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By Hilton Head Dental
September 17, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Invisalign  

Are you interested in Invisalign treatment in Hilton Head Island, SC but aren't sure if you're a good candidate? Let Dr. Julie Camp-Tome, Dr. Benjamin Wietecha, and Dr. Glenn Barker at Hilton Head Dental Team help you understand this therapy and whom it helps best. The following information is critical to consider if you want to get this type of treatment method.

What Are These Braces?

These invisible braces fit on your teeth like a mouthguard and carefully adjust the alignment of your teeth over an extended period. They provide a myriad of benefits, including:

  • A nearly invisible look that minimizes confidence problems 
  • Easy-to-remove design that minimizes food problems 
  • Far less maintenance than other braces 
  • More comfortable overall design 

Gauging if you're a good candidate for these braces requires you to:

  • Possess a high level of personal responsibility for taking care of your braces 
  • Take good care of your oral hygiene in general 
  • Not smoke or perform other unhealthy activities 
  • Have solid and healthy gum tissues and jawbones 

When you have the best Invisalign care in Hilton Head Island, SC, you must also make sure to brush your teeth at least 2-3 times every day, floss with a Waterpik or appropriate brush, clean the braces regularly, brush them, and soak them when not in use. Doing so helps to keep them healthy. 

Steps To Take Before Treatment 

While most people will easily qualify for this type of treatment, it is also possible that you may not if you are not careful. A handful of different concerns may disqualify you and must be addressed before you get treatment. Take the steps below to ensure you get the best experience:

  • Manage cavities and other minor dental imperfections first
  • Treat active gum disease to ensure that they don't affect your treatment
  • Learn how to take care of your braces before getting them 
  • Understand you should only remove your braces very rarely 
  • Tell your dentist if you grind your teeth at night to minimize damage risks 

When you take these steps, you help to make it easier to minimize damage to your braces. And you also improve your chances of being approved for them. Work with your dental care professional to learn more about these steps and discuss any other care methods necessary for your oral health needs.

Work With Us On Your Oral Care

Do you think that high-quality Invisalign in Hilton Head Island, SC, is an excellent option for you or your child? Then please call (843) 681-9666 to talk to us at Hilton Head Dental Team. Our doctors (Dr. Camp-Tome, Dr. Wietecha, and Dr. Barker) can help you out in any way possible for your health needs.

By Hilton Head Dental
September 16, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentistry  

Your family dentists in Hilton Head Island, SC, can help you and your family.

Family dentistry means taking care of your family’s smiles. When you have a family dentist you can take advantage of a full range of dental services, for every member of your family, all under one roof.

Dr. Julie Camp-Tome, Dr. Benjamin Wietecha, and Dr. Glenn Barker of Hilton Head Dental Team, in Hilton Head Island, SC, offer a wide variety of family dentistry services to keep your smile healthy.

These are just a few of the services we offer:

Preventive dental services for all of your family members, including:

  • Dental examinations and x-rays to diagnose dental problems
  • Professional dental cleanings to prevent gum and periodontal disease
  • Fluoride treatments for the children in your household to fight tooth decay
  • Dental sealants for your children aged 6 to 12 after the first and second permanent molars have erupted

Restorative dental services for all of your family members, including:

  • Dental fillings to restore decayed or damaged teeth
  • Dental crowns to restore badly damaged, decayed, or broken teeth
  • Tooth replacement options including dental appliances, dental bridgework, and dental implants

Cosmetic dental services for the adult members of your family, including:

  • Professional teeth whitening to turn a dull smile into a dazzling smile
  • Dental bonding to fix small chips, cracks, and other damage
  • Tooth-colored fillings to restore the strength and the beauty of your smile
  • Porcelain veneers to hide large cracks, chips, and other damage to your teeth

Specialty dental services for your family members, including:

  • Pediatric dentistry for your children
  • Root canal therapy to treat dental abscesses, so you feel better
  • Oral surgery to give you a healthy smile

To discover more about how family dentistry in Hilton Head Island, SC, can help you and your family, talk with the experts. Call Dr. Camp-Tome, Dr. Wietecha, and Dr. Barker of Hilton Head Dental Team. You can reach them at (843) 681-9666 today!

By Hilton Head Dental
August 13, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

Dental crowns can enhance and help your smile in many ways. They strengthen damaged teeth, improve the appearance of flawed ones, and can even replace missing teeth. Custom dental crowns are available at Hilton Head Dental Team, your family dentistry practice in Hilton Head Island, SC, where Dr. Julie Camp-Tome, Dr. Benjamin Wietecha, and Dr. Glenn Barker can help you improve your smile.

Enhancing Your Smile with Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are hollow caps that look like teeth but are placed directly over the natural teeth. Once in place, the natural tooth is totally encapsulated inside the crown. Several different types of materials can be used to create custom dental crowns, with porcelain being the most popular. Crowns made from porcelain are a popular choice because they look just like natural teeth and blend in with the rest of your smile.

Dental crowns strengthen teeth that are weak, worn down, or damaged, giving them a strong new exterior. By strengthening these teeth, biting and chewing functions are also restored. Additionally, crowns provide protection against future damage or wear and tear.

Another way dental crowns can help your smile is by improving the appearance of teeth with cosmetic flaws such as chips, cracks, or stains. Since the natural tooth is completely encased inside the crown, all imperfections are also concealed. The dental crown gives the tooth a flawless new look. Dental crowns can improve the appearance of teeth that are shaped oddly, chipped, cracked, discolored, or stained.

Finally, dental crowns also help replace missing teeth when used in conjunction with dental implants. A crown can be attached to a dental implant to fill in the gap where a tooth is missing. The skilled and friendly dentists at our family dentistry office in Hilton Head Island, SC, can help strengthen, enhance, and restore your smile with dental implants.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

There are multiple benefits to improving and strengthening your smile with dental crowns. Some primary benefits include:

  • Porcelain crowns look completely natural
  • Each crown is custom made for the best possible fit
  • Crowns strengthen weak or damaged teeth
  • They provide protection against further damage
  • Crowns restore biting and chewing functions
  • They improve the appearance of teeth with cosmetic imperfections
  • Crowns are durable and long-lasting

Dental crowns can help your smile in numerous ways. Dr. Camp-Tome, Dr. Wietecha, or Dr. Barker can help you decide if custom crowns are the right option for you based on your individual needs and preferences. Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists by calling Hilton Head Dental Team for family dentistry in Hilton Head Island, SC, at (843) 681-9666.

By Hilton Head Dental
June 03, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

A beautiful smile is the key to making a lasting first impression. Chipped or missing teeth from accidents or oral disease could affect your confidence and self-esteem. Dental implants in Hilton Head Island, SC, from your dentists at Hilton Head Dental Team could keep you smiling.

What Are Dental Implants

Dental implants are prosthetics for teeth. Your dental team in Hilton Head Island, SC, surgically fuse dental implants to your jaw bone to replace your missing tooth completely.

The metal root of your dental implant lies below your gum line where it serves as an anchor for your new teeth. Above your gum line, your dental implant crown sits to fill the space left by your lost tooth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Natural-Looking Smile. One reason why dental implants are so popular is how natural they look. If you want to smile from ear to ear without people being able to distinguish your natural teeth from your tooth restorations, consider getting your dental implants in Hilton Head Island, SC, at Hilton Head Dental Team.

Save Your Jaw Bone. Dental implants inserted into your jaw bone encourage jaw bone growth, unlike other tooth replacement options. Maintaining your jaw bone density also preserves your facial structure. No need to worry about sunken cheeks and unnecessary wrinkles.

Confidence Boost. Missing one or more teeth can dampen your self-confidence. Do you feel uncomfortable flashing a smile with chipped or missing teeth? Once you complete your smile again thanks to dental implants, you can smile confidently wherever you go.

They're Permanent. Dental implants can last you up to 25 years without needing replacement. They're low maintenance too. So, brushing and flossing regularly is enough to preserve your oral health and new smile. You'll also need to see your dentist at Hilton Head Dental Team for your routine dental appointments to protect your oral health.

Have you lost a tooth or more? That shouldn't stop you from wearing a bright smile daily. Dental implants in Hilton Head Island, SC, from Hilton Head Dental Team, can restore your smile. Call (843) 681-9666 to schedule your consultation today.

By Hilton Head Dental
March 25, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Inlays   Onlays  

Cavities threaten the integrity and the health of our teeth, but thanks to dental fillings dentists can halt the progress of decay and return our teeth to their former structure, and strength. But what happens with cavities that are too big for traditional fillings? In severe cases, your tooth may require a crown, but usually, your dentist can treat these teeth with lab-made fillings, named inlays or onlays depending on the area of the tooth they correct. To learn more about how inlays and onlays can help restore your smile, contact your Hilton Head Island, SC, family dentists Dr. Julie Tome, Dr. Benjamin Wietecha, and Dr. M. Barker of Hilton Head Dental Team.

They Are Just Like a Filling

Inlays and onlays are just like a regular filling in that they fill in for the portion of the tooth that has to be removed because it is affected by decay. A necessary step to halt the progress of decay and to return full natural use and appearance to the tooth.

Traditional fillings, however, can only address smaller cavities, while inlays and onlays can restore large portions of the tooth. They are the step before a tooth would have to be repaired using a crown.

Because of how much of the tooth they are repairing, inlays and onlays are typically made in a lab, like a crown usually is, and it can take a few days until they are ready. So, just like with a crown, you may receive a temporary inlay, or onlay, which require extra care when eating or cleaning your teeth.

The main difference between the two is what part of the tooth they help restore. As the names suggest, inlays are made to fill large cavities just on the inside, the valley of the tooth, while onlays can restore beyond it, onto the natural crown.

Inlays and Onlays in Hilton Head Island, SC

If cavities are a concern, don't put off a visit to the office, as they do not get better on their own. Make an appointment today with Dr. Tome, Dr. Wietecha, and Dr. Barker of the Hilton Head Dental Team in Hilton Head Island, SC, by dialing (843) 681-9666.

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