Restorative Dentistry in Angier
Your teeth are strong, unique, and truly priceless – once they’re injured or decayed, they’re unable to heal themselves naturally. Instead, our team here at Accent Family Dentistry can provide the skilled support and quality restorative attention you need to smile confidently again. Dr. Brenda Gong’s highly educated, comprehensive approach allows her to treat a wide variety of conditions in one convenient office location, from minor cavities to extensive tooth loss. Whatever your needs are, don’t hesitate to contact our Angier, NC office to schedule your first appointment. Our practice serves patients from Fuquay Varina, Sanford, Selma, Benson, and the surrounding areas!
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are designed to cover the remaining shape of a single natural tooth, providing valuable protection while restoring its appearance, strength, and ability to function. Dr. Gong recommends a new, customized dental crown in a variety of situations, including the following:
- Severe tooth decay
- Dental injuries
- Weakened tooth structure that needs support to prevent fracturing
- Restoration for a dental implant
- Restoration for a tooth treated with root canal therapy
- Significant cosmetic imperfections
Additionally, dental crowns can be used in conjunction with bridges, which are a potential tooth replacement option for people who are struggling with incomplete smiles. Bridges are designed to restore one or more consecutive teeth along a single arch, and the crowns are placed over nearby healthy teeth to hold it securely in place, providing a sturdy, permanent sensation that many patients enjoy. Implant-retained bridges are strongly recommended as well, as these provide the same valuable benefits without requiring natural teeth to be altered for support.
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Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures have been around for hundreds of years, and they’re still an attractive reconstructive solution for patients who need a reliable and affordable solution to severe tooth loss. Dr. Gong offers both full and partial prosthetics depending on your needs, both of which are removable for easy cleaning and convenient storage. She also strongly recommends implant-retained dentures when possible; these devices are designed to attach securely to a number of implants placed in the jawbone, providing a much more lifelike and confident fit that benefits your oral health over time as well.
Root Canal Therapy
If you have a severely damaged or infected tooth, Dr. Gong might be able to save it from an extraction with root canal therapy. The endodontic procedure removes the innermost layer of the tooth before it’s sterilized and sealed to restore its health. The treatment can save the tooth from needing to be extracted, allowing it to remain in place with the right aftercare.
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It is essential for patients to have healthy teeth that allow them to eat and speak properly, and Dr. Gong will do everything in her power to help you maintain them over the years. However, there are situations where teeth have to be removed to protect the patient’s wellbeing and prevent even more serious damage to their overall oral health. These include:
- The presence of advanced periodontal disease
- Severe tooth decay
- Overcrowding in the mouth
If our team determines that extraction is necessary, we’ll be sure to provide a comfortable and calm treatment experience, as well as personalized recommendations for reconstructive services that can give you back a full, strong set of teeth as soon as possible.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are the four permanent adult teeth located at the far corners of your mouth, and they don’t actually emerge from the gums until a person’s teenage/young adult years. This late arrival often means that there’s very little room left for the teeth, which can lead to impaction (a failure to erupt), pain, infection, and other concerning problems.
Dr. Gong will keep an eye on the growth of wisdom teeth as patients age, and if our team determines that problems are likely, we may recommend extraction as a preventive measure to protect healthy smiles.
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If you need to treat a cavity, you don’t have to let a metal filling blemish your smile. Instead, you can enjoy a natural-looking solution with tooth-colored fillings. The metal-free material is customized to match your enamel, so no one will know it is there. Although it isn’t made of metal, rest assured, they have the same durability to last for several years with the right care.
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