Restoring your smile can be a life-changing decision.
Dr. Drew Shulman focuses on restoring the health and function of teeth to patients. If you have missing or broken teeth, TMJ disorders, tooth decay, tooth discoloration, or general wear and tear on your teeth, you can benefit from restorative dental treatments. Providing comfortable care and natural-looking results is our mission.
Dr. Shulman offers sedation dentistry near you for anxious or fearful patients. He is one of few Philadelphia area dentists licensed and certified to offer dental sedation and has completed over 125 hours of training as a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS).
If you have been avoiding the dentist and would like to restore the health, comfort and beauty of your smile we can work with you to provide dental care that is stress-free using conscious sedation.
Dr. Shulman will complete a comprehensive evaluation before every treatment. He will examine the teeth, gums, jaw, and surrounding muscles to determine the source of the problem. By fixing the root problem, he can ensure a long term solution for his patients.
Assessing each patient also helps Dr. Shulman know where restorative treatments can be placed. If a patient has missing teeth, he may look for bone tissue that can support dental implants. Likewise, if a patient is suffering from a TMJ disorder, he can determine the cause through assessment.
Restorative Dental Treatments: What Are the Options?
Dental Crowns: Dental crowns are used after a root canal to protect your tooth from further damage. They can be used in restorative and cosmetic dentistry applications because of their versatility and customizable appearance.
Dental Implants: Whether it is a single missing tooth or whole arches of teeth, dental implants may be utilized in a variety of ways to restore your smile. Used on their own, dental implants can replace one tooth or several teeth. They can also be utilized to secure dental bridges and dentures for multiple consecutive missing teeth, arches of teeth, or sets of teeth.
Dental Bridges: A dental bridge is a traditional tried-and-true method of replacing lost and missing teeth. This restoration restores tooth structure, shape integrity, and function of teeth after a tooth is lost.
Dentures & Partials: Another traditional method of replacing teeth, dentures are the most sought-after restoration for senior patients. Modern dentures fit more precisely and are comfortable to wear all day. Partial dentures help restore a row or section of lost teeth to make it easier for you to bite and chew.
Periodontal Therapy: Periodontal therapy is the treatment of gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to more health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Shulman uses a small laser instrument called the DIAGNOdent, which scans teeth for hidden decay. DIAGNOdent allows Dr. Shulman to monitor the areas below the hard surfaces to locate hidden decay and treat gum disease before it spreads.
TMJ Treatment: Do you have chronic headaches or jaw pain? You may have a TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to the skull. When pain develops around this joint and the surrounding muscles, it can be a TMJ disorder. If left untreated, TMJ disorders can cause serious damage to the jaw joint.
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
Dr. Shulman welcomes new patients and can help you restore your smile with a personalized treatment plan. To schedule a visit please contact us at (215) 372-1142 or request one online. We serve communities near you including Wissinoming, Fox Chase, Morrell Park, and beyond.