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. New patients from Willow Spring, NC and surrounding areas are welcomed as well.
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.
Did you know that nearly 92% of the population will experience a cavity at one point or another in their life? It’s no wonder that fillings are a very common dental treatment, and here in Angier, patients can look forward to a restorative solution that’s not made up of noticeably unnatural metals. Our tooth-colored fillings are crafted from high-quality composite resin, which is shaded to be a close match with your natural smile. Once placed, this allows your new filling to blend right in, leaving a confident, uniform appearance that you’ll feel great about. Tooth-colored fillings are also conservative, which means we can preserve more of the tooth’s natural structure, and less sensitive to changes in temperature for added comfort.
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
Many people shudder when they hear the words “root canal” from their dentist, but truthfully, this procedure is safe, comfortable, and extremely successful in helping patients maintain natural teeth that have become badly infected or injured. During the procedure, Dr. Gong will carefully access the inner portion of your tooth, removing diseased pulp and thoroughly cleaning the area to prevent further infection. A custom restoration (such as a dental crown) will rebuild and strengthen the treated tooth as a finishing touch. Our team works hard to make the experience as smooth and pleasant as possible for you, and sedation dentistry options are available for patients who need help relaxing.
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.