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Are you looking for a solution to replace one or several missing teeth? If you are located in North Carolina, Lane and Associates Family Dentistry has several cosmetic dentists that specialize in dental bridges.

Dental bridges can be the perfect solution for you to replace any missing teeth, restoring your smile. Lane DDS has offices all over the state of NC that specialize in cosmetic dentistry.

There are several different types of dental bridges that we can provide. Each patient is different and you will need to see one of our specialists to determine which kind of dental bridge is best for you.

Cantilever Dental Bridge

A cantilever dental bridge may be a solution for you if you are missing a tooth located right next to a premolar. This type of bridge uses a strong and healthy tooth next to the gap in your teeth to anchor the false tooth in place.

This kind of dental bridge is referred to as a cantilever bridge because of how it is suspended in place via one anchor tooth. Typical dental bridges use the adjacent tooth on either side of the missing tooth to hold the false tooth in place. The cantilever bridge is used in special situations. Your dentist will determine whether or not you need this type of dental bridge.

Maryland Dental Bridge

A Maryland dental bridge is a solution that you may be able to utilize for a missing tooth. A Maryland dental bridge can be used to replace teeth that cannot be replaced by a traditional dental bridge. This type of bridge is used when adjacent teeth are missing.

If you are located in NC, contact Lane and Associates Family Dentistry for a consultation.

Temporary Dental Bridge

As the name suggests, a temporary bridge is used in place of a permanent bridge. In order to make your permanent bridge look natural, the dentist must obtain a mold of all your teeth to design the dental bridge. This will allow for a perfect and natural appearance of your teeth.

Once the dentist has obtained the mold of your teeth, you will be given a temporary solution to the gap in your smile. The dental bridge must be made in a lab, so you will not receive your permanent bridge on the same day that you visit the dentist for the first time. 

To help you feel better about your smile, the dentist will give you a replacement for your tooth that is held in with temporary cement. Once your permanent bridge is fabricated, you will return to the dentist who will replace the temporary bridge for the permanent one.

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Front Teeth Bridges

If you are missing one of your front teeth, a dental bridge could be a replacement solution. Since there is not as much stress on your front teeth as others when chewing and biting down, it may be suitable to have a front tooth bridge.

Your dentist should be the one to determine what type of cosmetic dental procedure that you should receive to replace a front tooth. Visit Lane DDS of North Carolina to consult with one of our cosmetic dentists. We will get you the solution that you need here at Lane Family Dentistry.

Dental Bridge Hygiene

In order to make your dental bridge last for years to come, it is vital that you take excellent care of your teeth. You should brush your new dental bridge as if it were your original tooth. Make sure to also floss and use mouthwash as much as possible to prevent decay and bacteria from remaining in your mouth.

There are several foods that you should also avoid eating with a dental bridge in place. Anything that is too hard or sticky may cause damage to your dental bridge or even cause it to come loose.

Dental Bridge Solution in North Carolina

If you are in need of a cosmetic dental bridge, consult with the Lane DDS team today! Our specialist will take care of your needs and offer you a solution to a missing tooth. If you need a procedure like this done, we have over 30 office locations across North Carolina. Our offices are located in Major cities like Raleigh, Greenville, Cary, Winston-Salem, and many other major locations. Contact us today with any questions you may have about dental bridges using the contact form below.

Donating to a Great Cause

Lane & Associates had the pleasure of attending the 10th Annual Pink Tie Affair in Downtown Raleigh at the Marriott City Center in honor of the amazing 1ofUs Foundation. This year’s Pink Tie Affair was Carnival-themed and the entire fundraising event was decked out from head to toe with a Live Auction, performances, and entertainment!

The 1ofUs Foundation was started in 2010 and has since assisted more than 4,000 cancer patients in direct, non-medical related expenses that occur during cancer treatment. This financial assistance ranges from grocery assistance, gasoline and transportation, to rent, utilities, and even childcare. This direct financial assistance during cancer treatment is so important and has touched so many lives.

As a proud Presenting Sponsor for the event and long-time supporter, Lane & Associates was able to donate over $50,000 to support the cause! Thank you to all other supporters who have donated to this amazing foundation and supporting our North Carolina friends and families going through tough times during cancer treatment.

To find out more about the 1ofUs Foundation and ways to get involved, please visit their website at 1ofUs.org.

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Last week our Lane & Associates team was proud to join the 13th Annual Tee-Off for the Troops Golf Classic held by Military Missions in Action(MMIA). The event took place at the Bentwoods Golf & Country Club in Fuquay-Varina and was a beautiful day spent golfing and giving back to Veterans with disabilities, members of the Armed Forces, and their families.  

Employees at Golf Classic standing in front of Lane Sign

Dr. Raleigh Wright and marketing team member Lilly Holcomb (shown above) golfed the classic and participated in the competitions along the course. 

Military Missions in Action is dedicated to assisting veterans with disabilities, homeless veterans, members of the Armed forces, and their families. ​​MMIA’s varied programs work at providing support to Veterans who need construction project assistance due to disabilities or sub-standard living conditions and our homeless Veterans. They also send Care Packages to units that are down-range, as well as assist military families that are trying to make ends meet.

Golf team of employees at the MMIA Tee off for Troops
Lane & Associates’ team at the 13th Annual Golf Classic

From the silent auction to the 50/50 raffle to the Red Wagon, the MMIA Golf Classic was a great way to reach its fundraising goal of $150,000. Lane & Associates was proud to be involved and donate to this amazing cause. 

If you would like to learn more about Military Missions in Action, please visit their website. If you would like to see the many causes that LAA supports, please visit our Community Involvement page for more information. 

At Lane & Associates Family Dentistry, we appreciate and support our military and their many sacrifices. As a special offer, we are providing discounted dental services to all Veterans throughout the month of November. Find out more below!

Check out the letter from our founder Dr. Don Lane:

Veterans Day Letter from Dr. Lane

OUR SPECIAL VETERANS OFFER FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IS 20% OFF TREATMENT PLANS!!

This offer is for Veterans and Active Duty Military who supply proper ID. This discount applies to patients only, not including family members. Treatment must be completed within 3 months of the start date.

Ask our offices for more details or call us today at 1-877-526-3337!

It’s Back to School Season Once Again!

LAA is prepping for all of the back-to-school dental appointments and we were so thrilled to be a part of our local Cary school Cardinal Charter Academy’s Block Party! Their back-to-school Block Party was held on Saturday, August 7th from 10 am to 1 pm. Our Cary and Raleigh dental teams showed up with lots of fun games, prizes, free swag, and even a great giveaway (tickets to the Carolina Mudcats)!

There was also a Fresh Ice Cream Food Truck on-site for all of the kids and school tours were available for all of the registered families. What an amazing event and an incredible weekend! Thank you to all of the families that came out to see us and visit Cardinal Charter Academy.

Take a look at the fun below!

Looking for a dentist in Cary near Cardinal Charter Academy? Lane & Associates Family Dentistry’s Cary St. Charles location is right next door! Visit our Cary dental page to schedule a dental appointment with our Cary Dentists today!

Take us out to the ballgame! 

Lane & Associates Family Dentistry is incredibly excited to announce that we are now partnering with The Carolina Mudcats! 

It’s not hard to fall in love with the southern charm, hard work, and fun that The Mudcats put into each and every game. From Muddy the Mudcat’s crazy antics to the amazing food and drink options, every game at Five County Stadium is a perfect Summertime activity for the entire family! 

The sponsorship began on May 4th and will continue into the 2022 Baseball Season. If you stop by and see our sign at Five County Stadium, tag us on social media @LaneDDS or use #LAAMudcats. We would love to see your photos!

 

More About The Mudcats

The Carolina Mudcats (southern slang for “Catfish”) is a Minor League Baseball team based out of Zebulon, NC. They are a proud licensed affiliate of The Milwaukee Brewers. Some well-known MLB players that came from The Carolina Mudcats are Dontrelle Willis, Francisco Lindor, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Holiday, and Adrian Gonzalez. See a full list of their fan’s choice all-time favorite MLB players in their ranking list here.

 

Join Us at Five County Stadium

What better way to share our love of the game than with YOU! As a celebration of this new partnership, we are giving away a 4-pack of tickets to The Carolina Mudcats during their 2021 season to our amazing patients! To enter, just fill out our Freebie Friday giveaway this week with your name, office, and phone. We will contact our winner and announce it on social next week!

ENTER TO WIN HERE

LANE & ASSOCIATES IS PROUD TO JOIN THE MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY

On Tuesday, May 18th our Middlesex location had the pleasure of hosting Mayor Lu Harvey Lewis during our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Firstly, it was a beautiful day in Middlesex! Secondly, our marketing team brought Cheesecake-on-a-stick and Lane Swag bags for all attendees! 

Our founder, Dr. Don Lane, our CCO Dr. Raleigh Wright, and our CEO Brian Bunch joined the festivities and helped during the ceremony. Thank you to the Town of Middlesex for allowing us to join such a hospitable community. Middlesex is full of pure southern charm! Take a look at photos from the event below!

Middlesex Ribbon Cutting team making Cheesecake on a stick

Cheesecake on a stick

CAROLINA MUDCATS TICKETS WINNER

During our event, we gave away a 4-pack of tickets to The Carolina Mudcats and our winner was Danny! Here he is showing off his Mudcats swag and tickets.

Winner of Carolina Mudcats Tickets

LOOKING FOR A DENTIST IN MIDDLESEX?

Our Middlesex dentists and staff at Lane & Associates offer general dentistry, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry with new patient special offers. We also offer our Child’s First Dental Visit program. Each child receives a framed Polaroid photograph of their first visit, Tooth Fairy or Pirate Doll, a T-shirt, and a unique baby tooth album that protects and organizes baby teeth.

 

Interested in learning more about our Middlesex Dentists and our office? Check out our Middlesex Dental office here.

HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Across North Carolina, there is an urgent need for blood donations and Lane & Associates is doing our part to help answer the call. Our offices are honored to be hosting Mobile Blood Drives throughout the month of May and into June. We are excited to be partnering with The Blood Connection, a blood donation organization that specializes in giving back donations to local hospitals within our community.

Watch the video below to learn more about The Blood Connection and why donating blood is so important.

HOW CAN I DONATE?

First, we are so happy that you want to become involved! As a blood donor, you will not only be making a difference in someone’s life but you will also be receiving a $20 Gift Card from The Blood Connection and some LAA Swag from us as a gift for donating.

We are accepting online appointment reservations via The Blood Connection website. Here is a complete list of dates for our upcoming blood drives. Each blood drive will run from 1 – 6 PM.

Please click the link on each office location to sign up for an appointment to donate. You will need to create an account with The Blood Connection to sign up.

UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVES

Girl with mask on giving blood

Have any other questions or need assistance signing up? Please email us at [email protected] with the subject line “Blood Drive Help: First Name Last Name, Office Location you wish to make an appointment”.

Learn more about Lane & Associates’ Community Work | Visit The Blood Connection Site

Our staff at Lane & Associates Middlesex is happy to announce our official ribbon-cutting ceremony provided by the Middlesex Mayor, Lu Harvey Lewis!

In honor of the event, we would like to invite all of our Middlesex patients to enjoy FREE DESSERT on us as the Cheesecake-on-a-Stick Food Truck will be parked outside of our building. They are also serving cold brew coffee and water. Furthermore, we will be giving away some Lane and Associates swag and goodie bags to all who stop by!

Middlesex Ribbon cutting invitation

The Middlesex Lane and Associates Family Dentistry Ribbon Cutting will be held on Tuesday, May 18th from 2 pm to 4 pm at 11180 E Finch Ave, Middlesex, NC 27557. Parking will be available on-site. Please call us or email us at [email protected] with any other questions. We hope to see you there!

Interested in learning more about our Middlesex Dentists and our office? Check out our Middlesex Dental office here.

Giving Back at Lane & Associates

This past Saturday, January 16th our staff at the Cary Green Level office held a Free Dental Outreach Clinic. Lane & Associates strives to give back to the community through these dental outreach services once every quarter if possible. We were so thrilled that patients who attended our clinic were able to receive dental treatment ranging from Dental cleanings to Dental extractions!

Happy patient at Lane and Associates
Happy patient with Dr. Ed Howard on left.

Staff attending this event included our Cary Dentists: Dr. Ed Howard, Dr. Mike DesRosiers, and Dr. Andy Ciesielski, and our Cary Office Manager, Heather Egan. We also had our incredible Dental Assistants & Treatment Coordinators to help during the event, including, Sarah Benore, Jaida Halleran, Kendall Brooke, and Mikayla Egan. Check out photos from the event below!

Dr. Mike DesRosiers helping patients with dental care.