Saving Teeth

Root Canals in GastoniaWhen a tooth is threatened by acute decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, one of our dentists at Gastonia Dental Group has to make a judgment call about treatment. If the tooth’s pulp is infected or inflamed, a root canal is generally the only way to save the tooth.

During a root canal  (or endodontic treatment), the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is taken out. This tissue contains veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Once the roots are taken out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material.

The root canal is only the first step in the complete tooth restoration. After the root canal, without a crown, the tooth will become dry and brittle. The concluding processes are the core build-up and crown.

At Gastonia Dental Group, we use strong, natural-looking crowns that blend flawlessly with the surrounding teeth. With proper oral hygiene and regular checkups, a tooth with a filled root can often function issue-free for the rest of a patient’s life.

Root canal therapy has a very high success rate, and is among the services provided at Gastonia Dental Group. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 

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Solving Dental Dilemmas At Gastonia Dental Group

Cosmetic Dental Solutions in Gastonia

Gastonia Denteal Group dentists use dental crowns to solve a number of dilemmas. A dental crown is a strong, natural-looking permanent tooth restoration that covers the top of the damaged tooth.

Gastonia family dentists recommend crowns to remedy the following problems:

  • A broken tooth with decay
  • An ill-fitting existing crown
  • A decayed tooth that has lost significant tooth structure
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A tooth that is too small or misshapen
  • A tooth that causes a bite problem

Before we can attach the crown to your tooth, we must prepare the tooth. Mountain Brook family dentists often apply a local anesthetic so you won’t feel pain during the prepping. Your dentist will remove decay, if any, and shape the tooth to receive the crown. Then a mold is taken of the prepped tooth and surrounding teeth.

A temporary crown is then placed on the tooth to protect it until you return to your Lowell dentistry office to receive the permanent restoration. The patient needs to be careful while wearing the temporary crown. Vigorous brushing or flossing can displace the crown or damage the exposed soft tissue. The Ranlo dental crown patient should also refrain from eating extremely hard foods like nuts or sticky candy.

The mold of your teeth is sent to a North Carolina dental lab where your crown is built. Dental crowns are fabricated in three varieties: tooth colored crowns made of resin or porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and solid metal crowns. Each type has its pros and cons. Your Gastonia cosmetic dentist at Gastonia Dental Group will choose the best crown material for your particular tooth.

What if you need a permanent dental restoration for both the top and root of your tooth? A dental implant is your answer.

For more information about complete dental restorations and other cosmetic dental solutions, call Gastonia Dental Group. Make an appointment with us today!

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 


Is It All About Flashy Smiles And Trendy Styles?

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If you can’t be in Paris, then bring fashion home to Gastonia. Facial fashion, that is. The pouty, the flashy, the sultry, the glamorous, the gleeful. Our dental team is enthusiastic about keeping you looking great and feeling confident with cosmetic dentistry.

It’s All About Working The Smile

For just about everyone out there, the way we look is important to our self-concept. Our self-esteem influences our interactions and relationships, and perhaps even our success. Let us work with you to strengthen that smile and bring it up to your standards. Cosmetic dentistry can fix broken teeth, crooked teeth, and even missing teeth. Come down and see us. We will help you to work that smile on the proverbial runway of life.

It’s All About Being Uniquely You

At Gastonia Dental Group, our single most outstanding feature is our multiple specialties. Be assured that your smile is in good hands. Be uniquely you. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 


Dental Crowns At Gastonia Dental Group

Dental Crowns at Gastonia Dental Group in Gastonia

The dental crowns available from Gastonia Dental Group are strong, comfortable and made to match your surrounding teeth. Crowns (also called caps) cover the entire visible portion of the tooth and are cemented in place. They are used to strengthen teeth that have been worn down or weakened by decay or injury. Crowns are also used to restore the original shape of a tooth, or to improve its appearance.

Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them into their gums.

Porcelain crowns were first used in the 1800s. With the refining of metal casting methods in the 1900s, crown dentistry advanced significantly.

The most common types of crowns are:

  • All-porcelain (ceramic)
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • Gold

Dental crowns are part of the general and cosmetic dentistry services provided by Gastonia Dental Group. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 


Hiding Your Smile? Gastonia Dental Group Can Help

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Some people don’t feel their smile is much of an asset, so they do their best to keep it hidden. Pictures, funny movies, jokes, hilarious internet videos—none of these can entice a smile or laugh. If this sounds familiar, then maybe you would like some information about smile makeovers from Gastonia Dental Group.

Don’t be embarrassed! Plenty of people are unwilling to reveal their smile. The good news is that there is help.

Here at Gastonia Dental Group we provide cosmetic dentistry care for our patients who have conditions such as a previous mouth injury, tooth discoloration, poor spacing, chipped teeth, stains, crooked teeth, or missing teeth.

Now is the time to get the confident smile that you’ve always wanted!

Procedures that beautify the look of your teeth and/or your oral health include dental crowns, dental implants, veneers, enamel shaping, gum contouring, bonding, and more! We can also refer you to an experienced orthodontist if necessary.

At Gastonia Dental Group, we also provide pediatric dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 

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