As a leading dental practice in Germantown MD, we feel it’s our responsibility to educate you on the different options you may have when it comes to dental care.
At Advanced Dental Center, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services. They include:
· Dental implants
· Dental veneers
· Sedation dentistry
· Crowns and bridges
· Root canals
· Dentures and partial dentures
· Gym treatments
· Preventative dentistry
· Cleanings and deep cleanings
· Fluoride treatments
Out of all these services though, there are some procedures which we carry out more often than the rest.
Below is some information on each procedure so you know what to expect if you’re opting for the same.
- Root Canals
Typically, a root canal procedure is conducted when the tissue in the tooth (the tooth’s pulp) becomes infected or inflamed. This usually happens due to deep decay, faulty crowns or even due to a chip or crack in the tooth. If left untreated, the tooth becomes infected due to a buildup of pus, which leads to an abscess, which is very painful and can actually destroy the bone around the tooth as well. During a dental procedure, the dentist removes that tooth and places a crown instead to add some protection.
This procedure is conducted to cover up an existing tooth that may have decayed, or broken or may have been chipped. Composed of porcelain or metal, the crown is placed after the area around the tooth is numbed. It is then filed down a bit to create proper placement for the crown. However, if the tooth is too broken, the dentist may use filling to build upon the tooth to support the crown. The tooth will then be sent to a dental lab so a custom crown can be made. During this time, you’ll have a temporary crown in place. On your second visit, that crown will be removed and the new crown will take its place.
- Dental Implants
Implants are a more popular option than bridges because they are like natural teeth i.e. they look and act like them. In this procedure, a metal frame or post is added to the bone socket, to which the dental implant is fused. As the jawbone heals, the dental implant gets anchored into the jaw, making it a permanent addition.
Visit us to know more!
Aside from these common procedures, there are so many more options people can avail to improve their dental health.
If you’d like to know more, come to our dentistry in Germantown, MD. Make an appointment by calling (301) 353-8890.