Cosmetic Dentistry has come a long way in recent years. The latest materials and techniques allow our doctors to give you the beautiful smile of your dreams. Dr. Pike and Dr. Schnelle are among the best cosmetic dentists in Wilmington and the surrounding area and they offer a wide range of services to accomplish your desired result. Their goals are that their patients’ smiles are healthy, comfortable and beautiful! The cosmetic dentistry procedures used will be customized during your consultations with Dr. Pike or Dr. Schnelle - whether you choose teeth whitening, porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers, our doctors and their team will dedicate themselves to achieving the result you desire. Click here for more information on Cosmetic Dentistry.
General/Family Dentistry is the important foundation of our practice, and maintaining your best oral health is paramount to your overall health. Regular dental cleanings performed by a dental hygienist, safely removes the build up of plaque and calculus on the surface of your teeth. Our focus is on prevention and our approach is conservative. Regular check ups, routine x-rays and cleanings keep you apprised of what is going on in your mouth and allows you to maintain a clean and healthy mouth. These regular maintenance visits often lead to necessary restorations and adjustments, or general dental procedures, keeping your mouth in the best shape possible. We encourage your entire family to visit us on a regular basis, including young children who can benefit from dental visits starting at a very early age. Dr. Marissa Schnelle particularly enjoys welcoming young children to our practice, making them comfortable and educating them about oral health.
Periodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. Deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) is often used to treat severely inflamed or infected gum tissue in order to maintain the health and integrity of the tissue and underlying bone, as well as to ensure the longevity of your teeth. We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Maryann Bailey as part of our team. As a periodontal specialist, Dr. Bailey is trained to recognize and treat gum disease beyond the scope of a general dentist. If one of the doctors sees any sign of periodontal disease in your mouth, you can be evaluated by Dr. Bailey in the comfort of our office, rather than having to go to a separate periodontal office.
SLEEP APNEA AND SNOREGUARDS
Snoreguards are customized, removable appliances created for the noninvasive treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Custom fitted Mouthguards and Bruxism Appliances can also be made for the purposes of protection (athletics) and the prevention of excessive grinding and/or clenching in your sleep. All of these appliances can be made quickly, following an appointment to take impressions and a consult with one of our doctors. Click here for more information on Sleep Apnea and Snoreguards (Link opens in new tab/window).
Dental Implants are a wonderful option when teeth are missing. Dental implants act as a root where a tooth is missing and prevents bone deterioration – ultimately, an implant supports an artificial tooth or serves as an anchor for a bridge or denture. After an implant is placed by an oral surgeon or a periodontist, your dentist can then create and place the restoration that will fit over the implant and replace the missing tooth or teeth. Whether your missing tooth is the result of periodontitis, tooth decay or an injury, your smile can be restored with beautiful new dental implants that look and function just like a real tooth.
Crown and Bridge work involves the long-term restoration of broken, cracked, decayed or heavily filled teeth through the placement of porcelain and/or gold crowns. Porcelain crowns are strong, long lasting and can also be aesthetically pleasing and used for cosmetic restoration of your smile when porcelain veneers are not an option. Bridges can be added to crowns to "bridge" the gap that may occur where teeth are missing.