Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS has established a reputation in the area as a professional and caring Asheville dentist who provides first-class dental treatment to her many patients. She can perform a number of treatments and procedures to safeguard and treat your teeth and gums with the goal of maintaining your natural teeth as the highest priority.
A teeth cleaning is normally performed by a professional dental hygienist. Prior to the cleaning process itself, they will begin with a physical examination of your entire mouth. Your teeth and gums will be checked for any symptoms of gum disease or other problems. Using a small mirror, we remove plaque and tartar around your gum line using a scaler, which will also be used between your teeth.
A dental filling is a procedure that is required when a tooth has been damaged by decay to return it to its normal function and appearance. Before giving you a dental filling, our Asheville dentist will first remove portions of the teeth that are decayed and thoroughly clean the damaged area before filling the area with a filling material. Sealing off the space that can harbor bacteria helps prevent further tooth decay.
Having a number of missing teeth can have a negative impact on the function and appearance of your smile. If you have missing teeth, it can lead to a shifting of your teeth, a speech impediment, a greater chance of tooth decay, a change in your bite, or an increased risk for periodontal disease.
A dental bridge is used to replace your missing teeth. It can help restore your ability to chew and speak properly, restore your smile, and help you maintain a pleasing facial structure. Using support from implants or your natural teeth, a dental bridge can help close the gap caused by your missing teeth.
It may take more than one visit to receive your dental bridge so that a comfortable fit is created. At the first visit, our Asheville dentist will prepare what are called abutment teeth. This involves the removal of some of the enamel to reshape them, allowing room for the placement of a crown. Then we will make an impression of your teeth to create a model that will form the basis for your bridges and crowns. During another visit, we remove a temporary crown and affix the new porcelain or metal bridge and adjust it.
Getting Started with Dental Treatment
Make an appointment at the office of Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS in Asheville to learn more about your options regarding dental treatment. Contact us today to book an evaluation with our renowned Asheville dentist!