Comprehensive Dental Services
Family & Implant Dentistry in Bowie, Maryland
The team at Gallant Fox Dental is committed to providing every patient with state-of-the-art general and cosmetic dentistry treatments. Since taking over the practice of Dr. Ronald Moser in 2016, our doctors and staff have worked to provide the same great level of care, while improving our in-office technology and treatments. We focus on one patient at a time to ensure you receive the care and treatments you need and deserve.
Our top priority is to help you achieve and maintain great dental health. We believe in providing our patients with the tools and resources they need to understand and take charge of their dental health. It is our goal to make all dental procedures and process as understandable and transparent as possible.
Our dental services include:
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, Gallant Fox Dental provides a full range of dental emergency services including root canals, denture repairs, fillings, and extractions. We are committed to providing you with the treatment you need and deserve. If you are in need of emergency dental care, please contact our office immediately at 301-464-3500 for care and after hour instructions
In order to maintain good oral health, it is important to receive routine dental cleanings. First, we remove any plaque or tartar buildup on your teeth. Then we finish the cleaning by polishing and flossing your teeth. This simple and painless process helps your teeth remain healthy in the long run. You may also receive fluoride treatments and x-rays during a cleaning.
A filling is most commonly used to treat cavities and seal off spaces where bacteria can enter. In addition, it restores tooth function and can help prevent future tooth decay. Fillings are made out of a variety of materials including tooth-colored composite resin, gold, porcelain, silver, and more.
You gums provide the foundation for your teeth, so it is important to keep them in good health. When your gums are unhealthy, it can cause greater problems for your oral health and your overall health. During your routine exams, we will examine your gums and clean the pockets along the gum line. This helps prevent gum disease gingivitis. If you are exhibiting any signs of gum disease, we will discuss the available treatment options with you. It is our goal to restore your dental and oral health.
When a cavity reaches the pulp of a tooth, endodontic therapy or root canal therapy is used. Because your body is unable to treat this type of infection, it must be treated to avoid further issues. If you have a bad taste in your mouth, a sensitivity to hot and cold foods and liquids, or are experiencing pain and swelling in your mouth, you may have an infected pulp. During this treatment, the canals of a tooth are cleaned and then sealed to prevent further infections. To restore full function, a crown, bridge, or bonded post may be applied to the infected tooth.
Crowns are a reliable restoration option for individuals who have teeth that have been badly damaged by trauma, decay, or after a root canal. A dental crown fully encases or covers an existing tooth and restores the shape, size, and strength of the tooth. Crowns can be color-matched to your surrounding teeth, which provides you with a natural-looking restoration.
If you are missing one or more teeth due to injury, tooth decay, or gum disease, a dental bridge can be used to replace these missing teeth. It spans the space between teeth and literally bridges the gap. A dental bridge can be made from a range of materials including alloys, gold, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. The bridge is bonded to surrounding teeth for support. In order for a bridge to be successful, you will need to maintain good oral health.
Dentures are removable dental appliances used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. These come in a variety of styles and are custom-made to fit your mouth. Dentures can improve your quality of life by restoring function and the appearance of natural teeth.
A partial denture is a good fit for patients who still retain some of their natural teeth. This type of denture is a removable appliance that has metal clasps that hold onto existing teeth for support. A well-fitted partial not only gives your smile a more natural looking appearances, it can help restore your ability to eat and speak.
If you have a tooth that is damaged beyond repair, a dental extraction may help you return to optimal health. Together with you, our team will discuss the available treatment options, as well as the best method to replace the tooth. Replacing the extracted tooth can help prevent problems with the surrounding teeth. We perform extractions right in our office to ensure you receive consistent care from the same dentist.
Replacing missing teeth is crucial to your dental and overall health. Leaving gaps in your mouth can cause your remaining teeth to shift, which destabilizes your bite and can cause discomfort. When properly maintained, a dental implant is a great restoration option that can last a lifetime. A dental implant consists of titanium rods which are surgically placed into the bone beneath the gums. The rods then fuse to the jawbone and provide a stable foundation for a replacement crown, bridge, or dentures. The healing period usually lasts from three to six months to allow the metal posts to fuse with the jaw bone. These replacement teeth look, feel, and function like natural teeth. In order to be a good candidate for dental implants, you must have sufficient bone structure.
For patients with insufficient bone structure for dental implants, bone grafting may be used to build up an area of the jaw. Using your natural bone, processed or synthetic bone materials, the graft is used to provide implant rods with a more solid base in your jaw. It can take several months for the transplanted bone to grow enough to successfully support a dental implant. Together with you, we will determine which type of grafting option best fits your situation and dental health.
Botox is used to improve the appearance of crow’s feet, lines between eyebrows, and moderate to severe frown lines. It does not require incisions or stitches, just simple injections. In addition, you will not need any downtime to recover after your treatment. In just one appointment, your skin will look smoother and younger.
Dermal fillers offer another option for patients interested in improving the contours of their face. If you have noticed parentheses (smile) lines, corner lines, or vertical lip lines, you may benefit from dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injected into the skin around your mouth and nose. It is a non-surgical treatment and often only requires just one visit to our office.
Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder in which the soft tissue in the throat repeatedly collapses and blocks air from entering the lungs. This reduced or complete pause in breathing can last anywhere from 10 seconds to a minute or more. Because these episodes can occur hundreds of times a night, it can lead to significantly lower levels of oxygen in the blood. This causes your brain to perceive the body as suffocating, which causes you to wake up and resume normal breathing.
There are many treatment options available to patients who are diagnosed with sleep apnea. One of the many options is custom oral appliances, which can help alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea. This supports your jaw and helps you maintain an open airway. It is worn like a retainer or mouth guard. Together, we will determine if a custom-fit oral appliance is the right treatment option for you.
For patients who grind or clench their teeth in their sleep, a dental night guard can provide you with relief, as well as prevent further damage to your teeth. About one-third of the population is affected by this habit. A custom-fit night guard can reduce your teeth grinding and protect your teeth.
The Invisalign system is used to gradually straighten teeth using a series of removable, invisible aligners. These aligners are custom-made for each patient and are finely calibrated to shift your teeth into the desired position. Your aligners are created using advanced 3D computer imaging technology. This system allows you to discreetly straighten your teeth, and enables you to eat what you want, when you want, because the aligners are removable.
For more information about our dental care, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 301-464-3500. We look forward to hearing from you.