Restorative dentistry in Bowie, MD can play a major role in the health and beauty of your smile. Decay and damage may have left your teeth looking worn and faded, but through restorative dental care that includes fillings, crowns, root canal therapy, or tooth replacement, we can turn that worn smile into the kind you deserve: gorgeous, vibrant, and healthy!
Because you care about both the health and appearance of your smile, we offer tooth-colored composite fillings in our Bowie dental office. We’ve all seen the traditional amalgam fillings and the dark spots they leave on the teeth. Mercury-free composite fillings support better overall health as well, keeping your exposure to this highly-toxic material to a minimum.
Porcelain crowns from Ambiance Dental Spa can restore severely compromised teeth to their original beauty. Crowns are needed when a significant portion of the tooth is damaged due to decay or trauma, making fillings an ineffective treatment option. A crown covers the entire top portion of a tooth while preserving as much natural structure as possible.
We want to help you keep as many of your natural teeth for as long as possible, which is why we might opt to perform root canal therapy when a tooth has become infected. You could simply have a problem tooth pulled, but this leads to further complications if we don’t address the empty space left behind. Root canal therapy can rid your tooth of an infected nerve and save it from being extracted.
Most of the time, our team is able to repair even severely damaged teeth, but there are still some situations in which removing a problem tooth is simply the best solution. This can prevent extensive decay on one tooth from spreading to others, or it can allow us to replace a broken or weakened tooth that’s unable to support a restoration. Thankfully, sedation dentistry can help keep patients comfortable during this procedure, and we can also quickly replace any teeth if necessary using custom-made restorations.
One type of tooth extraction that is quite common is a wisdom tooth extraction. These teeth typically develop in the late teens or early twenties, and due to changes to the human diet and lifestyle, they are no longer necessary. Many patients’ wisdom teeth are “impacted” (unable to erupt from the gums) because they are blocked by surrounding teeth. Additionally, patients frequently lack space for their wisdom teeth, and this third set of molars tends to be more susceptible to decay. Wisdom teeth are often removed to avoid future complications.