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Ellis Family Dentistry offers many dental services to help our patients optimize their oral health. We prioritize patient education so that you can work with our team and be a part of the decision process regarding your dental care.

Whether you have questions regarding your home care, restorative treatments, or cosmetic dentistry, we are here to help! We provide the highest level of comprehensive and cosmetic dentistry available in a comfortable, state of the art environment. Please see below for a complete list of our provided services.

Our hygienist, Megan, with a patient who is cavity free!

General Dental Services

Routine checkups are a vital part of maintaining your oral health. We encourage patients of all ages to make regular dentist visits to prevent dental diseases and avoid potential problems. Our hygienists will educate you on proper homecare and make sure you leave our office with your teeth sparkling!

Our diagnostic services include low dose digital x-rays, oral cancer screenings, and thorough examination of all teeth, soft tissues, and bone.  These services allow our team to better understand your dental health status and detect any potential problems. Have questions about x-rays? Click here to learn more.

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria and the main goal of treatment is to control the infection. Regular maintenance visits and good oral hygiene at home will help prevent periodontal disease or help stabilize it if you have the diagnosis.

Restorative dentistry refers to the procedures completed to repair or replace teeth. The most common restorative treatments include fillings, crowns, implants, and bridges. Our goal at Ellis Family Dentistry is to help you rebuild your natural smile and avoid potential problems. Our doctors will discuss all possible treatment plans with you and help you understand all of your options.

Elective Dental Services

Our cosmetic dentistry procedures will help to eliminate any worries related to the shape or appearance of your teeth. Most of our services are same-day procedures so you can improve your smile in a few short hours! Some of these procedures will also help beyond cosmetics to improve your overall dental health.

Ellis Family Dentistry now offers clear aligner therapy through Invisalign and Sure Smile to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted! It is a convenient way to straighten your teeth without metal brackets. Clear aligner therapy is available to teens and adults.

We offer Philips Zoom! In-Office Whitening System with professional application and supervision of certified providers. This treatment consists of three 15-minute sessions (optional fourth session, if needed) using a whitening gel activated through a specialized LED light. You can have teeth up to 8 shades whiter in just one office visit!

Clear Aligner Therapy by Sure Smile

Specialty Dental Services

Our removable oral appliances include full and partial dentures, night guards, snore guards, and occlusal appliances to help with grinding or TMJ pain. The removable appliances made at Ellis Family Dentistry can help with bruxing, grinding, clenching, TMJ pain (TMD), and postural restoration. We can also replace broken or lost retainers. 

We recommend that your child begin preventative dental care around age one. We will work within your child’s comfort zone and children can pick a special prize from our Treasure Chest after each visit!

Our surgical services include tooth extractions and tissue excisional biopsies. We refer impacted wisdom teeth extractions to an oral surgeon in our area.

Endodontic treatment is often referred to as root canal treatment. Patients may need a root canal if there are signs of inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. Root canal treatment consists of removing the tooth pulp of all infection and then filling and sealing the canal space. A crown will be placed on the tooth following the root canal to restore the tooth to its full function.

Referrals

Your dental health is always our primary concern. In the event that your treatment cannot be completed in our office or requires a specialist (orthodontist, prosthodontist, oral/maxillofacial surgeon, periodontist, endodontist, pediatric dentist, postural restoration physically therapist, etc.), we will refer you to the best specialists in the Chapel Hill/Durham area.