What To Do If Your Crown Comes Off

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Dental crowns are restorations cemented over a tooth. They are held in place with a strong adhesive, but on occasion they can come off, especially after a number of years have gone by. Here are some tips from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill if this should happen to you.

Here’s what to do:

  • Find the crown if you can. You might be able to put it back in place. If you do, clean it first. You can reapply it with dental cement, which is available in most drug stores.
  • Give us a call to schedule an appointment. We’ll fit you in as soon as possible to repair or replace your crown. In the meantime, if it’s sensitive, put a little clove oil on the tooth. Use a cotton swab. Clove oil, too, is often in drugstores or in the spice aisle of a supermarket.
  • It’s important that you don’t wait too long to see us. What remains of your tooth isn’t very strong without the crown over it.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, dental crowns are among our many dentistry services, which include emergency dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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Correcting Severe Dental Problems At Town Dental Group

Correcting Severe Dental Problems in Mint Hill

Each cosmetic dentistry procedure performed at the Town Dental Group in Mint Hill addresses a specific issue. A porcelain veneer can correct the surface of a tooth that is discolored or slightly misshapen. Dental bonding can fill a small chip in an otherwise healthy tooth.

Some dental problems are more extensive and require a combination of procedures. Crown restoration combined with soft tissue grafts can restore a severely decayed tooth with the root exposed. A bone graft and dental implant can restore a missing tooth in an area where the jaw bone has receded. Orthodontia followed by tooth bleaching totally transforms a smile by straightening and whitening.

What is the difference between tooth bleaching and whitening? Whitening is the term for procedures which remove surface stains to restore the degree of natural lightness. Bleaching goes even further by lightening teeth beyond their natural shade. That’s right: you don’t have to resign yourself to yellow teeth even if they have been that way your whole life! The natural shade of your teeth, by the way, like your skin and hair color, is determined by genetics.

Some smiles have been gleaming for years by regular whitening. You can maintain the whiteness of your teeth just as you maintain your fitness level. (Of course it is a lot easier to make a quick visit to Town Dental Group once a year for whitening touch-ups than sweating in a gym several times a week!)

We live in an age where severe dental problems can be permanently corrected. You don’t have to participate in a TV makeover show in Hollywood to access these premium cosmetic dental procedures. Town Dental Group has the same advanced training and extensive experience as the dentists who keep the smiles of famous actors and musicians camera-ready.

Schedule a consultation at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill to discover the perfect combination of procedures to achieve your ultimate smile. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and emergency dental care. Make an appointment today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-815-5105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 


Weekend Warriors and Emergency Dental Care

Weekends are only two days long, and they are always too short. Too short, that is, until you have a dental emergency. That’s when your weekend is an eternity. And it’s why at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we offer emergency dental care.

Why do so many dental emergencies happen during the weekend? Maybe it’s because that’s when a lot of us take part in activities that can result in chipped, broken, or even knocked out tooth.

If you ‘re a weekend warrior with a cracked tooth, the first thing you should do is rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Cold compresses can help to keep the swelling down. It’s also time to head to our office.

The same applies if you bite your lip or tongue: clean it gently by rinsing it with water, and then apply a cold compress.

A lot of our emergency cases involve a knocked out tooth. All it takes is one rough tackle or an elbow to the jaw. If you have a tooth get knocked out, time is of the essence. If possible, put the tooth back into your jaw, making sure not to touch its root. Otherwise, keep it between your cheek and gums, or even in some milk. Most important, make a beeline for our office. If you see us within an hour of your accident, chances are good the tooth can be saved.

We’ve mentioned only a few dental emergencies. There are so many others, like the severe toothache in the middle of the night, or objects stuck in your teeth. Town Dental Group in Mint Hill offers emergency dental care, as well as general and cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign clear braces, and many other services. Keep us on speed dial!

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-815-5105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 


Small Dental Annoyance Or Serious Problem?

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This post discusses stomatitis. Stomatitis is the proper term for something the dentists at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill see frequently: non-specific irritations found in the mouth.

Stomatitis is commonly caused by cold sores, gum disease, or even from biting the inside of the mouth. Any time the membranes in the mouth become inflamed, they are referred to as stomatitis.

Most people have probably suffered from stomatitis at one time or another, and don’t think it’s a big deal. The good news is that they are usually right, because the majority of these irritations clear up on their own in less than two weeks. While they might affect the ability to speak or eat or fall asleep, they are typically just a temporary inconvenience.

However, there are cases where a bacterial or a viral infection can occur in these areas of inflammation.

Because of this possibility, you should let us know of these issues. Even if  there is no infection present, we can help you treat the symptoms of stomatitis.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we provide the highest quality general and cosmetic dentistry for patients of all ages. We also offer emergency dental care, and oral surgery. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-815-5105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 


Dental Checkups in Mint Hill

Dental Sealants - Another Tool For Cavity Prevention In Wildwoods

Our patients at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill know how important it is to brush and floss their teeth every day. (We recommend twice a day.) Even with a great home routine, we want our patients to see us every six months for a professional cleaning and checkup.

Regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. But the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable.

Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied by your dentist in Mint Hill. This material is a resin that bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures. The plastic acts as a shield against acids and plaque that can damage the enamel.

You might think that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they’re good for adult teeth, too. This simple procedure can improve your oral health by protecting the surfaces that are particularly vulnerable to decay.

If you’ve never had dental sealants on your teeth, you may wonder if they are going to be noticeable. In a word, no. Sealants are usually clear, but some are white, or have a slight tint. They will not diminish the appearance of your smile.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we can apply dental sealants during one of your regularly scheduled cleaning and checkups. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry and emergency dentistry, and are open on Saturdays for your convenience.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-800-0255

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277