Restorative Treatment

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Chevy Chase and Gaithersburg, MD

Restorative Treatment

Thanks to advancements in dental technology, today’s restorative treatments are effective and painless, offering a swift path toward a healthy smile. At Morrison Cosmetic & General Dentistry, with offices in Chevy Chase and Gaithersburg, Maryland, Eric Morrison, DDS, and his team offer the full scope of modern restorative treatments, all performed in a caring and compassionate manner. Call the office or request an appointment online.

What is the purpose of restorative treatment?

While preventive treatment strives to avoid dental decay and damage, and cosmetic treatment focuses on improving the aesthetics of your smile, restorative dentistry centers on addressing existing dental health issues. The purpose of these treatments is to restore the structural integrity of your teeth and the health of your gums. 

In the hands of a highly skilled practitioner like Dr. Morrison, restorative dental treatments can save a decayed or damaged tooth, reverse the damage of gum disease, and help you feel great about the appearance of your smile. 

What are some examples of restorative treatments?

Any treatment that removes dental decay, restores damaged tooth tissue, replaces a missing tooth, or treats periodontal disease can be considered restorative dentistry. 

Some examples of restorative dental treatments include:

  • Fillings
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Root canals
  • Dental implants
  • Gum grafting

Virtually everyone needs some form of restorative dental care at one point or another. Having a trusted dental provider to turn to can make it far easier to get the care you need in a warm and welcoming setting. 

The team at Morrison Cosmetic Dentistry offers the very latest restorative dental technology. A conservative approach is taken when possible, preserving as much healthy tooth tissue as possible. State-of-the-art anesthetic options help you remain comfortable from start to finish. 

How do I know if I need restorative treatment?

It’s important to pay close attention to any changes you notice in the way your teeth and gums look and feel. If you experience any form of dental pain, schedule a diagnostic exam to determine which treatments offer the best fit. 

Some of the signs you might need restorative dental care include:

  • Pain when you bite or chew
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Unusual sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Changes in the color of a tooth 
  • Bleeding gums when you brush or floss
  • Loose teeth
  • New gaps between teeth or other alignment changes

Dental decay doesn’t always create clear symptoms in the early stages. That’s why you should come in for routine dental exams every six months to ensure any issues are caught in the earliest possible stage.

To book an exam, or to determine the cause of dental symptoms, reach out to Morrison Cosmetic Dentistry to book a visit. Online scheduling is an option, or you can always call during normal business hours to find a time that meets your schedule.