Problems like missing teeth, tooth damage, gum disease, and even sleep apnea can make everyday life difficult. At Dupont Dental, we want to help patients renew their smiles’ full function and comfort. We offer restorative dentistry treatments in our Washington, DC, dental office that replace missing permanent teeth, reverse gum disease symptoms, fix TMJ pain, and more. Restorative dental treatments can fully transform patients’ smiles.
Restorative Dentistry in Washington, DC
Our dental office can renew the complete form and function of the smile with restorative dental treatment. These restorative treatments can include:
A dental bridge can restore rows of missing teeth. Traditional and cantilever bridges use the support of natural teeth and dental crowns to stay in place. Our office also works with oral surgeons to use dental implants to secure dental bridges.
Tooth crowns are caps that fully cover and protect a tooth. Dental crowns are made of tooth-colored materials that create a result virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. We recommend dental crowns for patients with damaged teeth, worn teeth, and large fillings.
Implants are the gold standard for patients who want to replace one or more missing permanent teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that stabilize restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures. Once dental implants heal, they permanently stay in the mouth.
Dentures & Partials
Full and partial dentures are restorations that replace rows or arches of missing teeth. While dentures traditionally lay on the gums, we recommend implants to secure dentures and help patients improve their bite function.
Gum Disease Treatment
We offer deep-cleaning treatments for patients with gum disease. These treatments remove plaque and tartar buildup that irritate and inflame the gum tissue. Regular cleanings can keep chronic gum problems at bay.
Patients with sleep apnea experience pauses in breathing due to an obstructed airway. While CPAP machines are the traditional treatments for sleep apnea, oral appliances offer a more comfortable and portable option. Dr. Banks can create custom-made oral appliances to keep the airway open.
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are bite disorders that create pain and facial and jaw dysfunction. TMJ treatment includes physical therapy, a soft diet, and nightguards. We can develop custom-made nightguards for TMJ patients who experience teeth clenching and grinding, jaw pain, and tooth wear.
Restorative Dental Q&A
Discover more about restorative dental treatments with answers to these common patient questions:
What is a complete mouth restoration?
A complete mouth restoration or a full mouth reconstruction uses multiple restorative treatments to renew the smile. Dr. Banks works with patients to help them restore their smiles with the latest techniques and technologies. He also collaborates with local surgeons and specialists to provide treatments like dental implants.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implant posts themselves are permanent. This is because oral surgeons place the posts in the jaw bone, where they fuse with the tissue over three to six months. Once implants are fully healed, they become a permanent part of the smile. Implants can also ensure that restorations last longer than removable counterparts.
Do I have gum disease if my gums bleed?
Bleeding gums are common among patients who have gingivitis or gum inflammation. Patients who experience bleeding gums after they brush their teeth can eventually develop gum disease if they stop caring for their smiles. While bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease, they are reversible. Flossing, brushing, and visiting the dentist regularly can help reverse gingivitis. Patients with additional gum disease symptoms like swollen, irritated, and receding gums will require more thorough dental care.
Renew Your Smile
Are you looking for restorative dental treatments to address one or more dental problems? Request a dental appointment with Dr. Banks online or call (202) 946-4720. Our office works with specialists, dental laboratories, and oral surgeons to deliver high-quality, long-lasting restorations.