When you aren’t happy with the way that your teeth look or function, it is vital to visit a dental clinic for an examination. With modern dentistry, you can have a strong bite and a beautiful smile with an assortment of treatments. Here are some of the ways that our dentist, Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS, can help you have a healthier mouth and teeth.
If you have cavities in your teeth, then our dentist can clean a tooth to remove the bacteria before inserting a color-matching dental filling. When you have old metallic fillings that aren’t attractive, Dr. Willoughby can remove these items to insert a filling that looks natural in your teeth.
Customized Dental Crowns
When you have a larger cavity or a damaged tooth, you need a customized dental crown. It is essential to have dental crowns that are functional and attractive. Dr. Willoughby must prepare your tooth beforehand by removing any bacteria and smoothing its damaged surface.
Performing a Root Canal
Visiting a dental clinic right away for a toothache caused by an infection in the root is imperative. You are anesthetized for this procedure so that our dentist can drill into the top of the infected tooth. Dr. Willoughby will remove the tooth’s pulp, nerves and roots. A customized dental crown is placed over the shell of the tooth after it is filled with a durable waterproof substance.
Receiving a Dental Bridge
If you have missing teeth, then Dr. Willoughby can make a dental bridge from metal or plastic materials. This device is designed for holding full-size beautiful dental crowns so that you have an attractive smile. Today, most dental bridges remain in the mouth and are not removable.
Thin Porcelain Veneers
If your front teeth are the wrong length, then our dentist can order thin porcelain veneers to make the teeth look better. The veneers are attached to the teeth with a strong resin, and the veneers create an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Modern Dental Implants
Rather than having a dental bridge or wearing dentures, you can have dental implants inserted into your gums at our dental clinic. After you are anesthetized, our dentist will drill a hole into the gums and alveolar bones to insert a metal post that will hold a customized dental crown.
Contact Chestnut Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Willoughby! We are conveniently located in Asheville, NC.