Do you have missing teeth? Are you noticing changes in your bite? Restorative dental care encompasses many oral health concerns, from damaged or lost permanent teeth to gum disease and bite problems. At Williamsburg Dental, our professional team can address a variety of dental problems to restore health to your smile.
Restorative dentistry in our Broomall, PA office can renew the appearance of the teeth and gums. Patients who undergo restorative dental treatments also find that their improved oral health makes eating, speaking, and cleaning their teeth much more comfortable.
Restorative Dentistry in Broomall, PA
With restorative dental care, our patients can renew the health of their teeth and gums:
Dental Fillings & Bonding
For treating the effects of tooth decay or tooth damage, we offer fillings and tooth bonding. These are similar procedures that are commonly completed in a single visit. Fillings and bonding are essential to the long-term maintenance of dental health and offer years of stability for your smile.
A dental bridge typically uses natural teeth as anchors for a prosthetic tooth. However, we will often recommend that patients receive dental implants to secure their dental bridges. Implant-secured dental bridges last longer than removable or traditional dental bridges. Patients with two or more missing teeth benefit from a dental bridge.
Tooth crowns are caps made of porcelain ceramic. They fully cover damaged, worn, and weakened teeth. Dental crowns can also cap off dental implants. Furthermore, we can create inlays and onlays, which are similar to crowns. However, they only cover the chewing surface of the teeth.
A dental implant mimics your natural tooth’s root and is securely placed into bone tissue under the gums. Sometimes, additional bone is needed for a stable result. We may recommend a bone graft to support the implant. Over time, the implant fuses with your natural bone and becomes integrated into your jaw. The implant allows a dental crown, bridge, or denture to be attached or restored using an abutment.
Dentures & Partials
Our full and partial dentures may restore rows or arches of teeth. Compared to traditional removable dentures, which lay on the gums, implant dentures support the gum and bone tissue. With implant-supported dentures, patients can eat the foods they love without any slipping. Traditional dentures that require adhesive easily slip around the mouth and come with dietary restrictions. Dental implants provide added support to patients with multiple missing teeth.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Gum disease or periodontitis is caused by bacteria buildup on and beneath the gum tissue. Over time, gum disease can lead to gum recession and tooth loss. Our routine dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. Removing harmful bacteria can reverse the earliest stages of gum disease.
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are usually caused by stress or injury to the TMJ. These joints, which aid in chewing and speaking, can cause problems if they are damaged or under pressure. Many patients with TMJ disorders experience chronic headaches, teeth clenching and grinding, and tooth pain. We can provide TMD patients with nightguards to alleviate pressure from the joints and protect the teeth from further wear.
Restorative Dental FAQs
Learn more about restorative dental care with answers to these common questions:
Can I receive implants if I have a dental bridge or denture?
Yes, if you have a removable bridge or denture, but want the support of implants, we can help. Our dental office works with local oral surgeons to place implants. If needed, we can also provide a new crown or implant-secured restoration.
What are the early signs of gum disease?
Gum disease begins as gingivitis or gum inflammation. When the gums are inflamed, patients may be sensitive to hot or cold foods and drinks. Patients may also notice that their gums bleed when they brush or floss. In addition, gum inflammation can make the gums appear red and swollen.
Contact Our Dental Office
Do you want to restore your smile? Schedule a dental consultation with the dentists at Williamsburg Dental today. You may also call our dental office at (610) 347-8302. At your next appointment, please let our dental team know if you have any questions or concerns about your oral health. They will be happy to help you get the answers you need.