In addition to providing excellent general dentistry and preventive dental care services, Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is one of the most comprehensive dental offices in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for restorative dentistry.
Dr. James Furgurson and Dr. Nathan White are dedicated to continuing education and have focused their post-graduate training on treating adult patients with complex problems like missing teeth, TMJ disorder and periodontal disease. We incorporate cosmetic dentistry into our treatment plans to ensure that patients achieve a beautiful, natural looking smile.
What To Expect
At Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe that the best dentistry is a collaborative process between the dentist and patient. Restorative dentistry focuses on restoring health, aesthetics and function to teeth that are broken, worn down or missing. You will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and goals with the dentist and be a part of the treatment planning process.
A comprehensive examination and thorough dental cleaning will help us to identify any hidden problems such as tooth decay, gum disease or occlusal (bite) disorders.
Our restorative dentistry consultation typically includes:
- Digital dental x-rays
- Other diagnostic dental imaging
- Screening for gum disease, tooth decay and oral cancer
- Occlusal analysis and examination of temporomandibular joints (TMJ)
Restorative Dentistry Treatments
After your examination, your dentist will discuss with you the available options, and recommend what we believe to be the most comfortable and least invasive treatment. Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers personalized dental care and will work you to build a treatment plans that fits within your budget, compliments your smile, and meets your goals and needs. The restorative dentistry treatments we offer are:
- Dental Crowns: This widely used dental restoration is commonly called a tooth cap or tooth crown. A dental crown will cover the entire tooth and is cemented into place. We recommend crowns to restore cracked teeth, crooked teeth, and teeth that have been compromised by cavities.
- Dental Bridges: A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. It is made up of two dental crowns with the replacement tooth placed in between them. The crowns and the replacement tooth (called the pontic) are fused together and held into place when the crowns are cemented to the two adjacent teeth.
- Dentures and Partials: These widely used prosthesis’s are used to replace most or all teeth missing from an arch. made of acrylic resin and metal that will rest on your gums. The replacement teeth portion are attached to a base that is typically made of plastic or porcelain but can differ depending on quality, color and size.
- Dental Implants: Teeth implants are the number one recommendation to replace missing teeth. Using up to eight dental implants, your dentist can secure a dental restoration. The implants are surgically placed in the jaw bone creating a sturdy and strong base to hold the restoration in place.
Payment & Dental Insurance Information
Dentistry is often something people sacrifice because they think they can’t afford it. As a result “little” dental concerns can develop into “big” dental problems. Part of our dental care includes working with patients on the financial aspects of their treatment plan. Many restorative dental treatments can be phased to spread costs over a period of time. In addition, we will assist with the billing and paperwork needed to maximize your dental insurance benefits.
Find a Dentist in Chapel Hill, NC
If you have worn, broken or missing teeth, contact Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to find out how we can restore your smile. Looking for a new restorative dentist in Durham, NC? We proudly serve all of Orange, Chatham, and Durham counties! For a new patient appointment, please call our office at 919.736.6175 or schedule an appointment online.