What dentistry services are provided by Dr. Griffin in Greenwood, SC?
Visiting a dentist often brings to mind regular cleanings and fillings. However, a cosmetic and general dentist such as Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD offers a wide variety of dentistry services in Greenwoood, SC. His practice caters to those who want to improve their oral health and the beauty of their smile. Here are just a few of the dentistry services available to both new and existing patients at his practice:
Patients who have lost natural teeth can benefit from the placement of dental implants. They are the best solution for restoring a smile after tooth loss and can provide patients with improved biting and chewing efficiency once placed. They can also be used to hold full dentures securely in place.
Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD offers both full and partial dentures. Partial dentures are made of a plastic and metal framework that “snaps” into place and restores one or more teeth in a dental arch. Full dentures cover an entire arch and they are used when all upper or lower teeth are missing.
Crowns can be placed to protect, cover, or restore a tooth. They are made of porcelain and they match the existing teeth in the dental arch to look natural and beautiful. Dental crowns are commonly used in both general and cosmetic dental treatments.
When a cavity is too large for a filling but not big enough to warrant a dental crown, an inlay, or an onlay, may be fabricated to place in the cavity to seal it and keep further damage from occurring.
Missing teeth can be restored in a variety of ways, including dental bridges. Using porcelain crowns and a false tooth called a pontic, patients can use adjacent teeth to hold the dental bridge and restore the arch after tooth loss.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to disguise imperfections in natural teeth. They can cover discoloration, staining, and chips in an effective, conservative manner. Porcelain veneers are a common restoration used in full mouth reconstruction.
Patients who suffer from TMJ/TMD problems can visit Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, DMD to find out if oral appliance therapy can reduce or eliminate the problems associated with this jaw joint. Patients can be diagnosed by their dentist or another medical professional with a thorough examination and review of the medical background of the patient.