Prosthodontics

Wake Dental Care provides a full range of dental services for our patients; one of those services is Prosthodontics.  Prosthodontics is the specialized field of dentistry concerned with diagnosing, planning and executing restorative treatment involving the replacement of missing teeth or placement of crowns/bridges. 

After a thorough exam, our doctors will develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored specifically for you.  Using the latest technology and working with a high quality dental lab, our doctors are able to fill these any gaps with functional, natural-looking teeth that boost confidence and enhance the smile.

There are a number of reasons we may recommend prosthodontic treatment:

  • Creation of partial or full sets of dentures.
  • Desire to whiten the teeth or improve the aesthetics of the smile.
  • Filling gaps created by one or more missing teeth.
  • Interest in dental implants.

What Cary Prosthodontics options does Wake Dental Care offer?

Prosthodontics treatments at Wake Dental Care are designed to be functional, long lasting and aesthetically sound. These procedures can only be completed on generally healthy teeth.  Issues like gum disease need to be controlled before prosthodontics treatments can begin.

Dental Implants

Implants are designed to replace the natural teeth in the best possible way.  Titanium roots are implanted in the jawbone in the same way as natural tooth roots.  Implants look and feel the same as natural teeth.

Dental Veneers

Veneers are porcelain/ceramic covers that are bonded to the natural teeth.  Veneers can instantly solve problems like uneven teeth, stained teeth, and chips and damage caused by general wear and tear.

Dental Crowns

Prosthetic crowns are generally made from porcelain, metal or a combination of the two.  They have been designed to mimic the natural crown (surface of the tooth) and can last for up to a decade, and possibly longer.

Dental Bridges

Conventional and cantilever bridges are used to support a prosthetic tooth.  The natural teeth can support the bridge if they are in good condition, or dental implants may be used as anchors.

Complete Dentures

A complete set of dentures can be created for people who have no teeth due to gum disease or trauma.  Complete dentures restore functionality to the mouth and make chewing and speaking easier.

Partial Dentures

Where many teeth have been lost, removable or fixed partial dentures can prove to be an excellent option.  They enhance the aesthetics of the smile in addition to improving chewing abilities.

What other problems can Prosthodontics at Wake Dental Care treat?

In addition to performing the treatments described above, Wake Dental Care is also adept at treating problems with the jaw (TMJ), alleviating severe snoring, managing sleep apnea, and reconstructing the teeth following oral cancer treatments.