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...   Bonding Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridges Specialty Dentures Cosmetic Fillings Implants Veneers Whitening Sealants Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Cosmetic Dentistry Invisalign Mouthguards / Orthotic Devices Retainers Periodontal Maintenance   Initial Oral Examination Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations...

Wesley B. Smith DDS PA
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, and tooth whitening in the Triangle Area...

FAQs About Dental Implants
Patients who have missing teeth or major tooth and gum problems often have questions about dental implants...

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
... Crowns -- Synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, that can be placed on the top of a tooth to restore its function and appearance, attach bridges, cover implants, or prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse...

Glossary
... Overdenture - A non-fixed dental appliance applied to a small number of natural teeth or implants...

Crowns and Bridges
... Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants...

Specialty Dentures
... Partial dentures, also sometimes called “overdentures,” are designed to fit over a small section of implants or natural teeth...

Dental Implants
Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth...

Dental Bridges
...Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants...

Smoking and Implants
... People who have dental implants are strongly discouraged from smoking, because smoking can cause acute tissue inflammation near the place where the implant is anchored to the jaw, which can cause the implant to eventually fail...

Tobacco
... Smoking and Implants Recent studies have shown that there is a direct link between oral tissue and bones loss and smoking...

Missing Teeth
Fixed bridges and implants are often used to replace missing teeth and to correct some kinds of bite problems...

Crowns
... Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated...

Dentures
... An overdenture is a removable denture that fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth or implants...

Implants
Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth...