If you are suffering from damaged or missing teeth, restorative dentistry includes several ways to work towards a more confident smile. If you have teeth that need to be restored, you may be suffering from pain, tooth sensitivity, difficulty chewing and other problems. If you are interested in restoring your smile, our team in Silver Spring, MD can help! Call today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how you can get back your smile!
Dental bonding is used for damaged, chipped or misshapen teeth. Bonding is tooth-colored and adheres directly to the tooth. Your dentist will shape the bonding in such a way that it restores the appearance of your tooth. Dental bonding is made to last and withstand the use of a normal tooth. With proper care, dental bonding can last for several years!
A dental bridge is recommended for one or more missing teeth. Attaching to a tooth on either side of the gap, a dental bridge forms a secure location to place dental crowns that will replace your missing teeth. A dental bridge, which can typically be placed in just a few dental visits, is an effective way to fill the gaps in your smile.
Custom-made to fit your smile, dental crowns are used to cover existing teeth or replace missing teeth. Crowns are tooth-colored and color-matched to blend in with your smile. Dental crowns can restore the appearance of an existing tooth and help preserve your tooth for many more years. Crowns are used with dental bridges or implants to restore one or more missing teeth.
One of the best restorative options available for tooth loss is the dental implant. A dental implant uses a proven process to replace missing teeth. Implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth with a lasting restoration. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime! A consultation with our team can answer any questions you may have and help you take the first step towards a fully restored smile!
Dentures & Partials
If you are suffering from more than one missing tooth, dentures or partials could give you back your smile! Full dentures are used to replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures replace a section of teeth that are missing when other teeth still remain. Dentures are more advanced than ever before and designed to fit securely and comfortably.
Inlays & Onlays
A damaged tooth can be protected and restored with an inlay or onlay. When the top of a molar is broken or damaged, an inlay can cover and protect the tooth. If one or more cusps of the tooth are damaged, an onlay is needed to cover more of the tooth. Inlays and onlays are simple yet effective ways to preserve your natural teeth.
Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing
Periodontal disease is common and the symptoms can be treated with gum disease therapy. One of the treatments used for gum disease is called scaling and root planing. The combination of these treatments works by removing plaque and tartar buildup above and below the gumline. The gums are then encouraged to reattach to the teeth once all gum disease has been treated.
A tooth that is severely decayed can, at times, be preserved through root canal therapy. When a tooth becomes infected and the infection reaches the pulp of the tooth, the only way to save it is through root canal therapy. By removing the pulp of the tooth and properly cleaning and sealing the tooth, the tooth can be preserved for many years. Following root canal therapy, a dental crown or composite filling is needed to restore the function and appearance of the tooth.