Understanding Restorative Dentistry

159289975Restorative dentistry is the foundation for keeping the natural teeth healthy and functional for as long as possible!

Even patients who maintain a consistent and effective at home oral hygiene routine will encounter minor dental concerns as they age. Over time, tooth enamel can wear thin and allow a tooth to become damaged or decayed. Lifestyle habits such as teeth grinding, chewing heavily on one side, diet and overall physical health are just a few of the factors affecting the longevity of your dental health.

Howard County dentist Dr. Ray Becker offers restorative dental procedures to keep your smile functional through the years. Restorative dentistry addresses dental concerns that can lead to more complex problems down the road- including tooth loss:

  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Cavities
  • Missing teeth
  • Crooked or misaligned teeth

Restorative Dentistry Ellicott City

Dr. Becker will recommend a restorative procedure when necessary with the goal of helping you maintain a healthy smile through conservative dentistry. He also offers options for tooth replacement, emphasizing the importance of replacing a lost tooth as quickly as possible to avoid the development of additional dental problems. Depending on your dental problem, he may recommend any of the following treatments to restore your smile:

  • Dental filling: the most common restorative procedure, a dental filling will strengthen a decayed tooth and work to prevent future damage
  • Dental crown: dental crowns can serve a wide range of purposes in restoring and maintaining oral health
  • Dental implants: the ideal tooth replacement option, dental implants provide a secure solution that can last a lifetime

Don’t let minor tooth damage turn into a complex dental problem that may become costly to fix!

If you have a dental concern, missing teeth or have been away from the dentist for some time and need to restore your oral health we welcome you to our Howard County dentist office. Dr. Becker works with all patients on an individualized basis, making sure their personal concerns and needs are addressed and that they feel comfortable with their dental treatment plan.

Contact our office in Ellicott City, or request an appointment online.