16May

Without a doubt, tooth loss can wreak havoc on the health of your smile as well as your self-esteem. If you are dealing with tooth loss, it is crucial that you find a restorative treatment that works for you, and that you find it promptly. When tooth loss is left unaddressed, it can start a domino effect of oral health issues down the road.

Today our Chapel Hill dentists are going to be reviewing one state-of-the-art restorative treatment: the dental implant. Keep reading to learn more about how dental implants are designed, and how the function in the patient’s smile.

There is one primary characteristic of the dental implant that sets it apart from other tooth replacement option; every dental implant has a replacement tooth root as well as the replacement dental crown. The dental implant root is made of titanium, so once it is in place, it actually bonds to the surrounding jawbone tissue.

This leads us to the first benefit of the dental implant—it stays in place 24/7! This type of permanent replacement tooth allows you to jump back into your normal daily routine, and care for your smile as you do normally. The dental implant root also works to preserve health y jawbone density and prevent your natural teeth from shifting along your gum line.

Additionally, because dental implants are completely customizable, our team is able to create a visible dental crown that blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth. The shape, size, and color of your implant restoration will be modeled after your real teeth; the aesthetic results are exceptional.

As always, our Chapel Hill dental implant dentists are happy to give you all of the information that you need regarding restorative dentistry in general, and dental implants in particular. Give us a call to get started!

02May

Dental patients today have more cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatment options than ever before. Our Chapel Hill dentists are here to help you make sense of all of these options, so that you can ultimately choose a dental solution that works for your unique smile. Today we are going to be comparing two popular treatment options, dental veneers and composite bonding. Keep reading to get the facts on how these treatments work, and for whom they are beneficial.

The reason that we are comparing these two dental options is because they can achieve similar results; at the end of the day, many people end up choosing between dental bonding and veneers.

Both composite bonding and veneers can be used to cover natural teeth in order to transform the patient’s smile. Using these treatments, you can close gaps between your teeth, correct cracked or chipped enamel, lighten the appearance of your smile, and create a more seamless dental appearance.

The foundational difference between veneers and dental bonding is the material used to achieve results. Veneers are exceptionally thin individual restorations made of porcelain. Dental bonding, on the other hand, uses composite resin to address dental problems.

In general, dental bonding is more affordable than porcelain veneer treatment. However, veneers often last longer than dental bonding. Keep in mind that if your bonding becomes damaged your dentist will be able to repair it, while damaged porcelain veneers need to be replaced.

Both of these treatments are completed quickly. The entire dental bonding process can usually be completed in just one dental appointment. If you choose porcelain veneers, you’ll likely come in for two or three appointments.

Our Chapel Hill cosmetic dentists are happy to give you any more information and guidance that you may need in order to evaluate your dental treatment options. Give us a call to schedule your personal consultation!

07Mar

Our Chapel Hill dental office is excited to welcome you to our new blog! We will be using this area of our website to keep you updated about advancements in our office, and to give you information about various treatment options. We hope that you find this a useful resource as you move closer to your dream smile.

Our dental team provides a comprehensive range of treatments to help patients of many ages. Today we’re providing a quick overview of the dental solutions our team regularly employs.

Any good oral hygiene routine begins with a thorough at-home oral hygiene routine. Our dental team is here to give you the information you need to make the best of your daily dental hygiene efforts. At-home oral hygiene should be paired with regularly schedule professional cleanings in order to keep your smile as clean as possible. The general recommendation from the American Dental Association is that patients undergo professional cleanings every six months or so—if you need to be on a different schedule our dentist will help you create a new treatment plan.

An important part of the comprehensive care that we offer is restorative treatment. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we end up dealing with dental damage or oral infections. The good news is that our team can help you restore your smile in with state-of-the-art treatments like:

· Dental bonding

· Customized crowns

· Dental implant repair

· Porcelain veneers

· Dentures and implant-supported dentures

Finally, keep in mind that our team does provide TMJ and Sleep Apnea treatment to help you truly optimize your oral health. TMJ and sleep apnea issues can wreak havoc on your smile—don’t ignore these types of issues!

Our Chapel Hill dentist is here to provide you with any additional information and support that you may need. Please do not hesitate to contact our team by phone or by using the Contact Us page on our website. Talk to you soon!