Restorative Dental Care
in Washington, DC
Restorative dentistry refers to any services that are used to repair the teeth, gums, or jawbone and restore them to a healthy state. Our restorative services range from simple dental fillings to surgical procedures, and our experienced team can work with you to determine which treatment or treatments will cater to the unique needs of your oral health and smile. Call our office to schedule your next restorative treatment with our team today!Schedule Appointment
Composite dental fillings are used to replace areas of teeth that must be removed due to tooth decay. Since they can be made to match the shade of the tooth, they blend in with the tooth and are far less noticeable than silver fillings. Tooth-colored fillings also require less of the natural tooth to be removed.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges are both used to protect and strengthen teeth that have become weak over time due to decay and other damage. Crowns are single tooth-colored caps that fit over individual teeth. Bridges are three or more crowns that are attached together, and they can also be used to replace missing teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
When bacteria is able to get inside a tooth through untreated tooth decay or dental trauma, the pulp inside of the tooth may become infected. The pulp must be removed through a small hole in the top of the tooth, after which the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed, and a crown or other restoration is placed on top.
Laser Gum Treatment
Laser dentistry is used to treat periodontal disease efficiently and with minimal discomfort for the patient. Lasers can target the precise areas of the gums that need attention while the surrounding area is left alone. Laser gum treatment is a less invasive way to clear away built-up plaque and tartar beneath the gum line.
A tooth may need to be extracted if there is not enough healthy tooth structure left for another filling or root canal, and it needs to be replaced entirely. Teeth are also extracted if they are crowding the other teeth and causing misalignment issues or damaging nearby teeth. Once extracted, we can also replace the tooth if necessary.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom tooth removal is one of the most common types of dental extractions. They are typically needed because the patients’ jaw is not big enough for the third set of molars, the teeth are impacted or can’t fully grow in, or if they are negatively affecting the other teeth. Wisdom teeth can also cause avoidable tooth decay, gum disease, and infections.
Dental implants are very durable restorations that are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, which provides a very stable base for the artificial tooth. The restoration is custom designed to blend in with the surrounding teeth. To learn more, please visit our dental implants page.
Full & Partial Dentures
Full dentures are used to replace entire arches of teeth, either all of the top teeth, bottom teeth, or both. Partial dentures can be used to fill in a few gaps in your smile, and they are easy to clip onto nearby teeth and remove. We also offer implant-supported dentures, which combine the benefits of both implants and full dentures.
Our experienced team can perform oral surgeries in-house. Bone graft surgeries are sometimes required to strengthen a patients’ jawbone before they can receive dental implants or hybrid dentures. We can also perform dental extractions and wisdom teeth removal in our office.