Restorative Dentistry Silver Spring MD
If you have suffered tooth damage or tooth loss, your oral health and the functions of your mouth are greatly impacted. These types of issues can significantly impact how your mouth works, which can then impact your life in general. Not only that, but many of these issues can also impact the appearance of your smile, which can cause you to become self-conscious. If you have suffered tooth damage or tooth loss, Metropolitan Dental Specialty Group can help with restorative treatments.
A cavity is just another word for a hole that has developed in your tooth. This hole occurs because of decay. Cavities do not go away on their own. They only get worse the more time you go without treatment. The most common treatment for cavities is fillings. A filling involves removing the decay and then filling the hole with a material that seals it to prevent new decay from developing. A filling can be done using amalgam, which is a material made up of metals, or composite resin, which is a tooth-colored material typically used for treating cavities in visible teeth. Read More About Dental Fillings
When it comes to dealing with teeth that have suffered more significant decay or damage, a crown is a very popular treatment. A crown is meant to protect the tooth, prevent further harm, and provide strength. All of these features help to keep the tooth in your mouth so that you do not need to have it removed. You have many options when it comes to crowns. Metal crowns provide the greatest strength, a feature perfect for treating back teeth. Porcelain crowns look completely realistic, perfect for treating front teeth. Read More About Dental Crowns
A dental bridge is a minimally invasive treatment used to replace a missing tooth. A fake tooth fills the empty space and is held in place with crowns. Bridges, like crowns, can be made from many materials, including metal and porcelain. The type of material used typically depends on where the missing tooth is located and your preferences. The bridge can be used to replace any tooth in your mouth, whether it is a front tooth or one near the back. Filling in the empty space improves your oral health, restores proper functioning, and keeps the rest of your tooth in their correct alignment. Read More About Dental Bridges
Today, you have many options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are the most recent addition to your choices. While the treatment is more invasive, it is also one of the most successful. Dental implants use small posts to provide support for your replacement teeth. These posts are placed into your jawbone. Like bridges, implants restore functionality to your mouth, improve your oral health, and keep your other teeth in alignment. However, these are not the only benefits implants offer. With implants, you do not need to have the surrounding teeth altered in any way. The treatment also helps to keep the bone in your jaw strong. Read More About Dental Implants
All on 4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 is a type of implant treatment that is meant for those missing all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, but who do not have the bone density to support the typical full arch replacement. With All-on-4, we surgically implant only 4 posts into your jaw. Their placement is done in such a way to ensure optimal success with the mass you have remaining in your jaw. Read More About All on 4 Dental Implants
Deep inside of your tooth lies soft tissue called pulp. If this tissue becomes inflamed or infected, you could be left in significant pain. You may also develop an abscess at the root of the tooth that can compromise your overall health. Instead of extracting the tooth, we can perform a root canal. With a root canal, we remove the pulp from the tooth and clean the inside to eliminate bacteria. The tooth is then filled and given a restoration such as a filling or a crown to protect it. The goal of the procedure is to preserve the tooth while also restoring your oral health. Read More About Root Canals
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If you have suffered tooth decay, tooth damage, or tooth loss, restorative dentistry can help to improve your oral health. In many cases, these treatments can also help to improve your smile as well. For more information, call Metropolitan Dental Specialty Group at (301) 585-0400 today.