Restorative Dentistry in Cary NC
Restorative dentistry is about restoring health and function by replacing or repairing teeth. Damaged, decayed, or missing teeth profoundly impact your appearance and oral health. Dr. Lyle and our dental team provide complete restorative dentistry for our patients of all ages.
Although restorative dentistry focuses on medical and functional issues, it also restores your smile and can even improve it. The goal of restorative dentistry is to ensure you can eat, speak, laugh, and smile without discomfort or self-consciousness.
Composite dental fillings are created using tooth-colored resins blended to match the hue of your teeth. The filling closes any cavity in the affected tooth, protecting against further damage without looking obvious. We use tooth-colored resin fillings whenever possible as they help preserve tooth structure and require less filling material to be more effective than metal amalgam fillings.
Missing teeth can be replaced using dental implants. These titanium posts or screws are placed in the jawbone to function as the root of a replacement tooth, usually a dental crown or dental prosthetic.
Bridges replace missing teeth with replacement teeth supported by the remaining natural teeth. These artificial teeth do not have a root structure and can either be fixed in place or removable. Dental bridges require healthy teeth on either side to support them and can be made from various materials, including porcelain and metal.
Crowns are the most common replacement for a single missing or damaged tooth. A crown can be placed over a damaged or decayed tooth after removing any decay or infection and filling the cavity. The crown protects the tooth, provides a strong biting surface, and looks and feels like a natural tooth. Some crowns are sculpted and placed over a tooth, while others are attached to a dental implant when the tooth is missing.
Same-day crowns are the latest advancement in dental restoration. Rather than having to take an impression and then waiting weeks for a crown to be designed and created, patients can now get a crown the same day as their first appointment. Scanning computer imaging ensures a precision fit without messy impressions or wait times. We craft same-day crowns in our office using a precision milling machine.
Dentures have come a long way in the last few years. Advancements in their design and manufacture have improved their fit and appearance. You can now get dentures that are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. We offer a wide range of custom denture options, including same-day dentures, fixed dentures, and both upper and lower dentures.
Dr. Lyle can restore or replace your broken, chipped, or damaged teeth to their former strength and beauty using any of the above restoration techniques. To learn more about our restorative dental procedures and determine which is the right one for you, please call us at Harrison Pointe Dentistry Phone Number 919-466-0076.