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General Dentistry - Hardy Smiles

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The professionals at Hardy Smiles are dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care to ensure your oral health and radiant smile. Our experienced team offers a wide range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of every patient. Here’s an overview of the general dentistry services available at our practice:

Dental Bridges

Missing teeth can impact not only your smile but also your oral health and function. Dental bridges are an effective solution for replacing one or more missing teeth, filling the gap and restoring your smile’s integrity. A dental bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth anchored by crowns on adjacent natural teeth or implants. These bridges are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural look. With dental bridges, you can enjoy improved chewing ability, enhanced speech, and a confident smile.

Dental Cleanings

Maintaining optimal oral health requires regular dental cleanings. Our skilled hygienists perform thorough cleanings to remove plaque, tartar, and stains that regular brushing and flossing cannot eliminate. During a cleaning, we also assess your gums and teeth for signs of disease or other issues. Professional cleanings help prevent gum disease and tooth decay, keeping your smile healthy and bright. We recommend scheduling cleanings every six months to ensure your mouth remains in top condition.

Dental Crowns

When a tooth is damaged or weakened, a dental crown can provide the necessary protection and support. Dental crowns are used to restore the strength and appearance of damaged teeth. Made from durable materials such as porcelain or ceramic, crowns cover and protect the entire tooth. They are particularly beneficial for teeth that are cracked, have large fillings, or have undergone root canal therapy. Our custom crowns are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing both durability and aesthetic appeal.

Dental Fillings

Cavities are a common dental issue that can lead to more serious problems if left untreated. We offer both composite (tooth-colored) and amalgam (silver) fillings to repair cavities and restore tooth function. Our dentists carefully remove decayed tissue and fill the cavity with high-quality materials, ensuring a seamless and durable repair. Composite fillings are particularly popular for their ability to match the natural color of your teeth, making them virtually invisible.

Dentures

For patients missing multiple teeth, dentures offer a practical and effective solution. We provide both full and partial dentures, custom-designed for a comfortable fit and natural appearance. Full dentures are used when all teeth are missing, while partial dentures are suitable for patients who still have some natural teeth remaining. Modern dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking than ever before, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

Full-Mouth Restoration

Sometimes, extensive dental issues require comprehensive treatment plans. Fullmouth restoration involves a combination of procedures to address various dental problems, improving the health, function, and aesthetics of your entire mouth. This may include crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, and other treatments, all tailored to your specific needs and goals. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns, helping you achieve a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile.

Periodontal Care

Healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy smile. Our periodontal care services are designed to prevent and manage gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss and other serious health issues if left untreated. Services include scaling and root planing, gum grafts, and other treatments. Regular periodontal maintenance helps keep your gums healthy and supports overall oral health. Early detection and treatment of gum disease are crucial for maintaining your teeth and preventing more severe problems.

Root Canal Therapy

When the pulp of a tooth becomes infected or damaged, root canal therapy can save the tooth and alleviate pain. Our dentists perform precise root canal procedures to remove the infected tissue, disinfect the canal, and seal it with a filling or crown. This treatment not only saves the tooth but also prevents the infection from spreading to other parts of the mouth. Root canal therapy is a highly effective way to preserve your natural teeth and maintain your oral health.

Sedation Dentistry

We understand that dental visits can be stressful for some patients. Our sedation dentistry options, including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation, help you relax during treatment. Sedation dentistry is particularly beneficial for patients with dental anxiety, a strong gag reflex, or those undergoing lengthy procedures. Our goal is to provide a comfortable and anxiety-free experience, ensuring that you receive the dental care you need without undue stress.

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Sleep Apnea Treatments

Sleep apnea can significantly impact your health and quality of life. We offer customized oral appliances designed to keep your airway open during sleep, reducing snoring and improving breathing. These appliances are comfortable, easy to use, and an effective alternative to CPAP machines for many patients. Our treatments aim to provide a restful night’s sleep, reducing the health risks associated with sleep apnea and improving your overall well-being.

Tooth Extractions

When a tooth cannot be saved due to severe decay, damage, or infection, extraction may be necessary. Our dentists perform extractions with care and precision, ensuring minimal discomfort and promoting fast recovery. Whether you need a simple extraction or a more complex surgical extraction, we prioritize your comfort and health throughout the procedure. We also provide guidance on replacement options, such as bridges or implants, to restore your smile after extraction.

Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants are a minimally invasive option for stabilizing dentures or replacing small teeth. These smaller-diameter implants require less bone and provide a quicker recovery time compared to traditional implants. They are an excellent option for patients seeking a less invasive yet effective solution for missing teeth. Mini implants can be used to support dentures, providing a secure fit and improved function, or to replace individual teeth in areas with limited space.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

At Hardy Smiles, we are committed to your dental health and well-being. Our team is here to provide the highest quality care in a comfortable and friendly environment. Schedule an appointment today to experience the comprehensive dental services we offer. Call us at (919) 726-9825 or click here to request an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve your perfect, healthy smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Hardy and the team are always happy to address any questions you may have. Below are a few that we hear most often:

What are the benefits of regular dental cleanings?

Regular dental cleanings are essential for maintaining good oral health. They help remove plaque and tartar that cannot be eliminated by regular brushing and flossing. Cleanings also prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. Additionally, during these visits, dentists can identify early signs of dental issues, allowing for timely treatment and prevention of more severe problems.

A dental crown may be necessary if you have a tooth that is significantly damaged or weakened. Common reasons for needing a crown include large cavities, cracked or broken teeth, root canal treatment, and worn-down teeth. Crowns provide strength and protection to the affected tooth, restoring its function and appearance. Your dentist will evaluate your condition and recommend a crown if it is the best option for your dental health.

During a root canal procedure, the dentist will first numb the area around the affected tooth to ensure you are comfortable. The infected or damaged pulp inside the tooth is then carefully removed. The inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, and the space is filled with a special material to prevent further infection. Finally, the tooth is sealed with a filling or crown to restore its function. Most patients report that root canal treatment is no more painful than a standard filling.

Mini dental implants can be an effective alternative to traditional implants, especially for patients with less bone density or those seeking a less invasive procedure. They are smaller in diameter and require less bone to support them, making the procedure quicker and the recovery time shorter. While they may not be suitable for all cases, mini implants provide a stable and long-lasting solution for stabilizing dentures or replacing small teeth. Your dentist will assess your specific needs and determine if mini dental implants are the right choice for you.

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