Restorative Dentistry FAQs

Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Do you have a dental injury? Renew your smile with restorative dentistry. Restorative dentistry is a versatile branch of dentistry where patients can receive care for a variety of oral health problems. From missing and damaged teeth to bite disorders and gum disease, we provide patients with the care they need. At Foxhall Smiles, Dr. Joseph Catanzano offers restorative dentistry to patients in Washington, DC. Dr. Catanzano is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He has also continued studying dentistry to learn the best techniques and methods for restoring his patient’s smiles.

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Q&A: Restorative Dentistry in Washington, DC

Discover more about our restorative dental treatments with answers to these commonly asked questions:

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are durable, long-lasting restorations that may be used to secure a dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures. Implants are durable because they are made of titanium metal. Once the metal implant posts fuse with the jawbone, they become a natural part of the smile. In addition, modern crowns, bridges, and dentures are made of tooth-colored materials that look and feel natural. Compared to removable restorations, implant-secured restorations last for many years without the need for replacement or repair.

Can dentists treat sleep apnea?

Yes, dentists can treat sleep apnea. Dr. Catanzano can provide oral appliance therapy for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. He has an understanding of the mouth and bites as well as the airway. For patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea symptoms, wearing an oral appliance can prevent symptoms like snoring, headaches, and multiple apneas throughout the night.

What causes TMJ disorders?

Temporomandibular joint disorders are caused by stress or injury to the TMJ. The temporomandibular joints are the joints that connect the skull to the jawbone. These joints are important because they aid in biting and chewing. As a result, TMD patients can experience teeth clenching and grinding, morning headaches, jaw and TMJ pain, and tooth wear.

Will I need a dental crown after a root canal?

Although not every patient will need a tooth crown following root canal treatment, we recommend dental crowns in some cases. After a root canal, dentists seal the cleaned and disinfected tooth with a dental filling. However, crowns provide extra support if patients have worn or weakened teeth. In addition, dental crowns are color-matched to blend in with the smile. Crowns also create a more even bite if patients have less tooth structure.

Renew Your Smile Today

Are you interested in restorative dental care? Do you need to restore the function or appearance of your teeth or gums? Call Foxhall Smiles for dental care today at 202-315-2188. You may also request a dental appointment with us on our website. We welcome new patients and look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit. Please let us know if you have a current dental concern or questions about your treatment options.