Restorative DentistryAnnapolis, MD

Certain dental concerns can affect both the beauty and function of your smile. This includes worn down, damaged, chipped, missing, or cracked teeth. These kinds of dental problems can also significantly impact your quality of life and oral health. Restoring function and cosmetic appeal to your smile begins with a diagnosis and treatment plan by your dentist. Dr. Sheen offers restorative dentistry in Annapolis, MD to help restore health and function back to smiles.

Each patient case is different and unique. Dr. Sheen will suggest the best restorative dental treatment that would be best for you and your needs. Your treatment plan will also satisfy your cosmetic goals. Through advanced dental technology, top-quality materials, and state-of-the-art techniques, Dr. Sheen can restore your self-confidence and the natural beauty of your smile.

Improper alignment of jaw joints, facial muscles, and teeth can make smiling an embarrassing gesture for anyone. The good news is that modern restorative dentistry can reverse the negative effects of dental deterioration caused by trauma, life circumstances, and even substandard dental work.

Dr. Sheen can provide comprehensive care for complex dental concerns related to the function of the bite, such as TMJ disorders.

Restorative Dentistry in Annapolis, MD

Restorative Dentistry Treatments

At your consultation, Dr. Sheen will do a thorough examination and will ask you what your goals and desires are pertaining to your smile. He will then discuss the available options and recommend the treatments he feels will help you attain these goals.

We will customize your treatment to meet your unique needs and will fit within your budget. The restorative dentistry services we offer at Annapolis Center for Dental Health & Wellness that will help bring back your natural smile include:

Dental Bridge

Dentists will use a dental bridge to “bridge” a gap between teeth. The restoration is a series of prosthetic teeth linked together and supported by an anchor on either side of the gap. Dental bridges are typically used to replace multiple missing teeth in a row. Replacing missing teeth is crucial to reducing the risks associated with them including teeth shifting and gum disease. 

A dental bridge may be secured using a dental implant or by attaching the restoration to healthy natural teeth on either side of the gap, however, securing a bridge with an implant is the preferred method. To learn more about how a dental bridge can be used to replace multiple missing teeth and restore function to your bite, see Dental Bridge

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone beneath the gum line. This titanium post will act as the tooth root providing a strong foundation for a dental restoration. For patients missing a single tooth, the implant will support a dental crown. For patients missing several consecutive teeth, multiple implants will support a dental bridge.

Even if you are missing an entire arch of teeth, multiple implants can support a full denture. Dental implants offer the most durable and natural solution for patients with damaged or missing teeth. They replace missing teeth at the jawbone reducing the risk of bone deterioration and permanently securing restorations. This allows them to look and function very similarly to natural teeth. To learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile, see Dental Implants

Dentures & Partials

A denture is a set of false teeth that used to be the only option for patients missing most or all of their teeth. They are made in a dental lab with impressions of your mouth. Dentures have a base that is acrylic resin and metal. This part will rest on your gums. The teeth portion is attached to the base and is typically made of plastic or porcelain but can differ depending on quality, color, and size as they are made to match the patient’s natural teeth. 

Dentures may also be secured using dental implants. Dental implants allow for dentures to be permanently secured without the need for denture adhesive. Also, implant-supported dentures do not come with any dietary restrictions. To learn more about how dentures and partials can restore aesthetics and function to your smile, see Dentures & Partials

TMJ Therapy

A TMJ disorder, or TMD, is a term that refers to a wide variety of potential issues affecting the jaw joint, muscles in the face, neck, and surrounding nerves. TMJ disorder can cause some people a lot of pain in their jaw joints and the surrounding muscles. We offer therapy to help our patients from relief from painful TMJ symptoms. To learn more about TMJ Therapy and the methods we use to restore jaw joints and reduce pain and symptoms, see TMJ Treatment

Same-Day Dental Restorations

Dr. Sheen offers the convenience of CEREC one-visit porcelain restorations. This means that Dr. Sheen can design, fabricate, and place porcelain dental crowns and inlays, and onlays in a single visit. This will ultimately save you the hassle of making multiple trips to the dentist.

Visit Our Annapolis Dental Office Today

Restorative dentistry does more than just change the appearance of your smile. It corrects the root problems that lead to pain and discomfort caused by missing, broken, or worn teeth. You don’t have to hide your smile. We also offer a range of dental services in Annapolis, Maryland.

Contact our restorative and family dentistry office today and learn what restorative dentistry can do for you. Call (443) 482-5202 or request an appointment online.