What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry is a branch of oral health care that works to rehabilitate missing or damaged teeth to their original size, strength, and appearance. If you develop a cavity or lose a tooth as the result of an accident or sports-related injury, restorative dentistry can quickly and safely address the problem while boosting your confidence, chewing, and biting ability.
What types of restorative dentistry do you offer?
At Lanham Family Dental, we offer a number of restorative dentistry options, including:
A crown is a tooth-shaped covering designed to protect weak, damaged, or decaying teeth. Once placed, a crown covers the entire portion of your tooth that sits above the gumline.
Bridges are oral prosthetics used to fix gaps or spaces in your smile. If you are missing one tooth, we might recommend a dental bridge. A simple bridge features a false tooth attached to two crowns. Our dentist attaches the crowns to your surrounding, healthy teeth to hold your bridge in place.
Dentures are removable oral prosthetics used to replace most or all of your teeth. At Lanham Family Dental, we offer both partial and full dentures. In addition to addressing missing teeth, dentures help restore your facial structure and make eating and speaking easier.
If you are missing one or multiple teeth and you want a restorative treatment that’s both strong and durable, dental implants are worth considering. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots surgically placed. Each implant features a metal attachment that connects to a crown. At Lanham Family Dental, we work with a trained specialist to create the best outcome for our patients.
A filling is a restoration used to address minor decay or damage. At Lanham Family Dental, we offer white restorations that mimic the color and light-reflecting properties of your natural tooth.
What type of restorative dentistry is right for me?
To determine the type of restorative dentistry you will most benefit from, our dentist performs an oral exam and asks you about your aesthetic goals for treatment. We also take a series of X-rays to determine the condition of your jawbone and check for signs of infection. After gathering all of this information, our dentist develops a restorative dentistry treatment plan that meets your needs.
To learn more about the benefits of restorative dentistry, make an appointment at Lanham Family Dental, today, by calling 3015776002.