At Premier Dental Care, we are concerned with the overall health of your teeth, bones, and body. We use restorative dentistry to repair or reconstruct a problem area in your mouth. Restorative dentistry is the term used to explain the procedures that are needed to keep your teeth healthy and functioning and can include procedures such as fillings, dental implants, crowns, dentures, and bridges. Restorative dentistry is important for patients of any age.
Restorative Dentistry For Children
Children seem to have accidents frequently. Whether it be a ball to the face during a sports game, a tumble off of a bike, or a fall from the jungle gym at the local playground, children have a certain knack for injuring themselves while playing. While some injuries may be as small as a bump that can be taken care of quickly, there are times when it is more severe and tooth damage can occur. If a permanent tooth is injured, be sure to contact our office as soon as possible, as time is of the essence in restoring the tooth. Even if the tooth is a baby tooth, it is just as important to visit our office to be sure there is no lasting damage to the gumline or adjacent teeth.
Restorative Dentistry For Adults
With proper oral hygiene, the goal as an adult is that you will not need any form of restorative dentistry; however, problems can arise at any time. Our hope is that a minimally invasive procedure, such as a filling, will be all that is needed to repair the issue. If decay becomes too severe, a more involved procedure, such as an implant, may be needed.
Restorative Dentistry For Seniors
With aging, it is not uncommon for seniors to experience tooth loss. Many of our senior patients don’t see a point in making any changes, but no matter your age, we encourage our patients to restore their teeth. Multiple problems can result from missing a tooth and can lead to greater expense and discomfort. Missing teeth can cause the jawbone to deteriorate over time, leading to deformed facial features, speech issues, and chewing concerns.
If you are located in the Washington, DC area and a family member is suffering from a problem tooth or a missing tooth, contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.