For patients in Charleston, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach with damaged teeth or painful jaw problems, Dr. John Rink uses restorative dentistry to restore the function and health of their smile. With dentures, porcelain or composite fillings, dental implants, and more, Dr. Rink can fill in gaps left by missing teeth, repair decay, and prevent painful shifting in the mouth. Patients suffering from disorders of the jaw can also receive TMJ treatment at our Charleston practice, and explore alternatives to surgical intervention.
For more information about TMJ treatment, restoration of dental implants, and other restorative dentistry solutions, contact Charleston dentist John Rink, DDS, AAACD. We offer sedation options, such as nitrous oxide, to keep patients comfortable throughout treatment.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are permanently anchored into the jawbone. They provide support for attractive, natural-looking replacement teeth. Implants can strengthen your bite by filling in gaps, and improve your ability to enunciate clearly as well as eat the foods you love.
We can restore dental implants with custom-made crowns, bridges and dentures. Each of our restorations is designed with the utmost precision and care. We can also incorporate our advanced CEREC® system to provide qualifying patients with same-day restorations.
Composite fillings are fixed to the surface of teeth, creating a strong bond that can safeguard you against future decay. As compared to amalgam fillings, these restorations are color-matched to blend seamlessly in your smile, and they do not change shape with temperature fluctuations.
If you have gaps in your smile and find it difficult to speak and chew, dental bridges may be the right option for you. Dental bridges are comprised of pontics nestled between two crowns. They can either be attached to adjacent healthy teeth or to dental implants for a more permanent solution.
It is important to replace missing teeth in a timely manner to prevent shifting and to reduce pain associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. We use partial or removable dentures to fill gaps left by missing teeth. Partial dentures consist of artificial teeth attached to a plastic base.
The CEREC system enables us to fabricate and place dental restorations in a single appointment. We can take digital impressions of your smile, so you can avoid uncomfortable traditional impressions, and then craft high-quality ceramic restorations. This means less time spent in the dentist’s chair.
Using CEREC technology, we can create durable tooth-colored restorations in a single appointment. CEREC can be used to craft ceramic crowns, as well as inlays, onlays, or porcelain veneers to meet your unique needs. As a result, you can leave the office feeling comfortable and confident.
Porcelain inlays and onlays can restore teeth that have sustained moderate damage. They are ideal for teeth that are too compromised for a filling but do not require a crown. An inlay covers the chewing surface of a molar, and an onlay extends over one or more cusps.
Habitual snoring can be evidence of a more serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. This disorder is caused by an obstruction of the upper airway, often the result of excess tissue, large tonsils, or a large tongue. We offer oral appliances therapy to keep the airway open during sleep.