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Bridge and Crown

A dental bridge is made up of two anchoring teeth on either side of a gap ­ these are called abutment teeth. Inside the gap sits the false tooth, called a pontic, which can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Adversely, a dental implant can be used to replace multiple teeth without the support of adjacent healthy teeth. Implants are fused to the jawbone and become a permanent fixture, lasting a lifetime with little maintenance required.

Invisalign

If you aren’t satisfied with your teeth but the thought of wearing braces has stopped you from making a change, Invisalign is perfect for you!  Invisalign uses clear, plastic alignment trays to gradually move your teeth into their prescribed position.  The trays are practically “invisible”, comfortable, and removable during meals.  You will get a new set of custom-made trays approximately every two weeks during treatment.  You will end up with the beautiful smile you desire without the hassle of a mouthful of metal!

Teeth Whitening

There are a number of methods to choose from when it comes to whitening your teeth. Choose from whitening toothpastes, over­-the­-counter gels, rinses, strips, trays and other products you can get from your dentist. Another option is in-office bleaching, an expensive but highly affect treatment that yields dramatic results.

Restorative Dentistry – Fillings and Repairs

No matter how well you take care of your teeth, you may end up needing one of our restorative treatments. Whether it’s because of a traumatic injury or dental disease, we are here to help restore the beauty and function of your teeth! Our restorative treatments include fillings, caps, dentures, bridges, implants, root canal therapy and more. At Katy Family Dental Group, you can feel confident that your smile will look and feel as good as ever!

Implants

A dental implant is actually a root replacement, and unlike the root of a tooth, it is actually fused to the bone of the jaw. A crown is attached to the implant and becomes a stand­ alone tooth, functioning and appearing just like the natural tooth you have lost. By contrast, a fixed bridge is a tooth restoration that is fixed in place by attaching to the natural adjacent teeth, which provide support on either side.

Laser

Periodontal surgery is much easier with the help of the co2 laser. The co2 laser’s wavelength (10,600 nm) and affinity for water makes it the ideal tool for working on the soft tissues of your mouth (which are made of 95% water). With the gentle co2 laser, your oral surgery will be precise and you will experience only minimal swelling and scarring. Discomfort post-surgery will also be decreased.

Dentures & Partials

Dentures are removable devices that can replace missing teeth and restore your smile. If you have lost some or all of your natural teeth, whether from tooth decay, gum disease or some type of dental injury, replacing those teeth will benefit your health and your appearance. Choose from complete or partial dentures, conventional or immediate. Your dentist will help you decide which kind is right for you.

Periodontal Treatment

If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. An estimated 80 percent of American adults currently have some form of the disease. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.

Root Canals

A root canal repairs and saves a tooth that is badly decayed or has been infected. The nerve and pulp of the tooth are removed, then the tooth is cleaned and sealed to prevent further decay and infection.

Oral Surgery – Extractions

A dental extraction is the removal of teeth from the socket in the bone. The most common reasons for extraction include tooth decay, disease, or some kind of dental trauma or injury. General dentists can performance simple tooth extractions, while more complicated cases are performed by an oral surgeon.

Bridge and Crown

A dental bridge is made up of two anchoring teeth on either side of a gap ­ these are called abutment teeth. Inside the gap sits the false tooth, called a pontic, which can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Adversely, a dental implant can be used to replace multiple teeth without the support of adjacent healthy teeth. Implants are fused to the jawbone and become a permanent fixture, lasting a lifetime with little maintenance required.

Invisalign

If you aren’t satisfied with your teeth but the thought of wearing braces has stopped you from making a change, Invisalign is perfect for you!  Invisalign uses clear, plastic alignment trays to gradually move your teeth into their prescribed position.  The trays are practically “invisible”, comfortable, and removable during meals.  You will get a new set of custom-made trays approximately every two weeks during treatment.  You will end up with the beautiful smile you desire without the hassle of a mouthful of metal!

Teeth Whitening

There are a number of methods to choose from when it comes to whitening your teeth. Choose from whitening toothpastes, over­-the­-counter gels, rinses, strips, trays and other products you can get from your dentist. Another option is in-office bleaching, an expensive but highly affect treatment that yields dramatic results.

Restorative Dentistry – Fillings and Repairs

No matter how well you take care of your teeth, you may end up needing one of our restorative treatments. Whether it’s because of a traumatic injury or dental disease, we are here to help restore the beauty and function of your teeth! Our restorative treatments include fillings, caps, dentures, bridges, implants, root canal therapy and more. At Katy Family Dental Group, you can feel confident that your smile will look and feel as good as ever!

Implants

A dental implant is actually a root replacement, and unlike the root of a tooth, it is actually fused to the bone of the jaw. A crown is attached to the implant and becomes a stand­ alone tooth, functioning and appearing just like the natural tooth you have lost. By contrast, a fixed bridge is a tooth restoration that is fixed in place by attaching to the natural adjacent teeth, which provide support on either side.

Laser

Periodontal surgery is much easier with the help of the co2 laser. The co2 laser’s wavelength (10,600 nm) and affinity for water makes it the ideal tool for working on the soft tissues of your mouth (which are made of 95% water). With the gentle co2 laser, your oral surgery will be precise and you will experience only minimal swelling and scarring. Discomfort post-surgery will also be decreased.

Dentures & Partials

Dentures are removable devices that can replace missing teeth and restore your smile. If you have lost some or all of your natural teeth, whether from tooth decay, gum disease or some type of dental injury, replacing those teeth will benefit your health and your appearance. Choose from complete or partial dentures, conventional or immediate. Your dentist will help you decide which kind is right for you.

Periodontal Treatment

If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. An estimated 80 percent of American adults currently have some form of the disease. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.

Root Canals

A root canal repairs and saves a tooth that is badly decayed or has been infected. The nerve and pulp of the tooth are removed, then the tooth is cleaned and sealed to prevent further decay and infection.

Oral Surgery – Extractions

A dental extraction is the removal of teeth from the socket in the bone. The most common reasons for extraction include tooth decay, disease, or some kind of dental trauma or injury. General dentists can performance simple tooth extractions, while more complicated cases are performed by an oral surgeon.

Oral Surgery

Trust Gastonia Family Dentistry for top quality oral surgery and other dental care services in a comfortable, patient-centered environment. We are equipped to provide full service dental implants, sinus lift, osseodensification and denture stabilization in our Gastonia office. Therefore, we carry the experience, skill and state-of the-art equipment it takes to surgically place your dental implants as well as perform other oral surgery procedures that may be needed to qualify a patient for dental implants.
Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement. They have the ability to provide the most natural function, feel and appearance compared to conventional alternatives. However, successful dental implants require that patients have adequate bone to support the implant. Although jawbone loss can occur from injury or gum disease, it is common for patients to experience bone atrophy from a previous tooth extraction or tooth loss. Without proper jawbone stimulation from a tooth root, the surrounding bone can reabsorb, diminishing in quantity and quality. For such cases, oral surgeries such as bone grafting and socket grafting can be used to restore bone structure and help patients regain their candidacy for dental implants.

Bone Grafting

Today, modern dentists have the capability to regenerate and grow new bone through grafting procedures. Bone grafting is an ideal solution for patients that do not have enough jawbone to support a healthy dental implant. Bone grafting can involve a variety of graft material, including autogenous bone (a patient’s own bone), cadaver bone from a donor bank, bovine bone or synthetic bone. Our implant dentist will determine your graft material based on the location of your bone graft as well as the severity of your bone loss. In most cases, bone grafting is a minor procedure that can be done under local anesthesia. Bone grafting is an invaluable opportunity that allows patients to receive the most secure and longest-lasting tooth replacement option available.

Socket Grafting

For patients who are planning to get a dental implant and who need to have a tooth extracted, socket grafting is ideal. Socket grafting involves the immediate placement of a bone graft into the empty socket at the time of extraction. This not only works to maintain the natural contours of the jaw, but it also helps to preserve the maximum amount of bone volume so that the dental implant surgery is more predictable and successful. Bone remodeling after a tooth is removed can involve a 25% reduction in bone volume after the first year and up to a 60% decrease in bone width after 3 years. This risk can be eliminated when a socket preservation graft is performed.
During socket and bone grafting surgery, Gastonia Family Dentistry proudly uses the most sophisticated technology available. We use advanced 3D imaging equipment to ensure your oral surgery is precise and minimally invasive.
To learn if socket and bone grafting can qualify you for dental implants, please contact our practice today. We welcome the opportunity to restore your smile, regardless of your pre-existing conditions.

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