Restorative Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD
Nearly everyone experiences dental damage at one point or another in their lives. Whether the problem is as simple as a small cavity or as serious as a lost tooth, we want you to be able to find the support and high-quality care you need here at Diamond Dental of Owings Mills. Our available restorative services are designed to provide each patient with personalized care and bring back much-needed health and aesthetic value to their smile.
Our treatment options include:
When many long-time dental patients think of fillings, images of dark, silver spots in their smile may still come to mind. Our team is happy to tell you that this is no longer the case here at our office. Our tooth-colored fillings are precisely shaded to match your natural enamel as closely as possible, resulting in a truly seamless appearance. This method also offers patients more conservation in their dental care (meaning that we don’t have to remove as much healthy tooth structure to accommodate the new filling), as well as reduced sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures following treatment.
Did you know that gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is one of the most common health issue patients face today? While this condition may exhibit relatively mild or even invisible symptoms in its early stages, it can quickly lead to unpleasant consequences for patients’ smiles if left untreated for too long. Thankfully, Dr. Mattson and her team are here to offer you the support and personalized care you need. Several periodontal treatment options are available at our office depending on the severity of your case, including in-depth cleanings, root scaling and planing, and precise, comfortable therapy with the help of our state-of-the-art soft tissue laser.
Full and Partial Dentures
When it comes to treating severe tooth loss, many patients still find that they enjoy the convenience, reliability, and affordability of dentures. These durable, customized restorations are designed to replenish gaps comfortably and provide your smile with newfound strength and vitality. Full dentures recreate an entire arch of missing teeth and are held in place with the help of natural suction, while partial dentures are designed like a puzzle piece to replace certain gaps and are clipped into place. Both styles of denture are removable for easy cleaning and more comfortable sleep. If you’re looking for more permanence in your tooth replacement solution, Dr. Mattson can also use the transformative power of dental implants to create a stronger and more secure foundation for your denture.
Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown is a custom-designed cap that gets placed over the entire visible portion of a tooth. Its goal is to protect the tooth from damage and help it to regain its function, appearance, and strength. Crowns can also be used as part of a dental bridge to replace missing teeth. In a dental bridge, a crown gets placed on each tooth that surrounds a gap. The crowns support an artificial tooth between them to fill in the empty space.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a restorative procedure wherein Dr. Mattson cleans out the damaged or infected tissue from the innermost chamber of a tooth. She also removes the tooth’s nerve, thereby preventing it from sending pain signals to the brain. In many cases, root canal therapy is able to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted. As an emergency dentist in Owings Mills, Dr. Mattson is often able to provide same-day root canal therapy to help patients experience fast pain relief.
While Dr. Mattson does her best to save teeth, in some cases, restorative dentistry in Owings Mills requires tooth extractions. If a tooth is so badly decayed or damaged that it must be removed, the area will be numbed before Dr. Mattson gently breaks the ligaments that hold the tooth in place. Sedation is also available to help you be as comfortable as possible. Following an extraction, you may later be able to get the tooth replaced with a bridge or dental implant.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
The wisdom teeth are the third molars at the back of the mouth. Unfortunately, most people’s mouths do not have the space to accommodate them, so they may lead to a range of oral health complications. If you need to have your wisdom teeth extracted, the first step in the procedure is to make sure you are comfortable. Then, Dr. Mattson may need to create an incision in your gums and/or break the wisdom teeth into pieces in order to remove them.
Contact our Owings Mills, MD office today to schedule your first appointment, or if you have any questions for the team. Dr. Monica Mattson wants to make a difference when it comes to your oral health, and it shows through her attention to detail and devotion to affordable treatment that creates exceptional results. We can’t wait to make you a part of our oral healthcare family!