Durham & Chapel Hill Restorative Dentistry
RETURNING CHAPEL HILL SMILES TO HEALTH, BEAUTY AND STRENGTH
Worn teeth? Missing teeth? Broken teeth? Accidents and genetics can contribute to oral health problems.
With the many restorative dental options available at the Chapel Hill dental practice of Dr. Saib, there’s no reason that anyone should have to put up with the discomfort or embarrassment of worn, missing or broken teeth. Dr. Saib’s experience in dental restorations will help you achieve that healthy, attractive smile.
What can Dr. Saib do to restore your smile to health, beauty and strength?
- Replace missing teeth with dental bridges, dentures or dental implants.
- Restore teeth with dental crowns or porcelain inlays and onlays.
Patients experiencing headaches, jaw pain, teeth grinding and other functional problems may be suffering from TMJ disorder. You do not need to suffer. Dr. Saib’s experience can help you.
After an initial consultation, Dr. Saib will meet you to discuss the best course of your personalized treatment plan.
Do you have teeth filled with metal amalgams? Do your teeth look gray? Return your smile to health… and a natural appearance with the help of Chapel Hill dentist Dr. Saib.
At Chapel Hill Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Saib never uses metal amalgams to fill teeth. Instead, he uses composite or tooth-colored fillings.
Why? Composite and tooth-colored fillings are far more attractive, safer and stronger than their metal counterparts.
Composite and tooth-colored fillings don’t require a lot of tooth preparation (i.e. drilling) because they are bonded to the teeth. As a result, much of your healthy tooth structure remains intact.
Metal, on the other hand, requires that much of the tooth structure be removed before the metal filling is placed. Even more alarming, the metal filling reacts to temperature changes in your mouth, expanding when exposed to heat (coffee, tea, etc.) and contracting when exposed to cold (ice cream, a cold drink, etc.). This constant movement can cause the tooth to fracture or break. It also creates space between the filling and tooth wall, allowing dangerous bacteria to get in and cause undetected decay.
Tooth-colored and composite fillings are made of biocompatible materials that are safe for your body and the environment – they don’t contain any mercury! They not only restore the tooth to health, they return it to strength, as well. But perhaps most importantly, they look completely natural and virtually disappear in your tooth. No one will know that you’ve had your teeth restored; they’ll remain white, gleaming and healthy!
If you have a mouth full of metal fillings talk to Dr. Saib about replacing those with white fillings. You will be amazed at the difference in your smile’s appearance. Call 919.933.3388 if we can answer any questions for you.
Bridges, Partials, & Dentures
If you have a missing tooth – or missing teeth – you know the impact on your appearance, comfort, confidence, ability to eat and more.
With the many tooth replacement options available to you at the Chapel Hill dental practice of Dr. Saib, you don’t have to endure the embarrassment or discomfort of a missing tooth or teeth.
A dental bridge is an ideal option to replace one or several consecutive missing teeth. A permanent appliance, a dental bridge fills the space left by a missing tooth (or teeth). It is held in place by two crowns (abutments) that are placed on the healthy teeth adjacent to the space created by the missing teeth. In between the two crowns is a porcelain tooth (or teeth) that spans the empty area, replacing the missing tooth (or teeth), hence the term “bridge.” Once placed, the bridge is permanent. No special treatment is required. You just brush and floss like you would your natural teeth. Dental bridges can last a very long time if taken care of properly.
Full and Partial Dentures
If you have missing teeth, dentures are an affordable solution. Not only do they enhance your appearance and restore your confidence, they improve your ability to chew and speak, and also support the facial muscles.
A denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth and adjacent tissues:
- A partial denture replaces few to several teeth
- Full dentures replace all the teeth
A partial denture also keeps the remaining healthy teeth from shifting positions in the mouth, helping to avoid TMJ and other bite-related pain and problems.
At your denture consultation, Dr. Saib will discuss your lifestyle, goals, expectations and priorities. We want to help you live life fully again!
Crown, Veneers, Onlays
Have you heard of same day dentistry? Our patients love it!
We have the E4D Dental System, a computer based technology that is revolutionizing our dental practice. If you’ve ever had to have a dental crown, a veneer, or an onlay to restore a tooth, you know that it took multiple visits to mold, create, and implant your crown.
At Chapel Hill Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Bilal Saib offers the advantages of E4D technology that enables him to create and place custom porcelain restorations in one convenient visit.
The E4D is a complete CAD/CAM system which takes an intraoral image of the prepared tooth. From this, a virtual model of the tooth is created. The design software assists Dr. Saib in designing a restoration that matches neighboring teeth in size, form, and color. Finally, a computer driven milling device fabricates inlays, onlays, crowns, and veneers from a metal-free block of porcelain right in the office. Dr. Saib then places the permanent restoration and you’re good to go.
One visit. A quality, custom-made, metal-free dental restoration. Total convenience.
Call 919.933.3388 and ask about our Same Day Dentistry today!