Because your health is our highest priority, we are happy to offer restorative dentistry in Durham, North Carolina, so you can achieve a smile that endures. Our dentist, Dr. Kwame Gyampo, and our team offer a range of treatments including crowns, implants and bridges to help you achieve a healthier, more restored smile. To learn more about our restorative dental treatments, please call Providence Smiles today at 919-682-4861!
A Solid Base
Restorative dentistry is intended to give you back a solid foundation for your oral health and smile. Retaining your original teeth is usually better for your long-term oral health and function, and our dentist will work closely with you to provide you with a treatment plan that is conservative as well as effective in helping you regain a healthy, beautiful smile. We will not recommend that you have a tooth extracted unless it is causing damage to your other teeth and your oral health. Ultimately, our goal is to help you regain and maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime.
A Beautiful Smile
Each restorative treatment our dentist and team provide is designed to be as comfortable and natural-looking as possible. Your restoration should blend in with your smile, giving you beautiful and long-lasting results that you can enjoy for years to come. We want you to feel confident when smiling, speaking and eating so that you can enjoy a healthy and positive quality of life. Whether you have minor tooth damage or are missing one, several or all of your teeth, we are here to provide you with the solutions you need.
My broken tooth does not hurt. Do I still need to have it treated?
Yes! In fact, you should receive treatment as soon as possible if your tooth is damaged. Some types of chips, cracks or fractures are relatively painless, but others can cause extreme pain. If your tooth breaks or sustains other damage, we recommend that you contact our office as soon as possible for an emergency treatment. Our team will make arrangements for you to come in as soon as possible and receive the care you need to restore the tooth and your oral health. Depending on your needs, our dentist may recommend a dental filling or crown, or if the tooth is severely damaged, he may recommend removing and replacing it.
Here are a few things you can do while waiting to receive treatment for your broken tooth:
- If any part of the tooth has broken off, rinse it in lukewarm water and bring it to the appointment with you
- If any areas are bleeding, apply gauze to those areas for 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops
- Use an ice pack or cold compress on the cheek over the area to minimize swelling and pain
How quickly do teeth need to be repaired or replaced?
We recommend that you have your teeth repaired or replaced immediately. Damaged and missing teeth often cause additional damage to your oral health and smile if not treated promptly. For example, your teeth play an important role in stimulating your supporting bone so that it remains healthy and strong. If you are missing teeth, the jawbone in that area may resorb, or deteriorate, causing your other teeth to become unstable. By replacing your tooth quickly, you can prevent this deterioration and enjoy much better long-term oral health and function. We invite you to contact our office and speak with our dentist and team for more information.
I think my smile is beyond help. Can you still help me?
Your smile is never beyond help. Our dentist and team offer many solutions to help you regain your oral health and smile. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that will meet your unique needs and can improve your appearance, health and oral function. After completing your treatment plan, we will also create a preventive plan to help you maintain your oral health and smile.
Some of the treatments we may recommend include:
- Dental bonding
- Dental bridges
- Dental crowns
- Dental fillings
- Dental implants
- Dental inlays or onlays
- Dental veneers
- Dentures (complete or partial)
- Periodontal (gum) treatment
- Root canal treatment
- Tooth extractions
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