A damaged, decayed or missing tooth can interfere with your day-to-day life and lead to serious complications if you do not get the treatment you need to restore your smile. At Morrison Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we’re here to help get your smile back on track. As an expert restorative dentist servicing Gaithersburg and Chevy Chase, Dr. Morrison can provide you with the care you need to restore your smile.
Restorative dentistry refers to the practice of repairing damaged teeth and replacing missing teeth to restore your overall oral health, appearance, and the function of your bite and your smile. Dr. Morrison has extensive knowledge and experience in restorative treatment, and has been recognized as one of the top restorative dentists in America. Make an appointment at our Gaithersburg or Chevy Chase office today!
We offer a full suite of restorative dentistry services at Morrison Cosmetic and General Dentistry, including:
Contact us for a consultation today if you are interested or have questions about any of these services.
Fillings are one of the most common ways to restore damaged or decayed teeth. They are durable and can be matched to the color of your natural teeth for an aesthetically pleasing result. At our practice, we offer both composite dental fillings and gold work instead of metal-amalgam fillings. A cavity is essentially a hole in your tooth that is created by bacteria. During treatment with a dental filling, Dr. Morrison will remove any damaged or decayed tooth material and fill the empty space with a filling made from gold or composite resin.
Root canal therapy is used to treat infected teeth. We offer both anterior (front) and posterior (rear molar) root canal therapy. If your tooth becomes seriously decayed or damaged, the vulnerable “pulp” which supports it can become infected. If left untreated, your tooth will die. A root canal is used to open a small hole in the tooth and then clean and disinfect the interior. Then, the tooth is restored with a filling or crown, which allows the natural tooth to be saved.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped dental prostheses which are designed to cover up and protect damaged teeth. Your tooth is trimmed to provide a stable platform, and then a crown is attached and essentially replaces your natural tooth. Your crown will cover up the remaining enamel all the way down to the gumline. Crowns are usually recommended for serious cavities, teeth that are damaged by oral trauma, and for covering up teeth which have been treated with root canal therapy.
Both full and partial dentures are a great way to quickly restore missing teeth. Partial dentures are usually recommended if you are missing only a few teeth. They use a metal or plastic framework that attaches to your remaining healthy teeth, and fills the gaps in your smile with false teeth.
Full dentures are only recommended if you have already lost most or all of your natural teeth. They restore the upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth and fit directly over your gums, so any remaining teeth must be extracted before your dentures can be built and placed.