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 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 Bridges: When used in conjunction with dental implants, dental bridges can be long-lasting replacements to missing teeth. Utilizing teeth adjacent to a missing tooth or teeth restore tooth structure and integrity, not to mention the form and function of teeth.
Dental Crowns: Dental crowns can restore and protect damaged teeth. Covering teeth like a cap, dental crowns look and feel like natural teeth. Dental crowns are durable, stain-resistant, and easy to care for. Old uncomfortable or broken crowns can also be replaced with modern ceramic dental crowns. With the right dental care, dental crowns can last you for years to come.
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. Dental implants can also be utilized to secure dental bridges and dentures for multiple consecutive missing teeth, arches of teeth, or sets of teeth.
Dentures & Partials: Removable dentures, or partials, usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a base. Partials help to restore the form of your mouth and make it easier for you to bite and chew. If implants are being used to secure dentures, the implants will be surgically inserted into the jaw bone and allowed to heal over a period of 3 to 6 months. After implantation, a custom-fit denture is created with durable stain and decay-resistant material.
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 Consultation to Restore Your Smile
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.