A filling is a restorative material placed directly in your tooth to restore the function and morphology of missing tooth structure. Tooth structure loss typically results from cavities or external trauma, and after the damaged tooth structure is gently cleaned, a filling that matches the shade of your tooth is placed to restore the integrity of the tooth. Most fillings placed today are made of composite, a strong tooth colored material that has the ability to bond to your tooth and provide excellent durability to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. If you think you have cavity or need a filling in Charlotte, contact Dual Image Dentistry (https://dualimagesmiles.com/contact/) immediately to restore your tooth to health!
CROWNS & BRIDGES
A crown is a type of dental restoration that covers or “caps” damaged or broken teeth in order to restore functionality. Although dental crowns can be made from a wide range of materials, porcelain is preferred due to its durability and superior aesthetics. We work meticulously with our lab to make a beautifully shaped crown that matches the color of your natural teeth. Crowns provide a great solution for the following dental concerns:
- Repair damage done to the tooth form cavities
- Repair cracked or fractured teeth
- Restore existing fillings at risk for breakage
- Dental Implants
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) by permanently joining a crown that replicates the missing tooth to the adjacent teeth. The adjacent teeth that sit on either side of the space created by the missing tooth are “crowned” in order to bridge the space, giving the appearance of a natural tooth and restoring function to the area. Much like a single crown used to “cap” one tooth, our natural looking bridges remain cemented to your teeth and do not need to be removed. Our custom made bridges are a great option to replace missing teeth, and are barely noticeable. Aside from improving your smile by filling in unattractive gaps, bridges have many advantages including restoring your ability to speak, chew, and eat properly, distributing the force of your bite over more teeth, and preventing remaining teeth from shifting. Contact Dual Image Dentistry (https://dualimagesmiles.com/contact/) to learn if dental crowns and bridges are options to rejuvenate your smile!
A dental implant is a metal post that is intricately placed into your upper or lower jawbone in order to replace missing tooth roots. Once your implant has integrated to your jawbone, an abutment is connected to the implant which can hold a crown, bridge, or denture and restore the function and beauty of your smile. Implants are extremely durable and provide a superior cost-effective solution to long term replacement of missing teeth. Long term research has shown that implants are predictable, successful over a long period of time, and can function similar to natural teeth. Regardless of the reason related to tooth loss, dental implants provide a simple remedy with proven results. While dental implants may be recommended for a number of reasons, all implants have the following benefits:
- Implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth
- Implants are strong and stable
- Improves quality of life for those who have missing teeth and sometimes too self-conscious to smile or talk
- Restores your ability to eat and chew foods you desire
- Provides stability to removable dentures
- Improves speaking ability without the worry that your teeth might slip
- Preserves facial structure
- Overall improves comfort, convenience, and appearance for those looking to replace missing teeth
Our implant services at Dual Image Dentistry will help you smile with confidence, so schedule your appointment (https://www.orthobanc.com/patients/default.aspx) now to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants!
PARTIALS & DENTURES
Partials and dentures are removable dental prosthetics that are used to replace missing teeth and the surrounding gum tissue. Complete dentures are used in extreme cases when no natural teeth are remaining. Partial dentures are appropriate when you need a replacement for some missing teeth but still have some natural teeth remaining. Our custom-fitted partials and complete dentures are designed based on the health of your teeth and gums, and the status of your remaining teeth to restore your smile. There are many affordable options available at our office for partials and complete dentures, including then choose supported by implants for better stability and fit. Contact Dual Image Dentistry to get the opinion of a professional and find out which option is the right one for you.
Root canals are used to treat the teeth that are too severely damaged to treat with crowns or fillings alone. Root canals are appropriate when there is an infection in the nerve of the tooth due to the cavity all if the nerve is damaged from trauma. Root canal treatment repairs the unhealthy tooth by treating the nerve inside the damaged tooth. In this treatment, the affected portion of the tooth is removed, and the inner side of the tooth is completely disinfected and sealed. Once the tooth is healed, it restores back to its original function. While root canals were known to be painful in the past, new advancements in the field have made them a painless treatment. With the help of our modern local anesthetics techniques, you will have a comfortable and convenient treatment without any pain. Make an appointment at Dual Image Dentistry right now to get an evaluation of your teeth from our highly skilled dentists.
To prevent tooth loss, regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene must be practiced. Although our dentists will try their best to prevent tooth loss by treating it with any restorative procedure, there are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Such situations are as follows:
- Severe infection from cavities.
- Severe decay.
- Fractured teeth or roots.
- Advanced periodontal disease.
- Malpositioned teeth.
- Impacted teeth.
- Orthodontic correction.
Our highly trained and experienced dentists will remove your tooth if necessary without inflicting any excessive pain to you. We will also be happy to guide you through different replacement solutions to rejuvenate your smile. Make an appointment right now to understand which treatment option is the best for you.