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

 


Don’t Ignore It! Toothaches in Durham

Toothaches can be a distraction and an inconvenience, but they don’t always seem like a crisis. You may not even notice a toothache, unless you bite down on something. But toothaches are really kind of an S-O-S from your body. If you get one, give us a call at Durham Dental Group.

The most common cause of a toothache is a cavity, and those are easily treatable with a filling. But cavities aren’t the only cause. A toothache may also be the result of a damaged filling, a broken tooth, infected gums, or an abscess.

If you have a toothache that lasts for more than a couple of days, it’s important that we find out what’s going on, so that we can treat it. In some cases it could be an infection that might spread to other parts of your body.

Most toothaches are indications of tooth decay. The best way to prevent that is to practice a good dental health routine that includes brushing and flossing twice a day. That will ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. It’s also important to get cleanings and checkups every six months.

Durham Dental Group can provide relief for all manner of toothache pain. We also offer general and cosmetic dentistry, and wisdom tooth 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

 


Wisdom Teeth Extraction: Earlier Is Better

Wisdom teeth don’t have much to do with actual wisdom. If they did, the dentists at Durham Dental Group probably wouldn’t extract as many as we do!

Wisdom teeth are our third set of molars. They’ve been called wisdom teeth at least since the nineteenth century. The reason for that is because for most people, they come in during the late teens or early twenties, the time of life when we are supposedly gaining our adult wisdom.

For some people, wisdom teeth are never a problem. Unfortunately, they’re in the minority. Wisdom teeth have a way of coming in crooked, which can cause problems. Since they’re our third set of molars, they can also crowd the gums and jaws, leading to pain, and even disease.

Another reason that wisdom teeth cause problems is that since they’re way in the back of the jaw, they’re the hardest teeth to reach when you brush and floss. Using a long and slender toothbrush can help.

But other problems are associated with wisdom teeth. If they don’t come in all the way, and remain covered by gum tissue, they are called impacted. Cysts may form beneath these impacted teeth, which can cause bone loss and pressure on the jaw’s nerves.

Most people can have their wisdom teeth pulled without a second thought. An extraction is a fairly routine procedure. The reason we recommend having wisdom teeth extracted no later than around the age of twenty is that there are fewer complications, because the roots are less developed.

Durham Dental Group offers wisdom teeth removal to its patients. We also offer general and cosmetic dentistry and emergency dentistry services. Make 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

 


Nothing to Fear: Root Canals in Durham

There are two words that can strike fear into the bravest among us: root canal. But at Durham Dental Group, we don’t think it should be that way. Root canals don’t cause  pain, they relieve it.

A root canal is a procedure done to save a tooth. It treats the inside of the tooth, and becomes necessary when a cavity infects its interior, which can cause increased sensitivity and a whole lot of pain.

The technical term for a root canal is endodontic therapy. After an access hole is drilled in the surface of the infected tooth, the damaged interior, or pulp, is removed. The remaining tooth is thoroughly cleaned, filled, and sealed. A crown is placed over the whole thing to protect it, and provide a natural-looking appearance.

The good news about root canals is that most of them are successful, and result in the treated tooth being saved. Afterward, that tooth will no longer be sensitive to hot and cold. You’ll need to make at least one follow-up appointment for a permanent crown to be put in place. The one we put in at the time of the root canal is only a temporary.

At Durham Dental Group, we perform root canals, and other procedures such as wisdom tooth extractions. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry. 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

 


Get It Straight: Braces in Durham

Do you ever hesitate to smile because of crooked teeth? From overbites to underbites to open bites, there are lots of different ways teeth can come in crooked. At Durham Dental Group, we can correct your bite with with braces.

Everyone seems to want straight teeth. It doesn’t matter how old you are. Millions of adults are wearing braces nowadays; it’s on the order of one of every five. That’s a lot of straight teeth!

Metal braces are proven to be the most effective way to realign teeth. That’s probably why they’ve been around so long, and are the first thing most people think of when they think about braces. Even people with severely misaligned teeth can achieve a beautiful smile from metal braces.

Invisalign clear braces are increasingly popular in teenagers and adults alike. They produce excellent results, and unlike with traditional braces, there are no wires or brackets or rubber bands. Even better, they are almost undetectable to people who are standing just a few feet away from you.

One of the things that people like best about Invisalign clear braces is that they are removable. For best results they should be worn at least twenty-two hours a day, but you can take them out at mealtime, and when you brush your teeth at night.

To find out what style of braces are best for you, schedule a consultation with Durham Dental Group. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and services like wisdom teeth removal. 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