Durham Comprehensive Dentistry
Going a step further to ensure you achieve optimal oral health.
Recapture your smile with the number one tooth replacement solution in Durham, NC!
When you have a missing tooth, it negatively affects both your health and confidence. Health-wise, a missing tooth can cause shifting, loss of jawbone, and periodontal disease. Confidence can be affected, which leads to less smiling, covering your mouth, and embarrassment.
Dental implants are the ideal solution for those with missing teeth. Implants consist of a titanium post being carefully placed into your jawbone and acting as an artificial root. This root is topped with an abutment, which creates the base for a tooth restoration to be fitted, e.g. crown or bridge.
The popularity of implants is no coincidence – there are many benefits, including:
- Replacing missing teeth
- Restoring function to your bite
- Preserving your facial structure
- Protecting the health of your teeth and jawbone
Dental implants in Durham, NC are placed in-house using modern technology. Our dentists can help evaluate if dental implants are the right option for you.
The study of endodontics refers to the specialty area of dentistry that involves root canal therapy. In the past, root canals struck fear into patients but due to advancements in technology and new techniques, they are performed with comfort and speed.
So why might you need a root canal? A common cause is lack of dental hygiene and missing your dental appointments. Root canals can be avoided if cavities are diagnosed early and repaired with a simple filling. However, if plaque and decay are left to grow, painful symptoms such as tooth sensitivity, inflamed gums, and abscesses could occur.
The reason for these symptoms is due to the inside of the tooth (pulp) becoming infected. This allows negative bacteria to spread, which could eventually kill your tooth. A root canal can save your tooth as your dentist removes the infection and seals it using a special material.
Sometimes it may be necessary to protect the affected tooth with a crown, but each case varies.
It was really nice there. The Dr took her time and made me feel really comfortable. I had to have some cavities filled and she was really gentle with the injection and patient. Because she was so calm, I was calm. And they are all very friendly there! I felt sedated when I walked out due to the relaxation I felt while there. It’s a nice setting and the staff is really nice and helpful. I highly recommend this place!
Sadie (Durham Patient)
Your Emergency Dentist in Durham and the Surrounding Areas
Do You Have an Emergency?
When pain strikes, it may warrant a dental emergency and a call to our dentists in Durham, NC. If you are experiencing any of the following, please call our office:
- Broken or cracked tooth
- Knocked-out tooth
- Extreme tooth pain
- Loss of a filling
Our extended hours mean we are likely to see you the same day, but if this is not possible, we will provide you with advice on how to relieve the pain.
Dental emergencies don’t keep to a timetable, so we do our best to provide after-hours care where possible. Many of our offices are open on weekends and our teams always attempt to go the extra mile by giving top-class assistance. If possible, we’ll schedule your appointment the same day at our dental practice in Durham.
Modern Technology | Superior Techniques
Combining our extended opening hours with more effective and less time-consuming care.
Fast 3-D images for more predictable results.
CEREC® Same Day
We plan, design, and place dental restorations in one visit.
Discreetly aligning your teeth without any metal in sight!
Less radiation with improved visibility for greater quality radiographs.
Take a tour around your mouth and see what we see.
Review all your x-rays and photos on our large TVs.