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Restorative Dentistry

Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC

Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Washington, DC

If you need to restore or replace teeth in your smile, then restorative dentistry is for you. At Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC, in Washington DC, Dr. Culotta-Norton and Peter Grinc, DDS, offer exceptional restorative dentistry services for patients who are looking to improve the appearance and function of their smile. To learn more, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry encompasses a variety of procedures that are all aimed at restoring the functional and aesthetic state of your smile. 

Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC uses restorative dentistry to fix cosmetic imperfections in your smile, replace missing teeth, and strengthening and reinforcing damaged teeth.

What are the benefits of restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry has many benefits for your smile. With restorative dentistry, the team at Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC can:

  • Enhance the appearance of your smile
  • Improve your ability to properly eat and speak
  • Properly distribute the force of your bite
  • Protect your teeth from decay
  • Keep your bite properly aligned

Ultimately, restorative dentistry keeps your smile functioning at its best.

What restorative dentistry services do you offer?

Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC, offers a variety of exceptional restorative treatments, including:

Crowns

Crowns are artificial tooth caps that cover up the entirety of your tooth above the gumline. Crowns serve a wide range of functions, such as replacing an unsightly tooth or protecting a damaged tooth from further harm. 

They’re also frequently used after a root canal treatment to restore the strength and functionality of your treated tooth.

Bridges

Bridges are prosthetic devices that replace a missing tooth or teeth. They’re made up of an artificial tooth, called a pontic, that’s held in place by crowns on either side. 

The crowns are fitted to the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth, effectively creating a “bridge” across the empty space between your teeth.

Dentures

Dentures are a removable oral appliance used to replace multiple missing teeth or your entire smile. They’re made up of a gum-colored, acrylic base that holds the artificial teeth, which are typically made of porcelain or resin materials. 

In the case of partial dentures, the acrylic base has openings that fit over the natural teeth still left in your smile, allowing your natural teeth and artificial teeth to work side-by-side.

Bonding

Bonding is the process of applying an adhesive and composite resin to your tooth. It can be used to mask cosmetic imperfections, like chips, cracks, or stains, or to reshape teeth that are misshapen or have large gaps between them. 

The composite resin is chosen to match the color of your teeth, so your bonding will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile and keep it aesthetically intact.

Schedule an appointment by calling the office or booking online, and let Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC improve your smile with restorative dentistry today.