Dr. Blaylock offers comprehensive restorative dental services in his Durham dentist office. He has over 30 years of experience and has dedicated hours of post graduate training on the treatment and diagnosis of complex adult dental problems, including damaged and missing teeth.
A graduate of the Dawson Academy, Dr. Blaylock focuses on identifying underlying dental problems such as a bite disorder that may compromise both results from dentistry and long term dental health.
Dr. Blaylock will take the time to discuss your personal concerns, goals and explain the treatment options that are best suited for solving your specific condition
What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry focuses on restoring health, beauty and function to patients’ smiles and plays an important role in helping to maintain the natural teeth for as long a possible. This facet of dentistry may range from fixing a broken tooth to replacing several missing teeth with dental implants. Dr. Blaylock strives to offer the most conservative treatment options with your long term health and comfort in mind.
Restorative Dentistry: What To Expect
Dr. Blaylock believes that the best dentistry is a collaborative process between the dentist and patient. Restorative dentistry focuses on restoring health, aesthetics and function to teeth that are broken, worn down or missing. You will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and goals with the dentist and be a part of the treatment planning process.
A comprehensive examination and thorough dental cleaning will help us to identify any hidden problems such as tooth decay, gum disease or occlusal (bite) disorders.
Dr. Blaylock emphasizes the importance of maintaining dental health in an effort to keep one’s natural teeth for as long as possible. Restorative dentistry plays an important role in helping patients keep their teeth strong and healthy and avoiding tooth loss.
Treating Complex Dental Concerns
Dr. Blaylock offers the restorative, and cosmetic, dentistry that his patients need to address restorative dental concerns:
Tooth Grinding : Also known as Bruxism, tooth grinding can lead to a variety of dental problems including damaged teeth. Dr. Blaylock will diagnose the root cause of teeth grinding, commonly a sign of TMJ, and address both the damage and underlying problem to restore oral health.
Broken or chipped Teeth: A broken , chipped or damaged tooth can become a lost tooth if not addressed with a restorative procedure to strengthen and fix it. A dental crown, tooth bonding or other restorative procedure can restore the health and integrity of a damaged tooth.
Missing Teeth: Missing teeth can eventually cause additional dental health problems and also affect the quality of life for a patient. Dr. Blaylock will coordinate your treatment with a local specialist and place the final restoration in his Durham dentist office.
Restorative Dental Services
Dr. Blaylock has completed advanced post graduate training in restorative dental procedures and cosmetic dentistry techniques. He is also trained to diagnose and treat TMJ disorders, which are often the cause for cosmetic dental concerns.
Cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures should compliment your face and look as though they have always been there. Likewise, the restorations should be comfortable and designed to be long lasting.
Treatment Options Include:
- Dental Crowns
- Porcelain Veneers
- Composite Tooth Bonding & Fillings
- Root Canal Therapy
- Tooth Extraction
- Dental Implants
- Dental Bridges
In some cases, Dr. Blaylock may coordinate your treatment with a local specialist to ensure you receive the dentistry that you need, following up with you in his Durham dental office.