Fillings

Dental professionals have used fillings to repair cavities and damage to tooth structure for centuries. Though the practice is old, the ways we approach fillings and other restorative dentistry are fairly new. Due to technological advancements, fillings are more secure and aesthetically pleasing than ever before. At Rockville Family Dentistry, we’re able to offer filling options that match your teeth.

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Decayed/damaged tooth that requires a filling to restore the health and strength back to normal.

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Dentist has removed the decayed portion of the tooth to prepare for filling.

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The filling materials are shaped to the portion of the tooth that needs restoration. Traditionally, dentists used silver or amalgam.

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Today, dentists use more modern materials to make a subtle, strong filling that looks like the natural tooth.

We use the following materials for fillings:

Crowns

When patients get root canals or have a tooth that’s too badly decayed for a simple filling, we prescribe crowns. For individuals who need a crown, we place it on top of a dental implant. With modern restorative dentistry technology, we’re able to create crowns from materials like ceramic and porcelain, leading to a natural looking tooth. You’ll need to care for your crown much like you care for the rest of your teeth – with regular brushing, flossing, and trips to the dentist for cleanings!

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We use crowns for teeth that are severely decayed, damaged, or broken.

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First, we eliminate the surface structure of the tooth to prepare it for a crown.

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Once the crown is created, we cement it to the prepared tooth.

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 A new crown will help restore your oral health.

We use the following products for crowns:

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restorative dentistry gold logo
epseris logo - restorative dentistry
lava espe - restorative dentistry
pfm logo - restorative dentistry
restorative dentistry wolceram logo

Inlays

You may not have heard of inlays before. They’re essentially fillings, but much stronger and more lifelike than a typical filling. In order to create an inlay, we anesthetize you and prepare your tooth in a similar way that we would for a normal filling. After this, we measure for the inlay and prepare a temporary filling for you to wear until your inlay restoration is finished. The final product will help increase the overall health of your teeth.

cavity - restorative dentistry

A decayed tooth requires strengthening from an inlay-type filling.

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Your dentist will remove the decayed portion from the tooth.

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The inlay is sent off to be created. When it returns, it’ll match the natural look and feel of your tooth. You can think of it like a puzzle piece.

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You’ll have a restored tooth that blends into your healthy smile.

We use the following products for inlays:

Bridges

We prescribe bridges when you’re missing one or more teeth in the same area but still have healthy teeth surrounding the open space. There are a few different materials that we may use for a bridge.  The following are options for bridges:

  • Solid gold – Designed for long wear
  • Porcelain fused to gold – Designed for strength and subtlety
  • Porcelain – Designed to blend into your natural tooth structure

When you care for your bridge properly, it’ll increase your health and last for years.

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Bridges help to cover missing teeth

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The tooth structure from the teeth on either side is removed to prepare for the bridge.

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 Once the bridge is created, we’ll cement it to the prepared teeth.

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When a bridge is properly made, it’ll restore the natural beauty of your teeth.

We use the following products for bridges:

captek logo restorative dentistry
restorative dentistry gold logo
lava espe - restorative dentistry
pfm logo - restorative dentistry
procera - restorative dentistry
restorative dentistry wolceram logo

Root Canal

People often shudder at the thought of a root canal, but it’s sometimes necessary restorative dentistry for a tooth that is badly infected or inflamed. These issues can crop up for a variety of reasons, including a chip in the tooth, deep decay, or even repeated dental procedures. If you properly care for the tooth that you receive the endodontic therapy in, it should function normally for years to come.

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This is a tooth with a healthy root.

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A tooth with decay or damage can cause an infection in the pulp chamber of the tooth, which can be incredibly painful.

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Your dentist will create a small opening and then use very small instruments to clean out the root canal space.

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After the area is cleaned and shaped, your dentist will fill it with a material that’s compatible with your tooth and cement it to ensure the root canals are sealed.

Implants

Implants are a popular option for teeth replacement, especially if a bridge isn’t a viable option. As one of the most conservative restorative dentistry choices for tooth replacement, implants blend in well and give you the look of a natural smile. Additionally, implants are created to attach to your jaw bone and fit into your mouth naturally. Implants will replace your tooth all the way down to the root for a natural looking restoration.  Rockville Family Dentistry is a great choice for your implant needs because we are one of the few offices with a CT Scan machine.

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Implants are ideal for a missing tooth.

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Your dentist will place an implant post into the space where your tooth is missing. Within a few months, your natural bone will fuse to the implant.

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Your dentist will add a crown or bridge to the implant for a beautiful restoration.

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With an implant, you’ll be able to restore the natural function, beauty, and health of your teeth.

We use the following products for implants:

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nobel biocare logo restorative dentistry
straumann logo restorative dentistry
zimmer logo restorative dentistry

Dentures

Dentures are for individuals who have either lost most or all of their teeth, or for those whose teeth are in extreme disrepair. In these cases, dentures are the perfect restorative dentistry option to help improve your overall health, appearance, and self-esteem. Moreover, dentures will help keep your facial muscles from sagging and make it easier to eat, speak, and smile normally.

In order to care for dentures, you should always brush your gums, palate, and tongue each morning and evening to remove plaque and keep your mouth healthy. You’ll also need regular dental checkups to make sure that your appliances fit well and are healthy.

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Dentures will make you look and feel like you have natural teeth.

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Today, dentures look much more natural than they did 20 years ago.

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New denture materials and techniques allow us to create durable, comfortable dentures that fit better than your grandma could have ever imagined.

We use the following products for dentures:

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plastic teeth restorative dentistry
valplast logo - restorative dentistry