Our Restorative Dentistry Services
At South Mountain Dental, we’re happy to offer the latest techniques and when it comes to treating a wide variety of restorative issues, including decay, infection, structural damage, and sometimes even teeth that are missing altogether. Dr. Kenneth Film will do what is needed to restore the health of your smile through minimally invasive methods that promise both strength and lifelike results.
Imagine having a filling without any numbness when you leave the office. Our dental laser is a painless way to fill simple cavities quickly without a needle injection. Ask about this option at your next visit.
Fillings are used to repair teeth that have experienced cavities, cracks, and other relatively minor dental injuries that require treatment. While in the past, silver-colored (amalgam) fillings were usually the norm, Dr. Film prefers to use composite fillings in most situations due to their lifelike appearance – in fact, we can match their shade to the color of your enamel for the most precise match possible. Composite fillings are also more conservative (meaning that you retain more natural tooth structure) and less sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, resulting in a more comfortable overall feel.
Dental Crown & Bridge
Dental crowns are most often used to protect and strengthen teeth that are too severely damaged to be treated with a regular filling. Crowns have several other possible uses as well, including cosmetic enhancement, root canal therapy, and dental implant restorations. Dr. Film and his team here in Boonsboro will be sure to design your new restoration to be as durable, natural-looking, and closely matched to the look of your regular smile as possible so that you’re fully satisfied with the results.
For patients struggling with tooth loss, a bridge can fill in the gap. Crowns are used to securely anchor the new, customized bridge to healthy teeth on either side of the gap. Your brand new completed smile will send your self-confidence soaring.
Root Canal Therapy
Here at South Mountain Dental Care, Dr. Film strongly believes in doing whatever it takes to save his patients’ natural smiles. That’s why he uses root canal therapy to help restore full health and structure to teeth that are on the brink of extraction. This process involves our team creating an opening in the affected tooth, thoroughly cleaning out diseased pulp and bacteria, and then sealing the area closed again to prevent the threat of further infection. A beautiful, personalized crown will fully replenish any structure that the tooth has lost, completing the process. While root canal therapy may have earned a bad reputation over the years, the truth is that it’s a highly successful procedure that hurts no more than a common filling and can enable formerly damaged teeth to last for a lifetime.
Grinding or clenching your teeth at night can cause headaches, a clicking jaw, and worn down enamel. South Mountain Dental offers a nightguard that deprograms your jaw muscles, preventing the back teeth from clamping down and grinding. The device is made in our office, at your appointment. Experience the relief of a headache free morning with your custom nightguard.
Teeth that are extensively decayed or broken or crowded may need to be extracted. Dr. Film uses a non-traumatic method to extract teeth. Gentle rocking and instrumentation coaxes the tooth out of the socket. Afterwards, the socket is preserved by inserting a bone matrix that encourages the jawbone to refill the area.
Losing all or a majority of your teeth can make even the simplest tasks incredibly difficult. Many patients don’t even get any joy from once-loved activities like eating good meals and speaking to friends because they’re so preoccupied with their lacking smile. Thankfully, dentures from South Mountain Dental can make all the difference by offering patients a full replacement for missing teeth that’s reliable, affordable, and convenient. Both complete and partial dentures are available from our Boonsboro office, as well as conventional and immediate options depending on your needs and budget. Dr. Film specializes in dentures made using the Massad method. Every mouth is different and the Massad method allows Dr. Film to capture the exact placement of teeth in the denture based on the individual’s facial structure. A Massad denture really fits. It looks natural, stays in place and is comfortable to wear.
Today, dental implants are considered the ultimate tooth replacement solution due to their unparalleled health benefits and incredibly lifelike appearance. Take a look at our dental implants page to learn more about this restorative option and what it can do for your smile.
You shouldn’t have to suffer through each day with a pained smile. Instead, trust our team at South Mountain Dental to provide you with the revitalizing care, high-quality results, and warm comfort you deserve. Now located in scenic Boonsboro, MD, Dr. Film hopes to welcome both new and old patients to our brand-new office! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.