If you have missing or damaged teeth, Washington, DC dentist Dr. Nishan Halim offers restorative care to revitalize your smile. Dr. Halim works with patients on an individualized basis to create a comprehensive treatment plan for the best results. If you require restorative care, call Dr. Halim at 202.318.4113. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Halim on our website.
Restorative Dental Treatment
Are you ready to smile with confidence and comfort once again? Dr. Halim takes a personalized approach to your dental health needs and aesthetic goals in the restoration of your smile. Today’s patients enjoy a wide range of treatment options that can offer the most natural looking and functioning results. We welcome you to visit with us and discuss your needs in a caring, compassionate environment. Even if you have avoided the dentist for some time, we can offer solutions for your dental problems that will put you at ease and give you something to smile about.
A dental bridge is a restoration constructed of prosthetic teeth supported by an anchor on either side of a missing tooth gap. Dental bridges help support the tooth structure, prevent shifting and overcrowding teeth, help maintain a patient’s face shape, and give patients the ability to bite and chew evenly. When bridges are secured with dental implants, they offer a more permanent and stable restoration. Dental crowns may also be used if there are natural teeth on either side of the tooth gap.
Dental crowns are used to cover implants and damaged teeth. Crowns are usually used when there is more significant damage or wear to a tooth, such as a broken tooth or tooth cavity. High-quality professional dental crowns are crafted from porcelain ceramic, which can be color-matched to the rest of your smile.
Dental implants are for patients who have missing or lost teeth. Whether you need a single tooth implant or implant dentures, Dr. Halim can help. Implants are made of small titanium posts that are surgically implanted into a tooth socket. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, the post can be capped off with an abutment piece and a dental crown.
Dentures and Partials
Full and partial dentures replace multiple missing teeth and even whole rows of lost teeth. By rebuilding the tooth structure with dentures, we help improve the function of one’s bite, support bone retention, and prevent gum recession. We recommend implant-supported dentures to our patients as this offers a more stable and permanent restoration than removable dentures.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction replaces or repairs all of the teeth in the mouth. Invisalign, gum contouring, crown lengthening, and jaw repositioning surgery can ensure that all teeth are balanced and healthy. Then, any restorative care can be done to replace missing teeth or reinforce damaged teeth.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, begins as gum inflammation, or gingivitis. Gingivitis can quickly develop into serious problems like gum recession, loose teeth, and tooth decay. We offer scaling, root planing, laser dentistry, and more to remove gum infection at the source. If you have a severe case of periodontitis, we offer restorative care that replaces missing teeth at the tooth root.
Do you suffer from frequent jaw or facial pain? You may have a temporomandibular joint disorder. When the temporomandibular joints that connect the jawbone are injured, pain can arise in the jaw joint and facial muscles. Some common signs of TMJ include difficulty chewing, teeth grinding, or teeth clenching. Mouthguards and bite correction therapy are great ways to prevent wear and tear to teeth as well as alleviate TMJ pain.