166 Furman Road, Suite A, Boone, NC 28607

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Restorative Dentistry

Proven Ways To Restore Damaged Or Missing Teeth

After our comprehensive exam, and if we are missing teeth or they’re not functioning properly, that your bite, or you’re not able to chew, we can go all the way from single crowns or veneers to bridges, which actually have three-teeth bridges. If you’re missing a tooth, then we can do it and fulfill that area with teeth that will function. The best type of dentistry, if you’re missing a single tooth or multiple teeth now, is implant dentistry. It has a success rate in over in the 90%, as far as longevity, where bridges are really in the 70 percentile. We could do that.

We also, for people that are edentulous, we do dentures. We can make them very life-like. We have a number of dentures, all the way from what we call value-oriented dentures, that we can make in a day. You can come in here and leave with your denture that day. We have ones that if you’re more aesthetically conscious, and you have certain chewing or skeletal problems, then we’ll go with more comprehensive dentist.

We actually wax your teeth up here. You get to see them as we’re doing… We build them in your mouth so you get to see and pick the color and the shape of your teeth. We can do that. We also do what we call partially edentulous, which we do partials here for somebody who’s missing a certain amount of teeth, that is a much more affordable then what we called fixed dentistry, but there’s limitations there. They can, and they do, work very well if they fit properly.

At Appalachian Dental Care, we know the value of prevention and detecting problems early. That’s why we always encourage you to visit our Boone, NC dental office at least twice each year for a dental cleaning and dental exam. But no matter how good you are at protecting your teeth, things happen. Cavities, infections, and even lost teeth can make it harder for you to use your teeth normally. Dr. Airey can perform a variety of restorative dentistry treatment to get back your teeth’s original look and function.

Do I Have To Get Ugly Metal Fillings?

When harmful bacteria decide to make a home on your teeth, they decay the enamel there. This causes a cavity, and while there is no way to regrow the lost enamel, Dr. Airey can remove the bacteria and damaged enamel, filling in that cavity with a special filling. At our Boone, NC dental office, we never use metal in our fillings. Instead, we use a tooth-colored composite filling that will repair the damage but look normal in your mouth.

How Can Root Canal Therapy Save My Tooth?

That same bacteria causing problems for your enamel can sometimes get inside your teeth, where the tooth’s pulp and nerve endings are found. That means your pulp can be infected, causing a bad toothache. To save the tooth from being removed, Dr. Airey can do root canal therapy. In this treatment, he makes a small hole in your tooth, carefully removes the infected parts of the pulp, replaces it with a special inert material, then seals it up with a dental crown.

What Are Dental Crowns Used For?

Dental crowns can be used in more situations than only root canal therapy. Fillings can put pressure on the healthy enamel, and if a cavity is really big, that filling could cause your tooth to fracture. Then there are times when a tooth has been damaged by injury or accident. Our CEREC crowns are caps made to look like healthy teeth using special 3-D computer technology to ensure they look great. A crown is fitted snugly over the damaged tooth to restore its function and look.

What’s The Difference Between Dental Bridges And Implants?

Missing a tooth can make it harder to eat, so if you have a gap in your smile, we can help fill it and get you eating normally once again. Our dental bridges use a pair of crowns to securely hold a replacement tooth in that space. This replacement is made to fit that space in particular, so it will feel and look normal. Dental implants also use a replacement tooth, but they tend to last longer because they use an implanted artificial root to hold the tooth in place. We can even mix the two and use an implant-supported bridge.

Your teeth are needed to eat, talk, and smile. If you have cavities, damage, or are missing some teeth, our restorative dentistry treatment can give you back the power and ability of your teeth. To learn more about our restorative dentistry treatment or to schedule your next appointment, give us a call today at 828-355-5673 or use our online form.

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