General & restorative dentistry
Restore tooth decay, erosions, chips and other malformations with fillings made of composite resin. These tooth-colored fillings are natural-looking and metal-free, making your tooth look and feel like new.
CEREC One-Visit Onlay & Inlays
Watergate Dental is thrilled to offer our patients the benefit of CEREC technology, which allows us to make ceramic inlays, onlays and crowns in our own office. This means less hassle with temporary restorations, less visits to the dental office, and more time to enjoy your restoration with friends, family and coworkers.
Inlays & Onlays are recommended for situations in which a large portion of the tooth structure has been lost due to decay or fracture, but a less invasive restoration than full crown therapy will suffice.
For patients anxious about their dental treatment, Watergate Dental offers nitrous oxide services as well as oral sedation therapies. These reduce anxiety surrounding dental procedures and provide a level of comfort appreciated by many patients requiring therapy.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is necessary when the pulp of the tooth, which houses the tooth's nerves and blood vessels, becomes irreversibly damaged and / or dies due to:
- Dental decay
- Tooth fracture
- Other causes
During the root canal, the nerves and vessels of the pulp chamber are replaced with a filling material meant to seal the tooth from microorganisms. In most cases, a crown restoration is necessary after root canal therapy to ensure the long-term strength of the tooth.
CEREC One-Visit Crowns
Crown restorations are recommended for situations in which:
- A large portion of tooth structure has been lost due to decay or other causes
- Root canal therapy has been performed on a tooth
- A tooth has fractured or severely chipped
- The structural integrity of the tooth is compromised as it currently exists
- Malformations or other anatomical deformations necessitate crown therapy for functional and / or esthetic reasons
Unfortunately, situations may arise in which a tooth needs to be extracted due to:
- Severe tooth fracture
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Severe root canal infection not able to be controlled with endodontic therapy
- Large areas of decay that make restoration of the tooth impossible
- Split tooth