We know it can be nerve-wracking to have a dental problem — after all, our teeth are what help us chew, speak, and smile with ease. The good news is that there are plenty of treatments out there that can restore damaged, decayed, or missing teeth, and CarolinasDentist would be happy to take care of the issue for you. We’ll bring you in to see what’s going on and lay out your options for you, and you’ll have the final say in how you want to proceed. Our team always has your best interests at heart, and we’re committed to getting your smile back to great health!Contact Us
Nobody wants to hear they have a cavity, but if you do, we can stop the decay from causing more damage by placing a dental filling. We offer a variety of different fillings, including amalgam (silver), gold, composite resin (tooth-colored), and porcelain (tooth-colored), depending on your needs. This simple procedure doesn’t take long at all!
Dental crowns get their name because cover the “crown” of tooth or act like a cap. We use them to restore decayed, worn down, cracked, and broken teeth. And we always make sure they’re designed to look and fit naturally.
At CarolinasDentist, we’re proud to offer same-day crowns using CEREC®, which cuts a multiple-visit procedure down to just one visit. We’ll take digital impressions of your teeth (no more of those uncomfortable, goopy impression trays), design your custom crown, and send the information to the on-site milling center (no waiting weeks for an off-site lab to do it for us). This modern technology also allows us to make any corrections and adjustments right then and there, saving you time and letting you walk out with a permanent, custom-fit restoration.
Fixed & Removable Bridges
Missing one or more teeth? A dental bridge literally “bridges” the gap to get you back to a complete, natural-looking smile. It also makes it easier to eat and speak naturally, prevents your other surrounding teeth from shifting over into the space, and ensures proper bite alignment. CarolinasDentist offers fixed bridges as well as removable bridges. The first are anchored in place by crowns on either side. The second are attached to the surrounding teeth with a metal framework.
If you’ve lost many of your teeth or have had to get your teeth extracted for some reason, that doesn’t mean you’ll never have a full smile again. We provide full conventional dentures, partial dentures, and overdentures. We can even stabilize them with dental implants so that they fit securely in place. Not sure what you need? Not to worry. We can discuss which is the best option to restore your mouth to full function, give you back a more youthful appearance, and help you eat and speak with ease again.
Want to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth permanently? Dental implants are a popular solution. They’re made up of a small post that acts like a tooth root and a natural-looking restoration on top. Many people say that they’re the next best thing to natural teeth. Learn more on our Dental Implants page!
Root Canal Therapy
Don’t let root canals’ reputation fool you! People may associate this treatment with pain, but it’s actually an effective way to remove infection (the real thing that’s causing you pain) and help save your tooth. During the procedure, we get rid of any damaged tissue, clean out the area, and seal the tooth from further infection. If you’ve noticed a toothache, tender or swollen gums, or unusual discoloration, it’s best to see a dentist so they can step in before the condition gets worse.
Not everyone who gets their wisdom teeth need to have them removed, but we may recommend it if we see that their eruption will cause damage to the surrounding teeth, nerves, or bone — or even result in an infection. Just like with our hygiene services, we believe it’s best to face issues head on before waiting for them to become more serious (and expensive to fix).
Sometimes, a tooth extraction becomes absolutely necessary in order to preserve your dental health. This could be because of severe infection from decay, serious damage from an injury, or overcrowding. We’ll look into all other options beforehand, but if you require an extraction, we’ll make sure you’re kept completely comfortable throughout the procedure and give you aftercare guidelines to ensure a speedy recovery. We’re also happy to discuss your tooth replacement options afterwards as well!