Dr. Lauren Francis and her professional dental team offer restorative dentistry solutions in Hampstead, NC. By providing high-quality dental services to help revitalize the look and function of the smile, we ensure that results last for many years. We get to the root of patients’ problems, rather than just addressing the symptoms.
During the restorative treatment process, we not only improve the function of the smile but its appearance and health as well. Contact Seaside Family and Cosmetic Dentistry if you need to replace missing teeth, treat gum disease, or address TMJ.
Adult and Senior Dentistry
As we age, we are more prone to problems like cavities, dry mouth, gum disease, and even tooth loss. We can also take medications or develop illnesses and conditions that can negatively interact with our oral health. Dr. Francis and her team focus on understanding each patient’s oral health needs to bring health and function back to their smiles.
Knowing the dental and health history of patients allows us to create better treatment plans. We are able to remove infections and restore teeth to help combat dental problems that pop up as we age.
Our restorative dental treatments improve the health, look, and function of the teeth and gums:
Implants are known as the gold standard for patients with missing teeth. Dental implants are made up of durable titanium posts, abutments, and restorations. Patients can restore single lost teeth or full arches of missing teeth with implant-secured restorations.
Patients who are missing consecutive teeth benefit from dental bridges. Dental bridges are dental prosthetics held in place by crown-capped teeth. Dental bridges can be fixed or removable and restore the full function of the bite.
Our tooth crowns are crafted from porcelain ceramic, a material that reflects light just like natural tooth enamel. Patients with broken, fractured, weakened, or worn teeth benefit from dental crown treatment. Dental crowns are durable caps that fully cover individual teeth. They restore balance to teeth and can withstand regular biting forces.
Full and partial dentures are the best option for patients with rows or arches of teeth missing. Traditional dentures can slip around the mouth and often require regular repairs. Dentures allow patients to easily speak, bite and chew.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is one of the most common dental problems that affect patients of all ages. Early signs of periodontitis can include gum swelling, bleeding gums, and inflammation. These symptoms can quickly morph into gum recession and eventually tooth loss.
We can remove disease-causing bacteria with antibacterial rinses, scaling/root planing, and dental lasers. Routine dental visits are a key factor in preventing gum disease, so remember to schedule appointments every six months.
TMJ disorders are bite problems caused by stress, tooth misalignment, and injury to the joints that connect the skull to the jawbone. Patients with TMJ disorders may suffer from migraines, jaw pain, teeth clenching and grinding, and other painful symptoms. Mouth and jaw exercises, as well as night guards, can treat mild to moderate forms of TMJ. We will refer patients with severe TMJ to an oral surgeon.
Are you looking for restorative dental solutions for TMJ disorders, lost or missing teeth, or gum disease? Schedule a dental exam with our experienced dental team online today. You may also call Seaside Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for care at 910-335-4392.
Our office serves patients from Hampstead, Wilmington, and the surrounding area. Please let us know if you have questions about your specific concerns or treatment options and we can help.