Our Specialized Treatments & Capabilities
Meadowmont Dentistry is proud to stay at the leading edge of all dental technology, therapies, and techniques as it relates to your oral health and optimal patient care. We have outfitted our office facilities with the very latest equipment to maximize our capabilities and minimize our referrals. Our goal is to be your one-stop source for all or your dental and oral needs in the Chapel Hill, NC area. From powerful dental CT scans to CEREC same-day crowns, effective sleep apnea treatments, and beyond, we do it all. Plus, we offer all of this in an inviting, calming office environment where you’ll feel welcomed and relaxed throughout your visit.
The Meadowmont Dentistry team has all of the knowledge, skills, and specialized experience needed to deliver excellence in state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments for many conditions. For us, it’s all about offering the highest levels of convenience and make the very most of our patients’ valuable time. Don’t settle for less! Other local dentists just can’t match our in-house capabilities and must rely on follow-up visits and referrals that cost time and money you just can’t afford to waste. Read below for further information about some of our many specialty services.
IMPLANTS & BONE GRAFTING
A dental implant is a surgical procedure where the roots of a missing tooth are replaced with a metal post that is screwed into the jawbone. When the implant fuses with the jawbone, an abutment is connected on top and a crown that matches the natural teeth around it is placed over it.
If bone has been lost or additional bone is needed to support an implant, a dental bone graft can increase the amount of bone in the part of the jaw where additional support is needed. Bone from another part of the body or synthetic bone can be used.
DENTAL CT SCANS
We have advanced cone-beam CT imaging equipment at our office, enabling us to perform dental CT scans using the latest in technology. This has changed the way we diagnose and treat a range of conditions because it’s far more precise than conventional x-rays. We can image our patients’ intricate mouth and dental structures in three dimensions without invasive surgery, allowing for targeted treatments, faster recoveries, and better overall outcomes. Applications include orthodontics, dental implants, TMJ treatments, oral surgery, endodontics, sleep apnea, and more.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge that connects your jaw to your skull, allowing you to move your jaw for speaking, chewing, yawning, and more. Your TMJ is susceptible to disorders that can cause symptoms ranging from discomfort to clicking and popping sounds, trouble chewing, swelling, and even jaws that get stuck in an open or closed position. With our CT imaging capabilities, we can diagnose these temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) and treat them using a range of techniques.
SLEEP APNEA TREATMENTS
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious condition caused by soft tissues at the back of the throat collapsing during sleep and obstructing airways. These are the same tissues that vibrate to cause snoring. Those who experience chronic loud snoring can also experience blockages of the airway, which cause a dangerous reduction in blood-oxygen levels and can cause “micro-arousals”, or awakenings, that restore normal breathing at the expense of restful sleep. We offer effective custom-fit oral appliances that reposition the jaw and prevent snoring and breathing obstructions during sleep. The result is improved sleep and better overall health—plus easier sleep for spouses and families!