Stanley Harris, DDS, PC
Dentist located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Stanley Harris, DDS performs restorative dentistry and other services for patients living in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY and the surrounding New York City area. In practice for more than 25 years, Dr. Harris stays current with the latest state-of-the-art dental restoration techniques that can restore the cosmetic appeal and function of teeth to create a beautiful, healthy smile.
Restorative Dentistry Q & A
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is an umbrella term for a variety of dental procedures that helps restore a lost or damaged tooth. Dentures, bridges, fillings, implants and root canals are all types of restorative dentistry procedures. This approach to dentistry restores the function of teeth to allow the individual to regain speech, swallowing and chewing abilities lost to missing or damaged teeth. Restorative dentistry also enhances cosmetic appeal and can boost self-esteem.
What is the Goal of Restorative Dentistry?
The goal of restorative dentistry is to preserve the patient’s natural teeth as much as possible. Dental fillings can prevent cavities from growing larger, for example, or stop cracked or broken teeth from becoming worse. A restorative dentist may use a crown to cover a weak or broken tooth or to support a tooth with a very large filling. A bridge, partial denture or dental implant replaces one or more missing teeth in a way that prevents the remaining teeth from moving. The dentist may recommend a root canal to save a badly infected or decayed tooth.
How Does Restorative Dentistry Promote Dental Health?
Replacing missing teeth promotes dental health as well. Filling in empty spots left by missing teeth reduces the risk for cavities in the remaining teeth, as plaque-causing bacteria tend to accumulate in odd-shaped gaps. Crooked teeth are also difficult to clean, which increases the risk for tooth decay and other problems. Restorative dentistry restores teeth to as close to their natural, healthy state as possible to help teeth last a lifetime.
Restorative dentistry is appropriate for nearly anyone in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY and the surrounding New York City area with missing, damaged or misshapen teeth.
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Words from our patients
"My experience with Dr. Harris was amazing. It's great to go to a dentist who is friendly, courteous and gentle."
"The office is comfortable, clean and lovely, the receptionist is nice and Dr. Harris is great. He's very friendly and gentle, talking you through the process."
"Dr. Harris made me feel at ease the moment I entered his office. He developed a great treatment plan, with my input; I felt advised and included in the entire process."
My appointment with Dr. Stanley Harris was far beyond what I could have imagined. Dr. Harris is very inviting, personable, and knowledgable."