Crowns & Bridges
Crowns are needed to replace a large filling, to cover and strengthen the exposed area of a tooth following a root canal procedure, to repair severely chipped or broken teeth or for cosmetic purposes. A dental bridge in Leland, NC consists of a set of connected crowns, used to fill a gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Fillings & Bonding
A composite is a tooth-colored filling that is made of ceramic and plastic compounds. These fillings mimic the appearance of natural teeth and are preferred by many patients and dental professionals. Tooth-colored bonding material can be used to restore broken, chipped, or stained teeth.
The early stage of gum disease is classified as gingivitis, and if caught early on, the effects of the disease can be reversed. Once the gums and bone begin to deteriorate, the damage is permanent and can only be managed, not cured, with professional treatment. Daily brushing and flossing can help prevent the onset of periodontal disease.
A root canal is a procedure used to treat severely decayed or infected teeth. The inside of a tooth contains a soft material called the pulp. It is a nerve that allows the tooth to feel sensations. If the exterior of a tooth becomes damaged to the point where the pulp is exposed, an infection may occur.