Suffering from damaged or missing teeth? Restorative dentistry offers several ways to help you achieve a more confident smile. If you need to restore your teeth, you may be experiencing pain, tooth sensitivity, difficulty chewing, and other problems.
Interested in restoring your smile? Our team in Silver Spring, MD can help! Call today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you regain your smile!
Dentists use dental bonding to repair damaged, chipped, or misshapen teeth. Bonding, which is tooth-colored, adheres directly to the tooth. Your dentist will shape the bonding to restore the appearance of your tooth. Dental bonding is durable and can withstand normal tooth use. With proper care, it can last for several years!
If you have one or more missing teeth, we recommend a dental bridge. By attaching to a tooth on either side of the gap, a dental bridge provides a secure location for dental crowns to replace your missing teeth. A dental bridge, which can typically be placed in just a few dental visits, effectively fills the gaps in your smile.
Custom-made to fit your smile, dental crowns are used to cover existing teeth or replace missing ones. These tooth-colored crowns are color-matched to blend in with your smile. They can restore the appearance of an existing tooth and help preserve it 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 for tooth loss is the dental implant. It uses a proven process to replace missing teeth and can last a lifetime with proper care. 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 have more than one missing tooth, dentures or partials could give you back your smile! Full dentures replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw, while partial dentures replace a section of missing teeth when other teeth still remain. These advanced dentures are 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
Gum disease therapy, including scaling and root planing, can treat the symptoms of periodontal disease by removing plaque and tartar buildup above and below the gumline. This treatment encourages the gums to reattach to the teeth once all gum disease has been treated.
Severely decayed teeth can sometimes be preserved through root canal therapy. When a tooth becomes infected and the infection reaches the pulp, root canal therapy can save it by removing the pulp, cleaning, and sealing the tooth. Following root canal therapy, a dental crown or composite filling is needed to restore the function and appearance of the tooth