Restorative dentistry treats teeth damaged due to decay, injury, or disease. Treatments may involve properly cleaning and restoring the tooth’s surface and structure. They may also include the replacement of missing teeth with bridges, crowns, dentures, or dental implants.
At Lifetime Smile, we use restorative dentistry to reestablish full oral function with long-lasting, natural-looking solutions. In the event of tooth loss, our dentist will help restore your smile and improve your appearance by offering several tooth replacement options to meet your needs and goals.
Common Restorative Dental Procedures
Fillings are used to repair cavities after the damaged part of the tooth structure is cleaned out. They are made from composite resin, which can be customized to perfectly match the shade of your teeth. Once placed, the filling will be polished to blend in thoroughly with the rest of your tooth structure.
Crowns are caps that are placed on a tooth to restore its function as well as strength. With a dental crown in place, you can chew and speak without pain or discomfort. Dental crowns are made from porcelain and they are customized to match the shape and color of your existing teeth. A temporary crown will be placed on the tooth while the permanent one is made in a dental lab. Once the permanent crown is ready, the temporary one will be removed, and the new one will be bonded to the tooth.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They are made from ceramic and can be matched to the color of the surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance. The bridge is held in place by crowns placed on the adjacent teeth that act as abutments. This solution is most often used to fill in the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
The Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
By providing preventive care like checkups and cleanings and restorative procedures that restore the strength of your teeth, our dentist can help you enjoy lifelong dental health, stop the development of decay, and prevent issues like gum disease.
Repair Broken Teeth With Dental Restorations
Broken, damaged, or missing teeth can affect your ability to eat, speak, and enjoy life. Our dentist uses restorative dentistry treatments and procedures to repair or replace the affected teeth and restore your oral functions. This way, you can once again enjoy your favorite foods and smile and talk just like before.
If you have dental restorations, you should visit our dentist regularly so that they can monitor the health of your teeth and ensure that your dental restorations are working correctly. These visits can help to prevent the development of problems in the future.
Improve the Appearance of Your Smile
Dental restorations can help prevent tooth loss, repair broken teeth, improve the appearance of your smile, and maintain the health of your gums and teeth.
If you need restorative dental care, visit Lifetime Smile at 101 Lakeforest Blvd Suite 101, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, or call (301) 869-1170. We provide patients with custom-made restorations that are reliable, durable, and natural-looking.