GENERAL DENTISTS IN WINSTON SALEM
Fillings are the most common method of addressing tooth decay. Once the decayed portion of the tooth is removed, a filling made of either amalgam (silver filling) or composite material (white filling) is used to prevent further decay from progressing further. Filling procedures are quick and routine, often resulting in minimal pain or discomfort
When teeth are severely misplaced, or too damaged to restore, extractions may be the only solution left to prevent future dental issues. The type of extraction used by your dentist will depend on the location of the tooth in question. Regular extractions are done when the tooth is visible above the gums. For teeth below the gum line that have not broken through, a surgical extraction will need to be completed.
When a tooth is severely damaged, a root canal can be an ideal procedural option to avoid the process of removal. Once known as a potentially painful procedure, advancements in technology have come far, often providing steps for completing a root canal in one procedure with mild discomfort. A crown is typically placed upon completion, or soon after, to protect and prevent future damage to the tooth.
Dentures are an excellent solution for patients who have experienced significant tooth loss due to age, decay, or subsequent dental problems. Partial and full dentures are available depending on the patients need. Keeping your dentures well maintained is essential in extending the lifetime of this product and giving you back a functional, beautiful smile.
Crowns are installed as a restorative dental procedure placed on top of a tooth to protect the remaining tooth structure from further damage after decay removal or cusp fractures. There are several materials crowns can be constructed from, all with the goal of providing increased mouth functioning and improving the appearance of your teeth. With tooth colored options available, most people can’t even tell when you’ve had a crown placed!
GUM DISEASE / PERIODONTIS
Disease of the gums can cause multiple opportunities for damage to the teeth and bone. When plaque and tartar build-up along the gum line, bacteria can easily be trapped underneath causing gingivitis and periodontitis. An estimated 50% of the adult population of the United States is affected by gum disease! Making sure you talk to your dentist about healthy gums is vital to avoid early onset of this condition.
CONTACT LEAL, SPANGLER & JOHNSON
Drs. Leal, Spangler, and Johnson in Winston-Salem, NC provide the highest quality dental care with a personal touch, thoughtfully considering each patient and their needs. We offer comprehensive family and esthetic dentistry and love helping people achieve a healthy smile.
We are accepting new patients.
Patients seeking a cosmetic option for their teeth to improve appearance, color, and size, may be perfect candidates for veneers. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain, or other tooth-colored material, bonded to the front of your existing teeth for a new, beautiful looking smile. A mostly cosmetic procedure, candidates of veneers are individuals who have irregular spacing, discoloration, or misshapen teeth they are looking to correct.
Dental implants are realistic tooth replacements increasing in popularity as advancements in dentistry improve. More appropriately called “tooth-root replacements”, this permanent solution has lifelong results, giving patients who are suffering from missing teeth an aesthetically pleasing option to return the functionality to their mouth. Implants feel and act like natural teeth and are stronger than alternative replacements as they grow into your existing bone!
Discoloration of teeth can lead to embarrassment and shyness, even if your teeth are perfectly straight. With office and at home whitening treatments, your teeth will be luminous once more, ready to show off at your next social gathering.
Patients who grind or bite down hard during their sleep can cause significant damage to their teeth and jaws. If you suffer from either sleep condition, your dentist may prescribe a mouthguard for night time use. Mouthguards are inexpensive appliances that are immediately available and custom fit to your mouth for comfortable prevention of excessive sleep damage.
General dentistry offers numerous options for helping you to achieve the healthy smile. If you’re not sure where to begin, start by making a general cleaning appointment with your dentist and bring all your questions regarding new patient dental goals for discussion.
I have been a patient of this practice for several years and cannot say enough great things! Though I typically see Dr. Spangler, all three doctors are extremely knowledgable, thorough and attentive to detail. The staff as a whole combines professionalism with genuine concern for the patient to provide individualized care. Scheduling or being seen in a timely manner has never been an issue as the administrative staff members are kind, caring and extremely helpful! I recommend this office to all of my friends-- my family members are already patients 🙂
My daughters and I went for a new client appointment today and were thrilled with their staff and level of service provided. Would highly recommend their office to anyone looking for top quality dental service.
Absolutely fantastic dental practice - I have been a patient of Dr. Leal's for years and have received top notch dental care. The business side of the practice is great too. I could not be more pleased with my total care - dentists, hygienists and office staff. They genuinely care about me, are very respectful and have always run on time for my appointments.