Prosthodontics in Germantown
Total Dental Care provides a full range of prosthodontic services in Germantown, MD. Call 240-813-9111 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Our prosthodontic solutions include:
Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implants are replacement tooth roots that fuse to the jawbone. After the fusion, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are used to firmly attach the replacement teeth to the implants, which may be crowns, bridges, or either fixed or removable dentures.
Biomimetic dentistry is the reconstruction of life-like teeth. The goal is to remove only the decayed or damaged part of the tooth and then bond a final restoration to the healthy remaining tooth material. Depending on your needs, the finished restoration may consist of a porcelain/composite inlay or onlay, or a direct composite. Traditional dentistry does not follow this approach, which restores teeth to their original functionality, strength, and aesthetics.
A dental crown completely encases a severely damaged tooth. At your first visit, we will prepare the tooth and take dental impressions, and then place a temporary crown. At your second visit, we will carefully fit and cement your permanent crown.
A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth by anchoring a run of replacement teeth to healthy teeth at either end. This allows us to restore your smile without using dentures or dental implants.
A denture is a removable solution to replace missing or failing teeth. Full dentures replace all of the teeth on the upper and/or lower arch. The replacement teeth are mounted on an acrylic base that resembles gum tissue. The denture may rest on the gums or be anchored into place with dental implants.
A partial denture is used to replace a few teeth on the upper or lower jaw. It can attach to crowns on each end or to a metal framework that attaches to the teeth at both ends. Partial dentures may snap onto dental implants for extra stability, or may be permanently attached to implants.
Frequently Asked Questions About Prosthodontics
What are prosthodontics services?
Prosthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the replacement and restoration of natural teeth. Prosthodontic treatments balance aesthetics and function to ensure that your smile is healthy and beautiful.
Is prosthodontics covered by insurance?
Yes, most prosthodontics treatments are covered by most dental insurance plans. Typically, the only treatments that are not covered are dental implants and procedures performed solely for aesthetic purposes.
What is the best option for replacing missing teeth?
Every patient is different, so we can only tell you the best option for your unique needs when you come to our office for a consultation. That said, dental implants are generally considered the gold standard for replacing missing teeth because they are the only option that restores both the root and the crown of a tooth.
Is biomimetic dentistry better?
Biomimetic dentistry is a more conservative approach to dentistry. We feel that it’s better because it involves preserving more of your natural tooth when a restorative treatment is needed.
Can a dentist fix really bad teeth?
With today’s state-of-the-art materials and techniques, dentists have the ability to correct almost anything you don’t like about your smile. Whether it’s veneers, bonding, or dental implants, there’s an option available to help restore your confidence so you can feel proud to share your smile with the world.
Call 240-813-9111 to schedule your appointment.