Forms Complete Our Forms Like Us Like Us on Facebook Reviews Leave a Google+ Review
Request an Appointment

Repair Damaged Teeth with Restorative Dentistry in Ocean City, MD

Happy man playing guitar on beach with smiling womanEven if you take good care of your teeth, chances are you’ll need restorative dental work at some point. Dr. Edward Dougherty provides gentle, compassionate care for patients with broken, decayed, or missing teeth. He also offers a wide range of treatment and sedation options to restore your smile and your self-respect.

Our goal is to help you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. If you have an internally-damaged tooth, Dr. Dougherty may suggest a root canal and porcelain crown. Root canals, performed by an experienced dentist, can fully restore even the most damaged tooth. Natural-looking crowns can then return their strength and durability.

Missing teeth can detract from your ability to lead an active lifestyle. As an implant dentist, Dr. Dougherty can permanently anchor a crown, bridge, or denture so you can enjoy your smile again. Dental implants are so lifelike, you’ll forget which teeth were missing! If you would like to schedule your first appointment, contact our Ocean City, MD practice today! Our team looks forward to welcoming you in.

Happy older couple smiling on beachTraditional Crown & Bridge

Dental crowns are an excellent restorative option when patients are faced with a damaged or decayed tooth that needs proper support and protection to continue thriving. These custom-made “caps” are designed to cover individual teeth and rebuild their natural appearance beautifully, and they’re also regularly used in conjunction with services like root canal therapy, dental implants, and bridges. Bridges, on the other hand, are meant to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth along the same row, and the prosthetic is anchored securely in place with the help of dental crowns that are fitted over adjacent natural teeth.

Learn More About BridgesLearn More About Crowns

Closeup of smile during dental examTooth-Colored Fillings

At Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, traditional amalgam fillings have thankfully been left in the past and replaced with a much improved alternative: tooth-colored fillings. This simple restorative solution for treating cavities offers a wide range of shades that can be matched to your specific tooth enamel for a virtually seamless result. The flexibility of the composite resin also helps Dr. Dougherty preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible for stronger, longer-lasting results.

Smiling woman on beach with manOne-Visit Restorations

Having to wait over the course of multiple appointments for a desperately needed restorative solution can leave many patients understandably upset. Here in Ocean City, we take pride in offering one-visit restorations whenever possible for your convenience and comfort. Our team will ensure the most personalized and attractive fit possible over the course of your single appointment, and our goal is to send you off with a smile that’s greatly improved and fully confident.

Smiling man and womanDentures & Partial Dentures

Dentures are an age-old solution to severe tooth loss, and today’s prosthetics are more advanced, more secure, and more lifelike for patient satisfaction. Dr. Dougherty offers both full (designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth) and partial (designed to replace multiple teeth along a single arch) removable dentures at his practice, as well as implant-retained versions for added permanence and longevity.

Learn More About Dentures

X-ray of root canal treated toothRoot Canal Therapy

When a tooth suffers advanced decay or a traumatic injury, extraction doesn’t have to be a foregone conclusion. Root canal therapy may be capable of restoring the tooth to its original potential, and patients will be glad to know that this procedure is more advanced and more comfortable than ever before. Dr. Dougherty will remove diseased pulp from the inner chamber of the affected tooth, replacing it with a safe, biocompatible substance, and then seal the area thoroughly to prevent further infection. A new dental crown will function well as a final touch, rebuilding the tooth’s original shape and providing essential protection.

Learn More About Root Canals