General dentistry refers to all the preventive and restorative services you will need from time to time. You may visit our dental clinic upon facing problems like chipped teeth, cracked teeth, pain in your teeth, and others. Our general dental services include checking your mouth and diagnosing the problem. We may also take your dental X-ray and then decide on a suitable treatment option – crows, bridges, dentures, or any other.
What are the Common General Dentistry Procedures?
Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are cap-like structures that we attach to your damaged teeth to restore their functionality and enhance your smile. A crown helps to shape or align your teeth. It also constitutes a part of the dental implant procedure, thereby providing artificial teeth to the missing space. Dental crowns are made using various materials. We would discuss the right choice and design the crowns to fit you perfectly. Nowadays, same-day dental crowns are also available for easy restoration.
Dental bridges are recommended in case of one or more missing teeth. As the name suggests, a bridge is used to fill the gap made by the missing teeth in your mouth. The gaps left by your missing teeth may cause the remaining ones to misalign or shift into empty spaces. It may lead to a bad bite, gum disease, TMJ disorders, and other problems. Bridges help to span the space where your teeth are missing. We attach them to your natural teeth or implants surrounding the space.
Dentures are another leading restorative option for missing teeth. You may lose your teeth because of events like accidents, injuries, trauma, age, and disease. They may be fixed or removable, depending upon your choice.
Dentures are further categorized into partial or complete dentures. The former is used to replace only a few teeth in your mouth, while the latter replaces all your teeth. Dentures are made using dental-grade plastic and resin. They require proper oral care, including brushing and flossing.
We offer porcelain crowns to our patients with chipped, broken, or misshapen teeth. All-porcelain crowns match the color of your remaining teeth, thus providing a natural appearance to your smile. They are more suitable for patients with metal allergies.
We also fuse porcelain to metal and offer these crowns for better durability and strength. We create these crowns by taking the impressions of your teeth and sending them to the dental lab.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Eric J. Sadler, DDS & Associates, Winston-Salem, NC, call (336) 744-1300 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist in Winston-Salem NC at 3801 Indiana Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.