Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington DC Inlays & Onlays When more than half of a tooth is damaged, Dr. Grogan may advise replacing the damaged structure with an inlay or onlay. Many times, these are conservative alternatives to crowns and fillings. If the damage is minimal, inlays are appropriate.
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Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington DC TMJ/TMD Treatment The temporalmandibular (TMJ) joints are located near the ear, at the top of the lower jaw. These joints allow movement of your jaw. TMJ disorders are caused by injury, arthritis or habits such as grinding the teeth at night. These disorders
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington DC Gum Disease Treatment Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that penetrates into the gums and into the bone around your teeth, causing inflammation. Periodontal inflammation leads to bone loss, and possibly tooth loss, and may contribute to other serious medical conditions. The periodontal
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington DC Partial & Full Dentures Full Dentures A full denture replaces a full arch of teeth. Conventional full dentures are removable, but new advancements have allowed practitioners to anchor your full denture using dental implant posts, clips or bonding materials. While nothing can perfectly
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington DC Tooth Colored Fillings When a tooth’s structure has been compromised by decay, a crack in the enamel, or a chip, a filling is required to prevent further damage. Often, these areas have gone undetected by the patient until the dentist finds them in
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington DC Dental Bridges Adult teeth may be lost for a variety of reasons, such as advanced periodontal disease, trauma, or decay. If missing teeth are not replaced, your other teeth can drift out of position. These areas are more likely to develop gum disease
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington DC Metal Free Crowns Most people will experience damage to the surface (enamel) of their teeth at some point. Teeth become cracked, chipped or discolored due to a large range of causes, from severe trauma to the natural effects of day to day wear.
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington DC Teeth Whitening Teeth Whitening As a person ages, mineral exposure causes the teeth to gradually darken. Over time, some food, drink, or tobacco products also create unattractive yellowish-brown stains. Less commonly, you may experience discoloration due to some medications or bacterial infections. Over time,
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington DC Invisalign® Straight Talk about Crooked Tooth Dr. Patrick Grogan is proud to have been one of the first dentists in Washington DC to be trained in using Invisalign. He has advanced training and certification in using Invisalign and has helped over 1000 patients