If you have missing or damaged teeth, restorative dentistry can restore your smile to its healthy, near-original condition. The team at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD, in North Bethesda, Maryland, regularly provides restorative dental services for patients of all ages. Don’t let oral health problems negatively impact your self-esteem, call the office or click the online scheduling tool to request your appointment today.
Restorative dentistry is a branch of oral health care focused on restoring your mouth and smile to an aesthetically pleasing and functional state. The team at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD, regularly performs restorative dentistry procedures and know exactly what it takes to improve your overall oral health and the physical appearance of your smile.
There are two distinct types of restorative dentistry:
Direct tooth restoration involves your dentist placing a tooth-colored filling into a prepared tooth cavity. Direct restoration typically takes one visit and only lasts about 60 minutes. The team only uses tooth-colored fillings. These mimic the appearance of your natural teeth and contain no toxic metals like mercury.
Indirect restoration utilizes customized tooth prosthetics including crowns, bridges, onlays, or inlays. Indirect restorations require more than one visit because your prosthetics are fabricated in a dental laboratory.
The team at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD proudly offers direct and indirect restoration, including:
Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin that’s incredibly durable. If you crack or chip a tooth, or have a minor cavity, your dentist might recommend a tooth-colored filling. Once applied, a tooth-colored filling can last up to 15 years.
If you have a broken or decaying tooth, the team may recommend a tooth-colored crown. Tooth-colored crowns are just as sturdy as metal or resin crowns, but they perfectly blend in with your surrounding teeth.
The only way to determine what type of restorative dentistry is right for you is to make an appointment at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD. Following an oral exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your aesthetic goals for treatment, the team can make recommendations that align with your individual needs.
Caring for dental restorations is incredibly easy. First, practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day, floss each day, and rinse your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash. You should also visit the team at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD every six months for a professional exam and cleaning.
To see if restorative dentistry is right for you, make an appointment at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool today.