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February 21, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cerec Crowns  

When it comes to getting dental treatment our goal is to treat the problem as efficiently as possible. This is why our Mooresville, NC, family dentist Dr. Scott Langdon is proud to offer patients CEREC crowns.

In the past, getting dental crowns could be quite the process, but not anymore. CEREC crowns make it so much easier to get the restorative dentistry you need as quickly as possible.

What is CEREC?

CEREC is responsible for providing same-day crowns to our patients. Instead of waiting weeks to get your new, custom-made and permanent dental crown, our Mooresville, NC, general dentist can provide you with a long-term crown in just a single appointment.

What are the benefits of CEREC crowns?

Here are some of the advantages of CEREC technology,

Digital Impressions Only

Some people really loathe the putty used to make dental impressions. We totally get it! So you’ll be more than relieved to hear that CEREC doesn’t use these putty-type impressions. Instead, images are captured digitally. These measurements are more accurate than traditional impressions and it only takes a couple of minutes to complete.

Say Goodbye to Waiting

No one likes to wait, especially when they are waiting for a new dental restoration. By providing patients with CEREC crowns, our dental team can streamline the process and ensure that everything is done in-house during your one and only appointment. You will come into the office and leave with your brand new crown.

No Need for Temporary Crowns

With traditional crowns you had to wait weeks for your new restoration, which also meant wearing a temporary crown for a couple of weeks. Most people aren’t thrilled by temporary crowns because they are not nearly as durable and you may need to avoid certain foods. It’s really just a way to protect the tooth until your new crown is made. With CEREC crowns we can place your crown in a single visit, which means that you don't have to worry about temporary crowns.

If you are looking for a family dentist that can provide you with fast restorative dental care including CEREC crowns, then turn to Dr. Langdon and his team at Mooresville, NC. Call their office today at (704) 664-1188 to find out if same-day crowns are right for you.

February 19, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Smile  

Discover the ways in which cosmetic dentistry can revitalize your smile.

Boosting confidence may be as simple as improving the appearance of your smile. If you feel a little embarrassed about the shape or color of your teeth, you’re certainly not alone. Fortunately, your Mooresville, NC, dentist, Dr. Scott Langdon, can give you a smile to be proud of with the help of these popular cosmetic treatments:

CEREC Crowns

While dental crowns are typically known for being a restorative dental treatment, don’t forget the fact that a crown covers your tooth and therefore can completely change its shape, size, and color. While crowns are often placed to protect damaged teeth, they can also enhance the tooth’s shape while hiding deep, severe stains. Plus, CEREC crowns allow our Mooresville, NC, cosmetic dentist to create and place your crown in just one appointment.

Porcelain Veneers

Dealing with teeth that are slightly crooked, chipped, or discolored? These thin porcelain layers are bonded to the front of your teeth to completely revamp and alter the overall shape and look of your smile. Veneers can hide or improve:

  • Discolorations and stains
  • Chips and cracks
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Excessively worn teeth
  • Malformed or misshapen teeth
  • Minor crookedness and crowding

Teeth Whitening

If a brighter smile is all that you need to revive your appearance, then professional teeth whitening can give you results in as little as one hour. Chairside whitening ensures a safe, effective treatment that is tailor-fit to your needs. Say goodbye to yellow teeth and get teeth several shades whiter. Additionally, you can talk with our dental team about professional at-home whitening, which also offers amazing results in as little as one week.

Dental Implants

Like crowns, dental implants are often considered a restorative dental treatment; however, they also offer some obvious cosmetic benefits, as well. In fact, you can't find a restoration that more closely resembles a real tooth than dental implants. If you want a lifelong restoration that will look just like the rest of your natural smile, then this will most likely be the perfect option for you.

Interested? Give Us a Call

Here in Mooresville, NC, our dentist and his associates are here to help design and create your dream smile. Let’s talk about what we can do for you! Call our office today at (704) 664-1188 to schedule a consultation.

By R. Scott Langdon DDS
December 19, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Improving the appearance of your smile can be as simple as adding a thin veneer to the front surface of a tooth. Here at the Mooresville, NC, office of dentist Dr. R. Scott Langdon, veneers are one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments—read on to learn why!

Veneers transform your smile

Veneers offer the ideal solution if your teeth are strong and healthy, though aesthetically flawed. These thin, tooth-shaped, porcelain shells are attached to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement. Once in place, imperfections and flaws disappear from view.

The restorations only require minimal changes to your teeth. During the first appointment at our Mooresville office, your cosmetic dentist will remove a tiny amount of tooth enamel to ensure that your veneers will fit properly. He'll then make an impression of your teeth, which will be used to create your custom restorations.

Veneers hide a multitude of flaws

Do you have a tooth that looks like it belongs in someone else's mouth? Although the rest of your teeth may look uniform, it's not uncommon to have one tooth that's oddly shaped or crooked. Adding a veneer to your problem tooth can improve the symmetry of your smile.

The restorations also offer a convenient way to hide minor damage, such as chips and shallow cracks. Is the surface of your tooth bumpy? Thanks to your new veneer, your tooth enamel will become perfectly smooth.

Veneers can also be a long-term whitening option if your smile isn't quite as bright as you'd like. The restorations are stain-resistant and available in many shades of white, allowing any discolored teeth to match the shade of their neighbors.

Interested? Give us a call

If you would like to learn more about veneers or any of our other cosmetic dentistry options, call Dr. R. Scott Langdon's Mooresville office at (704) 664-1188 to schedule your appointment.

By R. Scott Langdon DDS
August 30, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

To save your teeth, your Mooresville, NC, dentist Dr. R. Scott Langdon, may recommend root canal treatment. You may require a root canal if inflammation is present in the roots of one or more teeth. The purpose of root canal treatment is to eliminate harmful bacteria causing the infection, prevent re-infection, and preserve the natural tooth. Root canal therapy has a high success rate. If you require root canal treatment, Dr. R. Scott Langdon dedicates himself to delivering optimal care with minimal or no pain and discomfort.

What is a Root Canal?

There are one to four root canals in all of our teeth. Inside your tooth beneath a hard layer of dentin and enamel, is a soft tissue called pulp. The pulp is the inner chamber for the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue - so when it develops an infection, you're most likely to experience pain, discomfort, and sensitivity.

Why Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

When the soft tissues inside the pulp become infected or inflamed, root canal treatment is an excellent alternative to tooth extraction. Removing the diseased tissue halts stops the spread of infection in its tracks and saves a problem tooth, restoring it to a healthy function. An injury to the tooth may also cause pulp damage. If the diseased tooth is left untreated, a painful abscess may form.

How is a Root Canal Performed?

Your Mooresville, NC, dentist, Dr. Langdon, can perform your root canal in three visits or less. During your visits, you can expect him to remove the dental pulp that has acquired an infection, clean and disinfect the pulp chamber, and reshape the tooth's tiny canals. Once the area is sterile, the doctor will fill the channels with an elastic material and a safe medication designed to prevent infection.

If you have excessive inflammation in your tooth's roots, it may be time to discuss root canal treatment with your Mooresville, NC, dentist, Dr. Langdon. For questions or concerns, please call (704) 664-1188.

By R. Scott Langdon DDS
July 10, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Keep your smile healthy with consistent home and in-office oral hygiene, a healthy diet and if necessary, braces. Yes, orthodontics benefit patients of all ages in many ways. So, your Mooresville family dentist, Dr. R. Scott Langdon, recommends an orthodontic evaluation by age seven for the most functional, attractive smiles possible.

The health benefits of orthodontics

Orthodontic braces of all kinds improve smile aesthetics and therefore, a patient's outlook on life and self-image. In addition, the world at large perceives people with attractive smiles as friendly, more approachable and even smarter and more competent. Research cited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry supports this.

Beyond aesthetics, orthodontic treatment--begun even at a later stage in life--delivers several important health benefits. Many of them may apply to your particular case.

The health benefits of braces include:

  • Less gum disease and fewer cavities because teeth are much easier to brush and floss when aligned properly
  • Fewer migraine headaches, earaches, facial pain and TMJ/TMD (jaw joint dysfunction)
  • Reduced sleep apnea (a sleep disorder involving breathing cessation and its dangerous health effects)
  • Teeth which are stronger, chip less and experience fewer accidents
  • Clearer speech
  • More effective and comfortable biting and chewing and therefore, better digestion
  • Better facial harmony--in other words, facial features are more balanced in shape, size, and alignment, says the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • A clearer, more efficient airway, particularly as you breathe through your nose

The AGD also states that modern orthodontics use a child's developing facial features and jaw bone to great advantage. Dentists can modify and expand the space within the oral cavity, correcting bite problems and therefore, reducing or even eliminating the need for extensive orthodontic treatment plans.

Find out more

Even older teens and adults who have healthy teeth and gums can take advantage of orthodontic care to correct longstanding smile problems. If you would like more details on how conventional braces or clear aligners could help your smile and your overall health, please contact your family dentist in Mooresville, NC, today. We are open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm. Call (704) 664-1188.

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