Smile Enhancing Restorative Dentistry in Bowie, MD
Restorative dentistry can play a major role in the health and beauty of your smile. Decay and damage may have left your smile 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 of smile you’d like to wear: a gorgeous, healthy looking one!
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.
Restorative Dentistry Options
- Root Canal Therapy
- Wisdom Tooth Extraction
- Porcelain Crowns
- Crown and Bridge
Dentures and Partials
- Dental Implants
Root Canal Therapy
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 your tooth from being extracted.
One type of tooth extraction that is quite common is wisdom tooth extraction. These teeth typically develop in the late teens or early twenties, and due to changes to human diet and lifestyle, 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.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Porcelain crowns and crown and bridge treatment from Ambiance Dental Spa restore smiles to natural beauty. Crowns are needed when a significant portion of the tooth is damaged due to decay or trauma, making inlays and onlays ineffective treatment options. A crown covers the entire top portion of a tooth while preserving as much natural structure as possible. For patients who have lost an entire tooth, crown and bridge treatment can be used to complete their smile. A replacement, “bridge,” tooth is used to fill the empty socket, and it is held in place by porcelain crowns affixed to surrounding teeth. This treatment effectively replace between 1 and 3 consecutive teeth.
Should you need to replace a single, several, or all of your missing teeth, we offer three tooth replacement options: crown and bridge, dentures and partials, and dental implants. Contact us to find out which might be best for you, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment! Our Bowie, MD office provides patients with exceptional care, warm attention, a spa-like environment that they can feel truly relaxed in. We also serve the nearby communities of Lanham, Greenbelt, Crofton, Glenn Dale, Goddard, and beyond.