Smile Like You Mean It!

Hey Durham Smile Like You Mean It!

Have you ever noticed someone who refuses to flash a genuine smile? Even in a family picture, they stay tight-lipped. Even if they’re laughing at the funniest joke ever, they cover their mouths. Maybe this person is you and maybe you need a smile makeover with cosmetic dentistry from Durham Dental Group.

Don’t be embarrassed! We provide the most advanced cosmetic dentistry care for our Durham area patients. There are many reasons a dental patient could be shy about their smile, such as injury, tooth discoloration, poor spacing, or missing teeth. But chances are, there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can help.

Wouldn’t it be remarkable to have the confident smile you’ve always wanted?

Many patients start with teeth whitening. Other procedures include dental implants, veneers, crowns, enamel shaping, bonding, and more! We can also refer you to an orthodontist if necessary.

At Durham Dental Group we are passionate about helping our patients have healthy teeth and brilliant smiles. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Durham Dental Group:

919-322-3585

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

202 W NC Highway 54 Ste 201
Durham, North Carolina
27713

 


3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy!

Durham Teeth Bleaching

At Durham Dental Group, we enjoy helping patients have optimum oral health. Today’s post focuses on something mouth-related that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: our sense of taste.

A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth but also a mouth that can enjoy the flavors of all types of foods. Healthy oral habits benefit our taste buds as well as our smiles. Here are some recommendations to help you better enjoy all the flavors and textures that can make each meal a delight.

1) Treat dry mouth. Dry mouth can create a loss of taste sensitivity, so it should be treated quickly by your dentist. Adequate saliva is also necessary for avoiding cavities and gum disease.

2) Steer clear of salt- and fat-heavy processed food with artificial flavors. They will quickly desensitize you to more subtle, healthy flavors.

3) Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are bad for a host of reasons, but many men and women don’t realize that their sense of taste is dulled while they smoke. Olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently.

In addition to healthy teeth and keen taste buds, the team at Durham Dental Group want our patients to have the beautiful smile they have always desired. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry and pediatric dentistry.

Contact Durham Dental Group:

919-322-3585

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

202 W NC Highway 54 Ste 201
Durham, North Carolina
27713

 


Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile

Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile In Durham! No one likes to settle for less than the best, especially with something as important as your smile. The Durham Dental Group has the solutions for your smile problems with cosmetic dentistry.

You don’t have to live with crooked or chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers are a way to correct misshapen or damaged teeth that are otherwise structurally sound.

You don’t have to watch your teeth become duller and more discolored every year, either. Whether you are young, older or somewhere in the middle, teeth bleaching works wonders to perk up your smile.

Are you missing one of your teeth? If so, you could be among millions of Americans to replace it with a dental implant. Dental implants are titanium posts surgically attached to your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of that.

Cosmetic dentistry uses modern dental techniques to make positive improvements to your smile. To find out more, call us at Durham Dental Group. We also offer crowns and bridges, and perform procedures like wisdom teeth extractions. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Durham Dental Group:

919-322-3585

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

202 W NC Highway 54 Ste 201
Durham, North Carolina
27713

 


Dental Marvels: Implants in Durham

At least three million Americans have replaced a missing tooth with a dental implant, and that number just keeps growing. At Durham Dental Group, we are providers of these dental marvels.

Dental implants have been called one of the most important advances in dentistry, and it’s easy to see why. An implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post. They look and function like natural teeth, and are therefore an excellent, long-term option.

One of the things that make dental implants so popular is that they blend in so easily with the patient’s remaining teeth. One of their great benefits, aside from functionality, is that they prevent bone recession, which is common in people who have lost teeth. The titanium post goes where the tooth root used to be, which strengthens the bone.

In some cases, implants can be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit. Many patients report newfound confidence in  themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.

To find out more about dental implants from Durham Dental Group, contact our office. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and clear braces from Invisalign. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Durham Dental Group:

919-322-3585

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

202 W NC Highway 54 Ste 201
Durham, North Carolina
27713

 


Is Cosmetic Dentistry For You?

Durham smile makeover

Many of the patients who visit Durham Dental Group have questions about cosmetic dentistry. There is some reliable information online, but there are many questions that only a cosmetic dentist can answer. New improvements in cosmetic dentistry have made it safe, affordable, and worth your consideration if you want to improve your smile and look younger.

The idea of cosmetic dentistry is to use dental techniques and procedures to create a positive change to your smile. Even a few small changes can dramatically improve your overall appearance. Putting several procedures together can do wonders for your self-esteem.

Some of the changes available with cosmetic dentistry are subtle, like dental crowns to restore a tooth to its normal shape and appearance. Others are more dramatic, like replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant.

One of the most popular procedures is porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of the teeth. They serve many purposes, from covering chips and crack to masking poor alignment, to giving you a dazzling while smile.

To find out more, give us a call at Durham Dental Group. We also provide general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Durham Dental Group:

919-322-3585

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

202 W NC Highway 54 Ste 201
Durham, North Carolina
27713

 


Life-like and Comfortable: Dentures in Durham

Millions of Americans wear full or partial dentures: fifty seven percent of those between the ages of sixty-five and seventy-four, according to national statistics. If you are missing some or all of your teeth, the Durham Dental Group can help.

Modern dentures are more life-like and comfortable than ever before, and help to improve your smile and overall appearance. Without them, facial muscles begin to sag. It also makes speaking and eating more difficult.

There are two basic types of dentures, both of which are provided by Durham Dental Group:

  • Full dentures. A full set of dentures can be ready and inserted right the remaining teeth are removed.
  • Partial dentures. Partials rest on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth.

Dentures are custom-made for each patient. They’re made from impressions we take of your mouth. With full dentures, an acrylic base fits over your gums and matches them in color. The upper dentures have a base that covers the roof of the mouth, while the lowers are U-shaped to allow free movement of the tongue.

Dentures are subject to wear and tear, and need to be re-made, re-lined, or re-based periodically. How often that is needed varies from patient to patient. At very least, denture-wearers need to see the dentist for a checkup once a year.

The Durham Dental Group offer full and partial dentures to those who need them. We also provide dental implants, along with general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment for a consultation today.

Contact Durham Dental Group:

919-322-3585

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

202 W NC Highway 54 Ste 201
Durham, North Carolina
27713

 


A Facelift For Your Teeth?

porcelain veneers price Durham

Today’s message focuses on an effective and versatile cosmetic dental procedure available at Durham Dental Group, porcelain veneers.

Veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They are a fantastic way to fix a range of imperfections, such as chips, stains, yellowing, an unattractive shape, or minimal misalignment.

Have you ever sought a minimally-invasive facelift for a tooth without getting an entire crown? Veneers are your solution! Strong, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.

How many veneers should you get? This depends on how many teeth you want to beautify and the overall condition of your teeth. We can advise you on the most effective strategy.

The thickness, enamel color, alignment, and shape of your teeth influence the outcome as well as whether you have any gum recession. Veneers are matched to your existing teeth so they will blend seamlessly, but if you are planning to treat several teeth, you definitely want to have them constructed in the same “batch” at the lab.

The first step in the veneer process is to make a model of your teeth to work from. After that, a dental technician will use the model to fabricate the veneers to the specific size, shape, color, and degree of translucency.

Many patients wonder if veneers are as durable as their natural teeth. Though the veneer tooth-prep process weakens the tooth slightly, with proper care, veneers can last up to 15 years. We’ll advise you in detail on proper care of porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are an excellent option if you want to quickly improve the appearance of your smile. The Durham Dental Group provides general and cosmetic dentistry, and procedures like dental implants. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Durham Dental Group:

919-322-3585

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

202 W NC Highway 54 Ste 201
Durham, North Carolina
27713