Missing teeth, worn and broken teeth, jaw pain, and gum infections change the health and effectiveness of the bite. These painful dental problems can develop quickly, so it is important to receive dental care as soon as possible. Minor oral health issues can develop into more complex problems that will require costly and invasive treatments to restore. Waterford Family and Cosmetic Dentistry provide restorative dentistry services to patients in Leland, NC. Our experienced dental team crafts effective and thorough treatment plans to revitalize the function, health, and look of patient’s smiles.
Restorative Dental Care
Restorative dentistry helps reverse the damage done by gum disease, TMJ disorders, and missing teeth. Dental concerns such as these get worse the longer they are left untreated. Using a patient-focused approach, our dentists are better able to pinpoint the cause of the problem and find the right solution. Learn more about our restorative treatments below.
Dental bridges are a great option for patients with multiple missing teeth. Bridges are dental prosthetics that can restore consecutive missing teeth. They can be removable or fixed in the mouth with the support of dental crowns.
Porcelain ceramic dental crowns fully cover fractured, chipped, or stained teeth like a cap. Dental crowns not only look like natural teeth but provide stability and strength to the tooth structure.
TMJ disorders create bite problems including teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism), toothaches, headaches, and jaw pain. Oral appliance therapy can treat jaw pain, headaches, and bruxism. These night guards keep the teeth from grinding together and release pressure from the jaw.
Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontitis, or gum disease, occurs when bacteria build up, forming plaque that irritates the gums. As gum inflammation, or gingivitis, progresses, it can lead to receding gums and even tooth loss. Our surgical and non-surgical periodontal treatments remove bacteria and plaque while restoring tissue and bone.
Restorative Dental FAQs
Below we will answer commonly asked questions about restorative dental services:
How can I prevent gum disease?
Scheduling regular appointments to our Waterford office can help prevent gum disease from developing. Our dental hygienists can thoroughly clean around and beneath the gums to remove bacteria and plaque that irritate the gums. Remember to brush and floss twice a day at home to remove bacteria from the gums..
Why should I replace missing teeth?
Replacing missing teeth is an important step in improving your dental health. Food debris and plaque buildup can hide behind the gaps in your smile created by missing teeth. This means that you are at an increased risk for gum disease or tooth decay development if you are missing teeth. Additionally, missing teeth can make it more difficult for your smile to preform daily tasks like chewing or speaking. You should learn more about your tooth replacement options to restore your smile from the long-term consequences of having missing teeth.
Request a Dental Consultation
Restore the look and feel of your natural smile with restorative dental care. Schedule an appointment with our dental team online or call our Waterford dental office at 910-519-1624.