At Wedington Family Dental, we practice conservative dentistry, which means we never recommend invasive or costly services that we don’t believe patients truly need. Our goal is to repair your smile using only the most appropriate treatments so that your teeth, gums, and overall oral health can stay in tip-top shape. To learn more about our services or schedule a visit with us, please give our office a call or send us a message through our contact form.Contact Us
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
Many patients prefer composite (tooth-colored) dental fillings over silver fillings, which are much more noticeable. Tooth-colored fillings can be color-matched to blend in flawlessly with your surrounding teeth so that no one will be able to tell the difference. Silver fillings also require more of the natural tooth to be removed before they can be placed, whereas composite fillings allow more of the natural tooth to remain.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are custom made to fit over teeth perfectly and restore their appearance instantly. Crowns can be used just for cosmetic purposes, or they can be used to protect and support teeth that have undergone excessive damage. Dental bridges are essentially three or more dental crowns that are attached together, and they can be used for all of the same reasons as dental crowns, but they are also commonly used to replace missing teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals need to be performed when an infection occurs inside a tooth. The infected tissue inside the tooth needs to be removed as soon as possible to restore the tooth and prevent the infection from spreading. Once the dental pulp is removed, a dental crown will need to be placed over the tooth to protect it from incurring further damage. While root canals have a bad reputation, they are not so different from getting a filling from the patient’s perspective.
Should you need one or more teeth removed entirely, our team is here to assist. Dental extractions can become necessary for a variety of reasons, including excessive decay or damage, overcrowding, and orthodontic issues. We try to reserve dental extractions as a last resort, but in cases where an extraction is the best option, our knowledgeable and experienced team can provide quick and efficient dental extractions.