Small- to medium-sized cavities are repaired with composite tooth-colored fillings which are tinted to match the color of the rest of your tooth enamel. They are an excellent solution for fixing decay in visible teeth as well as molars, and can be used to correct small imperfections and damage too.
If you have a missing tooth, a dental bridge can be customized to fill that gap. The restoration is attached to neighboring teeth with clasps and anchored in place with porcelain crowns for a complete repair.
Dental implants are the permanent way to replace missing teeth. They are embedded into the jawbone to replace the absent tooth root and fuse with the jaw to form a solid foundation. The implant is topped with a customized prosthetic tooth that looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth.
Dentures replace several teeth in one area of the mouth or an entire arch of teeth. The advanced, modern version of this solution is available as full dentures or partial dentures and are fabricated to look and function like natural teeth.
Endodontics focus on treating tooth pain and problems inside the tooth. The most common endodontic treatment is root canal therapy, a special procedure that involves cleaning out and filling a tooth’s root canal, which saves a tooth from extraction.
Though a routine dental procedure, tooth extractions are your dentist’s last choice as a restorative dentistry solution. Preserving a natural tooth is always the priority. When an extraction is necessary, a discussion about how the tooth will be replaced afterward is always part of the treatment.
Gum disease is a common but extremely problematic oral health infection that progresses in stages. There are several types of treatment that may be used depending on the severity of your case, including scaling and root planing, laser treatment, and antibiotics.
Bigger than a tooth-colored filling but smaller than a porcelain crown, dental inlays and onlays can be used to correct tooth decay, misshapen teeth, cracks, chips, and other damage to create a tooth that looks healthy, natural, and problem-free.
Porcelain crowns are a restorative dentistry treatment that work as a standalone repair for compromised teeth or in tandem with other restorations. They cover teeth with large amounts of decay or fit right over a tooth that is damaged, misshapen, unsightly, or has undergone root canal therapy.
When you’re having a complex dental restoration done, you don’t want to be left with partial teeth or extremely altered teeth as part of your smile. Provisional restorations are temporary prosthetic replacements while you wait for a permanent restoration.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can lead to dental problems like dry mouth, temporomandibular joint disorder, and sleep bruxism. Minor cases can be treated with a nightguard while more serious cases may require a visit to a sleep specialist.
Get Restorative Dentistry from Your Bethesda Dentist
At Bethesda Family Dental, we are prepared to address and treat whatever oral health complications you are experiencing to get you out of pain and feeling good about your smile. Whether you have an acute condition or have long lived with a dental problem, contact us at either of our Bethesda dental offices to schedule your visit and get the restorative dentistry you need.