Fixed and Removable Restorations in Chevy Chase, MD
From cracks in teeth to tooth loss, there are many reasons for you to turn to our dental team here in Chevy Chase, MD, for restorations. We offer a variety of options from the more traditional restorations such as dental crowns and dentures to more advanced options such as dental implants. Our dentists Dr. Flavio Rasetto and Dr. Chetan Daulat can restore your smile the way you want to improve functionality and enhance your appearance.
A dental crown, or simply “a dental cap”, is a tooth-colored restoration that fits over the natural crown of a tooth to protect and preserve it. This restoration is typically made from porcelain or ceramic, as these materials are not only durable but also mimic the color of real tooth enamel.
They fit over weak or damaged teeth to provide a protective outer barrier that makes it easier to chew and bite without concern. Crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of a cracked, discolored, or misshapen teeth.
If you have a gap in your smile where one or two teeth used to be, a bridge can be used to fill that gap. A bridge contains false teeth in the middle and crowns on either end. The crowns are placed over natural teeth next to the gap to hold the false teeth permanently in place.
At this point, most people know what dentures are; however, most people don’t realize that dentures have gotten a more advanced makeover over the years. Dentures are a set of artificial teeth that either stay in place with attachments (that connect to neighboring healthy teeth) or through natural suction with the gum tissue (and adhesives, when needed).
Dentures are a set of false teeth that sit on an acrylic base that is painted to look like natural gum tissue. Dentures are an affordable and easy way to replace several or all of your missing teeth.
If you want a restoration that really does feel, look and act like a real tooth, then dental implants may be ideal for you. This titanium post is placed into the jawbone where it takes the place of your missing tooth roots. It even fuses together with the jawbone. From there, this permanent metal post holds a dental crown in place. Multiple implants can also be placed to hold multiple false teeth in place.
Chevy Chase Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry is your premier clinic for your restorative and cosmetic dentistry needs. If you want to sit down with our Chevy Chase, MD, dental team to discuss restorative treatment options, call us at (301) 652-9717