Great oral health is about so much more than your teeth. Healthy gums, teeth, and jaw bones are all vital for a healthy body, and a beautiful smile is important for a healthy self-image. With our skilled team and comprehensive dental services—most of which can be performed right here in our office—you’ll enjoy a lifetime of confident smiles and optimal oral health.
Prevention is the foundation of comprehensive dentistry. We emphasize preventive care at Growing Smiles, because it enables us to diagnose and treat problems while they’re still small. The earlier we can detect an issue, the more conservative and effective the treatment will be!
- Routine Cleanings & Exams
- Low-Radiation Digital X-rays
- Intraoral Cameras for Patient Education
- Diagnodent Laser Cavity Detection
- Custom Athletic Mouthguards
- Nightguards for Teeth Grinding
- Solutions for Bad Breath (Halitosis)
- Oral Cancer Screenings
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Healthy teeth make it easier to enjoy the best parts of life, from eating the foods you love to smiling and taking without feeling self-conscious. Whether you’re missing teeth or experiencing problems in your natural teeth, such as decay or natural wear and tear, restorative dentistry can help you reclaim your strong and healthy smile.
Crowns & Fixed Bridges
Dental implants are small titanium posts that function as permanent replacements for the roots of missing teeth. Because they naturally fuse with your jaw bone, implants feel more natural and provide better stability than removable dentures and bridges.
At many dental offices, you’d be referred out for the surgical placement of dental implants. Our dentists have the training and technology to perform the entire implant procedure right here in our office!
- Dental implants are the preferred method of replacing missing teeth.
- Implants look and feel like natural teeth, so you can talk, eat, and smile with confidence again.
- Dental implants preserve the shape of your lips and face after tooth loss.
- Healthy dental implants can last for many years.
If you’re tired of living your life around missing teeth or loose dentures, call us today to schedule an implant consultation with one of our Voorhees dentists.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Gentle Root Canal Therapy
Wisdom Teeth Removal
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An attractive smile makes a great first impression, and it can really boost your self-esteem too! If you find yourself covering your smile because of chips, gaps, or other imperfections, let our Raleigh dental team help you reveal the confident smile you’ve been hiding.
Porcelain Veneers & Lumineers®
Veneers are thin ceramic casings that are bonded to the front side of your teeth to permanently improve your smile’s appearance. Veneers can change the color, shape, and even the size of your teeth to create a brighter, more uniform smile.
Lumineers® are thinner than traditional veneers and require less time in the dental chair. Traditional veneers usually require us to remove some of the top layer of your tooth (enamel), but Lumineers can be bonded directly to the top layer of your tooth with little or no enamel removal. Because of the minimal preparation, they can sometimes be applied with no shots or drilling!
Snap-On Smile® is an inexpensive alternative to porcelain veneers that lets you change your smile, then change your mind! Snap-On Smiles are made of a flexible resin that is formed into a thin, removable appliance that literally “snaps on” to your teeth. There’s no drilling, no unpleasant adhesive—no invasive preparations at all! Snap-On Smiles come in 18 different smile designs and 23 color shades, and we will provide a Smile Style Guide to help you choose the right design and shade for you.
We look forward to seeing your smile!
Also known as sleep dentistry, sedation dentistry is an easy way for anxious patients to get the treatment they need in a way that makes them comfortable. When modern amenities aren’t enough to calm your nerves, ask us about your sedation options.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is a sweet-smelling, colorless blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide gases that creates feelings of well-being and tranquility when inhaled. This safe and easy treatment is an excellent option for almost all patients, especially children and adolescents who experience dental anxiety.
Oral Conscious Sedation
With just one pill, you will feel completely at-ease throughout your entire visit. We can perform almost any treatment with the help of oral conscious sedation, from deep cleanings and fillings to wisdom teeth removal. Your visit will be over before you know it!
General anesthesia can make dental visits less stressful for patients with severe dental anxiety, special needs, or complex treatment plans like oral surgery and dental implant placement.
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Periodontal (Gum) Health
According to the CDC, half of American adults currently have some form of gum disease. Gum disease is completely reversible when it’s caught early enough, but left undiagnosed it can lead to infections, tooth loss, and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
In the past, the most common treatment for gum disease was surgery. We can treat many cases of gum disease here in our office using less invasive procedures, including deep cleanings, laser gum therapy, and local antibiotics.
Gum Disease Diagnosis & Maintenance
Deep Cleanings (Scaling & Root Planing)
Local Antibiotic Treatment (Arestin®)
Laser Gum Therapy
One of the hallmarks of gum disease is receding gums. As the gums recede, the space between the gums and teeth grows, creating what is known as a “perio pocket.” Deep perio pockets make the tooth surface below the gumline more susceptible to the formation of plaque and tartar, which further irritates the already sensitive gums.
Laser gum therapy breaks this cycle. The high-intensity laser kills bacteria in the infected tissue and promotes the regrowth of healthy cells, which is crucial for stopping the spread of the infection and allowing the gums to reattach to the tooth.
One of the biggest advantages of laser gum therapy is that it doesn’t require any scalpels or sutures. The process is more comfortable than traditional gum surgery, and because the laser seals blood vessels as it clears the infection, the recovery time is significantly shorter. You’ll be back to normal activities in no time!
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