Restorative Dentistry Monroe, NC

Do you have teeth that are chipped, cracked, or missing? Dr. Hess provides restorative dental solutions in our Monroe, NC dentist office that are designed to give you back a healthy, stable smile. Restorative dental treatments can repair and replace tooth structure and enable you to enjoy improved dental health. From dental crowns to dental implants, our office uses advanced technology and Dr. Hess offers the latest techniques for lasting outcomes.

Tooth Damage: what are the options?

If you have damaged teeth, Dr. Hess can work with you to repair lost tooth structure and stabilize your dental health. Left untreated, damaged teeth can become lost teeth. There is a range of treatment options for repairing chipped or cracked teeth. Dr. Hess will take the time to evaluate your overall needs and to ensure that your result is both aesthetically pleasing and supports the health of your smile.

  • Dental crowns: covering the tooth like a cap, a dental crown can be placed to repair damage or decay. We use high-quality ceramic and porcelain dental crowns that are color-matched to your existing teeth. Dental crowns are one of the most common restorative treatments and can often save a tooth from extraction.
  • Dental bonding: tooth bonding, like dental crowns, is a common dental treatment and can be used for both cosmetic and restorative purposes. Tooth bonding can repair chips, small cracks, and irregularities that may be affecting the fit of the bite.

Missing Teeth: advanced tooth replacement

If you have one or more missing teeth, Dr. Hess can offer tooth replacement options suited to your needs. Dental implants will provide the most natural appearance and function when compared to traditional bridges and dentures. Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth or be used strategically to secure a bridge or denture.

Dr. Hess is an experienced implant dentist and can work with you to replace your missing tooth or teeth using implants. It is important to understand the benefits of dental implants when considering your tooth replacement options. Dr. Hess will discuss these with you and what you can expect during and after the implant process.

TMJ Disorders: diagnostics and treatments

Dr. Hess is a leading local dentist for the comprehensive treatment of bite problems and temporomandibular disorders, often called TMJ. Patients can suffer from a wide range of symptoms when the bite is not functioning properly. Dr. Hess has advanced training in occlusion and the treatment of TMJ disorders as a Dawson Academy graduate. He can provide personalized solutions for patients that are designed to address underlying dysfunction and offer lasting results.

Treatment for TMJ and occlusal disorders is personalized to the patient for the best results. Dr. Hess may recommend the use of a night guard to prevent teeth grinding and may also recommend additional treatments to align the bite or repair damage to the teeth. The goal of your treatment is to restore comfort to the bite and allow the teeth to make proper contact when biting.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Dr. Hess can restore your teeth and gums using a range of treatments and procedures in what is called full mouth reconstruction. A full mouth reconstruction plan may be spread out over time to meet your oral health needs or your budget with the goal of giving you back a healthy and stable smile.