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HOW CAN RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY IMPROVE MY SMILE?

Over time, the teeth are subject to numerous factors which can lead to their destruction. Once problems start, they become more perilous the longer they are left untreated. At Adult Dentistry of Ballanytne, we can implement several dental reconstruction treatments that can fully restore the function and aesthetics of your smile.
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How can reconstructive dentistry improve my smile?

Over time, the teeth are subject to numerous factors which can lead to their destruction. Once problems start, they become more perilous the longer they are left untreated. At Adult Dentistry of Ballanytne, we can implement several dental reconstruction treatments that can fully restore the function and aesthetics of your smile.

Full mouth reconstruction is a complete treatment plan to repair and reverse years of damage to the teeth and gums. Full mouth dental reconstruction makes use of every type of treatment available, including crowns, porcelain veneers, bridges, and dental implants.

Dental implants are among the most exciting advances in the field of dental reconstruction. In the past, replacing missing teeth was a challenge due to limited technology. However, today’s dental implants are indistinguishable from natural teeth, both in appearance and function. They are by far the best and most comprehensive solution for replacing missing teeth.

Custom cosmetic dentures are perhaps the most common dental reconstruction treatment. Millions of Americans wear them, although many aren’t pleased with the result. We offer our patients completely custom-made dentures that are far more comfortable, functional and natural looking, with realistic tooth shape, color and alignment. The gum portion of our dentures are extremely lifelike as well.

If you are unhappy with your smile for any reason,  schedule a free, no obligation smile consultation with Dr. Robert Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne. Call 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to set your appointment. Dr. Harrell will explain your dental reconstruction options and help you decide which best suits your needs.

What are the benefits of single dental implants?

Thanks to advances in dental techniques, it has never been simpler to have a missing tooth replaced. With a porcelain dental implant, we now have a permanent solution for restoring the natural look and feel of your smile. Dental implants don’t require any special cleaning other than brushing or flossing, and most patients can’t tell the difference between the feel of implants and their natural teeth.

The installation process begins with drilling a small hole in the jawbone. Inside this hole, a surgical-grade titanium post is inserted. Once it has fused with the bone, an abutment is placed on top of the post. The abutment is the actual structure to which the porcelain crown is attached. Dental porcelain is as strong as your natural teeth and indistinguishable in appearance.

To recap, here are the benefits of single porcelain dental implants: They are permanent. They  offer improved function. They match the strength of natural teeth. Replacing a missing tooth with a single dental implant will prevent bone loss. They offer the most like-like appearance of any tooth replacement method available.

To learn more about dental implants, schedule a free, no-obligation smile consultation with Dr. Harrell. Call 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to make your appointment. During your consultation a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will appear when your sedation dentistry treatment is complete.

How can Digital X-rays improve my dental health?

Some of the most serious dental issues can’t be seen with the naked eye. For example, the underlying structures that support the teeth and gums are crucial for good oral health, but they are susceptible to a number of issues. Digital X-ray technology allows us to obtain the safest, most detailed images of your entire mouth to keep a check on these structures.

Digital X-rays reveal much more than traditional X-rays. We can sharpen, alter or zoom in and out from the image. Digital X-rays can even clearly show the details of small spaces, such as the canals in the roots of the teeth. As a result we are better able to diagnose and treat a wide range of dental health issues.

Our patients are also happy to learn that Digital X-rays expose them to far less radiation — as much as 90 percent less than conventional x-rays. Clearly this is a significant decrease. Digital X-rays are also more environmentally friendly, as they do not use chemicals to fix images on film like traditional X-rays.

Because of our commitment to advanced technologies like Digital X-rays, Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne is able to provide a patient experience that is continually improving in terms of quality of care, length of treatment and degree of comfort.

To schedule a dental health check-up (which includes Digital X-rays), call Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne today at 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page.

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