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Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Inlays and Onlays

Dr. Andrews uses porcelain inlays and onlays to restore teeth when decay is too large to indicate a simple filling, but not large enough to justify a full-coverage crown. We remove the defective tooth structure and replaces it with a natural ceramic material, which he custom-designs for each tooth. This material is bonded into place with composite cement, rendering it virtually invisible. Dr. Andrews then restores the teeth to nearly their original strength with a material that is wear-resistant and far more beautiful than a direct, tooth-colored filling.

Porcelain Crowns & Bridges

Porcelain crowns are stationary tooth replacements that cover the entire observable tooth. All porcelain crowns are bonded to the underlining tooth, which seals and strengthens the tooth. They are generally indistinguishable from natural teeth, especially when accomplished by a highly-skilled dentist like Dr. Andrews. They are durable and they reflect light in a very similar way to natural teeth. Porcelain is also fused to metal crowns and bridges in procedures, generally limited to teeth in the back of the mouth. These long-lasting restorations are designed so that the metal is not visible at the gum line, eliminating any “black lines” by covering the entire observable portion of the teeth. These crowns and bridges are extremely strong and have a very low fracture rate. Dr. Andrews and his ceramist routinely achieve beautiful, natural-looking teeth restorations during these procedures.

Composite Restorations

Composite restorations are tooth-colored fillings that can restore decayed teeth, close gaps between teeth, or replace fractured portions of teeth. These restorations are natural-looking and can be quite durable when used in small or medium sized areas.

Visit Dr. Mark J. Andrews to get a beautiful smile with porcelain veneers in Cary or a simple teeth whitening to get your smile the best it can be. Dr. Andrews provides cosmetic dentistry services in Cary, NC to patients from all over the Raleigh-Durham area.

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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges consist of a replacement crown, to fill in the gap left by a missing tooth, which is attached to crowns on both sides that fit over the teeth adjacent to the gap. The dental bridge is supported by a framework constructed of metal or ceramic.

Dr. Mark Andrews uses the most advanced technology to diagnose and create affordable crowns for his patients. Through personal consultation with Dr. Andrews and his team your need for dental bridges are carefully selected and molded. Dental bridges can effectively prevent many problems that arise due to missing teeth, while also improving your appearance. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause surrounding teeth to shift out of alignment and may expose gums to potential infection. Additionally, normal speaking and chewing abilities can be compromised.

Dental bridges are one solution for restoring missing teeth. If you are in need of dental bridges in Cary NC or other cosmetic dentistry solutions, Dr. Andrews is prepared to help you regain a beautiful smile.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used to cover decayed, cracked or damaged teeth in order to add strength to the tooth and improve the tooth’s appearance. Frequently dental crowns are used when a tooth requires a very large filling or is weak. They can also be used to cover discolored or unattractive teeth. A dental crown functions basically like a cap that sits over an existing tooth, although dental crowns can also be used over dental implants and as part of dental bridges.
Dr. Mark Andrews uses the most advanced technology to diagnose and create affordable crowns for his patients. Through personal consultation with Dr. Andrews and his expert team your need for dental crowns in Cary NC are carefully selected and molded. Dr. Andrews is proud to offer his patients a selection of crown types that best suit individual taste and needs.

  • Porcelain crowns or ceramic crowns – These dental crowns provide the most natural look, but are not as strong and durable as porcelain-fused-to-metal or metal crowns.  They are a good option for front teeth because of their superior looks.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns – These dental crowns also look like natural teeth, although they can sometimes show dark areas from the underlying metal.  They may also be prone to chipping or breaking over time.  They are a good option for any type of teeth, however.
  • Metal crowns – These dental crowns are among the strongest and most durable, but they are not as attractive as porcelain, ceramic or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.  For this reason, they are best used on molars, which withstand a lot of chewing force but are not as easily seen.
  • Resin crowns – These dental crowns have the aesthetic look of porcelain or ceramic crowns but are not as strong and durable.  They are less expensive than other options but may wear down or break more quickly.

If you are in need of dental crowns in Cary NC or other cosmetic dentistry solutions, Dr. Andrews is prepared to help you regain a breathtaking smile.

LASER Dentistry

Laser dentistry can be an effective method of performing highly targeted dental procedures, while offering faster recovery times and minimized discomfort. Dr. Andrews offers a variety of laser dental procedures using state-of-the-art dental lasers expertly operated by an experienced team of dental experts.

Dr. Andrews is proud to offer laser dentistry because of the clear benefits this technology offers. Some of the benefits of laser dentistry include minimized bleeding (dental lasers aid in coagulation), less chance of damage to surrounding tissue, and reduced opportunity for bacterial infections to develop (the laser sterilizes the area). Laser dentistry also allows tissues to regenerate and wounds to heal faster.

In addition to the improved healing properties, Dr. Andrews provides laser dentistry for the many painless advantages this technology produces. Dental procedures that traditionally require sutures, often can be performed without the need for stitches using laser dental procedures. Laser dentistry also can often be performed without the need for anesthesia. Most procedures utilizing dental laser technology result in less pain and quicker recovery times than that experienced in more traditional dental procedures.

Dr. Mark Andrews is committed to your comfort while focusing on your health. With more than twenty years of comprehensive and technically superior services, Dr. Andrews and his staff use a mix of advanced technologies to provide laser dentistry and deliver exceptional cosmetic dental care. The primary type of laser dental procedures performed in our office is soft tissue laser dentistry, which is performed on gums. Dental lasers can be used in both general dentistry procedures as well as cosmetic dentistry procedures. There are also other uses for dental lasers that serve to improve oral health.

Painless Dentistry

What do many people fear most about going to the dentist? Just the thought of having a needle inserted into your cheek and a cavity removed from your tooth is enough to bring tears to the eyes. Surprisingly it is not the actual dental procedure that most often terrifies patients. According to surveys, the site of a needle and the sound of the drill were the two most feared elements of dentistry.

Looking for a solution for painless dentistry? You’ve found it with Dr. Mark Andrews, DDS. Dr. Mark Andrews is committed to your comfort while focusing on your health. With more than twenty years of comprehensive and technically superior services, Dr. Andrews and his staff are dedicated to painless dentistry in Cary NC, and exceptional cosmetic dental care. Dr. Andrews’ dental office provides the most current technology that dentistry has to offer with a focus on providing patients the best option for painless dentistry.

His dental practice has become one of the most technologically advanced offices in Cary NC. He fully practices modern 21 century dentistry. Most dentists’ patients cringe at the very sight of a needle or syringe. This is not the case in Dr. Mark Andrews’ office, thanks to the CompuDent system, painful injections are a thing of the past. This advanced computer technology truly offers painless dentistry in Cary NC and comes equipped with a tiny, lightweight Wand (handpiece) that reduces the discomfort and anxiety associated with receiving anesthetic.

In fact, the reason injections are painful has nothing to do with the needle at all. The source of discomfort is actually caused by the flow of dental anesthetic into the tissue. Dr. Andrews has a beautiful and state-of-the art office that offers easy parking and quick access to patients from all parts of Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Raleigh, Carpenter, Chapel Hill, RTP, and Holly Springs, NC. To learn more about our painless dentistry in Cary NC solutions, check out the many videos found on this site.

Periodontic Treatment

Gum disease affects a majority of adults over 30 years of age. Dr. Mark Andrews, DDS have been treating adults of all ages in need of periodontic treatment in Cary NC for over twenty years. Clinical studies have shown that inflamed gums (or “gingivae”) have been linked to increased incidence of heart attack, stroke, and pre-mature birth. We take periodontic treatment in Cary NC seriously.

There are several ways to treat periodontitis, depending on its severity. At Dr. Mark Andrews’ office, our periodontic treatment in Cary NC is done professionally and gently with the goal of thoroughly cleaning the pockets of bacteria and to prevent more damage. Dr. Andrews and his team of dental experts stress healthy dental habits as critical to long lasting great smiles. Our periodontic treatment is most successful when you adopt a daily routine of good oral care.

Dr. Andrews’ skilled hygienist will clean below the gum line to remove calcified plaque and bacteria as part of the periodontic treatment in Cary NC our patients receive. A local anesthetic is used to keep the patient comfortable while this procedure is performed. Patients are also taught how to prevent their gums from becoming infected again.

Dr. Andrews carefully reviews the severity of the periodontitis for each of his affected patients in Cary, NC.. For patients who periodontitis isn’t advanced, treatment can include less invasive procedures, including: scaling and root planning. Scaling removes tartar and bacteria from your tooth surfaces and beneath your gums. It may be performed using instruments or an ultrasonic device. Root planing smoothes the root surfaces, discouraging further buildup of tartar.

Regardless whether your condition is severe or mild, Dr. Mark Andrews will treat you as a member of his family.

Porcelain Veneers

Dr. Mark Andrews, DDS offers porcelain veneers. Porcelain dental veneers, also referred to as laminates, offer a relatively quick and easy option for smile enhancement. Dr. Andrews provides recommends porcelain veneers, as cover for teeth, for the following:

  • stained
  • cracked
  • chipped
  • uneven or misaligned

They are a great option for concealing dental imperfections, enhancing the color of teeth, closing gaps between teeth and correcting alignment without the need for orthodontics.

For over twenty years Dr. Andrews has been serving the communities surrounding Cary NC and is a premier provider of porcelain dental veneers. Porcelain veneers are constructed of a very thin layer of porcelain, about the thickness of a fingernail, which is permanently bonded to the front of a tooth. There are many reasons patients may opt for a porcelain dental veneers, ranging from cosmetic to more serious biting and oral wellness issues. Each dental porcelain veneer is custom-fabricated to fit your tooth, to match your natural tooth color, and to enhance your smile.

Dr. Mark Andrews, DDS uses the most advanced technology to measure and shape affordable veneers for his patients. Through personal consultation with Dr. Andrews and his expert dental team your need for porcelain dental veneers is carefully reviewed, veneers are selected and then properly affixed.

TMD & TMJ Treatments

Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMD) is disharmony in the joint that lies between the skull and lower jawbone. This condition may cause headaches or other facial pain and can restrict the movement of the lower jaw. At the office of Dr. Andrews we understand that our patients seeking TMJ/TMD in Cary, NC are often in pain and suffer from a variety of challenges that arise from having TMD. TMD is often influenced by psychological stress, hormones, the autonomic nervous system and the way the teeth come together. Dr. Andrews uses several methods to treat TMD. He creates splints that are worn to relax the jaw muscles and protect the teeth from wear. He also may re-contour certain portions of the teeth in order to allow them to come together more harmoniously.

With over 20 years of treating TMJ/TMD, Dr. Mark Andrews uses art and science to comfortably restore natural teeth and improve jaw joint movement. Many patients with advanced cases are referred to Dr. Andrews by other dentists and physicians. Dr. Mark Andrews uses the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat TMJ/TMD in Cary, NC for his patients. Through personal consultation with Dr. Andrews and his team, solution options to repair patient’s TMJ/TMD are carefully selected and planned.

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