Restorative Dentistryin Charlotte, NC
When a tooth suffers decay or other damage, it is important to repair the tooth in a timely manner to prevent the damage from becoming more severe and painful. If a tooth suffers from minor to moderate decay or other damage, our dentist may recommend a restoration called a filling. We offer composite (tooth colored) fillings for an esthetically pleasing look.
Composite fillings are derived from a resin material that can be matched to your tooth color for a natural-looking filling that blends in beautifully with the rest of your smile.
In order to place a composite filling, we will first remove any decay from the tooth. We then clean the tooth and fill it with the composite. After carefully sculpting the composite resin to fit your tooth comfortably and esthetically, we harden the filling using a special light. We finish off the procedure with careful smoothening and polishing, so the filling blends perfectly into your mouth.
Crown & Bridge
Natural wear and tear can cause teeth to decay, crack, or chip over time. Dental crowns allow us to permanently cover damaged or broken teeth to prevent further harm or to restore a dental implant.
A bridge is a non-removable prosthesis constructed to replace one or more missing teeth. The teeth on either side of the existing space are used to anchor the bridge to restore functionality as well as aesthetics. This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go on the teeth on either side of the space. Dental bridges are also used to keep surrounding teeth from moving out of place after tooth loss.
Both crowns and bridges are fabricated using porcelain which blends seamlessly with natural tooth structure, resulting in a product that is functional and esthetic.
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Custom-made, personalized dentures can give you a full smile and help you eat and speak with ease.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear. Options of dentures anchoring on teeth or retained with implants can be discussed at your appointment, to help you decide which option is best for you.