Learn about Restorative Dentistry
What is restorative dentistry? Many patients are confused by the term, but it simply describes any of our treatments that can help to make your bite and mouth more functional. In many cases, the treatments we offer at L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts in Washington, DC, will restore your teeth to their original strength and function. To do so, Dr. Dennis Norkiewicz & Associates offer our patients a long list of treatments that can be used individually or together to restore oral health.
Restore Your Mouth, Restore Your Life
Perhaps one of the most exciting developments in the world of restorative dentistry are the dental implants. They are a true tooth replacement. They feature a post inserted into the jaw and gum that replaces the roots of the natural tooth. There is an abutment that is included in the post and a new dental crown is attached to the top. When the process is completed, you have something that performs just like a tooth only it is never going to decay!
The other benefits of dental implants include their ability to help your jaw and gum remain healthy. When a natural tooth is lost, the gum tissue recedes and you lose some of the jawbone’s density. This can alter your bite and even your appearance. The use of dental implants prevents any of that from happening and allows you to look, speak and eat the same.
The use of dental crowns is not limited just to the top of implants. Dental crowns are a wonderful answer for patients who require overly large fillings that have required the removal of a lot of the tooth. They are also ideal for replacing old, and unattractive, amalgam fillings that do not offer the same level of support and performance. Crowns are also ideal for a tooth that has been damaged or had a root canal.
When these options are not going to provide a functional and restorative solution, patients can also choose dentures. We offer them as full or partial dentures. They can replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw, or just a few. They are custom made to your gums and mouth and they allow you to speak and eat just as before, while also supporting the healthy bite and jaw.
Contact Our Washington DC Dentist
Restorative dentistry is of the utmost importance, and if you have any questions about your dental needs in the Washington DC area, give us a call at (202) 488-8300. You can also use our online contact form and one of our friendly staff will get back to you promptly.
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