Restorative dentistry is a field of dentistry that focuses on treating advanced dental concerns. Dental problems can affect the function and health of your teeth and gums. This includes missing teeth, broken or damaged teeth, gum disease, and bite issues.
Dr. Kimberly Comeau is a talented restorative dentist located in Fallston, Maryland that can deliver a healthy and beautiful smile. If you suffer from complex oral health issues, she can apply restorative treatments restore beauty, form, and function to your smile.
Restorative Dentistry Treatments
No matter what problem you are suffering from, your dentist can create a treatment plan to help you achieve optimal oral health. In some cases your treatment plan to restore oral health will overlap with one or more cosmetic dentistry treatments. However, the goal will always be to save the natural tooth. On the other hand, we may need to extract the tooth and replace it. Your dentist can use a wide range of restorative treatments to fix your smile including:
A dental bridge can replace one or several teeth in a row. Your dentist will secure it with abutment teeth. This single unit, fixed dental restoration is made up of dental crowns and pontics (the replacement teeth). Your dentist will cement the crowns to the abutment teeth. Or you can secure a bridge with dental implants. This solution does not involve using natural, remaining teeth.
A dental crown is a versatile dental restoration. Your dentist may use it to add strength to a damaged tooth. It will also protect it from further damage. A crown will completely encase the tooth like a cap. Your dentist will cement it to the tooth to secure it. A dental crown can also replace a tooth. In these cases, the dentist will attach one to a dental implant.
Dental implants are the most sophisticated way to replace any number of missing teeth. An implant fixture is a metal post surgically inserted into the jaw bone. Here, it will fuse with the surrounding bone making it very secure and stable. Your dentist may recommend a single implant to replace a single tooth. Two to eight teeth implants can replace multiple missing teeth. Your dentist will top the implants with a dental restoration.
Full and Partial Dentures
Dentures can replace multiple teeth or an entire row of missing teeth. Over the years, they have evolved and now mimic real teeth very well. Not only will they restore function but they will improve the appearance of your smile. A denture is a single unit where the false teeth are fused to a base that looks like gum tissue.
About Our Dental Restorations
With advancements in dental technology, dental restorations are now more natural-looking, comfortable, and durable. Modern dentistry allows for prosthetic teeth that are stable, secure and can restore up to 90% of your natural chewing ability. With proper oral hygiene, many dental restorations, such as dental implants, can last a lifetime.
What to Expect
If you are experiencing one, or several advanced dental health concerns, Dr. Comeau can help to restore your oral health and confidence. During your consultation, Dr. Comeau will take the time to listen to your concerns and cosmetic goals. Together, we will build a dental treatment plan that will restore the function and health of your smile.
Your restorative dental consultation will include a thorough oral health exam. Your dentist will examine your teeth, gums, bite, face, and neck. Depending on your oral health and needs, they may recommend a series of treatments including preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures.
The Cost of Treatment
We understand that paying for your dental care may seem overwhelming. We offer several payment and financing options for convenience. Our office will file your dental insurance claim to fully utilize your dental benefits. Additionally, we accept CareCredit for patients that need financing. They offer convenient monthly payments. Investing in your oral health will allow you to live a better life.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Get back to enjoying life with a natural looking smile that feels as good as it looks. To learn more about how Dr. Comeau can help you restore a functional smile with restorative dentistry in Bel Air, MD and surrounding communities, schedule an appointment with Harford County Dentistry.