When you smile, it’s the first thing people notice. A healthy, vibrant smile can radiate confidence, warmth, and approachability. However, dental decay, trauma, and tooth loss can compromise the natural beauty and functionality of your teeth. Here at Timber Family Dental, our mission is to restore not just your teeth, but the confidence and comfort that comes with them.
Our comprehensive range of restorative dentistry solutions in Garner, NC aims to give your smile a second chance. Dive into the transformative treatments we offer below, and contact our office to schedule an appointment!
At Timber Family Dental, we believe in providing restorative solutions that are not only functional and durable but also aesthetically pleasing. Composite fillings represent the perfect blend of strength and natural appearance—allowing us to restore the function and beauty of your teeth following tooth decay.
- The procedure for placing a composite filling begins with the careful removal of the decayed tooth tissue.
- The affected area is meticulously cleaned to eliminate bacteria and debris.
- A bonding agent is then applied, allowing the composite resin to adhere firmly to the tooth.
- The resin is precisely placed and sculpted to match the natural contours of the tooth, then cured with a specialized light that hardens the material.
- Finally, any necessary shaping or polishing is performed to ensure a smooth and natural feel.
Composite fillings provide a strong and resilient solution for small to medium cavities. By bonding directly to the tooth, they offer added support to the remaining tooth structure, reducing the risk of breakage or further decay.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy, or endodontic therapy, is a treatment aimed at saving a tooth that is severely infected or inflamed in its pulp, the innermost soft tissue.
- The procedure starts with taking an x-ray to determine the shape of the root canals and to check for signs of infection.
- After numbing the area, a small opening is made on the crown of the tooth to access the infected pulp, which is then removed.
- The inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. After cleaning, the empty pulp chamber and root canals are filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha and sealed.
- Finally, a crown or filling is placed to restore the tooth’s shape and functionality.
Contrary to popular belief, the procedure is no more uncomfortable than a standard filling; additionally, the procedure can eliminate the need for an extraction and prevent the spread of infection to surrounding tissues.
Dental crowns are meticulously crafted custom-made caps that are designed to fit perfectly over your tooth, restoring its shape, size, and strength. Whether it’s addressing decay, fracture, or purely aesthetic needs, our dental crowns are created with the highest level of precision to ensure an impeccable match with your natural teeth.
Our team of experts takes great care in creating durable and long-lasting crowns that not only provide exceptional functionality but also enhance the overall appearance of your smile, giving it a natural and aesthetically pleasing look.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are custom-made restorations used to repair decayed or damaged teeth. They are a conservative approach to dental restoration, meaning they preserve more of the natural tooth structure. Inlays are placed within the biting surface of the tooth, while an onlay extends over one or more of the tooth’s cusps. These restorations are made from durable materials like porcelain, ensuring they look aesthetically pleasing and last long.
The procedure generally requires two visits. During the first visit, the damaged or decayed part of the tooth is removed, and an impression is taken to create the custom inlay or onlay. A temporary filling protects the tooth until the second visit, where the final restoration is bonded into place.
Tooth extraction, whether simple or surgical, is a procedure that requires the utmost care, precision, and expertise. At Timber Family Dental, we utilize advanced techniques and technology to ensure a comfortable and successful extraction process.
A simple extraction is typically performed on a tooth that is visible and easily accessible in the mouth. The procedure begins with a comprehensive examination and x-ray to understand the tooth’s position and condition. After administering a local anesthetic to numb the area, specialized tools are used to gently loosen and remove the tooth. Patients may feel pressure but no discomfort during the process. Post-procedure instructions are provided to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications.
A surgical extraction is required when a tooth is not fully erupted above the gum line or has broken off at the gum, often necessary with wisdom teeth. This process involves a careful assessment of the tooth’s position, including detailed x-rays. A surgical plan is then tailored to the patient’s specific needs. Local anesthesia is administered for comfort, and an incision is made in the gum tissue to access the tooth. Depending on the tooth’s complexity, bone may be removed, or the tooth may be sectioned into pieces for easier extraction. Stitches are usually placed to aid in healing.
A fixed bridge is a dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of two crowns, known as anchoring crowns, attached to the adjacent teeth, and an artificial tooth (or teeth), known as a pontic in between. The anchoring teeth are prepared by reshaping or reconstruction, and impressions are made to create a custom bridge.
Fixed bridges are strong and durable, lasting many years with proper care. Besides restoring the smile, fixed bridges maintain the shape of the face, redistribute bite forces, and prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position. They restore the ability to chew and speak properly, and their fixed nature means they feel and function like natural teeth.
Rediscover Your Best Smile
Your smile restoration journey is one we’re passionate about. At Timber Family Dental, we combine state-of-the-art technology with a compassionate, patient-first approach. Each treatment is tailored to your unique needs, ensuring results that are both stunning and functional.
Don’t let dental challenges dim your smile. Choose Timber Family Dental, where every smile gets the individual care it deserves. Call today to schedule your appointment!