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General dentistry services
A filling takes the place of a tooth structure damaged due to decay or fracture. We replace old, broken-down amalgam/metal fillings that contain traces of mercury with white fillings (composites) to restore your smile and teeth to a more natural look and feel.
Left long enough, decay can burrow into the deeper reaches of the tooth, causing extensive damage to tooth structure. A root canal is a procedure that extracts decayed pulp from the central part of the tooth, reshapes the canal, and replaces it with strengthening filler.
When the damage goes beyond what can be treated with a filling, our dentists can perform a root canal (or endodontics), preserving the tooth and retaining its original integrity; thereby, saving a tooth that in the past would have to have been pulled. Patients must see their dentist quickly for a permanent restoration of the tooth.
Our dentists perform basic and surgical extractions of both infected and irreparable teeth, also known as “hopeless teeth.” While no one looks forward to having teeth pulled, our team has the experience and training to perform these procedures with minimal discomfort. Reasons for needing extractions may include severe tooth decay, cracked or broken teeth, overcrowding, and gum disease.
A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged, or cracked. At Asheville Dental, we offer traditional crowns as well as the CEREC one-appointment crown system. This allows us to shape the tooth, create an all-ceramic crown or onlay, and cement the restoration all in one visit.
A bridge is a dental device that fills a space that a tooth previously occupied. A bridge may be necessary to prevent shifting of the teeth that can lead to bite problems (occlusion) and/or jaw problems and resultant periodontal disease. Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.