Restorative Dentist - Cary, NC
Repair for Decayed or Damaged Teeth
Most people experience a dental problem at one point or another, whether it’s as simple as a minor injury or as serious as multiple lost teeth. Whatever the case is, our team’s goal in Cary, NC is to provide relief and restorative attention as soon as possible. We’ll always personalize your care creating custom prosthetics that feel natural and match the image you have in mind for your healthier, happier smile as closely as possible. Are you ready to start working towards the excellent level of oral health you deserve? Contact our Cary, NC office today to schedule your first visit with Dr. Darren Koch or his associates.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are an important cornerstone of restorative care allowing our team to rebuild the strength and structure of an individual tooth while protecting its remaining natural shape. Dr. Koch recommends custom crowns as the ideal treatment option in a number of situations, including:
- A tooth has been cracked or fractured.
- A tooth is suffering from decay that’s too severe for a filling to treat.
- A tooth has become weakened and needs additional support.
- A tooth is cosmetically flawed and in need of correction.
- A lost tooth has been replaced with a dental implant and is in need of restoration.
Crowns are also a vital component of dental bridges, which can be used to restore one or more missing teeth in a row in a sturdier and more permanent fashion than traditional dentures. When choosing a bridge, patients will need to have existing healthy teeth on either side of the gap in question – the crowns are placed over these teeth as “anchors” that hold the prosthetic in place. Both crowns and bridges typically require two to three appointments to complete at our practice. We offer aesthetically pleasing, all-ceramic options for patients who want to maintain a naturally beautiful smile while improving their oral health and function in the process.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are the oldest form of tooth replacement, and today, many patients enjoy their ease of use and affordability. Our practice offers both full and partial denture models for patients from Fuquay Varina and surrounding areas. Like the name implies, full dentures are designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, while partials restore certain teeth leaving healthy ones in place. Both of these designs are removable allowing patients to clean them more easily and store them in water when sleeping for added comfort. Patients looking for an upgrade can also talk to Dr. Koch about implant-supported dentures, which are discussed in more depth in our dental implants section.
The Etiologies of Wear
What causes cracked or worn teeth? There are numerous factors that can contribute to dental damage, all of which can be influenced by diet, stress, and other daily habits. The specific type of wear that your teeth experience will have a bearing on the treatment plan that Dr. Koch designs for you. Types of dental wear include the following: attrition, erosion, abrasion, and abfraction. Following the link below to learn more about these different causes of dental damage and how you can prevent them.