Cosmetic Dentistry Cary
Holistic Dental Centers, with offices conveniently located in Cornelius and Cary, offers cosmetic services from a holistic perspective. Dr. McMillan and their team of professionals are experienced and qualified in performing a vast number of cosmetic dentistry procedures, which include composite fillings and bondings, veneers and bridges and teeth whitening. The safest possible materials are used in every treatment.
Composite Fillings: If you are looking for a stronger, safer, and aesthetically pleasing alternative to metal fillings to take care of your cavities, then Dr. McMillan will recommend composite fillings. Amalgam fillings are 50 percent mercury, which is the second most toxic substance on the planet. Additionally, these fillings can make the teeth weak because large portions of the original tooth are removed. Because of this, composite fillings offer a great, multi-beneficial alternative.
Composite Bondings: If you are worried about your chipped, cracked or stained teeth, then composite bonding procedures at Holistic Dental Centers will help improve the aesthetics of your teeth and your facial appearance. When the doctors and their team are done with you, you will have a dazzling smile!
Composite Filling & Bonding for Repairing Teeth by Dr. Carl McMillan
Composite filling & bonding are synonyms. We used to separate the two. Traditionally bonding was called bonding because it was put on the face of a tooth to look better and composite fillings used to go inside the tooth and fill a void in the tooth.
The tooth is prepared as it needs to be, cavity cleaned out, darkened area cleaned, and the tooth is etched.
Etching means a mild acid is applied to the tooth for a certain amount of time, and then it is washed away, and that makes the surface ready to bond.
Ready to bond means microscopically it makes the surface rough, which gives more surface area for the bonding to flow into and grab hold of or bond to.
Then a bonding agent or composite resin is applied and cured with blue light for varying amounts of time depending on the material, depth of filling, or the bonding to cause curing or hardening, and then its shaped and polished, and fitted to the bite.
Veneers: With the thin shells of porcelain bonded onto the surface of the teeth, patients are given straighter, whiter and more even looking teeth. Veneers are a fast solution to cover a variety of cosmetic flaws.
Maintaining A Healthy Mouth
The maintenance of clean teeth and gums revolves around brushing and flossing. Place the toothbrush bristles next to the gumline on the outer surfaces of the teeth. Brush gently using a back and forth technique with the toothbrush. For the inner surface of the teeth, place the bristles next to the gum line and brush in a circular motion. The inside of the mouth is where the most plaque accumulates. Brush the surface of the teeth where the chewing of food takes place, in the same circular motion to clean those places between the teeth where a toothbrush can’t reach floss once a day to remove food and plaque before it can cause gum disease. So eat a well balanced diet brush twice daily and scheduled regular cheque ups with the dentist.
Bridges: If you need to fill a space where a tooth has been lost, then a bridge is sometimes the ideal solution. Under the care of Dr. McMillan, your bridge structure will be bonded into the mouth and it will contribute to preventing malocclusion, jaw problems and periodontal disease while giving you a bright and life changing smile.
Teeth Whitening: Office bleaching is largely ineffective and very costly, it doesn’t give the long-term advantage that tray bleaching does. While one-hour whitening has a “wow” factor, it doesn’t have a lasting effect. We offer professional strength home whitening kits to create dazzling smiles that last. Custom whitening trays and professional strength gel used at home for a couple of weeks are great for a healthy, bright smile.
Dr. Carl McMillan is a holistic dentist with a medical degree from the College of Dental Medicine of the Medical University of South Carolina. Due to his expertise, he was honored with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) presidency. He is compassionate towards patients and committed to providing them with safe, toxic-free dental treatments to help them maintain a happy and healthy smile.
Dr. Luis Crespo obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. An IAOMT member, he believes prevention is the best medicine and strives to educate both patients and parents on the benefits of maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit. He has served underprivileged communities across the world.
Dr. Erin Wilbanks graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She is an accredited IAOMT member, is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.