Hoggard and Morris Dentistry Wilmington NC Dentist
Below are services we provide for restorative dentistry.
Dental amalgam is the most researched and tested restorative material among all used today. The amalgam is a stable alloy made by combining several elements together. The combination of this group of elements create a safe a durable filling material. Amalgam fillings are very useful for restoring molars due to their strength in withstanding heavy chewing.
Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin form that produces a tooth-colored filling. Composite fillings are a great option for someone who is having their first filling or a filling in an area of the mouth where it will be noticeable to others.
This type of crown has a combination of porcelain bonded to a supporting underlying structure of gold alloy that creates a very strong and durable protective barrier for a tooth. Crowns are sometimes but not always used to protect a tooth that has not always used to protect a tooth that has been treated by a Root Canal. The natural tooth structure is reduced to accommodate for the placement of a crown and the fit. A shade is also chosen for the crown for aesthetic purposes.
A Bridge is used to replace missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been removed or are genetically missing. A fixed bridge is placed by your dentist and cemented in your mouth.
Is a full denture that is made and placed in a patients mouth after any remaining teeth have been removed and tissues have healed.
Is a full denture that is made and placed in a patients mouth at the time any remaining teeth are removed.
Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored base and connected by a metal framework.
Dental implants help to solve the problem of a missing tooth in a way that looks and feels very natural. An implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium. The implant then serves as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges, or a denture.
Endodontics (Root Canal)
Treatment of an individual tooth when the nerve has been infected by bacteria. The nerve and other tissues from the pulp cavity are removed and then replaced with dental filling material. Final restorations may involve a permanent filling and crown.