Do you want the smile you used to have years ago? Are your teeth starting to show their age? Has your injury or diet altered your smile? Let the highly skilled team at Mint Hill Dentistry mend your damaged smile through restorative dentistry. We use only the latest advancements in restorative dental techniques and technologies to achieve your smile goals. So come relax in our award-winning facility while we repair your damaged smile. We guarantee you’ll leave our office feeling great and looking younger!
CEREC Same-Day Crowns
We have invested in the latest CAD/CAM technology to increase the quality and convenience of our dentistry. CEREC is technology that allows our dentists to prepare a tooth for a crown, scan the tooth digitally and then make the crown in the office. This allows for the entire crown procedure to be completed in one visit. We value your time, and being able to provide same-day crowns is important to many of our busy patients.
Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of stress during your lifetime, resulting in discoloration, chipping and cracking. Crowns ease years of damage to your smile and return it to its original brilliance. They can be made of porcelain, to match your existing teeth, or of precious metal. While crowns, also known as caps, slide over teeth to hide misshaping, misalignment, cracks, discoloration or other imperfections, they can also assist with changing the angulation of your teeth, closing spaces between teeth and correcting biting problems. Crowns have the capacity to rejuvenate your smile, giving you back the look and functionality of your teeth.
When teeth are missing, your smile undergoes significant changes. Neighboring teeth may begin to move, shifting into the gap and resulting in discomfort, pain and significant problems down the road. A dental bridge keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. Bridges are anchored to existing teeth or crowns on either side of the missing tooth and are semi-permanent, meaning they can only be affixed or removed by a dentist and are a long-term restorative solution for your smile.
TMJ and Tooth Grinding
Are you suffering from pain in your jaw joints and muscles, headaches, neck pain, earaches or a popping jaw when you open or close your mouth? You may be suffering from TMJ, also known as TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Disease. It is a painful condition that can be alleviated with treatment. Based on the severity of your condition, our doctors can recommend a course of treatment tailored to fit your unique needs. Begin living a normal life again and make your day-to-day activities more pleasant.
Be proud of your full, natural looking smile once again! A dental implant is one of the most permanent forms of restorative dentistry and can restore a single tooth or an entire set of teeth. Simply a replacement “tooth root,” dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium post directly into your jawbone by one of Mint Hill Dentistry’s trusted doctors. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a sound foundation to attach your custom crown, bridge, or denture.
Smile and regain your ability to chew and speak properly. An implant-supported denture is an over-denture that is supported by and attached to dental implants. Eliminate typical problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores, shifting, difficulty speaking, dental adhesives and difficulty chewing. With implant-supported dentures, your biting pressure distributes more naturally than with traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. Feel great and enjoy the freedom of never having to worry about your dentures falling out.
Implant-Supported Crowns and Bridges
An implant-supported bridge and crown is similar to a regular dental bridge and crown, but it is supported by dental implants and not by natural teeth. In most cases, when an implant-supported bridge is used, one implant is placed in the jawbone for each missing tooth and then, instead of placing a separate crown on top of each implant, the crowns are connected to each other to form one piece. An implant-supported bridge is used when more than one tooth is missing. It also may be used when your dentist is concerned that you might put too much pressure on individual implants that are not connected to each other. If an implant-supported bridge is used, it reduces the pressure on the individual implants in the bone, and spreads it across the entire bridge.