Restorative Dentistry in Asheville
Even patients who brush and floss every single day can end up falling victim to dental problems for one reason or another. What’s most important in these instances is that you’re able to receive the expert, comprehensive attention you need from a dental professional you trust, and Dr. John White would be happy to be that person. Our team provides several restorative services, effectively treating minor tooth decay, extensive tooth loss, and a variety of concerns in-between. Contact our Asheville, NC practice today to schedule an appointment!
Over 90% of patients will experience dental decay at one point or another over the course of their lives. That’s why fillings are such a common staple of restorative care. Instead of the traditional and unnatural-looking amalgam materials older patients are familiar with, Dr. White offers an alternative material for fillings that improves both health and aesthetic quality – composite resin. With composite resin, our team can create an ideal match with your natural tooth while successfully treating the cavity, leaving your smile looking seamlessly whole and unmarred by the treatment.
Because of the flexibility of composite resin, patients can also maintain more of their healthy tooth structure overall, and the lack of metals means you won’t experience any uncomfortable reactions to changes in temperature. All in all, tooth-colored fillings are cosmetically appealing, successfully revitalizing, and durable.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures have been a reliable tooth replacement method for hundreds of years now, helping patients with extensive tooth loss regain a functional smile and a restored sense of self-confidence. At the office of Dr. White here in Asheville, we offer both custom full and partial dentures. Both of the traditional models are removable, which allows patients to remove them from the mouth for cleaning and store them separately when sleeping. Patients looking for more permanence in their rebuilt smile may prefer implant-retained dentures, which are fixed in the mouth with the help of state-of-the-art dental implants that Dr. White personally places.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are small passageways that cover the length of the tooth, moving downward into the root that’s located beneath the jawbone. If a dental infection or traumatic injury is severe enough that the root canals themselves (and the root in turn) are negatively affected, extraction may become a very real threat to your natural tooth. Thankfully, root canal therapy can serve as a saving grace, allowing Dr. White to remove the diseased pulp and bacteria from the inside of the tooth. Despite a scary reputation, most patients experience little to no pain during a root canal procedure, and their treated tooth can last nearly as long as its original, healthy state would!