Comprehensive Dentistry in Durham
Maintaining the health of your smile with is more important than ever before.
Your Smile is the Gateway to Total Body Wellness
Our focus is improving and maintaining exceptional oral health, and in turn, the health of the entire body.
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Proactive, preventive care is a key element in our dental practice. We provide treatments focused around long-lasting health and function, beginning with your smile and encompassing total body wellness.
Each new patient hygiene appointment begins with:
- A thorough exam by one of our qualified dentists
- A full workup of diagnostic digital x-rays, ensuring the most accurate analysis of your teeth, gums, and bone health
- Intraoral cameras allow us to take detailed photos of your teeth and gums, so we can share our discoveries with you and make you an integral part of your oral well-being
- A comprehensive oral cancer screening at every appointment
Our goal is to play a proactive role in your health and well-being by catching any potential problems at their earliest stages. From there, we aim to maintain your healthy smile through complete preventive dental care.
We love to see your child’s smile shine! By providing caring, competent, and knowledgeable care, each we can help our young patients in establishing their long-term dental health. Each child is unique, and thus our approach can be custom-tailored for each young member of your family.
Our team is eager to help your child begin a life-long positive dental experience. Providing a fun, comfortable dental environment creates a positive experience that carries into adulthood. During each visit, our entire team works with you to help your child understand the importance of great oral health because it is the key to a lifetime of confident smiling! Our family dentistry in Durham is centered around families like yours, with a comprehensive approach!
Sometimes a tooth is fractured, severely damaged by decay, or has a filling so large that it can’t be restored using a standard filling or onlay. In these situations, your best option might be to restore your tooth with a dental crown in our Durham, NC office. Crowns are used to strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure or restore the aesthetic appearance of a smile.
In the past, it took multiple appointments to fit and fabricate a crown with your smile. With our constant lookout for the latest technology advances, we’re proud to introduce the CEREC machine. This revolutionary technology allows us to craft your crown or other restorations in just one appointment. This means:
- Faster, stronger permanent crowns
- No more temporaries
- Less time in the dental chair and more time to yourself
Fillings are among the most conventional ways to restore teeth damaged by cavities. Metal-free fillings are composed of a composite resin material that bonds strongly and blends naturally with the tooth structure. A metal-free filling requires minimal preparation of the natural tooth, making it a more conservative restoration.
Before & After Cases
At Croasdaile Dental Arts, we believe in providing dental treatments that add strength and improve longevity of the health and appearance of smiles in the most minimally-invasive way possible.
There’s no need to hide your smile! Dental implants in Durham, NC from our practice are the premier option to replace missing teeth.
What are dental implants?
The dental implant process consists of two steps:
- Our talented dentists will expertly place a titanium post within the jawbone, which mimics the natural tooth root.
- Once healed, we will place the abutment and restore the crown, blending seamlessly with your natural smile.
We place dental implants right in the office.
In the past, the only way to replace missing teeth was with the use of a denture or bridge. Dental implants surpass multiple advantages compared to bridges or dentures.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- They do not require invasive work on adjacent teeth.
- Implants do not rely on additional support.
- They look and feel like your natural teeth.
- They’ll stay in place – no slipping, sliding, or clicking like poor-fitted dentures.
- Implants restore appearance and mouth function.
- They preserve your jaw’s bone health.
Don’t live the rest of your life with a troubled smile full of pain and malfunction. Implants are the solution!
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full mouth rehabilitation is a detailed plan of restorative dental treatments designed to create a smile that is functional, aesthetic, and long-lasting. Comprehensive dental treatment can be used to correct orthodontic problems, tooth defects, and years of neglect or abuse.
What can I expect with this procedure?
A full mouth rehabilitation treatment plan requires a carefully thought-out planning process. Our dentists will carefully analyze the health and function of your smile first, and aesthetics will naturally flow from there. This will include:
- Proper bite function
- Periodontal health
- Damage to any of the tooth structure
Any restorative or cosmetic dental treatments needed to repair your smile to its fullest will become a part of your individualized treatment, and may include:
- Dental implants
- Same-day crowns
- Metal-free fillings
- Root canal therapy
- Porcelain veneers
Your treatment plan can be completed in phases to maximize comfort as well as insurance benefits. Our dentists take the time to discuss your questions and concerns before any treatment begins. For those who need further relaxation, we offer sedation dentistry.
Dental bridges are great for anyone who is not a candidate for dental implants or is looking for the most cost-effective solution for tooth replacement. When dental implants aren’t an option, replacing teeth with a bridge can be a great benefit in the following ways:
- Revitalizes smile appearance and looks natural
- Improves ability to eat, chew, and speak
- Corrects bite
- Guards remaining teeth against periodontal disease, tooth decay, and bone loss
- Prevents remaining teeth from malocclusion (improper bite)
- Provides strength to facial muscles
Our dental bridges in Durham are designed of high-quality materials and are custom-crafted to meet each individual patient’s needs for functionality and appearance.
Root Canal Therapy
Our Durham dentists provide comfortable root canal therapy that preserves the health of an infected tooth, vastly reducing its risk of being lost.
When do you need root canal therapy?
A root canal in Durham may be needed when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected due to decay or injury. During treatment, the infected tissue is removed and the deep canals of the tooth are cleaned, sterilized, and filled with a rubber-like material. Once the process is complete, the tooth will be capped with a natural-looking dental crown. This will protect the tooth from future infection, restoring its strength and function.
Is it painful?
Too often, root canal therapy is thought to be a painful procedure that many dread. In our dental office, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Our dental team is skilled in all of the latest techniques that make root canal therapy virtually pain-free, making sure that you are completely numb before treatment begins. If you are especially nervous about treatment, sedation dentistry may be an option. Beyond anything, the discomfort of an abscessed or infected tooth far outweighs the treatment process itself.
Most photos are of actual patients of Croasdaile Dental Arts
‘‘What a pleasure it was to switch to this practice, I really enjoy the personal touches. They sent a nice card after my first visit. My exam was comfortable and thorough, but I didn’t feel like additional treatments were being pushed on me. My calls were promptly returned and they were able to work around my schedule to get me in.’’