Services

Bonding

Patients with minor tooth flaws, such as chips, cracks, or small cavities, may benefit from the bonding procedure. This simple procedure can usually be completed in just one appointment at our Durham, NC dental practice. After the bonding procedure is complete, the beauty and function of your teeth will be restored. If you would like to learn more about how bonding can help you meet your cosmetic dental goals, please give our office a call today.

Cleaning and Exams

Cleanings

The professional, thorough, and gentle cleanings that you receive at our Durham, NC dental practice are different from but just as important as your regular home routine of flossing and brushing.

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During your cleaning, you will receive:

  • Plaque removal
  • Calculus removal
  • Teeth polishing

Please contact our office soon to schedule your next appointment. Effective and efficient removal of plaque and calculus can only be done by a dental professional trained in the use of specialized, ultrasonic tools.

Exams

Dental exams, along with regular cleanings, are performed at your normal dental appointments. All regular checkups will include:

  • Examination of dental X-rays
  • Evaluation of periodontal (gum) disease
  • Examination of any existing dental restorations (fillings, crowns, etc.)
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Examination for tooth decay

We invite you to contact our Durham, NC dental office today to schedule your next appointment and learn how you can maintain your oral health.

Composite Fillings

When a tooth has suffered from minor decay, fractures, or cracks, our dentists may place a composite filling to restore the tooth. Composite (tooth-colored or white) fillings are an aesthetic option for restoring your oral health and can be created to match the color of your existing teeth.

The procedure for receiving a composite filling will take just one appointment at our Durham, NC dental practice. During this appointment, the dentist will remove the compromised portion of the tooth, thoroughly clean the remaining tooth, and fill the tooth with a composite filling. We invite you to contact our office to learn more about tooth-colored fillings.

Dental Implants

If you are missing any teeth, consider receiving dental implants. Dental implants are a modern, effective solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. When implants are in place, they will restore support, strength, and stability to both the mouth and the jaw.

The dental implant procedure will take place over multiple visits to our office throughout several months. After the titanium implants are placed into the jaw and have fused with the bone, your implant restoration (crown, bridge, or denture) will be placed for optimal results. Once the implant procedure is complete, the beauty and function of your teeth will be restored. We invite you to contact our Durham, NC dental practice today to learn more about the many benefits of dental implants.

Digital X-rays

As a part of your prevention plan, we take bi-annual X-rays of your teeth. At our Durham, NC dental practice, we utilize the latest dental X-ray technology, known as digital radiography. Digital radiography uses an electronic sensor to both capture and store accurate, digital images of your teeth.

Having a digital X-ray taken is much faster and more comfortable for our patients than a traditional X-ray. In addition, digital X-rays emit up to 90% less radiation than their traditional counterparts, making you completely safe every time you visit. The digital images taken by the digital X-ray machine can be viewed instantly, which means that we will be able to detect any problems faster than ever before. To learn more about digital X-rays, please give our office a call today.

Extractions

When permanent teeth have suffered from severe decay or damage, a tooth extraction may become necessary. Tooth extraction is often our last resort in maintaining your oral health; if possible, another treatment will be selected to restore the tooth. In any case, it is important to consult with the dentist before making any final treatment decisions. If you would like to learn more about your options for restoring your oral health, please contact our Durham, NC dental practice today.

Gum Disease Treatment

To improve the health of your entire mouth, we aim to treat and prevent periodontal (gum) disease. Using a variety of methods and services, including deep cleanings such as scaling and root planing, we can help you avoid gum disease and maintain good oral health. We are committed to helping you reach your oral health goals. Please contact our Durham, NC dental practice today to learn how we can help you achieve optimal oral health.

Pediatric Dentistry

As part of our efforts to bring smiles to everyone who needs dental care, we offer pediatric dental care for our youngest patients. When you bring your children to our Durham, NC dental office for their appointment, we will teach them good oral habits and preventive techniques. Encouraging these practices will help your children maintain optimal oral health and have beautiful, healthy teeth throughout their life. If you would like to learn more about our pediatric dental services, we invite you to call our office today.

Porcelain Crown

To help restore the beauty of your smile, our dentists may recommend having a porcelain crown placed on one or more teeth. Porcelain crowns are tooth-colored restorations that cover the tooth and restore it to an ideal shape and size. We often use crowns when dental fillings cannot effectively repair the damage done to a tooth. If you are interested in learning more about porcelain crowns or your options for restoring health and beauty to your smile, please give our Durham, NC dental practice a call today.

Porcelain Fixed Bridges

One of the options available for patients who are missing teeth is a porcelain fixed bridge. These non-removable appliances can be made to match the color of your natural teeth for optimal aesthetic results. Porcelain fixed bridges, when in place, can be used to:

  • Fill in the spaces left by the missing teeth
  • Prevent your remaining natural teeth from shifting
  • Restore the function of your bite
  • Give you a natural, beautiful smile

Bridges are a wonderful option for many patients who are missing teeth. Please call our Durham, NC dental practice to more about porcelain fixed bridges.

Porcelain Inlays and Onlay

If a tooth has suffered minor decay that hasn’t destroyed all of the tooth’s healthy enamel, the dentist may place a porcelain inlay or onlay. Porcelain inlays and onlays, or partial crowns, will act as the missing portion of the tooth, naturally completing the tooth. Please contact our Durham, NC dental practice today to learn more about porcelain inlays and onlays and your other options for restoring the health and beauty of your smile.

Porcelain Veneers

If you are looking for an effective way to achieve a beautiful, radiant smile, consider receiving porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are created to fit your teeth perfectly and give you the smile you’ve always wanted. When they have bonded to your teeth, the porcelain veneers will be a natural addition to your smile.

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Veneers can be used for a variety of reasons, including to:

  • Fix teeth that may be crooked or misshapen
  • Change the color of teeth with unsightly stains or discolorations
  • Fix teeth that have been chipped or worn
  • Modify the shape of teeth that are not proportionate
  • Close any unwanted gaps between teeth

To learn more about porcelain veneers and how they can improve you smile, we invite you to give our Durham, NC dental practice a call today.

Teeth Whitening

If you are interested in lightening the color of your teeth, our Durham, NC dental office can help. We use professional custom teeth whitening trays to remove unwanted tooth stains and give you a brighter, more beautiful smile. To learn how to get rid of that dull, yellow appearance of your smile, feel free to give our office a call and schedule your appointment with our dentist today!

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

At our Durham, NC dental office, we offer wisdom teeth (third molar) extraction to help improve your overall oral health.

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Our dentist may recommend having your wisdom teeth removed if they are coming in incorrectly and cause or could cause:

  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Pain
  • Damage to other teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Tumors or cysts
  • Infections

If necessary, the dentist may also recommend having the wisdom teeth removed in order to prepare your mouth for another dental treatment. We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about wisdom teeth and our wisdom teeth extraction services.