Understanding the Terms
The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist every six months to ensure your teeth stay healthy and your smile stays beautiful. General dentists are providing primary dental care providers for all patients.
During dental examination, the dentist thoroughly examine the teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems.
X-rays allow dentist to check beneath the surface of the teeth and gums. These digital images may help the dentist decide on what dental procedures to recommend.
General Dentistry Hilton Head, SC: Keep Your Smile With Dental Restorations
Composite fillings are often recommended dental restorations. Naturally-colored composite resin is often used for filling dental cavities or to restore front teeth.
Same Day Crowns
Off-Island Dental now provide our patients with same-day crowns. Thanks to advances in technology! We create your custom crown during your appointment right in the office. The process is similar to 3D printing and milling, with your crown being produced the exact specifications as it would be in the lab.
Complete and Partial Dentures
Dentures replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. Dentures make it easier to eat and speak better.
When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, thus creating a situation making you look older. Dentures can help improve the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve your smile while giving you the confidence that you deserve.
Dental bridges are used to “bridge” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and are attached to surrounding teeth for support.
Severe tooth infection sometime require tooth extraction or totally removing the infected tooth from its roots.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is a treatment for a tooth that is inflamed, infected, or dead. When a root canal is treated, the pulp is removed and the pulp chamber is filled, sealing the area from bacteria.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots and they are usually made of titanium (a strong, lightweight metal) and other materials that are well accepted by the body. The primary use of dental implants is to support dental prosthetics.