Family Dentistry Chapel Hill
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Dentistry for the Entire Family
At Cornerstone Family Dentistry, we are committed to serving our patients at every stage in their life. When it comes to the oral care of you and your family, we understand the importance of providing specialized care for your unique needs. Our experienced staff have the skills necessary to provide oral care that is inclusive of all ages and covers a range of oral health needs.
At Cornerstone Family Dentistry, we are proud to provide a range of dental services and have a commitment to providing these services in a manner that you become educated and comfortable with the care you are receiving, confident that we are implementing advanced technology to provide you with cutting edge services, all in a comfortable and caring environment.
For an overview of the types of services we can provide your family, please read below.
Preventative Family Dentistry
In addition to providing you and your family with the oral health care you need, we are also committed to providing you with education on steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of issues developing.
This is especially true for our pediatric dental care. Our staff is trained to help new parents learn and implement best oral care for their newborn, especially with maintenance of baby teeth, as doing so can have an incredibly important impact on their developing proper chewing habits, speech, and maintaining good general oral health.
In addition to monitoring growth and ensuring your child or children are reaching important milestones, we are also committed to educating your child in proper oral health care habits to help prevent issues from developing.
Adult Dental Services
Along with providing the necessary support to ensure your children receive the care they need to develop and maintain their oral health, we are equally committed to providing the care you need as your dental needs change. As we age, we will inevitably have to address oral health issues that are unfamiliar to us. At Cornerstone Family Dentistry, we can offer a comprehensive range of dental services that are commonly associated with age, including oral implants, periodontal therapy, and cosmetic dental procedures that are designed to restore your smile. More importantly, we can provide continuity in the care you receive and will base our treatments on an established relationship that is grounded in a firm understanding of your unique dental history.
Regular Family Exams
One of the best ways to maintain the oral health of you and your family is to schedule regular family exams. Most regular exams will include evaluation of the following:
- Signs of tooth decay: Special instruments will be used to look for evidence of tooth decay on the surfaces of your teeth
- Signs of gum disease: The gums and bone around your teeth will be examined for signs of periodontitis
- Status of existing restorations: We will examine the status of crowns, fillings, or other restorations
- X-rays: Regular X-rays are taken for early detection of cysts, tumors, decay, or bone loss
- Oral cancer screening: Examination of the gums, lips, neck, throat and face for early warning signs of oral cancer
By scheduling these regular exams, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of you or anyone in your family developing unexpected dental health issues.
Additional preventative services we provide include:
- Fluoride Treatment
- Periodontal Therapy
- Mouth Guards and Night Guards
- Dental Sealants
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
In addition to providing you and your family with the services you need, we are also committed to providing you with the services you want.
Patients may explore cosmetic dental procedures for a variety of reasons, but the most common involve trying to correct or address the following issues:
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Crooked or overcrowded teeth
- Discoloration and staining
- Disproportionately sized or misshapen teeth
- Missing teeth
- Spacing and gaps in teeth
Additional cosmetic services we provide include:
- Implant Placement & Restoration
- Teeth Whitening
Emergency Dental Services
When emergency dental situations occur, it is important to have a plan in place. It can be difficult to know the difference between having a dental issue that does not need to be addressed immediately and having a serious issue that requires immediate attention.
Although most emergency dental situations are due to unexpected accidents that result in a tooth or teeth that are knocked out, cracked, or broken, emergency care can be required due to an untreated oral health issue that has progressed to the point of being unbearable. To avoid this situation, it is important to practice good oral hygiene habits and schedule a regular dental cleaning every six months, as doing so will allow your dentist to address problems before they develop. Also, if you notice any aches or pains that continue to get worse, do not wait until it is too late to have the issue looked at.
High-Quality Dental Care
At Cornerstone Family Dentistry in Chapel Hill, all our services are performed with the patient in mind. We want you to feel comfortable in the dental chair, confident in our work, and most importantly, we want you to fall in love with your smile again. If you would like to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions about cosmetic procedures that we offer, please contact us at (919) 595-1010.