Just Like Natural Teeth (Naturally Perfect Teeth, That Is!)

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Have you been searching for the right dentist to correct your crooked, stained, or chipped teeth? The team at Hope Mills Dental wants to end your search! We specialize in porcelain veneers, which are a fantastic, minimally-invasive solution for cracked, stained, or chipped teeth.

Porcelain veneers are custom-fitted glass-like porcelain shells that are permanently attached to the surface of the teeth that need correcting.

A veneer can transform a tooth’s color, shape, size, or length. The porcelain closely resembles genuine tooth enamel, so you will look like you were born with a perfect smile. Our veneers are essentially indistinguishable from natural teeth – naturally perfect teeth, that is.

Because we offer porcelain veneers that are custom and fitted perfectly to your teeth, you can fix numerous issues at once with just one procedure.

Fix chips and cracks without compromising the healthy tooth structure.

At Hope Mills Dental, we ensure that your porcelain veneers are done right. Veneers are among the general and cosmetic dentistry services we provide. Make an appointment today.

Contact Hope Mills Dental:

910-716-0102

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3020 N Main St Ste 270
Hope Mills, North Carolina
28348

 

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Like Natural Teeth: Dental Implants

At least three million Americans have replaced a missing tooth with a dental implant, and that number grows each year. At Hope Mills Dental, we are providers of these dental marvels.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post.

One of the things that make dental implants so popular is that they blend in so easily with the patient’s remaining teeth. They look and function like natural teeth, and are therefore an excellent, long-term option.

Another benefit of dental implants is that they prevent bone recession, which is common in people who have lost teeth. The titanium post goes where the tooth root used to be, which strengthens the bone.

For patients missing all of their teeth, implants can be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit. Many patients report newfound confidence in  themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.

Dental implants are one of the biggest advances in dentistry. To find out more about implants from Hope Mills Dental, contact our office. We also provide pediatric dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Hope Mills Dental:

910-716-0102

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3020 N Main St Ste 270
Hope Mills, North Carolina
28348

 


Hope Mills Dental Treats Canker Sores, Lesions, And Fever Blisters

Hope Mills Dental Treats Cankers Sores Lesions and Fever Blisters

At Hope Mills Dental, one of the most common complaints our dentists hear is problems with mouth sores.

There are many different kinds of oral lesions which can make eating and talking painful. Some are annoying yet harmless, while other sores are more serious and require medical intervention.

Though not contagious, the most common complaint is canker sores, which affect an estimated eighty percent of the population. Canker sores can be attributed to stress, tissue irritation, or acidic foods.

We can prescribe a topical dental paste to relieve pain and guard against infection. Recurring canker sores can sometimes be a symptom of a larger health problem.

Another common complaint is fever blisters or cold sores, which are contagious fluid-filled blisters. Raleigh cold sore sufferers should be aware that they can become infected. At Hope Mills Dental, we advise our patients on how to treat cold sores and avoid further breakouts.

Fungal infections and oral cancer can cause sores in the mouth and throat. See your Raleigh dentist if you experience any of the following:

  • Lumps or discolored patches in the mouth lasting longer than three weeks
  • Unusually large lesions
  • Multiple sores

Hope Mills Dental dentists remind you that eating a well balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and not smoking can all aid in oral health and hygiene.

Hope Mills Dental provides the full spectrum of general and cosmetic dentistry, including pediatric dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Hope Mills Dental:

910-716-0102

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3020 N Main St Ste 270
Hope Mills, North Carolina
28348

 


Dental Crowns At Hope Mills Dental

Dental Crowns at Hope Mills Dental in Hope Mills

Dental crowns from Hope Mills Dental are strong, comfortable and are made to match your surrounding teeth. They cover the entire visible portion of the tooth and are cemented in place. Crowns are also used to strengthen teeth that have been worn down or weakened by decay or injury, and to restore the original shape of a tooth or solely to improve the appearance of a tooth.

Crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them into their gums. (Oral sedation, anyone?)

Porcelain crowns were first used in the 1800s. With the refining of metal casting methods in the 1900s, crown dentistry advanced significantly.

The most common types of crowns are:

  • All-porcelain (ceramic)
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • Gold

Dental crowns are among the services provided at Hope Mills Dental. We offer our patients general and cosmetic dentistry, and because we know how hectic daily life can be, provide extended evening and weekend hours. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Hope Mills Dental:

910-716-0102

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3020 N Main St Ste 270
Hope Mills, North Carolina
28348

 


What Can Hope Mills Dental Do For You?

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Hello, and welcome to the Hope Mills Dental blog. Our team of dentists works hard to keep the teeth and gums of each of our patients healthy.

Teeth may seem like bone, but they are actually living structures. Inside that hard exterior is complex system of tissue. And the teeth themselves are anchored to your jaw by ligaments and a material called cementum.

Because there is so much more than meets the eye, we urge our patients to take good care of their teeth by brushing and flossing twice a day, and by visiting our office twice a year for cleanings and a checkup. Our hygienists will remove any accumulation of plaque and tartar that has built up, and one of our dentists will give your teeth and gums a thorough inspection.

Why do we stress this? Because research has shown there is a connection between the health of your teeth and your overall physical health. In short, a healthy mouth can help you maintain a healthy body.

At Hope Mills Dental in Hope Mills, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry. And we love helping kids get started on a lifetime of good dental health with our pediatric dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Hope Mills Dental:

910-716-0102

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3020 N Main St Ste 270
Hope Mills, North Carolina
28348

 


Do I Need A Dental Cleaning If I Brush And Floss At Home?

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Today’s post focuses on professional dental cleanings from Hope Mills Dental. You might wonder if you need a professional dental check up and cleaning if you already brush and floss twice a day at home.

The answer is that both processes are essential because they work in tandem to maintain oral health.

At Hope Mills Dental we encourage our patients to practice preventative dentistry by:

Brushing
Flossing
Healthy diet – fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts
Regular dental cleanings
Regular checkups

Dental cleanings increase the effectiveness of your daily oral care by removing the plaque and tarter that can accumulate regardless of daily brushing and flossing. In fact, when plaque hardens, it can only be removed with the special tools used by a hygienist.

A hygienist will first use a vibrating ultrasonic tool to dislodge the largest pieces of tartar. This process may tickle a bit. The hygienist will then use tools with finer attachments to remove the smaller pieces of calculus. When all plaque and tartar is gone, polishing is the final step in the cleaning process.

The goal is to make your tooth surfaces as smooth as possible, to prohibit food particles from lodging in small spaces that are difficult to clean. If you are having an exam during the same visit, your technician may take dental x-rays. X-rays can reveal cavities while they are small and can be easily filled.

Let your hygienist know if your teeth are sensitive so he/she can make your cleaning as comfortable as possible. After the cleaning, a fluoride treatment may be given to help strengthen your teeth.

Before your hygienist leaves, you may want to ask if there are areas you can improve. Your hygienist can tell you which tooth surfaces had the most build-up. If the back teeth are presenting a problem, you can talk to Dr. dentist about sealants.

If you have braces, you may want more frequent dental cleanings because food can easily lodge between the wires.

Call Hope Mills Dental to schedule a professional cleaning. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Hope Mills Dental:

910-716-0102

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3020 N Main St Ste 270
Hope Mills, North Carolina
28348

 


The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of A Smile Makeover

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A smile makeover is transformative for anyone who has been embarrassed by their smile for years. It’s not just about looking younger and more attractive, though it most certainly will do that. It can improve your life in ways that many people do not understand.

How can a smile makeover from Hope Mills Dental transform your life?

1. It changes the way you are perceived by others.

A person who smiles often and easily is typically regarded as a forward-thinking problem solver.

2. It elevates the atmosphere in social situations.

When you freely smile, it is contagious. It enhances the mood in any setting and eases tension when needed.

3. You will feel more confident.

When you quit obsessing over making sure you hide your teeth, you have the power to concentrate on ways to obtain success in personal and professional pursuits.

A smile makeover is an investment in yourself that you will be excited with every day. If you have ever wondered what cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry can do for you, or have some dental issues, call Hope Mills Dental at 910-716-0102.

Contact Hope Mills Dental:

910-716-0102

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3020 N Main St Ste 270
Hope Mills, North Carolina
28348

 


Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

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Our teeth work hard and are constantly under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. At Hope Mills Dental, we help our patients take care of theirs  with regular cleanings and check ups.

Enamel erosion is omnipresent, though largely preventable. Enamel’s chief enemies are acidic foods and beverages. Other factors that can weaken enamel or wear it away are some medications, tooth grinding, acid reflux, gastrointestinal conditions, chewing ice or other hard substances, and eating disorders.

At Hope Mills Dental, we educate our patients about how to keep their enamel strong and prevent additional erosion if some has already occurred.

Here are five quick facts about enamel erosion:

1. Enamel is unlike many other tissues in the body; once it is gone, it can’t be regenerated.

2. According to the NIH, 41% of teenagers already have enamel erosion.

3. Aggressive brushing can hurt enamel.

4. Diet sodas, sports drinks, and energy drinks are just as dangerous as sugared sodas.

5. Dry mouth can weaken enamel because it results in less saliva which helps keep enamel healthy and strong.

If you have already experienced enamel erosion, it’s vital to do something about it. There are several dental procedures that can protect the teeth that have been harmed. Call Hope Mills Dental today at 910-716-0102 to schedule an examination. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Hope Mills Dental:

910-716-0102

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3020 N Main St Ste 270
Hope Mills, North Carolina
28348

 


Wear A Crown In Hope Mills

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Some Hope Mills residents who have a weak or broken tooth may want to research dental crowns as a way to improve their smile and overall oral health. A crown is a cap or covering that is tooth-shaped and when it is in place, covers the portion of the tooth that is above the gum line.

Crowns can be made of metals, resin, ceramic, porcelain, or a porcelain-fused-to-metal material. At Hope Mills Dental, we will put in a temporary crown while a permanent crown is being created especially for your mouth in a dental laboratory.

If you think a dental crown may be right for you, or, if you are searching for quality dental care in the Raleigh area, call us here at Hope Mills Dental. We are located in Hope Mills and are currently accepting new patients at our state-of-the art, yet warm and comfortable dental office.

Call us at 910-716-0102 and our staff can answer any questions you have about teeth whitening, veneers, or any other dental services.

Contact Hope Mills Dental:

910-716-0102

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3020 N Main St Ste 270
Hope Mills, North Carolina
28348

 


Is It All About Flashy Smiles And Trendy Styles?

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It’s All About Location

If you can’t be in Paris, then bring fashion home to Hope Mills. Facial fashion, that is. The pouty, the flashy, the sultry, the glamorous, the gleeful. Our team of dentists is committed to keeping you looking great and feeling confident. We offer a wide variety of dental services for our Hope Mills area locals.

It’s All About Working The Smile

For just about everyone out there, the way we look is important to our self-concept. Our self-esteem influences our interactions and relationships, and even our success. Let us work with you to revitalize that smile and bring it up to your standards. Our team can discuss broken teeth, crooked teeth, and even missing teeth. Come down and see us. We will help you to work that smile on the proverbial runway of life.

It’s All About Being Uniquely You

Hope Mills Dental provides general and cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry for the youngest of your family, and evening and weekend hours for your convenience. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Hope Mills Dental:

910-716-0102

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3020 N Main St Ste 270
Hope Mills, North Carolina
28348