At our North Carolina dentist’s office (we have locations in Cary, Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill), we have the knowledge and the know-how to restore your smile following disease, decay, or some other unfortunate occurrence. All you have to do is schedule an appointment with Dr. Vice, our top restorative dentist, to address your dental needs. We’ll complete a comprehensive oral examination, and then help you choose the treatment plan that makes the most sense for your current predicament.
Our restorative dentistry treatments include: tooth-colored fillings, veneers, root canals, crowns and bridges, dental implants, and more. Read on for an overview, and then be sure to follow up with our Sunrise Dental team to arrange for your next visit to one of our four convenient locations.
If you are missing teeth altogether, you’ll be missing out on life. So, you will want to let our restorative dentist help you take back your normal existence. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that anchor replacement teeth. Often made of titanium or another biocompatible material, they are surgically placed in the socket of the jawbone and covered with a dental crown. Implants are a secure and permanent tooth replacement option that are sure to boost your health and appearance.
A veneer is a very thin tooth-colored shell that is bonded to the front of a tooth to improve its shape, size, color, and length. Veneers are usually thought of as a cosmetic procedure, but they are also used to protect a tooth that is chipped or cracked. It is worth looking into one of these procedures if your dental damage is not threatening your health.
Everyone is at risk for cavities, no matter how diligent you are about your home hygiene habits. For this procedure we will numb the affected tooth and create a small opening in it, getting rid of all of the decay in the cavity. Once the decay is removed, we will then fill the hole in with a composite resin.
It used to be that cavities were filled exclusively with a metal amalgam, which is very effective but looks out of place in your mouth and contains mercury, which is a concern for patients with metal allergies.
Nowadays, however, we can use tooth-colored composite resin fillings, which are much more attractive and perhaps safer to use than traditional metal fillings.
Root Canal Treatments
Here’s the thing: if tooth decay ever reaches the soft pulp of a tooth, a simple filling will not be enough to prevent infection and ensure that the health of the tooth can be restored. But we will be able to perform what is known as a root canal, which will rid the tooth of infection, replace the tooth’s pulp with an inert material, and seal it off again. At least you will know that your health has been restored when we are through with you.
Crowns, Bridges, & More
As you can imagine, many of our treatments are designed for specialized functions. Crowns, bridges, and dentures are restorative components that will help your mouth look, function, and feel like it would naturally, following tooth loss, a root canal, etc.
We’ll tell you all about your options, during your consultation.
Schedule Your Appointment At Sunrise Dental!
Contact Sunrise Dental today, where our friendly and knowledgeable dental staff will be more than willing to answer any questions you may have, and can help you set up a consultation or appointment with a restorative dentist at the Triangle-area office nearest you.