General Dentistry

Expert general dentistry in China Grove, NC

Well-practiced dentist, Dr. Daniel M. Hamrick has years of experience in treating oral health issues. From early detection to diagnosis to treatment, Dr. Hamrick and his staff will make sure that you receive the best care possible. The clinic comes complete with cutting edge technology which helps with the accuracy and efficacy of dental treatment. Below are a few areas where Dr. Hamrick and his team can help:

Regular exams and cleaning

It’s important to go for regular dental exams in order to prevent oral health issues as well as treat them before it escalates. Regular exams at the dentist can include cleaning and inspection.

Bonding

This mostly aesthetic procedure is when a tooth-colored resin is applied to the tooth. The reasons can be to repair decay, chips or cracks; close the spaces between teeth; change the shape of teeth; or to protect the root of a tooth.

Bridges

To fill in the gap created by missing teeth, bridges may be used. They are made up of at least two crowns with a false tooth in the middle. Bridges can help to fix your smile, chew better and create a more even bite.

Crowns

Dental crowns are “caps” which are placed over a tooth in order to protect it or enhance the appearance of a tooth. Available materials include stainless steel, metal, porcelain, ceramic and resin.

Extractions

In some cases, tooth extraction may be necessary to remove a tooth (or teeth) that the dentist is unable to restore. Reasons for extraction may be: decay, impacted wisdom teeth, periodontal disease or trauma.

Fillings

When a patient has a tooth that is starting to decay, fillings may be used to prevent further damage. Fillings can be made with materials such as gold, porcelain and resin.

Implants

Dental implants are used as replacement tooth roots. These may be a more permanent and stable solution as opposed to dentures or bridges.

Fluoride

Flouride treatments help to remineralize the teeth in order to repair the enamel. This guards against tooth decay by making the teeth more resilient against acid, bacteria and sugar.

Mouthguards

Mouthguards are protectors for the teeth which can prevent damage from teeth grinding and sports. Usually guards for the upper teeth are necessary and these can be customized to fit your mouth.

Root Canals

If a tooth has significant damage or disease, it may be necessary for the dentist to perform a root canal. This is a safe and quick procedure which can save the tooth by removing infected or inflamed pulp and resealing the tooth.

Sealants

Sealants are a protective coating which can be applied to the surface of your back teeth to prevent decay. This has proven to be an extremely effective way to prevent cavities.

Veneers

Veneers are a layer of composite or dental porcelain which is added to the tooth’s surface either for aesthetic reasons or to protect the surface of the tooth.

Wisdom teeth

The final set of molars, also known as wisdom teeth, often come in the teen years and early adulthood. If they are impacted or misaligned, they will require removal.

Preventative care gum disease

When gums have been exposed to bacteria for a period of time, gum disease can set in. Prevention is key and can be achieved with regular brushing, flossing and using mouthwash.

For a happier smile, schedule an appointment today!

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