound once cured. A key advantage of these bonded composite fillings, as compared with other dental restorations (such as amalgams or “silver fillings”), is that they are a more conservative approach to restoring your teeth in that they require less of the healthy part of a tooth to be removed to hold the filling in place. These restorations are bonded to the teeth  and when placed properly, blend in seamlessly for an incredibly durable and extremely esthetic result. 

This type of treatment only requires one visit. The cavity is thoroughly removed and the tooth is conservatively restored to its original condition and appearance. 

Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel!

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Dental Sealants

Request An Appointment

The first step toward achieving a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, please complete and submit the request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you soon to confirm your appointment. And we have two locations to choose from.

Please note this form is for requesting an appointment. If you need to cancel or reschedule an existing appointment, or if you require immediate attention, please contact our practice directly. There are many ways to communicate with our office. Please choose the method most convenient to you.