About Family Dental Care
Our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham in Durham, NC helps patients during all steps of life to get and keep their best oral health, including babies, children, teens, adults, pregnant women, and adults over age 55. We provide a varied range of dental procedures to help every member of the family. Some of our oral care procedures at DentalWorks - Durham include:
- General dental care: once a year oral health exams and bi-annual professional cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, ideal home oral care routines and techniques, tooth-colored fillings
- Cosmetic procedures: teeth straightening for all ages, teeth whitening treatments, porcelain veneers, and minor cosmetic adjustments
- Restorative services: replace a broken tooth with a crown, replace missing teeth with a bridge or dentures, dental implants may be added for a longer lasting fit
- Special areas: custom mouth guards for protection during physical activity, mouth guards for night to stop teeth grinding and jaw clenching, therapies for gum disease, and dental emergencies
"I have been to this office four times now, and each time I experience a pleasant, smooth appointment process, something I have not experienced at other dental offices. The first time I came in, I had an infected wisdom tooth that needed to be pulled. They went ahead and gave me antibiotics and a mouthwash to use while the infection cleared up, took bitewings, and had me come back to get both wisdom teeth on the top out. The oral surgeon (can't remember his name but he was very nice) had both teeth out in just a few minutes, explained everything to me very thoroughly, and listened when I told him that I need more Novocaine than most people as I am a natural redhead and therefore more resistant to anesthesia.At the time of my wisdom teeth being removed, they told me that I needed a list of cleanings and fillings as I had not been to the dentist in a long time, but that I could schedule them at my convenience, when I could afford to come back.Last week, I broke a tooth and came in to have an exam done. They told me I needed a cleaning on that quadrant of my mouth before they could fill the cavity and broken area, and scheduled me. The hygienist was kind, gentle, and patient, and very thorough. She told me I would probably need to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen following my appointment for a day or so while my gums recovered from the scaling and root planing. I went back in yesterday to have the tooth filled and Dr. Legler was great, he remembered me from the previous cleaning visit when I said I needed extra numbing, without me saying it out loud. When I did feel pain during the procedure, he offered me the option to keep going or get numbed again- I tried to brave it one more time but the second time I raised my hand he went ahead and numbed me more and was very kind and patient about having to stop his procedure halfway through to make me more comfortable. Until I have a reason not to I will continue to come to this dental office! I've had nothing but good experiences here, the staff are always great and even though I hate dental appointments I always leave feeling like I worked myself up for nothing because they make it so easy."- A.K. / Google / Nov 27, 2017
"Friendly, professional service. Very understanding staff got me through tough procedure with virtually no pain and kind support. Highly recommend."- P.S. / Google / Nov 27, 2017
"Myself and three of my sons go to dental works for orthodontic care. The staff is always warm and friendly. And although we have had different orthodontist over the coarse of care they have all been top notch"- J.S. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
"Great experience every time. The Staff is always pleasant. The front staff are incredible as well."- L.P. / Google / Oct 16, 2017
"They are great. All of the staff and Dentist are great. Jessica is definitely awesome. The two hygienist that worked with my kids were also amazing. Everyone is very informative and they really seem to care. I drive over an hour to go to this office but its worth it."- A.D. / Facebook / Oct 13, 2017
What to Expect
It’s vital to develop a good relationship with a dentist early in life to prevent future problems. Our dentists recommends that toddlers come in for their initial exam before their first birthday. After that, most patients will schedule two meetings per year for professional cleanings and a dental exam at DentalWorks - Durham. These recurrent appointments are important to prevent tartar and plaque from building up on the teeth as well as finding signs of concern or disease promptly for more successful treatments. Other procedures and treatments, like fillings, orthodontics, and dental restorations, will be scheduled as they are needed.
Our dentists can help each person create their individual oral care strategy for their oral health, including a good home oral care routine, regular dental exams and cleanings, restorative procedures that may be necessary, and cosmetic procedures that may be requested. During their appointment, patients can talk about their oral health symptoms as well as troubles about the appearance of their smile. Our dentists will work with each patient to tailor their individual oral health treatment plan at DentalWorks - Durham.
While several preventative and general dental treatments at DentalWorks - Durham are covered at least in part by dental insurance, coverage varies for restorative procedures and special treatments. Most dental insurance plans do not pay for cosmetic dentistry services. DentalWorks - Durham accepts many payment types and we offer financing plans that can be discussed during the consultation with our dentists or before the service.
Plan Your Procedure
Make sure every member of your family has their perfect smile in the next family portrait by scheduling an appointment at DentalWorks - Durham in Durham, NC. With a wide choice of treatments including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and special areas, our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham can help their patients from before their first tooth through the rest of their life.