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We all know how good a bright, clean smile feels, not to mention the pride of being deemed cavity-free. But did you know that good oral health is essential for proper full-body health? Regular dental cleanings will not only leave you looking your best but also ensure that you feel you your best, from head to toe.
During a professional cleaning, your dentist can easily detect warning signs of gum disease, broken fillings, cracks, chips, and other health concerns, allowing you to head them off before they require more involved treatment.
The most commonly performed method of tooth whitening includes removing stains or discolored worn restorations and tooth bleaching products on the outer surface of your teeth. This can be maintained long-term at home with gel-type bleaching solution and custom dental trays in combination with regular dental visits with our registered dental hygienists.
Visiting the dentist can be harrowing at any age, but Dorion & Associates is on a mission to change the patient experience. Our great chair-side manner and a welcoming, calming environment make us one of the top choices for pediatric dentistry in Raleigh, Apex, and Chapel Hill, NC. You’ll be greeted by friendly smiles, high fives, and a staff that cares about how you’re feeling. Contact us today if you’re looking for a positive dental experience.
The frenum is the small piece of tissue that attaches the upper lip to the gums or the tongue to the floor of the mouth. For some children and infants, the small piece of tissue is too tight, creating oral control problems for nursing, speech, eating, and drinking. Sometimes for teenagers, the space in between the front two upper teeth cannot close without removal of the upper frenum. The same problem can occur on the bottom front teeth and be related to future periodontal disease, loose teeth, and recession of the gums.
Dr. John Tomasheski DDS and his team can perform a frenectomy by making a small incision, sometimes using a laser, in the frenum, allowing for greater movement of the lips and tongue. The best part is that the results are instant. If your fear that your child is tongue-tied, or if they are having speech or other oral difficulties, or other concerns about their front teeth and gums contact Dorion & Associates.
Simple, comfortable, and made just for you, Invisalign can give you a straighter smile in as little as six months. Forget about limiting, uncomfortable wire braces, and discover the freedom to straighten your teeth on your terms. Easily removable and practically invisible, Invisalign aligners allow you to get the smile of your dreams with little to no change to your daily habits. Eat your favorite foods, brush and floss the same as always, and work on adjusting your teeth while going about your life. Sound too good to be true? Why not find out! It all starts with a design consultation with Dr. Tomasheski DDS who is certified as an Invisalign provider.
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This transforming service can address many concerns with teeth that have broken edges or have crowding or spacing issues.
Dental veneers are thin, semi-translucent shells used to correct the appearance, shape, length, and color of your teeth. Made of durable porcelain, crowns can help you quickly achieve a stunning smile by correcting chips, stains, and gaps in your teeth. What’s more, crowns are crafted to match your existing teeth, ensuring an authentic smile! This solution often involves placing a layer of beautifully custom layered porcelain onto the outer surface or lightly prepared surface of your teeth. Veneers can be a wonderful option to craft the smile you want and deserve!
This restorative service can address many concerns with worn, cracked, or missing teeth to give you a strong outcome for years of function and a beautiful custom result! This solution involves preparing a tooth for a “cap” or crown that will surround the tooth to replace missing or worn structure and help protect the remaining tooth from future damage! These can be done with little to no metal, as well as Ceramic and Zirconia options that are extremely strong and brilliant white that can last for many years!
Dental crowns, or caps, are used to rebuild broken or decayed teeth, especially in the case of a root canal. Crowns provide added strength and a permanent covering, protecting the enamel and interior of the tooth from decay and infection. Like veneers, crowns can be made to match the color and texture of your existing teeth.
Dental bridges can be used as an alternative to replace missing teeth. If you have an unsightly gap from lost or extracted teeth, a bridge will not only improve your smile but will also solve bite problems and protect you from gum and tooth disease. Bridges are ideal for patients missing only a couple of teeth, as they are anchored to the surrounding teeth.
We put a lot of effort into keeping the surfaces of our teeth looking clean and white. But the inside sometimes need care, too. Endodontics is the care of the pulp and nerves inside your teeth, including root canals and endodontic surgery. When you have an infection, decay, or chronic pain, endodontics looks for the root of the problem and seeks to provide lasting relief. Don’t put off that filling or tooth pain: it might be a sign of a deeper problem. Schedule an appointment today!
When facing a possible extraction, you may be able to save your tooth with a root canal. If you have a decayed or infected tooth, Dr. Dorion and his team can remove the nerve and pulp (the inside of the tooth), stopping the spread of decay or infection. After removal, the tooth is cleaned and sealed. This way, you’ll retain your original tooth with and prevent uncomfortable shifting of teeth and the formation of damaging spaces or gaps in your smile!
Many times an infection in the root canal and surrounding jaw bone is not detected until an exam and x-ray reveal an underlying chronic infection. This chronic inflammation with bacterial toxins is often times asymptomatic without sensitivity or pain. Ongoing damage to the jaw bone and blood vessels can persist and undetected for many years without proper examination and x-rays!
If you have a damaged or missing tooth, Dr. Tomasheski DDS and his team can fit you with a matching replacement in one office!
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that fuses to the jawbone, mimicking the bonding of your real teeth. Unlike many replacement teeth which are simply aesthetic, implants are also durable and fully functional, allowing the user to live care-free and enjoy many of their favorite foods. No more worrying about unsightly gaps, and steak back on the menu? Yes please! If you have a missing tooth, or teeth, and want to learn more about implants, request a consultation today!
Even the healthiest tooth can develop a cavity, chip, or crack. At Dorion & Associates, we prefer to avoid extraction if possible, opting to leave your natural teeth in place to avoid unnecessary trauma. However, sometimes injury or cavities make the decision for us. After a thorough examination and X-ray, we’ll provide you with potential solutions. If an extraction is necessary, we’ll ensure the procedure and recovery are as painless as possible and provide educational info for proper healing and care. Ask us about IV sedation, oral sedation, and Nitrous Oxide Laughing Gas options to improve and make your experience less memorable and easy!
“Wisdom tooth removal” has an ominous mystique surrounding it. But removal of the third molars, or wisdom teeth, is a fairly common solution for cramped or impacted teeth, and you’re going to feel much better afterwards. If left unattended, these teeth can become infected, cause pain, or lead to other dental problems. If you are experiencing jaw pain or have wisdom teeth that need to be removed, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dorion. We can remove them pain-free with our in-office sedation options.
Some health concerns require further study for an accurate diagnosis. At Dorian & Associates, we are equipped to take dental biopsies right here in our office. Biopsies can be used to help diagnose any number of diseases of the teeth and gums, including oral cancer. If you have questions or oral health concerns, schedule a consultation!