Sometimes when a tooth has so much damage due to decay or, perhaps, a failing older restoration, there not really enough tooth structure left at all to do another filling. It would just be a gigantic filling, and that's really going to last a long time. We do dentistry that we hope is going to last a lifetime, so we're doing things for your benefit for the long-haul. In that instance, we're for sure going to recommend a full coverage crown.
A crown is something that's fabricated and manufactured. It looks just like a real tooth. It matches all of the other teeth. With the shade, we pick the shade to match your other teeth. Each one is custom designed, and it fits exactly in between your other teeth. It looks and feels like your natural tooth.
Now, one of the benefits is that we can do those right here in the office for you during that same appointment. We do that with our CERAC technology, and it's really state of the art. We're really pleased. We've been doing it for several years now. Patients love it because they can walk in with a tooth that needs a crown and they can walk out same with that taken care of. We do it all for you right here.
Dental pain or discomfort can ruin your entire day – if you let it. Instead, call our Hillsborough, NC dentist office at 919-296-0409 for restorative dentistry and finally find relief! Carolina Bright Smiles has two great dentists on our team – Dr. Garrett and Dr. King – who can fix or repair your missing teeth.
Repairing: Fillings, Dental Crowns, Dental Veneers, And Root Canals
When your tooth is damaged, eating can cause discomfort, and you might not chew your food as well, which can lead to digestion issues. If your pain is from a cavity, we can place a tooth-colored filling to address minor tooth decay.
For a larger cavity or structural damage to your tooth, your dentist might recommend a dental crown or a partial crown, known as an inlay or an onlay. We use CEREC technology to make your dental crown while you wait.
Dental veneers can conceal any unsightly flaws in your smile but can also strengthen your teeth. Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain applied to the front of your teeth. So, they can give any tooth that is cracked or chipped an extra layer of support.
We should be your first call for root canal treatment because Carolina Bright Smiles is proud to be home to Dr. King, the only endodontist in Hillsborough, NC. Dr. King will remove the infected pulp inside your tooth that is causing you discomfort. He’ll then fill the tooth and seal it with a dental crown to prevent future infection.
Replacing: Dental Implants, Dental Bridges, And Dentures
A dental implant is placed in the gap left behind by your missing tooth. Implants are readily accepted by your body and fuse with your jawbone. We place and restore dental implants at Carolina Bright Smiles. No need to see two doctors for one treatment.
Dental bridges rely on nearby healthy teeth to secure your new replacement teeth. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene if you have a dental bridge, or your support teeth could become afflicted with tooth decay.
At Carolina Bright Smiles, we can also provide dentures that are supported by dental implants for a more secure hold and less irritation. You won’t have to fret that your dentures might come loose while chewing or talking.
Don’t learn to settle for teeth that are missing or in disrepair. Call our Hillsborough, NC dentist office at 919-296-0409 or use our online form for restorative dentistry treatment at Carolina Bright Smiles to relieve your dental pain and discomfort for life. Dr. Garrett and Dr. King are graduates from UNC School of Dentistry and have had extensive knowledge in restorative dentistry.