Restorative Dentistry FOR ASHBURN
When your dentist fills a cavity or repairs your broken tooth, it’s a restorative dentistry procedure. It’s called restorative dentistry because the repair restores your teeth to a healthy condition. Restorative procedures include:
Onlays and inlays
Dr. Aman Sabharwal and his dedicated team at Family Dentistry & Implant Center are Ashburn’s premier restorative dentistry team.
Since the 1800s, the standard material for filling a cavity was a mixture of metals called a mercury amalgam. This worked well to fill the cavity, but wasn’t very attractive. Modern advances in dentistry have given us a new filling material made from ceramic and plastic. This new filling works as well as the old metal fillings, but can be made to match the color of your teeth, leaving your smile looking natural.
You need a dental crown when a cavity becomes large enough to weaken your tooth’s structure or when your tooth has been broken. The crown protects your tooth and adds strength. It also provides a stronger, more secure repair for a broken tooth where a filling might not stay in place.
At Family Dentistry & Implant Center, you can get your crown in one day. With CEREC same-day crowns, we mill your new crown in our office instead of sending it to a lab. You get your permanent crown in one office visit.
Onlays and Inlays
We use dental onlays and inlays to make repairs in teeth that don’t have the extensive damage which requires a crown. The advantage of using an inlay or onlay instead of a crown is the tooth does not need to be reduced in size to make room for a crown to fit over it. The inlays and onlays are crafted to replace the missing tooth material exactly, restoring your tooth’s original shape without the need to remove healthy tooth enamel.
When you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge can be fabricated to replace the missing teeth and restore your smile. A dental bridge is fixed in place, allowing you to eat normally.
Dental bridges are the workable solution for people who need an economical way of restoring their smile.
Of all the dental procedures that are done, the idea of a root canal seems to cause patients the most concern. What you need to know about a root canal is this—your current tooth pain is caused by an infection that needs to be treated. The infection can become dangerous, even life-threatening, if not treated. You have two options, get the tooth pulled or get a root canal. The root canal saves your tooth by removing the infected tooth material. The actual procedure is not painful because your tooth and gums are numbed, just like when you get a cavity filled. The pain people associate with a root canal is due to inflammation and swelling from the infection the root canal will remedy.
Restorative dentistry not only repairs your teeth, it preserves your smile. To keep your smile looking its best, call us at 571-919-6773 for an appointment.