Restorative Dentistry

Function, Strength, & Beauty Restored

At A Smile By Design, we believe every smile has a story to tell, and we love learning these stories and contributing positively to them. Some of the stories include hardship and pain, but we find it incredibly rewarding to show our patients their stories don’t have to end that way. If you’ve suffered severe tooth decay, infection, illness, or injury, you may find it difficult to smile. We understand and want you to know that our team has some of the kindest folks in Dansville, and we’re here to help restore your smile, quality of life, and confidence with restorative dentistry.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Caries, cavities, tooth decay—these terms are synonyms for the damage caused by bacteria and acid erosion that eat at your tooth enamel. If the breakdown in your enamel hasn’t reached the center (called the pulp) of your tooth, we can remove the decay and restore your smile with a tooth-colored filling.

Tooth-colored fillings are made from a safe, durable composite resin material, and they blend in seamlessly so nobody but your dentist can tell you’ve had a cavity filled. They also have the benefits of being mercury-free, and the ability to withstand hot and cold temperatures without cracking. At A Smile By Design, we can remove your old metal fillings and replace them with composite fillings!

Teeth Whitening

Inlays & Onlays

If decay has done more damage to your tooth than a filling can cover, an inlay or an onlay may be the solution your smile needs. Inlays and onlays are the restorative measure that come before a crown. If the decay is within the cusps (raised edges) of your tooth, an inlay can be placed to restore your tooth’s form and function discreetly. An onlay is larger and able to repair damage extending beyond your tooth’s cusps.
Inlays/Onlays Illustration

Crowns

Dr. Vogler places dental crowns to repair teeth that are extensively decayed or damaged. Whether the tooth in question was damaged in an accident, broken through excessive wear, or has old fillings that deteriorated, a dental crown can be fitted to protect your tooth from further damage and restore full function. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of different materials, with the most common being porcelain because of its strength and beauty.
Dental Crowns Illustration

Bridges

If you’re missing a tooth, you know it can hurt more than your self-confidence. Surrounding teeth may shift to fill the gap, and the empty space can cause your jawbone to deteriorate. These changes can cause pain and make speaking and eating a healthy diet difficult. At A Smile By Design, we want to prevent the condition from worsening and can do so by placing a bridge.

Bridges, like crowns, can be made from several different materials. One of the differences is that your surrounding teeth may require preparation for placement of the bridge. When your permanent bridge is placed, you’ll want to eat soft foods during the adjustment phase. After a while, you’ll be able to eat your favorite foods comfortably again and get back to feeling confident about your smile and oral health!

Dental Bridges Illustration

Dental Implant Restoration

If you’re missing one or more teeth and your jawbone is still healthy and strong, we may recommend dental implants. Dental implants provide the most secure, natural-feeling and looking tooth replacement solution. The benefits are numerous, with one of the biggest being their ability to mimic your natural tooth root.

Dr. Vogler doesn’t place dental implants, but he can refer you to a trusted specialist for the beginning of the process, which entails placement of the biocompatible post into your jawbone and around 3-6 months of healing. After that, Dr. Vogler can secure a beautiful crown to your implant post for a single-tooth replacement, a bridge to replace multiple teeth, or a full denture—all from within the comfort of your dental home.

Dental Implants Illustration

Contact Us

If you have questions about any of our restorative dentistry services or would like to schedule a visit with your Dansville dentist, Dr. Vogler, give us a call today, or request an appointment online!

Dr. James Vogler

64 Elizabeth Street
Dansville, NY 14437
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Office Hours

Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
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