Restorative dentistry services not only affect the teeth. Restorative dental care can fully renew the form and function of the teeth, gums, and temporomandibular joints. Dr. Stan Nova offers restorative dentistry services in Gaithersburg, MD. Dr. Nova provides flapless implant surgery to patients who need to replace single or multiple missing teeth. Additionally, Dr. Nova can address bite disorders like TMD and provide gum disease treatment.
Restorative Dentistry in Gaithersburg, MD
Dr. Nova offers various restorative dentistry services in his Maryland dental office. Continue reading to learn more about some of the restorative services we offer:
A dental bridge is a dental restoration that can replace one to four consecutive missing teeth. Dental bridges “bridge the gap” left by missing teeth. While traditional bridges need the support of natural teeth to secure the restoration, implant-secured bridges replace teeth at the root.
Implant-secured bridges are preferred because they are permanently secured at the jawbone, reducing the risk of jawbone deterioration. To learn more about how a dental bridge can replace gaps left by missing teeth and restore function to patients’ smiles, see Dental Bridge.
Dental crowns act like caps to fully cover single teeth. Crowns can cap off dental implants, protect worn or damaged teeth, and strengthen teeth after root canal treatment. We use dental crowns made of porcelain ceramic, which is matched to be the same color as the patient’s natural enamel.
Dental crowns blend in seamlessly with surrounding teeth, providing a natural-looking restoration. To learn more about how dental crowns can restore damaged teeth, see Dental Crowns.
Dr. Nova is an implant dentist who offers flapless implant surgery to place one or more implants. Dental implants are titanium posts that support dental restorations at the jaw bone. Implants create a stable foundation for false teeth so patients can eat, drink, speak, and talk normally.
Implants reduce the risk of jaw bone deterioration and have no dietary restrictions. They are a permanent restoration that can secure a bridge, crown, or dentures. To learn more about how dental implants can permanently secure your restoration and restore your smile, see Dental Implants.
We offer deep cleaning treatments and laser dentistry for patients with periodontitis. Also known as gum disease, periodontitis leads to swollen, red, bleeding, and receding gums. Removing disease-causing bacteria and diseased gum tissue helps reverse these symptoms for healthier gums.
Gum disease progresses very quickly, so it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible before the disease causes any permanent damage. To learn more about the effects of gum disease and how we treat it, see Periodontal Disease Treatment.
The temporomandibular joints connect the skull to the jawbone and can create pain or discomfort if injured or damaged. TMJ disorders can lead to headaches, jaw pain, and difficulty chewing. Many patients with TMD have bruxism, which means they clench and grind their teeth.
Wearing a custom-made nightguard can alleviate TMD symptoms. To learn more about TMJ disorders and how treatment can help alleviate their symptoms, see TMJ Treatment.
Restorative Dental FAQs
Do you have further questions about restorative dentistry services offered in our office? Read answers to common questions about restorative dentistry below:
Do I have gum disease if my gums bleed?
Bleeding gums can indicate gingivitis, the precursor to gum disease. However, patients can experience bleeding gums if they brush their teeth aggressively. Gently flossing and brushing consistently twice a day can reverse gingivitis. Contact our office for treatment if you have additional symptoms, such as inflamed and swollen gums.
Can I receive dental implants if I already have a denture or dental bridge?
We recommend dental implants for patients with removable dentures or traditional bridges. Removable dentures use adhesive, which can be messy and not fully support the bite.
Traditional dental bridges also require the support of natural teeth to stay in place. Dental implants secure bridges and dentures at the root. We recommend implant treatment if you need to replace your bridge or denture.
How do I know if I have bruxism?
Bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding, often occurs unconsciously as a result of TMD. Patients often clench and grind their teeth during the day when stressed or asleep at night.
Symptoms accompanying bruxism can include jaw pain, difficulty or pain when chewing, and tooth sensitivity or pain. We can also see signs of tooth wear at routine appointments. Remember to schedule regular visits and let us know if you notice signs of bruxism or TMD.
Contact Our Dental Office
Do you need to restore your tooth and gum health? Schedule a dental appointment with our dentists on our website or call (240) 226-1482. Let us know if you have questions for our dentists; they will gladly help.