Teeth that have been severely damaged need a more intensive dental treatment than veneers can offer. For these patients, a crown is an ideal solution because it is wrapped around the entire tooth, providing incredible support. After a mold is taken of a patient’s tooth, our technicians create the perfect shape and colored crown that Dr. Willoughby will place over the tooth. It is imperative that a highly skilled dentist conduct this dental procedure to ensure that the crown fits properly, as loose fitting crowns can be painful.Bridges are used to replace one or more missing tooth. They are amazingly strong because a bridge is secured to the existing teeth on both sides and then cemented into place. Patients that have bridge work done can bite down like they would with their normal teeth without the fear of it breaking or becoming loose. The staff at Dr. Willoughby’s, are highly trained and experts at installing both crowns and bridges.
Regular checkups are just as important for the health of your mouth as they are for the overall health of your body. We recommend that patients schedule an appointment to have their teeth cleaned and examined by Dr. Willoughby at least twice a year. Those that are at risk for gum disease should be seen more frequently. The Dr. Wendy Willoughby offices, are comfortable, inviting, and centrally located in the Asheville area. We treat patients of all ages so call (828) 255-0936 to schedule your appointment.
Treating Gingival Recession Using the Pin Hole Technique
Missing teeth can be embarrassing, causing people to hide their smile and lose their self-esteem. The space created by missing teeth can easily become infected with bacteria, cause other teeth to shift out of place, and make it difficult for people to speak or eat correctly. Dr. Willoughby and her staff are sensitive to the hardship a missing tooth can cause. We provide dental implants so our patients can regain their self-confidence, improve their health, and approach life boldly. If you are suffering from missing teeth, we can help you by transforming your smile using implant dentistry, and for those that prefer dentures we offer a hybrid procedure. Call us at (828) 255-0936 schedule an appointment and let us transform your smile into something as beautiful as you are.
Practicing good oral hygiene, along with regular checkups at our Asheville dentist office, are essential for maintaining good health. Your teeth and gums impact the health of the entire body. If you don’t take care of them, you can get sick more often and increase your risk for diseases. Things like cavities and gum disease can cause incredible pain that makes it difficult to enjoy life, let alone your favorite foods. At Dr. Wendy Willoughby’s cosmetic dentist office, we understand the importance of maintaining good oral health and provide general dentist services to help our patients live life fully. Taking simple steps like getting your teeth cleaned regularly by the dentist, fixing cavities, and having regular dental examinations can prevent gum disease and additional dental health problems. By offering general dentistry services, these procedures can be completed faster than ever. Dr. Willoughby, along with our highly trained staff, provide preventative care and general dentistry services for patients of all ages. Whether a child getting their teeth cleaned for the first time, a patient suffering from tooth sensitivity, or someone needing a major dental procedure, the highly trained staff at Dr. Willoughby’s will provide excellent dental care. We provide family dentistry services throughout the Asheville NC area, and patients trust us to take care of their oral health because we are the best dentist in town.
Dental restorations are often necessary to improve a patient’s oral health and to prevent further damage and decay. This dental procedure is most often used when patients suffer from severe cavities and part of the tooth material has to be removed. As an emergency dentist, the expert staff at Dr. Wendy Willoughby’s dentist office will remove the infected or damaged area of the tooth that is then filled with an alternative material such as gold, dental composites, or porcelain. By removing and replacing the damaged portion of the tooth, we are able to prevent further pain and decay. Once the dental restoration is complete patients can eat normally without fear of discomfort.
Patients throughout the Asheville area trust Dr. Wendy Willoughby to whiten their teeth and brighten their smiles. A bold white smile is both friendly and welcoming. It can completely change someone’s appearance. Especially as people age it is important to keep smiles fresh and white to appear more youthful and invigorated. Teeth whitening services are a high-demand dental procedure, and we offer multiple solutions for our patient’s teeth whitening needs, including in-office and at-home procedures. Our dental treatments are safer than vigorous brushing which can cause people to strip the enamel from their teeth.
TAKE HOME WHITENING KITS
Many of our patients want to keep their teeth bright in between visits. We offer in-home whitening kits that are more powerful than what you can find in the store. Call our dental office to speak with a Dr. Wendy Willoughby DDS team member and schedule an appointment to buy your very own in home whitening kit.
VENEERS & LAMINATES
As a veneers dentist, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services including dental veneers and laminates that can be used in a variety of dental procedures to make smiles beautiful. Veneers turn an imperfect smile into something stunning. They are made from resin composite or porcelain and made at a dental lab or in our office. Patients can use veneers to cover all, or a portion, of their teeth. If the veneer is only covering one or a couple of teeth, the color will be matched to the patients existing tooth color after a thorough teeth cleaning. As a Cerec dentist Dr. Willoughby and Dr. Bare can provide veneers in one appointment. At Dr. Wendy Willoughby’s dentist office we recommend veneers and laminates for patients looking to: • Brighten their smile by covering intense discoloration. • Repair chips or cracks in their teeth. • Create a uniform smile. • Fill spaces in between teeth. Dr. Willoughby meets with each patient considering veneers to discuss the viability of installing them, the patient’s overall oral health, and the steps taken during the procedure. The mold will then be made of the patient’s mouth and the colors selected. The technicians at Dr. Willoughby’s, will create custom veneers with the perfect fit to brighten and enhance our patient’s smiles.
We are here to serve the needs of families living in the Asheville area and provide a wide variety of dental procedures to meet those needs. Dr. Willoughby and her staff practice a holistic approach to dental care and will make comprehensive treatment recommendations after a patient’s initial office visit. Our additional dental procedures include treating gum disease, Wisdom Teeth Extractions, Sealants, Dentures, Cosmetic Dentistry,TMJ Treatment, Periodontics, and more.
Dr. Willoughby provides patients with the ability to regain the functionality and appearance of a full set of teeth, without a surgical procedure. Dentures are an excellent option for people looking to replace some or all of their missing teeth. She can provide patients within the Asheville area dentures that can be worn temporarily along with replacement dentures that come with a longer warranty. Her attention to detail ensures that patients will have beautiful looking teeth, even if they are actually wearing dentures. For patients that have been in an accident or have suddenly lost a tooth, immediate dentures are an excellent option since they can be worn without waiting for gums to heal, however, they are not meant to be worn in the long term. Replacement dentures provide a longer term solution to replacing missing teeth.
Full Set of Dentures A full set of dentures is worn when all of a patient’s teeth have either fallen out or removed. While the gums are healing, immediate dentures can be worn and replaced with a permanent set once the healing is completed. Partial Dentures A partial denture is worn when one or several teeth are missing. This type of denture is held in place by a metal framework and can be easily removed. Some patients wear partial dentures permanently while others use this as a temporary measure while undergoing the process of getting dental implants. Root Canals Root Canals are used to save your natural teeth by removing infections within the tooth and the tooth’s nerve. An infected tooth can be extremely painful, and Dr. Willoughby can help patients to feel better quickly through this comprehensive procedure.
PAYMENT AND FINANCIAL POLICY
Dr. Wendy Willoughby and Dr. Teresa Ellis Bare provide high quality dental care in a newly renovated space, with the latest in high tech equipment. It is important to us that our patients receive the dental care they need, therefore we offer payment plans through Care Credit and Citi Bank, along with the usual cash, check and charge cards-Visa and MC. We ask that our patients pay at the time of service to decrease the expense of postage and statement costs, so that we can pass these savings along to our patients. Cheri is our expert insurance manager and can answer all of your insurance questions.
- Cash,Checks, Visa, Master Card
- No-Interest Plan-12 months
- Extended Pay Plan-36 months
- Care Credit
- Citi Health Card
Call our office at (828) 255-0936 to discuss payment options for your individual needs.