Quality Restorative Dentistry in Towson, MD
The team at Towson Dental Group can certainly handle routine dental care like examinations and cleanings. But when you have a dental problem that demands more, Dr. Kim is also here for you with restorative dental treatments. Crowns and bridges are very common dental procedures, but they can greatly improve your quality of life and prevent future difficulties.
Sometimes referred to as caps, crowns help stabilize damaged or badly decayed teeth. Dr. Kim will take measurements of the teeth to be treated so that custom crowns can be fabricated just for you. Once the crowns are ready, Dr. Kim places them so that they cover the visible segment of your teeth above the gumline.
This positioning helps hold cracked teeth together and protects them from further damage. In addition, crowns will grant your teeth a great new look, covering chips, decay, and other flaws.
Dentists have used bridges for many decades to replace missing teeth. Modern bridges contain great-looking artificial teeth to replace any absent teeth, and the bridge is fixed to adjacent natural teeth. As you can see, bridges are an ideal answer when a patient is only missing a few teeth or a single tooth and does not require a set of dentures.
Our Intraoral Scanner
Restorative dentistry requires accurate measurements of your teeth to ensure quality work. In the past, dentists used impressions to acquire these measurements. However, impression material is messy and often unpleasant for patients. Today, we use intraoral scanners.
An intraoral scanner is a digital device that creates a precise, three-dimensional picture of your mouth. The process is quick, painless, and there is no need for goopy impression material.
Do you think you may need a crown or bridge? Please do not hesitate to call Towson Dental Group at (410) 823-0044 for questions or appointments.