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At BlueWave Dentistry, we strive to provide the best dental care for our patients. No matter your age or need, we have you covered. Our team of dentists and staff use the latest technology to create and maintain beautiful smiles.
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We offer the latest Invisalign® technology for patients looking for a discreet and fast way to straighten their teeth.
Handcrafted from durable porcelain, custom shaded to blend with your existing teeth, veneers are semi-translucent shells that your dentist can permanently bond to your front teeth. With the advent of modern dental materials and techniques, many times direct composite veneers can be placed chairside using advanced microfill composite, conserving cost (and tooth structure).
Routine exams and cleanings are a large part of developing good oral hygiene as they provide our dental team with the opportunity to examine your oral health and address growth issues or emerging infection in the early stages.
If you’ve lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, and implants are not an option, we can often create a permanent bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also can reinforce and prevent repositioning of remaining teeth.
Composite is tooth-colored resin filling material. Because composite resins are not made of metal, tooth preparation is often more conservative and we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth. This means only you and your dentist will know you have fillings.
Many times teeth are damaged beyond repair due to trauma, cavities, or periodontal disease and need to be removed. In most cases, our doctors can handle this in our office. In difficult or medically-compromised cases, we have several specialist colleagues ready to help when needed.
Many people grind or clench their teeth and are often unaware of it. In most cases, treatment involves the use of occlusal splints or guards that are worn primarily at night to protect the teeth. In extreme cases, tooth wear can be so severe that it requires restoration of both arches to prevent tooth loss.
Our doctors believe that all dentistry should be “cosmetic” in that treatment should be custom-tailored to the individual patient and made to blend with their unique smile. Cosmetic procedures can include anything from minor single front tooth bonding to full mouth reconstruction with crowns and veneers. Either way, our doctors are expertly trained in all facets of esthetic comprehensive care.
A crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or structural damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw’s correct natural alignment. When indicated, most crowns in our office are designed, milled, and delivered in one visit using CEREC technology.
Much like night guards and splints, sports mouthpieces can be a vital tool to protect the teeth from damage. Trauma can occur during athletic activities in children and adults of any age. Investing in prevention is far better than having to treat trauma once it occurs.
Dental implants can be used to replace a missing tooth (or teeth). They can be restored individually (missing single teeth), bridged together (when missing multiple teeth), or used to support removable prosthetics (dentures and/or partials). Dental implant patients enjoy restored function. Strong and secure, your new smile will boost your confidence, enhance your appearance, and improve your quality of life.
When indicated, the doctors and/or assistants use a pen-sized, camera-tipped wand to take pictures of the inside of your mouth and individual teeth. These full-color images are an important tool, allowing more effective diagnosis and communication between doctor and patient about what we see going on in your mouth.
We understand the inconvenience patients face with a traditional crown, and because your time is as valuable as your smile, we now use a revolutionary tool that mills a permanent crown in about 2 hours. Watch our video on CEREC.
Lasers have transformed medical surgery by offering minimally-invasive alternatives to traditional scalpel incisions and sutured closures. Their use in dentistry continues to evolve. In addition to their use in treating periodontal disease, our doctors use them on a regular basis for conservative soft tissue removal during certain procedures that require it.
Sirona Cone Beam (3D) Imaging
Most dental radiographic (x-ray) imaging captures information in two dimensions. Cone beam (or CBCT) 3D imaging allows the doctor to evaluate more fully the anatomic hard and soft tissues in the upper and lower jaw, sinuses, and other important areas. This an important diagnostic tool, but also allows for more thorough planning for implant placement.
Thorough diagnosis is the first critical component of your oral health. Using digital radiography, we can clearly identify all external and internal anatomical structures and accurately diagnose your dental problems. We can immediately translate that information into a large, clear, accurate image, projected to a monitor that patient and doctor can study together in the operatory.
If you’re having a dental emergency during business hours, call our office as soon as possible. Please do not come directly to the office. Calling ahead of your visit will allow us to to prepare for your arrival.
If you are an existing patient experiencing a dental emergency after hours, please call our office and press “2” to leave a message for the dentist on call. The doctor will return your call as soon as possible. If your emergency is severe, please call 911.
Let’s Start Today
At BlueWave Dentistry, we’re always happy to meet new patients from Wilmington and the surrounding area. To schedule your first appointment and learn more about what we can do for you and your oral health, get in touch today. There’s no better time to find the dentist you need and take the next steps toward the perfect smile.