Unlike amalgam fillings made from silver, mercury and other metals that may fracture teeth, these tooth-colored restorations look natural and typically require less of the tooth be removed during preparation.
Crowns and Bridges
A crown or a bridge may be the best solution to replace or support one or more missing or seriously damaged teeth, or hide unsightly stains and discolorations. The procedure is very gentle and creates a natural look.
Implants and Dentures
Restoring your smile to its natural beauty has never been easier. Implants can give you a great-looking smile and allow you to eat your favorite foods again. And with a wide selection of natural-looking dentures, you can be sure to find the right solution for your smile.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Keeping you and your teeth together for life is my primary goal. Since poor gum health is the leading cause of tooth loss, I've taken extensive training in gentle, effective non-surgical approaches to treat this ever-lurking threat to your beautiful smile. Also, recent research at several leading dental schools has shown a positive correlation between gum disease and increased incidence of heart disease.
If you've had problems with bad breath, I'll determine the source, then you'll benefit from lasting refreshing (and affordable) solutions that will bring you closer to friends, family, and coworkers!
Does your smile say it all?
For most people, an appealing smile is an important part of the overall impression a person makes.
An American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) survey found:
- More than 92% of adults agree that an attractive smile is an important social asset.
- Nearly as many, close to 88%, say they always remember someone with an especially attractive smile.
- 85% agree that an unattractive smile makes a person less appealing to people of the opposite sex.
- 74% agree that an unattractive smile can hurt a person's chances for career success.
Porcelain Veneers and Bonding
These are dental face-lifts to fill in spaces between teeth, mend chipped and broken teeth, reshape crooked teeth or hide unsightly stains and discolorations. The procedure is very gentle and creates a natural look.
CERAC Inlays & Onlays in office, 1 visit!
Regardless of how your teeth lost the color of snow - coffee, tobacco, tea, or nerve degeneration - you can turn up the brightness with a whitening system that is safe, easy to use, and long-lasting. We offer two methods of whitening: Sapphire in-office treatment in 1 hour you can be as much as 9 shades lighter. With the in-home system, special trays are made and you take the product home and bleach as you sleep. We give you choices!
Safe Mercury/Amalgram Removal
Yes, there is a very serious protocol to safely removing amalgam/mercury/silver fillings. Dr. Willock has taken extensive training in the safe removal of the amalgam/mercury fillings as well as having purchased specialized equipment to make the removal safe. Ones' health is at stake if the fillings are removed incorrectly.
Conscious Oral Sedation Dentistry
What do 145 million Americans and YOU have in common?
You're afraid to visit the dentist.
Ever feel tempted to miss your dental appointment because you "overslept"? Now you have the chance to do both at once with Conscious Oral Sedation Dentistry.
Imagine waking up and discovering that your dental appointment is over-and all the corrections are in place, painlessly. Believe me, that's just how Conscious Oral Sedation Dentistry works. It is perfect for the patients who suffer more from the thought of visiting the dentist than they ever do in the chair!
Here's what's involved: after an initial consultation, we'll schedule you to take a medication called Triazolam just before your visit. You'll need a friend to help transport you to and from your appointment safely. When you arrive, you'll be awake but drowsy. Most importantly, you'll be relaxed.
While you are in the chair our "Sedation Dentistry" team will monitor you constantly. You'll be thoroughly relaxed and won't feel a thing. Best of all, in many cases we can accomplish all your dentistry with as few as two visits. You can choose "Sedation Dentistry" for everything from straightforward care to the most complicated procedures. And you will wake up to a beautiful healthy smile!
Dr. Willock and his team CARE ABOUT YOU and we understand that fear is the big reason people avoid dentists. It is our upmost desire to stamp out anxiety once and for all and provide our patients with state-of-the-art care in a relaxed environment.
State of the Art Equipment
Intraoral cameras give you a close-up view of your teeth and allow you to see what the doctor sees. Cerac® porcelain restorations (crowns and onlay/inlays) in one hour, saving you a second visit. Video imaging provides the ability to see what our smile can look like before treatment is performed. We also feature video patient education that keeps you informed and up-to-date on all of the latest dental advances.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514