Do you have damaged or even missing teeth? Revitalize the look and function of your smile with restorative dentistry. At Bladenboro Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Shannon French helps her patients restore the full function of their teeth and gums. Using the latest dental techniques, Dr. French is able to treat gum infections, replace missing teeth, strengthen damaged teeth, and improve the health of the bite. Not restoring missing teeth, repairing tooth damage, or removing an infection can worsen your oral health. As soon as you discover problems with your teeth or gums, contact our office for care.
Restorative Dentistry in Bladenboro, NC
Restorative dental care revitalizes the health and look of the teeth and gums. Our restorative dental treatments include:
Dental bridges are prosthetics that replace multiple missing teeth. Although they can be fixed or removable, many dentists recommend that patients receive fixed bridges secured by dental implants. Removable bridges do not provide enough stability. We recommend implant-supported bridges over removable options.
Dental crowns are porcelain ceramic caps that fully cover teeth. Because they blend in with the look of natural teeth, crowns are a great treatment for restoring the aesthetics of the smile. Crowns can cover natural teeth or cap off dental implants for an effortless look.
Dental implants are a modern solution to tooth loss. Implants restore missing teeth at the root and can be used to replace a single lost tooth or secure dental restorations. Made up of titanium posts, implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Because of this, implants provide stability and durability.
Full and Partial Dentures
Dentures are the best restorative solution for patients with full rows or arches of lost teeth. Traditional removable dentures slip around the mouth and often require messy adhesives to stay in place. Implant-secured partial and full dentures are stable and make it easier to bite and speak.
Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontitis, or gum disease, often begins as gingivitis, also known as gum inflammation. Inflamed gums are caused by a buildup of bacteria. These harmful bacteria irritate the gums and eventually leads to gum recession and bone loss. We offer antibacterial rinses to eliminate harmful bacteria from the mouth. Our scaling and root planing treatments can also provide a deep gum cleaning.
The temporomandibular joint that connects the jawbone to the skull causes pain and dysfunction when it is injured. TMJ disorders create many symptoms that result from this joint’s dysfunction. Jaw and mouth exercises and bite guards can be used to alleviate stress and pressure on the jaw. Bite guards that are worn at night also prevent the teeth from wearing down. Oral surgery may be required if you have severe TMJ symptoms. We may refer you to a local surgeon for jaw surgery.
Restorative Dental FAQs
Do you have more questions about restorative dental treatments? Learn more here:
How do traditional dental restorations compare to implant-secured restorations?
Removable dental bridges and snap-on dentures do not fully restore the bite. They may also slip around the mouth and make it easy to eat chewy or hard foods. With single dental implants and implant-supported restorations, patients can enjoy the foods they love and combat speech problems, facial sagging, and other issues caused by tooth loss.
Can mouthguards treat TMJ disorders?
Yes, we use custom mouthguards to treat TMJ. However, sports mouthguards should not be used to treat TMJ as it is made from a different plastic material. The bite guards that we craft for patients with temporomandibular joint disorders are made to alleviate jaw pain and pressure.
Request a Dental Appointment
Do you want to restore the look and feel of a natural smile? Call our dental office for restorative treatment at 910-469-4592. You may also schedule a dental consultation with our team online. We serve patients from Bladenboro, Clarkton, and Fayetteville, North Carolina. We can’t wait to meet you at your next appointment.