Dr. Lauren Francis and Dr. Rawley Fuller provide a wide variety of dental services to patients in Hampstead, NC. With years of experience in the dental industry, Dr. Francis and Dr. Fuller can help you address dental health problems, repair tooth and gum damage, and improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Visiting the dentist regularly for preventative services can prevent complex and costly dental problems from developing. Dr. Francis, Dr. Fuller, and their team of dental experts are also always happy to answer any questions patients have about your oral health and their services.
Dental Services at Seaside Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Our cosmetic, general, and restorative dental services are tailored to each patient’s individual needs. At Seaside Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we treat patients using high-quality technology and modern techniques for the best results possible.
Cosmetic dental solutions address aesthetic concerns and can simultaneously address dental problems:
Invisalign: Invisalign is an alternative to metal braces that use aligners to straighten teeth over time. These clear aligners are made of clear and comfortable plastic that patients can remove to brush and eat.
Porcelain Veneers: Our dental veneers are made of porcelain ceramic, a material that reflects light for a natural look. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that cover the front of teeth to treat severely stained teeth or damage.
Teeth Bonding: This alternative to dental veneers also treats tooth discoloration or damage. However, teeth bonding uses a malleable biocompatible material to build up the tooth enamel and address chips and cracks in teeth. We also color-match bonded teeth to blend in with adjacent teeth.
Teeth Whitening: We offer professional teeth whitening treatment to brighten patients’ smiles in just one visit to our office. Whitening teeth can help keep patients motivated to clean their smiles and maintain their brilliant results.
Botox: Patients who want to address crow’s feet, lipstick lines, and other types of facial wrinkles benefit from Botox. Botox also benefits patients with TMJ disorders because it relaxes the muscles to alleviate facial pain and headaches.
General dental care helps prevent future complex oral health concerns:
Endodontics: Dr. Francis and Dr. Fuller provide endodontic care for patients with infected dental pulp. They can address infections, tooth damage, and abscesses with endodontics.
Root Canal: A root canal removes infected dental pulp. The pulp consists of nerves, cells, and blood vessels that keep teeth alive. Removing pulp can preserve teeth and prevent the spread of infection.
Sports Mouthguards: If you or your child play contact sports, you need to get a protective sports mouthguard. Our custom sports mouthguards fit comfortably and make it easy for patients to focus on the game rather than trying to keep track of their mouthguards.
Emergency Dentistry: Do you have sudden tooth pain? Have you knocked out a tooth? Our office provides emergency dental services to patients who require immediate restorative and cosmetic care.
Family Dentistry: Dr. Francis and Dr. Fuller are family dentists that offer pediatric, geriatric, and adult care. Their team helps parents understand how to care for their child’s smile. Dr. Francis and Dr. Fuller also provide treatments for oral health problems that come with age.
Tooth Extractions: A tooth extraction is a procedure that is needed when a patient has severely overcrowded, infected or impacted teeth. Although patients may think that tooth extractions are painful, they help alleviate tooth pain.
Restorative dentistry addresses missing, infected, or damaged teeth:
Dental Implants: Implants are high-quality restorations that provide a stable foundation for crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Dental Bridge: Dental bridges are dental prosthetics often attached by adjacent teeth capped with dental crowns.
Dental Crowns: Porcelain ceramic dental crowns provide protection and durability to weakened, broken, worn, or fractured teeth. They cover each individual tooth and are matched to the color of adjacent natural teeth.
Full and Partial Dentures: Patients with multiple missing teeth or full arches of lost teeth can restore their smile with dentures. Some removable dentures can slip around the mouth and need messy adhesives to stay put. Whether you need partial or full dentures, we can help you find a stable restoration.
Periodontal Disease: Also known as gum disease, periodontitis can cause gum inflammation, bleeding gums, receding gums, and eventually tooth loss. Antibacterial rinses, scaling/root planing, and deep gum cleanings are all forms of periodontal treatments that can help remove the bacteria that cause the disease.
TMJ Treatment: If you have chronic migraines, jaw pain, or tooth pain, you may have an issue with your temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-man-DIB-u-lur) joint. TMJ disorders can be treated with TMJ treatments such as jaw exercises, custom night guards, and orthodontics.