Raleigh NC dentist Dr. Lee Allen emphasizes the importance of routine preventive care in keeping the smile healthy and reducing the risks of decay and gum disease, but also provides restorative dental treatment when needed.
Teeth can become damaged or lost for a variety of reasons, despite good oral hygiene and dental care. Addressing a damaged or missing tooth right away is necessary for restoring a functional and comfortable smile- and to prevent the development of more complex dental problems down the road.
Treating Damaged Teeth
Dr. Allen will thoroughly examine a patient before recommending a plan of treatment for a tooth that has become damaged or diseased. Treatment options can include:
- dental crowns
- tooth bonding
- dental veneers
Teeth that are chipped, cracked or broken can become further damaged or lost without treatment and may make it difficult to eat and speak normally. They can discuss the best option(s) for restoring your smile and ensuring lasting dental health.
Replacing Missing Teeth
For patients who have lost a tooth, or teeth, for any reason, Dr. Allen stresses the benefits of prompt replacement to avoid additional dental problems.
He often recommends the use of dental implants to replace teeth or secure a denture. Dental implants provide a permanent, life-like solution that will reduce bone loss in the jaw and enable patients to eat and speak normally- without daily maintenance!
We understand the cost concerns that many of our patients have when it comes to their dental care and work with them to restore their smile within their budget. We offer dental financing through Care Credit to help you budget your dental care. In many cases, treatment can be phased to achieve results that will provide a lifetime of comfortable smiles.