Dr. Porcelli is a general and cosmetic dentist in Bluffton, SC. He diagnoses, treats, and manages your overall oral health care needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education.
Fillings are the restoration of lost tooth structure with metal, porcelain, or resin materials. There are many different types of materials used for fillings. Dr. Porcelli will discuss the options and choose the right one for you.
Comprehensive Dental Exam
The comprehensive exam is performed at your initial Bluffton dentist visit and at your check-up exams. Comprehensive dental exams include:
Oral cancer screening
Gum disease screening
Examination for tooth decay
Examination of previous work done (existing restorations)
Bridges are a stationary (non-removable) dental prosthesis fixed to teeth, adjacent to a space. They are cemented or bonded to supporting teeth or implants to replace one or more missing teeth. There are many types of bridges and Dr. Porcelli and his team will be able to discuss with you what type is best for your case.
Mouth guards are a soft-fitted device that is worn over the teeth to protect them against impact or injury, mainly used to protect the teeth when playing sports.
A night guard is a removable device that fits over the upper and lower teeth and prevents wear and tear to the teeth caused by grinding of the teeth during sleep.
Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy): A root canal is necessary when a tooth is infected and can not heal on its own. Symptoms include constant pain, discomfort when biting and chewing and sensitivity to hot and cold.
Sealants are normally applied to children’s teeth when they get their first permanent teeth. It is a clear substance that is applied to the teeth to prevent decay. It’s important to have sealants applied to children’s teeth since they usually do not do a thorough job of brushing. A thin, clear or white resin substance that is applied to the biting surfaces of teeth to prevent decay.