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Dental Treatment FAQs

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Triangle Restoration Dentistry specializes in prosthodontic and cosmetic dental treatment and services. We are dental specialists and often collaborate with other dental professionals in different specialties. We understand that many patients may have questions, and we have provided this brief dental treatment FAQ.

Feel free to contact Triangle Restoration Dentistry at 888.280.2678 if you have any questions or concerns not addressed in these frequently asked questions about dental treatment.

Dental Treatment FAQ

What Is Prosthodontics?

Prosthodontics is a dental specialty focusing on the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth.

Why Do People See a Prosthodontist?

People visit a prosthodontist when they need complex care, such as the replacement of multiple teeth, correction of significant functional problems, or cosmetic improvements that require prostheses like dentures, bridges, or dental implants.

What Are the Most Common Prosthodontic Procedures and Treatments?

The most common prosthodontic procedures and treatments include dental implants, dental crowns, dental bridges, dentures, and veneers. Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth, while dental crowns are often used to restore a damaged tooth. Dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth by linking the gap between two existing teeth. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Veneers are thin shells placed on the front of teeth to improve appearance. These procedures aim to enhance oral function, comfort, and appearance.

What Is the Difference Between My Regular Dentist and a Prosthodontist?

While a general dentist provides comprehensive oral health care, a prosthodontist has additional years of training, specifically in the field of restorative dentistry. This means they are experts in procedures involving dental prostheses, such as implants, dentures, and bridges.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, gums, and bite. It primarily focuses on enhancing dental esthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment, and overall smile appearance.

Why Do People Get Cosmetic Dental Procedures?

Individuals often choose cosmetic dental procedures to improve their smile and boost their confidence. Such procedures can correct a wide range of esthetic issues, including stained, chipped, misshapen, or misaligned teeth.

How Does My Prosthodontist Interact with Other Dental Specialists Like Orthodontists, Periodontists, or My General Dentist?

Your prosthodontist works closely with other dental specialists and your general dentist to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. A patient’s dental care often involves a coordinated effort among various dental specialists. For instance, an orthodontist, who specializes in correcting teeth and jaw alignment issues, may work with a prosthodontist to plan the ideal position for teeth that need to be replaced. A periodontist, who focuses on the health of gums and other supporting structures of the teeth, may collaborate with these specialists to ensure optimal oral health before any restorative or cosmetic procedures are performed. The general dentist serves as the primary dental care provider, providing routine oral health maintenance, recognizing potential issues, and referring the patient to appropriate specialists when necessary. This collective approach ensures a comprehensive, holistic treatment plan tailored to provide the best possible outcome for your oral health and smile.

What Insurance Does Triangle Restoration Dentistry Accept?

Triangle Restoration Dentistry accepts a variety of insurance plans. We recommend contacting the office directly at 888.280.2678 for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Where Is Triangle Restoration Dentistry Located?

Triangle Restoration Dentistry is conveniently located in Durham, North Carolina, and serves the surrounding communities. We are located at 1920 East NC Highway 54, Suite 410, Durham, NC 27713.

Contact Triangle Restoration Dentistry Today

Experience the highest level of dental care at Triangle Restoration Dentistry, where we are committed to restoring your smile and improving your confidence. With four prosthodontists and over a dozen staff, we are dedicated to providing quality care and delivering optimal results. Our many online reviews and over 25 years of experience testify to our commitment and positive outcomes.

After reviewing our dental treatment FAQ, please do not hesitate to reach out with any unanswered questions. Better yet, please schedule an appointment today by calling 888.280.2678 or contacting Triangle Restoration Dentistry online, and let us help you attain the smile you’ve always desired.