Gingivitis and Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease, also know as Periodontal disease can cause many health problems. Usually preceding gum disease patients experience inflammation of their gums, known as Gingivitis.
A Root Canal Treatment is often feared by many patients as many think it equivalents to a painful procedure. This is often advised by the dentist when the infection of the tooth has reached the third layer of the tooth or the pulp which can be very painful. To eliminate this problem and save the tooth, a root canal treatment will be done to the affected area.
A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. Restoration is a term used in dentistry to describe restoring the function of the tooth by replacing missing or damaged tooth structure.
Sleep & Snoring Treatment
Do you or someone you know snore while sleeping or has been previously diagnosed with sleep apnea?
Dr. Howarth can provide you with a custom made snoring / sleep appliance. Thru the use of a sleep appliance patients with sleep apnea can reduce the use of a CPAP machine or eliminate it entirely. Also patient’s who snore frequently while sleeping can also benefit from reduced amount of snoring while resting. Please call our office to make an appointment today to find out if you are a candidate for this treatment.
Dr. Howarth provides athletes of all ages with sports mouthguards by Pro-Form.
Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Teeth Whitening is a popular treatment aesthetically as it helps improve the teeth’s appearance by making it bright, sparkly, and white. This is done by removing the stains which causes discoloration on the tooth’s surface. Teeth whitening procedure requires multiple visits to the dentist to achieve and maintain the white color.
Dentures are a removable device that is used as an alternative to replace missing teeth. It helps provide proper mouth function like chewing, biting, and smiling. Though it resembles missing teeth, it may feel very uncomfortable when worn. Today, dentures are enhanced to make it look not only more natural looking but also more comfortable.
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
High Noble (Gold) Crowns
The best gold restorations are a high-noble alloy, meaning that at least 60% of the crown is made up of gold and other precious metals like platinum, palladium, and silver that are noted for their low-reactivity with human tissue and resistance to corrosion and oxidation.
Porcelain to Metal Crowns
Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns (PFMs) have a metal shell on which is fused a veneer of porcelain in a high heat oven. The metal provides strong compression and tensile strength, and the porcelain gives the crown a white tooth-like appearance, suitable for front teeth restorations.
A bridgework is a partial denture that is anchored to existing teeth. Types of bridges may vary, depending upon how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Conventionally, bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration. However, bridges can be fabricated directly in the mouth using such materials as composite resin.
Teeth that are badly stained, shaped or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth.
Porcelain Ceramic Crowns
All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns provide better natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies. However, they are not as strong as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns and they wear down opposing teeth a little more than metal or resin crowns. All-ceramic crowns are a good choice for front teeth.
A dental filling also known as dental restoration is a procedure to treat and restore the structure, function and integrity of a missing tooth structure which is often caused by cavities and external traumas. It helps repair the gap by filling it with a dental amalgam therefore restoring it to its natural form.
Howarth Family Dental Center 530 New Waverly Pl, Suite 302 Cary, NC 27518