Raleigh NC dentist, Charles Ferzli, DDS, provides a full range of cosmetic dentistry services for all patient needs. “Whether it is dentures, dental implants or a dental bridge for missing teeth; Invisalign invisible trays to straighten teeth; teeth whitening, porcelain veneers or Lumineers to improve the overall look of teeth; or dental crowns, inlays and onlays, a solution for almost every need is available at Smiles of Cary Family Dentistry,” says Dr. Charles Ferzli.
It is important to look for dental procedures that help you maintain healthy tooth structure as long as possible. This means procedures should be minimally invasive. The results from any procedure you get should also be designed to provide those results for the long term so you can enjoy a nice smile for many years to come.
Missing teeth can cause many problems including the possibility of many teeth shifting their position, problems with the jaw or bite and even gum disease. One solution is to get a dental bridge where a filler tooth is attached to two surrounding crowns, also known as abutments. Another solution is to have one or more dental implants placed into the jaw. The implant is an artificial tooth root. This new tooth root is used to hold a bridge or artificial tooth in place. An advantage to dental implants over dental bridges is that with implants the surrounding teeth are not used to provide support. Other teeth will therefore not be affected. A less expensive alternative to implants is the use of partial or full dentures.
Teeth can be straightened with the Invisalign system. A series of clear aligners are worn by the patient that gradually repositions the teeth into the desired location so patients end up with a great looking smile. The set of aligners are custom designed for each patient. One of the reasons patients like this approach is that the clear aligners are less noticeable than other options. They also make eating food and properly cleaning teeth easier than with other alternatives since the aligners can be easily removed by the patient for short periods of time.
Teeth can be whitened professionally and quickly with the latest advancements that use bleaching gel with an activating light. For a more extreme dental makeover, porcelain veneers can be used to resize or reshape teeth, straighten the look of teeth and even whiten teeth so they look their brightest. Chips, cracks, or gaps between teeth can also be dealt with using thin shells of porcelain. Lumineers are a specific type of veneers that last up to 20 years.
When teeth are damaged, dental crowns can repair or cover the tooth. These will not only help protect the tooth but they can also improve their appearance. Inlays are used to repair fractures or cavities and they are stronger than regular fillings. Onlays can wrap around a tooth. Both inlays and onlays not only protect the teeth but they can improve the look of the teeth as well.
A proper dental assessment will help patients understand their options so an informed decision can be made. For more information, visit: http://www.smilesofcary.com.