Do you have damaged or missing teeth? Are you looking for a way to renew your smile completely? Restorative dental care can improve the appearance and function of the teeth and gums. Restorative dental treatments can address missing teeth, dental injuries, gum disease, and bite disorders.
Restoring the function of your teeth, gums, and jaw joints will support your long-term oral health and your best quality of life. Dr. Rita Tempel offers comprehensive restorative dentistry in Gettysburg and helps patients renew or rebuild their smiles with a personalized treatment plan. She incorporates digital technology, advanced treatment options, and a skilled eye for the aesthetic when restoring your smile.
Restorative Dentistry in Gettysburg, PA
Our dental care team is dedicated to helping patients improve their smiles. Our restorative dental treatment options include the following:
A bridge is a dental prosthetic that can restore one or more multiple missing teeth. Dental bridges can use crown-capped natural teeth or dental implants for support. Natural teeth on either side of a tooth gap support traditional dental bridges. Alternatively, small implants can easily secure a bridge prosthetic.
Tooth crowns cover damaged, worn, and crooked teeth. Crowns are made of ceramic that we color-match to the shade of other natural teeth.
A dental implant is a small titanium prosthesis that an oral surgeon places in the jaw bone. Over time, the implant integrates into the jaw bone. Implants can secure dental crowns, bridges, and dentures to create a more durable, stable restoration.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Gum disease is an all too common dental problem. Patients who develop gum disease encounter bleeding, irritated, and swollen gums. Over time, as gum disease progresses, many patients can experience gum recession and even tooth loss. We offer thorough dental cleanings for patients with early gum disease signs. These cleanings can remove harmful bacteria from the smile.
TMJ disorders occur when the temporomandibular joints, which connect the jaw to the skull, are under stress. Patients who develop TMD can experience headaches, jaw pain, and teeth clenching and grinding. Nightguards are one of the best options for TMD patients because they prevent tooth wear and alleviate jaw pressure.
Restorative Dentistry FAQs
Do you want to know more about restorative dentistry? Read answers to these common questions here:
Why should you replace missing teeth?
Even a single missing tooth can cause problems for patients. The remaining teeth shift to fill the gap left by one or more lost permanent teeth. As the teeth shift, they can overcrowd. Harmful bacteria can also build up in the tooth gap or between overcrowded teeth. Missing teeth also create an unbalanced bite, which means more pressure on some teeth than others. Replacing missing teeth creates a healthier, more functional smile.
How do I know if I have bruxism?
Bruxism, or teeth clenching and grinding, is a common TMD symptom. Often, patients grind their teeth unconsciously during sleep or the daytime. Tooth wear, morning headaches, and tooth sensitivity are some of the most common symptoms of bruxism.
Do I have gum disease if I have bleeding gums?
Not every patient who has bleeding gums has gum disease. Sometimes, patients may brush their teeth too aggressively. Patients may also have bleeding gums due to gum inflammation or gingivitis. Gingivitis is not periodontitis or gum disease. However, if gum inflammation progresses, patients can get gum disease. To reverse bleeding gums, patients must floss and brush their teeth daily. Soon, they will not experience any more bleeding gums.
Restore Your Smile Today
Do you need to treat your injured or missing teeth? Are you looking for a way to reverse gingivitis? Request a dental appointment with Dr. Tempel on our website or call (717) 853-1552 for restorative dental care. If you have any current dental concerns or have questions for our team, let them know at your next dental visit.