Is your smile feeling less than perfect? Our team in Havelock, NC, has just what you need to restore your smile and get you back to feeling confident, happy, and healthy! While some of these procedures can aid the smile’s appearance, they can restore the function and health of your entire mouth as well!
Learn more about our dental restoration options by reading below! If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, call our office today!
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges are two options that can restore the appearance, function, and health of your smile.
A dental crown is a prosthetic appliance created just to fit your particular tooth. When a tooth is badly damaged through decay or injury, it may require a crown for protection and to remain functional within your mouth. The crown encapsulates your natural tooth, protecting it from further damage while being durable enough to effectively chew your food while also aiding in speaking and being a beautiful addition to your smile.
A dental bridge is able to replace one or more missing teeth. By fusing multiple dental crowns together, the bridge can span the gap between one of your natural teeth to the next. In order to apply the crown, your natural teeth on either side of the gap must be contoured, reshaped, and prepared so that the crowns will fit. Once this is done, the full appliance is cemented into place over the gap. This replaces appearance and function while also preventing neighboring teeth from shifting into the gap and causing misalignment.
Dentures are another great solution to missing teeth; only instead of being fixed into place, they are removable. We offer both partial and complete dentures at our practice:
- Partial dentures can replace one or more missing teeth. They are typically secured into place by being clipped onto neighboring natural teeth.
- Complete dentures are able to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. This appliance may be held in place by dental adhesive or suction.
Properly cared for dentures may last up to ten years, restoring the appearance of your smile and allowing you to speak well and chew most foods again.
Do you have an implant placed and healed that needs to be restored? We’ve got you covered! Our restoration process allows us to access your fully healed implant and add an abutment and dental crown to the implant post.
The abutment acts as a connector piece between the post within your jawbone and the crown above the gumline. Once the abutment is attached, we can cement the dental crown into position, finalizing the complete implant procedure.
When your jaw is in a relaxed position, your teeth should be comfortably fit together without the presence of jaw tension or a feeling of space between the top and bottom teeth. When the biting surfaces of teeth do not connect properly, not only can this be uncomfortable, but it can also cause teeth to be pushed out of alignment over time.
An occlusal adjustment procedure allows us to reshape the surface of your teeth by carefully grinding small areas of the tooth to ensure the bite fits together comfortably.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction involves a transformation of the entire mouth for the purpose of benefiting health and functionality. The full mouth reconstruction may involve a mix of many procedures mentioned above, along with others if deemed necessary.
If you believe you need a full mouth reconstruction, we invite you to call our office and schedule a visit. This will allow us to examine your mouth and determine what procedures may be needed to deliver you the best smile.
Building Your Smile Back
Our focus at Stonebridge Dental Association has always been on the well-being of our patients. To ensure we deliver the best results each time, we make an effort to get to know you, recognize your needs and goals, and understand what quality dentistry means to you.
When restoring your smile, we realize that it’s important for you to enjoy the process and feel connected to the experts performing these alterations and treatments. For your smile restoration, we invite you to call our office and schedule an appointment with us! You’ll be proud you did.