Restorative Dentistry

Bridges

There are many options available to patients who are missing teeth. One option that we offer is the fixed dental bridge. Fixed bridges are non-removable appliances and can effectively replace one or more missing teeth. When in place, bridges also restore function to the bite and give you a natural, complete smile. If you are missing any teeth, please call our Silver Spring, MD dental practice today. We will be happy to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lucombe so you can discover which dental treatment options are right for you.

Dentures, Repairs, and Relines

If you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, we offer complete and partial dentures to restore function and beauty to your smile. These removable appliances help to keep your mouth and any remaining teeth in proper form when any teeth are missing. For patients who already have dentures, we have the ability to repair and reline your dentures so that you always enjoy a comfortable, healthy smile. To learn more about your options for replacing missing teeth, give our Silver Spring, MD dental practice a call. We will be happy to help you learn if dentures are right for you.

Extractions

When necessary, Dr. Lucombe has the ability extract (pull) permanent teeth that have received excessive decay or damage. Tooth extraction is often our last option in restoring your oral health, and all alternatives will be considered before deciding on tooth extraction. If you are suffering from pain in or near your teeth, please contact our Silver Spring, MD dental practice immediately. Every effort will be made to see you as soon as possible.

Implant Restorations

After your titanium dental implant has been placed and has bonded with the jawbone, you will visit our Silver Spring, MD dental office to receive an implant restoration. An implant restoration could be a bridge, crown, or denture, depending on your specific needs. During your appointment, Dr. Lucombe will precisely place your implant restoration so that the function, health, and beauty of the mouth are restored. We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about dental implants and your options for achieving a complete, beautiful smile.

Inlays/Onlays

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are used on teeth that have decay but also have some healthy enamel left on the tooth. The inlay or onlay will replace the decayed portion of the tooth in order to naturally complete the tooth. Once in place, your inlay or onlay will be a natural addition to your smile, effectively restoring health, beauty, and function to your tooth. Please call our Silver Spring, MD dental practice today to learn more about inlays and onlays.

Night Guards

We recommend night guards for patients who suffer from bruxism (night time teeth-grinding). At our Silver Spring, MD dental practice, we have the ability to create a custom night guard that fits your teeth perfectly. When worn correctly and as prescribed, night guards can help prevent the tooth decay that is typically associated with bruxism. If you would like to schedule your appointment to receive your custom night guard, please feel free to contact our office today.

Root Canals

If the nerve of a tooth receives significant infection or decay, Dr. Lucombe may recommend having a root canal performed to restore the tooth. Root canals are usually completed in a single appointment at our Silver Spring, MD dental practice, and our gentle, caring dental team will make sure that you are entirely comfortable throughout your appointment.

Root canals are often preferred above tooth extraction because they allow you to keep the tooth and will not cause problems with any adjacent teeth. If you would like to learn more about your options for restoring health and function to your teeth, please contact our office today.

TMJ Splints

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are disorders that affect the joint that connects the jaw and the skull. To help alleviate the pain associated with TMJ disorders, we provide TMJ splints. These splints are designed to reposition your teeth and/or jaw for optimal results. We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lucombe at our Silver Spring, MD dental practice so you can learn more about your options for TMJ treatment. At your consultation, you will discover which treatment options are right for you and how you can be healthy and pain-free once again.