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Improving Mechanicsville, MD Smiles with Restorative Dentistry

Statistics reveal, that as a society, we place a high value on our smiles. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey:

* Virtually all adults (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social asset. Ninety-six percent of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex.

* Three-quarters (74%) of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chance for career success.

* When respondents were asked, “What would you like to improve most about your smile?” The most common response was: Whiter and brighter teeth.

At St. Mary’s Dental, we want you to smile your best! With our restorative dentistry options, we can repair teeth that have suffered because of cavities, infections, traumas, or treatments. And we can combine restorative dentistry with cosmetic dentistry and create a full-mouth reconstruction, too!

For our Mechanicsville patients, we can use restorative dentistry to straighten misalignments, heal infections, treat decay, and replace missing teeth. Our preferred method for straightening teeth is Invisalign. And we have several choices for tooth replacement, including dental implants.

Dental Crowns and Tooth-Colored Fillings

Fillings are used to strengthen teeth weakened, broken, or cracked due to decay or disease. We typically use composite tooth-colored resins as dental fillings for treated teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are metal free and mercury free, provide durable results, and resist damage. If you're interested in a conservative option that preserves as much of your tooth as possible, we suggest tooth-colored fillings. And to ensure the continued strength, function, and beauty of your restored tooth, the dentists at St. Mary’s Dental may recommend the addition of a porcelain crown. Crowns are used when damage is more extensive. Using porcelain crowns, we can provide you with strength and stability that looks great and leads to natural-looking results. Porcelain looks like tooth enamel, allowing porcelain crowns to help you keep your smile beautiful when we restore oral health.

Root Canal Therapy

If you’re suffering from a toothache, it’s likely that there’s an infection inside your tooth. If this infection goes untreated, the pulp tissue that runs through your tooth could die, eventually causing you to lose the tooth. Root canal therapy will clear out the bacteria-infested nerve and pulp, and allow the dentist to clean, smooth, and fill the tooth. We will then cap your tooth with a crown to finish off the root canal therapy, keeping your tooth protected from further damage. This procedure ensures that you’ll suffer no future infections or problems.

Other Restorative Dentistry Options Include:

St. Mary’s Dental serves the general, cosmetic, restorative, and sedation dentistry needs for the communities of Mechanicsville, LaPlata, Hollywood, Charlotte Hall, Waldorf, Leonardtown, and Lexington Park. To receive excellence in family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry, please make your appointment now!

28160 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659 USA
Gina McCray, DDS Family & cosmetic dentist in Mechanicsville, MD (301) 884-3248 (301) 884-7461