At Goldsboro Family Dental, we believe everyone deserves a second chance at a healthy, beautiful smile. Over time, teeth may succumb to decay, injury, or wear. Restorative dentistry is the art of bringing back your smile’s function, integrity, and aesthetics, ensuring you can speak, eat, and laugh confidently.
Our restorative dentistry team in Goldsboro, NC, is proficient in the latest techniques and tools and deeply compassionate in their approach. We understand dental issues can be unsettling, often affecting self-esteem. Our goal is to mend the imperfections seamlessly, granting you a renewed sense of well-being and a reinvigorated smile.
Traditional silver or amalgam fillings are now often replaced with composite or tooth-colored fillings. These fillings are made from a resin material, which perfectly matches the natural shade of your teeth, providing a more discreet solution.
Beyond their aesthetic appeal, composite fillings also adhere directly to the tooth, ensuring a tighter seal. They’re strong, durable, and offer a more natural-looking way to restore decayed or damaged teeth.
Aftercare For Your Composite Fillings
At Goldsboro Family Dental, your well-being and peace of mind remain at the heart of our service. We firmly believe in guiding our patients every step of the way, especially after undergoing a dental procedure. Once you’ve had a composite filling placed, it’s pivotal to understand what to expect and how best to care for your restoration.
Until Numbness Subsides
It’s not uncommon to experience numbness for a couple of hours after the procedure. During this window, it’s imperative to ensure you don’t inadvertently harm your lips, cheeks, gums, or tongue, which can be more vulnerable to injuries like biting. It’s wise to be extra cautious when eating, having hot beverages, or smoking to avoid unintentional harm.
Adjusting To Your New Filling
Despite our meticulous approach in placing and refining your filling, it may initially feel a tad different in your mouth. There may be instances where more fine-tuning or bite adjustments are needed post-placement. Should your filling feel out of place or cause discomfort, please feel free to contact us.
Sensitivity Following The Procedure
It’s quite standard for patients to experience a heightened sensitivity to temperature extremes, like hot or cold foods or drinks, after receiving a new filling. This feeling typically diminishes in a matter of days. Nonetheless, if the sensitivity lingers or intensifies, or you observe other uncommon symptoms, contacting our office quickly is vital.
Maintenance Of Your New Filling
Goldsboro Family Dental prides itself on using cutting-edge, durable materials for all restorative work. With regular oral care and consistent dental visits, your new composite filling will serve you impeccably for years. However, should there be any notable decay or stress to the tooth beneath the filling, further dental intervention might be required down the line. Rest assured, our dedicated team will always be on the lookout, ensuring your restoration remains intact, and your smile remains its radiant best.
Root Canal Therapy
The mere mention of a root canal can make some patients anxious. However, modern root canal therapy is a straightforward, painless procedure designed to save a tooth that’s been severely infected or damaged. This treatment involves removing the infected pulp and cleaning and sealing the tooth’s inner chambers.
With our advanced equipment and experienced professionals, we ensure the procedure is as comfortable and efficient as possible. Post-treatment, the tooth is restored to its full function and appearance, often with the aid of a dental crown.
A dental crown, often referred to as a “cap,” is custom-fitted to cover the entirety of a damaged tooth. Whether it’s decay, a fracture, or following a root canal, crowns offer both protection and aesthetic enhancement.
At Goldsboro Family Dental, we use materials that provide strength and mimic the appearance of natural teeth. With proper care, these crowns can last for many years, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile without hindrance.
Inlays & Onlays
When damage is too extensive for a filling but doesn’t warrant a crown, inlays and onlays come into play. These are custom-made fillings designed to fit specific decay or damage in a tooth.
Inlays fit within a tooth’s cusps (or bumps), whereas onlays extend over one or more cusps. Crafted with precision, they restore the tooth’s structure and prevent further decay, ensuring your smile remains intact.
Dental bridges are a formidable solution for replacing missing teeth. As the name suggests, they “bridge” the gap created by one or more missing teeth, utilizing neighboring teeth as anchor points.
Bridges restore your smile’s aesthetics and redistribute bite forces, maintain face shape, and prevent other teeth from drifting out of position.
While preserving natural teeth is always our top priority, certain situations (like extreme decay, trauma, or impaction) might require tooth extraction. At Goldsboro Family Dental, our team makes this process as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Post-extraction, we guide our patients on suitable replacement options, ensuring they regain their functional bite and radiant smile in no time.
Create A Transformative Smile
Life might have thrown challenges at your smile, but that doesn’t mean you should live with the repercussions. Goldsboro Family Dental stands ready to rejuvenate your oral health and give you the smile you deserve. Let’s work together to restore, revitalize, and rejoice in the brilliance of your smile. Connect with our Goldsboro, NC office today.