Are you missing most of your permanent teeth? Do you have discomfort in your mouth or jaw when you eat? At Smiles by Mia, we offer restorative dental treatments for patients who want to address emerging dental problems or need to restore their smiles fully. Dr. Mia and her professional team can treat patients with missing and damaged teeth. In addition, patients with gum inflammation, gum disease, or bite disorders benefit from professional restorative dental care at Smiles by Mia.
Restorative Dental Care at Smiles By Mia
Our restorative dental solutions renew the form and function of teeth and gums. Restorative dentistry is key for maintaining oral health and preventing more serious dental problems from arising. With the help of our digital imaging capabilities, we can provide precise treatment plans for all of your restorative dental needs. We treat our patients with the utmost care and understanding to make them feel comfortable and secure.
A bridge essentially closes the gap left by one or more consecutive missing teeth. Dental bridges can use crown-capped teeth or dental implants for support. More often than not, we recommend dental implants because they support teeth at the jaw bone. Implant-secured dental bridges last much longer than removable bridges. To learn more about our dental bridge treatment, see Dental Bridge.
Tooth crowns act as caps to cover damaged, worn, and even crooked teeth. Crowns are durable porcelain ceramic caps that blend in with natural teeth and provide strength to natural teeth. We also cap off dental implants with dental crowns. To learn more about using dental crowns to repair your damaged teeth, see Dental Crown.
A dental implant is a titanium screw that a surgeon places in the jaw bone to support a dental restoration. Implants secure dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. Restorations secured with dental implants are longer-lasting and improve bite function. To learn more about replacing your lost teeth with dental implants, see Dental Implants.
Full and Partial Dentures
Dentures are restorations for patients with rows or arches of missing permanent teeth. Although traditional dentures are removable, we recommend implant-secured dentures. Implant-secured dentures offer stability so patients can bite and chew naturally. To learn more about our dentures procedure, see Dentures & Partials.
Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a highly damaging bacterial infection that affects the gum tissue. We offer deep cleaning treatments, antibacterial rinses, and laser therapy to remove infected gum tissue and prevent reinfection. Laser therapy also regenerates healthy gum tissue. To learn about treatments for gum disease in Burke, see Periodontal Disease Treatment.
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect the jaw bone to the skull. Any damage or stress to these joints can cause temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). Patients with TMJ disorders can experience jaw and tooth pain, chronic headaches, and teeth clenching and grinding. Night guards are a great option for patients who unconsciously clench and grind their teeth as a result of TMD. To learn more about treatments for TMD, see TMJ Treatment.
Restorative Dental Care Q&A
Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on restoring the teeth to their original, healthy state. Discover more about restorative dentistry with the following answers to popular questions.
Do I have gum disease if I have bleeding gums?
Bleeding gums are often an indication of gum inflammation. Gingivitis, or gum inflammation, is a precursor to gum disease. Many patients who experience bleeding when they brush or floss need to continue to care for their smiles to prevent gum disease. We recommend that patients gently floss and then brush their teeth. Flossing once and brushing twice daily can stop bleeding gums and prevent periodontitis.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implant posts themselves are permanent. Patients who care for their dental restorations will have a stable foundation for their bridge, crown, or denture for life. However, patients who smoke or develop tooth decay or gum disease can lose their implants. Patients need to clean their restorations, gums, and natural teeth properly.
Do I need a dental bridge or partial denture?
A dental bridge can restore one or more missing teeth in a row. Partial dentures can replace large rows of missing teeth in different areas of the mouth. Our team will examine your smile to help determine if you benefit from a bridge or partial denture. In both cases, we recommend dental implants to secure the dental bridge or denture for long-lasting results.
Restore Your Smile
Do you need restorative dental care? Request a dental appointment on our website or call Smiles by Mia at (571) 789-1265. You can also ask us any questions you may have about restorative treatment at your next visit. Our dental office sees patients from Springfield, Fairfax, and Burke, VA.