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Restorative Dentistry services offered in Washington DC

Restorative dentistry works to address and correct decay or other dental health issues, restoring your smile to optimal health. Walter J Grace, DDS, offers numerous restorative treatments through his Washington, DC, practice. If you or a loved one needs restorative care, call the office today to set up a consultation. Online booking is also an option, and it’s fast and easy.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is restorative dentistry and how is it different from other types of dental services?

Restorative dentistry is an area of dental practice focused on restoring optimal dental health. These treatments work to address dental issues like decay, missing teeth, or teeth that are worn down, broken, or cracked. 

Preventive care seeks to preserve good oral health and hygiene and to detect signs of concern in the earliest possible stages. 

Cosmetic dentistry works to enhance and improve the appearance of your smile. 

What are some examples of restorative dental treatments?

Any procedure that serves to restore healthy tooth structure, eliminate decay, or replace missing teeth falls under the umbrella of restorative care. Some examples of restorative treatments include:

  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Root canal
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures
  • Bridgework

Even dental extractions are a form of restorative care when they are done to address crowding, prevent further decay, or remove an impacted tooth. It’s important to note that many restorative treatments also deliver cosmetic benefits and improve both the health and appearance of your smile. 

Dr. Grace takes a conservative approach to restorative care, saving as much healthy tooth tissue as possible. He is also dedicated to patient education and views his role as your partner in dental health and wellness. You’ll learn the full details of each treatment option before making a decision on how to proceed. 

What is full mouth restoration?

Full mouth restoration is the term used to describe a combination of restorative treatments. This approach is sometimes needed after a traumatic injury causes multiple dental problems at once. 

Others need full mouth restoration to address damage done by advanced decay or years of teeth grinding. Certain congenital conditions can also lead to a need for extensive restoration work.

No two full mouth restoration cases are unique. For some, a number of healthy natural teeth can be saved through fillings, root canal, or dental crowns. Missing teeth can be replaced through dental implants, bridges, or full or partial dentures. 

Learn more about restorative care during a face-to-face consultation or dental exam. You can set up a visit using the easy online booking tool or by calling the office to find a time that fits your busy schedule.