Are missing teeth impacting your bite? Have you been noticing signs of gum irritation or inflammation? Call Lighthouse Family Dentistry for restorative dentistry solutions in Annapolis, MD. Restorative dentistry helps patients with a wide array of oral health problems, from missing and damaged teeth to gum disease.
Dr. E. Taylor Meiser and his team work with their patients as individuals to understand their specific needs and goals. Taking each patient’s health and dental history into account, as well as their current restorative needs, allows Dr. Meiser and his team to create a customized treatment plan. Dr. Meiser also explains each step of the treatment process so patients can become educated about their own oral health.
Our restorative dental services restore missing teeth, improve damaged teeth, and remove gum infections.
Dental bridges are prosthetics that help restore rows of missing teeth. Although traditional bridges are secured by adjacent natural teeth, we recommend implant-supported bridges. Dental bridges that are secured by dental implants offer longer-lasting results for our patients.
A tooth crown acts as a cap to cover and protect dental implants, damaged teeth, or discolored teeth. Made of porcelain ceramic, our dental crowns are strong and durable. They also look just like natural teeth because the porcelain ceramic material reflects light.
Dental implants are titanium metal posts that fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. They can also be used to support and hold dental bridges or dentures in place. Implants are the gold standard for replacing lost teeth. This is because they fully fuse to the jaw bone, creating a stable foundation for a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture.
Dentures and Partials
Patients with full rows or arches of missing teeth can restore their smile with partial and full dentures. Dentures that are traditionally removable often slip around the mouth and require messy adhesives to stay in place. Our implant-supported dentures look and feel just like natural teeth.
Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontitis, or gum disease, begins as gum irritation and inflammation. Over time, if the teeth and gums are not treated properly, bacteria can build upon and around the gums. Patients with gum disease experience a multitude of symptoms, from bleeding gums to gum recession. We offer an array of treatment options to reverse these symptoms.
Restorative Dental FAQs
Do you want to know more about our restorative services? Read answers to these frequently asked questions:
Can I replace my removable bridge or denture with implants?
We can provide you with dental implant treatment if you already have a removable dental bridge or denture. Dental implants are not used to replace every tooth in the mouth. However, several strategically placed implants can support a bridge or denture. We will undergo a thorough examination to determine if you are a good candidate for implant treatment.
How can I treat my bleeding gums?
If your gums bleed when you brush and floss your teeth, you probably have gum inflammation. Although gum inflammation is a precursor to gum disease, it is easily reversible. Patients with bleeding gums may not floss or brush their teeth often enough. We recommend that patients schedule regular visits to our office as well as brush and floss twice a day. Maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine can stop bleeding gums and prevent periodontitis.
What do I do if my dental crown or dental bridge breaks?
If your dental crown or dental bridge breaks, contact our dental office for emergency dental care. Our team can help you receive a temporary restoration as soon as possible. We want to ensure that your teeth and gums are not damaged while we plan your new restoration.
Restore Your Smile Today
Do you need to treat gum problems? Have you just lost a permanent tooth? Request a dental appointment with our dental team on our website. You can also contact Lighthouse Family Dentistry for restorative care today at 410-324-7287. We serve patients in Annapolis, Edgewater, and the surrounding areas.