If you damage or lose a permanent tooth, restorative dentistry techniques can correct the problem and return your smile to its near-original condition. The team at Faith Cousins, DDS, in Silver Spring, Maryland, proudly offers a number of restorative dentistry options for patients of all ages. You don’t have to settle for a smile that doesn’t make you happy. To request your consultation, call the office or click the online booking tool today.
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.
At Faith Cousins, DDS, the team offers 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. At Faith Cousins, DDS, the team only uses mercury-free crowns and fillings, ensuring patient comfort and safety.
Bridges are oral prosthetics used to fix gaps or spaces in your smile. If you’re missing one tooth, your dentist might recommend a dental bridge. A bridge features a false tooth and two crowns. Your 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 Faith Cousins, DDS, the team offers both partial and full dentures. In addition to addressing missing teeth, dentures help restore your facial structure and make speaking easier.
If you’re 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 that your dentist surgically places. Each implant features a metal attachment that connects to a crown.
A filling is a restoration used to address minor decay or damage. At Faith Cousins, DDS, the team offers white restorations that mimic the color and light-reflecting properties of your natural tooth enamel.
To determine the type of restorative dentistry you’ll most benefit from, your dentist performs an oral exam and asks you about your aesthetic goals for treatment. They 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, your dentist develops a restorative dentistry treatment plan that meets your needs.
To learn more about the benefits of restorative dentistry, make an appointment at Faith Cousins, DDS, today. Call the office or click the online booking tool.